In the beginning, the sisters who started Broadmoor charged 30 cents for nine holes. That didn’t cut it for long as the depression took grip. To survive, the sisters did most of the work themselves, often hosting dances, toboggan rides and pheasant hunts to keep it open.
Today, Broadmoor (still family owned) is a 6,572 yard par 72 course known for welcoming fairways, wide water hazards, bounteous trees, and beautiful views of Mt. Hood, St. Helens and Rainier. The Broadmoor Lake and slough offer a challenge to all. Plunks and splashes are common.
It’s a fun course no matter how low, high or hacker your handicap.
Golfers gather post-round in the Divot Room where bets are paid off in money, beer and sometimes the meatloaf special. A dash of trash talk adds spice to the excellent home-style food and the prices are lower than par. Bacon-wrapped steak is just $9.95.
It’s a fun course no matter how low, high or hacker your handicap. Yes, you can take your golf clubs on the bus, so it is indeed doable to take the 75 for 18. You can thank TriMet and the six sisters who traded milk cows for fairways 85 years ago. Utter madness it was not.