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8200 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
Beaverton, OR  97008-6609
United States
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RedTail Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

72 par | 7,117 yards | 136 slope

74.4 rating

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RedTail Golf Course

The 18-hole "RedTail" course at the RedTail Golf Center facility in Beaverton, Oregon features 7,117 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 74.4 and it has a slope rating of 136. Designed by (R) John Zoller, the RedTail golf course opened in 1966. Craig Zimmerman manages the course as the General Manager.


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Reviewed August 07, 2012

Booked tee time online, showed up and they had my tee time for the previous day. Three groups given the same tee time. Evidently we were supposed to start on the back nine. Nothing said when paying for tee time. Only found out when making the turn from nine to ten. Very rude treatment by staff. I am sure this busy cource won't miss my business, but you can be sure that I will spread the word to all of my friends.

Reviewed May 23, 2011

Interesting layout, particularly the back 9. Crappy condition though and poor drainage.

Reviewed August 17, 2009

Played this course probably 50 times, and don't have much nice to say about it. I play it so often because it's the only regulation course in the area. The course generally is not maintained well at all, and has terrible not play in the winter here. The back nine has numerous ridiculous holes. On 11 you can hit a drive right down the middle and roll into the water on the left, so play way, way right. 14 is a par 5 which is shorter and well easier than 15, which is a par 4, which makes no sense. 15 is just absurd in general with water on both sides of the fairway, OB left, and a green that is on the side of a mountain. As for the positives, the clubhouse is pretty well stocked and the club-fitting technology is solid. But everything at this course is overpriced (except for their tent sales on weekends), and the employees working there are not at all what I would call inviting. If you do feel like you want to play this course, play before 8 on their earlybird rate for $22 for 18 holes.

Reviewed July 15, 2009

Nice amenities, awful golf course. The course is probably the most overpriced course in all of Portland. They pack it with slow groups, have a bird issue on the back 9, and fail to maintain it all properly.

Did I mention it's completely overpriced?

Reviewed February 05, 2009

Very good pro shop, range, and staff. The course can play very difficult, lot of hazards etc and some good length. Maintenance tends to be spotty and sometimes even poor. This is more due to the high number of rounds than lack of care taken. Under summer or winter conditions this course can really get chewed up. Slow play can also be an issue because of the variety of players on the course. Give it a play, it's worth the time and money.

Reviewed October 17, 2008

I have been playing this course now, once a week for the last 5 months as of Oct. 17th 2008. The price for the course relative to it's condition and difficulty level is outstanding. The people who work at Redtail are fantastic and always wanting to help in any way possible. While there are a couple of cocky pros, besides them, I find the group very kind and accomodating, and even when they go out to play for themselves, they have always asked me to join the group or will wait and allow me to catch up and play on with them. I've had the priviledge to play with 5 of the pros there and have learned a lot just by being part of their groups. While there ar a ton of geese and squirrels on the course, the crew keeps the mess to a minimum and it is a very scenic course with numerous elevations with water and traps to navigate around. The greens are very tough and if there was a knock on the course it would be that there are some crazy if not impossible breaks and not much consistancy in speed from green to green which can lead to many surprises. Otherwise I might give it 5 stars. A very solid 4 nonetheless. 10 handicap.

Reviewed February 18, 2008

I moved to Hillsboro a few months ago and was thrilled to find Redtail. I look for two things in a golf course: challenge and value. Redtail can stretch to 7,100+ yards from the tips and plays to a 74.1/136. That is the most challenging of any municipal course (and most others, too) in the Portland area, and they also have the some of the best prices, too. I can also report that the staff is awesome! I've never waited more than a couple minutes to pay and play, and they are always friendly. They even gave me a jump once when I left my lights on.

The course itself is always well-kept, even in Winter, with the greens and tee boxes clean and cut. As I mentioned, it can be challenging, with lots of elevation changes, trees that linger and haunt, water, OB, and all the rest. The 7th hole is a 646 yard par 5 that usually plays straight into the wind. The 15th is a 470 yard par 4 that also plays into the wind from an elevated tee box with water right, OB left, and a green protected by water, bunkers, and slope. These holes are among the toughest on an unrelenting test of golf. I'm sure the more forward tees (that are 4 sets total) offer an easier go of it, although I've never tried them.

Check this course out if you like a good test of golf or like a good deal. I've played Heron Lakes, Rose City, Quail Valley, Meriwether, and most of the other municipal and full-length public courses in the Portland area and none of them can really compare to Redtail.

Reviewed January 04, 2008

I really enjoy this beautiful course. Very challenging in both length and greens, and many hazards. The back 9 is tougher than the front, but all around this course will test your game. Seven is a monster par 5 well over 600 yards with a lake in the middle of the fairway. Eight is the toughest green on the course. If you don't get your approach shot close and on the right tier it's a tough two putt. A few par 4s are very tough to reach in two even for long hitters. I play from the blue and 15 and 17 take a great drive and perfect three wood to get home. A must for any golfer in the area! Highly recommended!

Reviewed September 08, 2007

Reviewed August 21, 2007

A gorgeous course with brutal greens. Loved my first 18 so much I turned around and played another 18 the same day. Was going to play it again the next day, but the rain was coming down pretty hard. Looking forward to hitting it again next time I'm in town.

Reviewed August 13, 2007

I had a very good time playing just the front 9 at this course and I look forward to doing the back 9 next. So far in my short playing career, Redtail is by far the best looking and best maintained course by far. I also like the variety at this course, there is a great mix of tough shots and not-as-tough shots. I love the mix of water, sand, drops and elevated greens. It is a course definitely worth playing.

Reviewed January 21, 2007

Portland's Top 10

One of the best public courses Portland offers. Prices are a little spendier than the Portland Parks and Rec. courses, but when it is kept up, is one of the nicer sides of Portland Golf.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Matt R. 28 51 23 06/23/07
2 Mike Z. 32 70 38 11/06/07
3 Matt D. N/A 47 47 06/27/13
4 Mike B. N/A 54 54 06/11/08
5 Kristine M. N/A 58 58 06/07/09
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Golf Course Information

About RedTail

RedTail Golf Center

Golf Only facility

78 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Craig Zimmerman, General Manager
Wes Gribas, Golf Professional
Kathy Hauff, Superintendent