Portage Country Club

3.8039411765 3.8 stars from 5 (74)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6356 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 70.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6356 yards 70.4 127
Middle 72 6078 yards 69.0 124
Other 72 5475 yards 66.3 118
Forward (W) 73 5222 yards 68.0 119

Portage Country Club is situated along the scenic shores of Swan Lake. Opened in 1930, the golf course has a traditional layout that is both challenging and playable. At 6,356 yards from the back tees, it is shorter than most championship courses you will find today but the layout still has plenty to offer besides length. There is a mix of holes that are wide-open and some that are framed by stands of mature trees. The rolling terrain provides subtle but tricky undulations in the greens and fairways as well as the occasional double-tiered green. One of the most memorable holes for both its level of difficulty and the scenery is the par-4 third. This no. 1 handicap hole plays along the lake and forces you to keep a close eye on the target.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 74 Reviews
5 stars:
18
4 stars:
39
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

67 out of 74 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for seniors locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include narrow fairways bunkers water hazards   Great for 19th hole scenic views drinks patio dining  

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Reviews


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uPHPJ6161PH's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2019
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Daniel6831848's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2019
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Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



jeriowa's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/07/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Mosquitos"


hubert7472's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2018
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Greens were sensational and fast. Fairways were fair. Price was really great BUT I have never seen thousands and thousands of mosquitoes on a golf course before. Had to rush every shot despite wearing Cutters Mosquito Repellant. Pro shop guy said first 4 groups to go off had stopped after a few holes because of swarming mosquitos.

We made all 18 but it was pretty irritating.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Unbelievable"


degolier's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2018
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Reviewed on

There were an unbelievable amount of mosquitos. We played a couple of holes, and could not handle the pesky bugs. Went back to the club house and asked for a rain check. Staff was very understanding....didn't blame us for asking, and gave us the rain check.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Beautifully lined ages trees but has ample gaps to hit thru."


David3353458's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/11/2018
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Overall, nice course. However, because of major area flooding, mosquitos were attacking us like locusts in a corn crop. Take plenty of bug spray.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice little course but"


ydumon's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2018
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Lay out not positive. First nine not well design. Very narrow. Greens touth to put but in good condition. Berger second nine. Would not play at full price


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u000003013244's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course was fun and very unique."


jeriowa's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course had many challenges, short and long. I do use Golf Logix to track my score and the course needs to be updated.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2018
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The course is fun to play the greens were in excellent shape

Very friendly staff. The restaurant was very clean and the food was very good


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Ryan2362976's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
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Reviewed on

We had a group of 3 women that held up 4 groups behind them and wouldn’t let anyone play through. Management didn’t care. It was 92 degrees out and none of the water jugs had any water in them.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great conditions on the fairways and greens"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
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Some of the best fairways in the state, prime condition, greens were very well kept too. Tee boxes however, were tired at best, We put this down to perhaps too many visitors who maybe don’t think it’s wrong to leave their divots unrepaired with the divot sand. Also, it was notable that many of the players do not rake the bunkers after play. Not the Portage club issue but maybe there could be reminders about good etiquette.

Still lovely course with a great team, both in the pro shop and the bar afterwards.

We enjoyed it so much we returned on Friday 25th,

Highly recommend you play this one.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great day of golf"


degolier's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
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Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Twosome ahead of us was out of sight after two holes, and or foursome played in 3.5 hours. Very enjoyable day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Robert9378631's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Portage Country Club"


u868001958's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
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Excellent golf. Course tough enough for a 72 yr. old single digit handicap. Greens and tee boxes in excellent condition. Fairways overall very good...a couple of tough spots but very playable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Well Kept Up Course"


u1185964's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
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This course is well maintained and has an excellent grounds crew. Hole 3 offers a challenge with the beautiful swan lake to its left. I was to of by the for sale signs along the lake. I asked a couple of regulars and they said that this hole could be eliminated and sold. The country club lists this hole as one of the best in the state on its website. If they proceed to eliminate this hole, the entire course will lose much of its appeal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fast Round - even with 2 teanagers"


u549390445's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
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Fast pace. Fairly short course. Some challenging holes. Watch out for the mosquitos and horse flies. Sand traps were rock hard, maybe due to all the rain. Cost was very low, almost 3x lower than what I normally play in the Houston area. Locker rooms are in need of some TLC, but that hopefully will happen when more people play this good value for money course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Course, Great Restaurant"


u00000697081's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
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Enjoyed our 18 holes so much! It's not easy but it's within the realm of possibility for an average golfer to snag a few pars. Lots of variation in the holes and greens, enough to challenge but not overwhelm.

After our round, we had delicious grouper sandwiches and fries on the restaurant deck overlooking the gorgeous Swan Lake.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"This a good course that could be better"


jim3213180's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2017
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

First three holes are too tight and narrow with fencing needed to protect tee boxes on one and number two green. Would recommend bringing insect repellant as rain day before and the proximity of nearby lake caused and influx of bugs on first 3 -4 holes. After those holes the insects were not problematic. I did enjoy the course but I thought it was overrated. On a scale of 10 I would rate this course a 6 or 7 but I would play it again. One reason I would return is the view of the lake and the food from the restaurant next club house. Best mushroom and swiss burger i have ever had. Each person in our foursome had a different entree and each agreed their selection was excellent. Ate outside and insects were not a problem. Rate this a 10.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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