The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club
|Location||Washington County, near Hillsboro, Oregon, USA|
|Owned by||Westhood, Inc.|
|Operated by||Westhood, Inc.|
|Tournaments hosted||The Tradition, 2003–2006|
|South Course (The Fought)|
|Designed by||John Fought|
|North Course (The Cupp)|
|Designed by||Robert E. Cupp|
The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club is a 36-hole private and public golf club in the Portland, Oregon metro area in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. The award winning club in Washington County, Oregon, opened in 1997 and hosted the Champions Tour major, The Tradition from 2003 to 2006. It also hosted the now defunct Fred Meyer Challenge from 1998 until the final tournament in 2002. Home to a pair of 18-hole courses, the club is south of Tualatin Valley Highway adjacent to Hillsboro.
Development of The Reserve began in 1991 and involved Tom Kite and Bob Cupp’s golf course development company. However, financing fell through and their company backed out. Eventually the $25 million project received financing from a Korean businessman with OB Sports developing the course with John Fought. The club opened in September 1997 with D.S. Parklane Development as the owner.
From 1998 to 2002 the club was host to the annual Fred Meyer Challenge run by golfer Peter Jacobsen. From 2003 to 2006 The Reserve played host to the Champions Tour’s JELD-WEN Tradition. That tournament had been held at the Cochise Golf Course of the Golf Club at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona, and then moved to Central Oregon and the Crosswater Golf Club at Sunriver after its four-year run at The Reserve.
The club sits on 330 acres (1.3 km²) just south of Hillsboro, Oregon. It is across the Tualatin River from Meriwether National Golf Course. When it first opened in 1997, memberships at this private and public course cost $15,000. The two, 18-hole courses are rotated between being public and private daily. The wine themed club has both a pro shop and restaurant, the Vintage Room, at the clubhouse and its own wine label.
The South Course was designed by John Fought and has 110 bunkers over the nearly 7,400 yards with many trees as well. It was named the eighth most difficult in Oregon and SW Washington by the Oregon Golf Association in 2006. This 18 hole, par 72 course was named 15th best in Oregon for 2007–2008 by Golf Digest. The par 4, 453 yard 17th hole earned the title of fifth best hole in 2003 by The Oregonian.
Bob Cupp designed the North Course which includes an 11 acre (45,000 m²) lake, a creek, and 25 bunkers over 6,800 yards (6,200 m). It also includes a 45,000 square foot (4180m²) green used for three holes. This course features rolling mounds and green surrounds with short-grass.
- WoldGolf.com: The Fought at Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club
- Golf Link: The Cupp
- Robinson, Bob. A new home. The Oregonian, August 16, 1998.
- The Reserve Golf Club
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- White, Ryan. Fred Meyer pulls out of charity golf event. The Oregonian, August 28, 2002.
- Charbonneau, Dave. It’s clear: Fans view the Reserve as flat-out success. The Oregonian, August 25, 1998.
- White, Ryan. The Tradition starts over. The Oregonian, April 1, 2007.
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- OGA: Most Difficult 18-Hole Courses in Oregon
- GolfDigest: Best in State Rankings: 2007–2008
- The Best Golf Holes. The Oregonian, March 9, 2003.
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