Glendoveer is a community asset centered around activities for everyone

Updated: December 30, 2014

By Bob Marlatt, Inside Golf Publisher
When it comes to being a part of the community, Glendoveer Golf & Tennis has no peers. It’s a golf club, a tennis club, a top-rated restaurant, a practice facility, a walker/jogger’s dream and a FootGolf course.

Glendoveer opened the East Course in 1926 designed by John Junor, West Course, designed by John Stenzel was added in 1928, making it the first 36-hole golf facility in Oregon.

CourseCo, a California-based management company, took the reigns in 2013, partnering with the Metro and the owners, and has set about making improvements to the facility. Judicious course maintenance programs were installed to enhance the look and health of the course, along with infrastructure construction. A new solar-powered cart barn was completed last year along with new bathrooms. A new patio, overlooking the 9th green on the East Course, was added to the clubhouse. For those who choose to ride, a new fleet of electric carts has been added.

With a 30-station (eight heated) covered, two-tiered, driving range it is a great place to work on your game, be it warm or cold weather. Private and group lessons as well as a variety of special teaching events are available from PGA professionals. Dennis Dolan is the PGA Director of Instruction.

If golf is not your only interest, tennis is a very big part of the overall Glendoveer experience with four indoor courts, it’s a full teaching and playing facility. The Courts are open seven days a week. For joggers or walkers, there is a 2-mile, chip-covered, trail that winds around the perimeter of the courses.

If that’s not enough to get to you to come out and enjoy this great facility, they show outdoor movies for free in the driving range during the warmer months.

Last to be added to Glendoveer is FootGolf – growing in popularity.

Commenting on their community involvement, General Manager Kevin Niessner said, “We have a haunted forest in the cart barn on Halloween so the kids in the neighborhood have a safe place to trick or treat. We do an Easter Egg hunt for Easter along with several other community activities throughout the year.”

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