The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club

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The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club
Reserve Vineyards and Golf entrance.JPG
Entrance in 2009
Club information
Coordinates 45°29′06″N 122°55′05″W / 45.485°N 122.918°W / 45.485; -122.918Coordinates: 45°29′06″N 122°55′05″W / 45.485°N 122.918°W / 45.485; -122.918
Location near Hillsboro, Oregon, U.S.
Established 1997, 20 years ago
Type private / public
Owned by Westhood, Inc.
Operated by Westhood, Inc.
Total holes 36
Tournaments hosted The Tradition
(2003–2006)
Fred Meyer Challenge
(1998–2002)
Website reservegolf.com
South Course (The Fought)[1]
Designed by John Fought
Par 72
Length 7,172 yards (6,558 m)
Course rating 74.7
Slope rating 142[2]
North Course (The Cupp)[3]
Designed by Robert E. Cupp
Par 72
Length 6,845 yards (6,259 m)
Course rating 73.8
Slope rating 130[4]
The Reserve Vineyards is located in the US
The Reserve Vineyards
The Reserve Vineyards
Location in the United States

The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club is a 36-hole private and public golf club in the northwest United States, located in near Hillsboro, Oregon, a suburb west of Portland.

The award-winning club in Washington County opened 20 years ago 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 through 2002. Home to a pair of 18-hole courses, the club is south of Tualatin Valley Highway, east of Hillsboro.

History[edit]

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.[5] The club opened in September 1997[6] with D.S. Parklane Development as the owner.[7]

From 1998 to 2002, the club was host to the annual Fred Meyer Challenge, run by tour pro Peter Jacobsen.[5][8][9] From 2003 to 2006, The Reserve hosted the Champions Tour's JELD-WEN Tradition.[10] 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.[10]

Facility[edit]

The club sits on 330 acres (1.3 km2) between Aloha and Hillsboro.[11] 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.[12] The two, 18-hole courses are rotated between being public and private daily.[12] The wine themed club has both a pro shop and restaurant, the Vintage Room, at the clubhouse and its own wine label.[13]

Courses[edit]

Designed by John Fought, the South Course has 110 bunkers over the 7,172 yards (6,558 m) with many trees as well.[13] It was named the eighth most difficult in Oregon and SW Washington by the Oregon Golf Association in 2006.[14] This 18 hole, par 72 course was named fifteenth best in Oregon for 2007–2008 by Golf Digest.[15] The par 4, 453-yard (414 m) 17th hole earned the title of fifth best hole in 2003 by The Oregonian.[16]

Bob Cupp designed the North Course which includes an 11-acre (4.5 ha) lake, a creek, and 25 bunkers over 6,845 yards (6,259 m).[12] It also includes a 45,000-square-foot (4,200 m2) green used for three holes.[12] This course features rolling mounds and green surrounds with short-grass.[13]

References[edit]

Practice range
  1. ^ WoldGolf.com: The Fought at Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club
  2. ^ "Course Rating and Slope Database™: The Reserve Vineyards, South Course". USGA. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ Golf Link: The Cupp
  4. ^ "Course Rating and Slope Database™: The Reserve Vineyards, North Course". USGA. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Robinson, Bob. A new home. The Oregonian, August 16, 1998.
  6. ^ The Reserve Golf Club
  7. ^ Williams, Alexander. Wine with your back nine? OB plans Aloha golf course. Portland Business Journal, February 21, 1997.
  8. ^ White, Ryan. Fred Meyer pulls out of charity golf event. The Oregonian, August 28, 2002.
  9. ^ Charbonneau, Dave. It’s clear: Fans view the Reserve as flat-out success. The Oregonian, August 25, 1998.
  10. ^ a b White, Ryan. The Tradition starts over. The Oregonian, April 1, 2007.
  11. ^ Bermudez, Esmeralda. Hungry for housing sites. The Oregonian, February 1, 2007.
  12. ^ a b c d Robinson, Bob. New Design draws on Pumpkin style. The Oregonian, September 18, 1996.
  13. ^ a b c Wallach, Jeff (December 15, 2006). "Explore Oregon's golf offerings". Golf Magazine. Retrieved May 1, 2010. 
  14. ^ OGA: Most Difficult 18-Hole Courses in Oregon
  15. ^ GolfDigest: Best in State Rankings: 2007–2008
  16. ^ The Best Golf Holes. The Oregonian, March 9, 2003.

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