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Could someone recommend a Portland area course that allows kids onto the course, or maybe is more encouraging to allow kids on? My son just turned 7 and has taken to golf really well. We spend a lot of time on the range and on the putting green, and I would like to take him out and play a couple of holes. He'd pick his ball up and place it where mine is, hit a few shots, etc. I want to introduce him to other aspects of the game and allow him to get the feel of being on the course, in ways my dad did when I was his age. I have a 9 year old daughter that tags along with me for some dad time on the course too.

 

We just moved out to Scappoose from Portland, and I never had any problems taking them out on the course, walking or on a cart at Heron, but at Wildwood they won't allow kids under 8 to be on the course. I had never heard of that, but was told it's a liability issue. It was a little disappointing to say the least, and my son was crushed.

 

I plan on going out to Vernonia, Colwood, and some other smaller courses, but was wondering if there's any other recommendations.

 

Thank you

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At Langdon we have a kids set of tees set up every day. No forced carries and generally the tee box is about 5 yards before the fairway starts. 
 

I might not recommend busy times but my son is 9 and really enjoying the game (or maybe just being out there with dad). We will head out on a Fri or Sat night and tee off about 10 - 15 minutes after the last group. We will play between 6 & 9 holes and then go eat in the restaurant. 
 

Just an idea. 

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Second the rec for the Children's Course.  There's a great First Tee program there. 

 

Other options:

 

Sah-Hah-Lee - good par 3 course, basically the next step up from the Children's Course.  Longest hole is about 185. Driving range (mats)

Eagle Landing - Pitch n putt, longest hole is about 90 yards.  Great place for you to work on your short game while the kids play along

 

All of those are a bit of a drive from Scapoose, tho.

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