Though frequently referred to as a gentleman’s game, golf nonetheless forces players to walk for miles across hazard-filled territory while holding a club and avoiding gangs of rivals. Protect yourself from banality with today’s Groupon: for $56, you get a golf outing for two at Forest Hills Golf Course in Cornelius, located minutes west of Hillsboro. The outing includes a round of golf for two people (up to an $80 value), one golf cart for two people (a $28 value), and a medium bucket of range balls (a $3.50 value; a $111.50 total value).
Built in 1927 across more than 100 acres of verdant undulating hills, Forest Hills Golf Course challenges ball-thwackers of all abilities with 18 scenic holes designed by noted architect William Bell. The course is easily traversable by cart, saving breaths for gasps at views of surrounding peaks including Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams, and Mount Hood. The pastoral par 72 grounds can be played on three course-difficulty ratings, helping players prolong the hours of tee-torching combat or engage in more diversionary swings and putts. A full practice facility sharpens game facets with putting greens, a practice bunker, and a driving range ready to aid captive balls in their journey back to the wild. A full bar and restaurant waits at the course’s end, teeming with refreshments including light eats, bracing tipples, and an oat bag for the cart.
Forest Hills Golf Course
The Forest Hills Golf Course has been a golfing destination for Portland residents since it was first built back in 1927. The course, just 26 miles west of the city, is spread across 100 acres of rolling terrain inundated with mountain views. Before rounds, players can warm up on practice facilities that include a bunker, driving range, and four putting greens. Once you've hit some balls and given a pep talk to your putter, it's time to hit the pine-tree lined course, where you'll encounter sand traps, water hazards, and doglegs. For a sneak peak, Forest Hills' website provides a comprehensive layout of the course.
36260 SW Tongue Ln.
Cornelius, Oregon 97124