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Municipal Golf Course Renovation
The Lake Oswego Golf Course is located on 40 acres just north of the intersection of Stafford Road and Overlook Drive. A small wetlands area is delineated at the northern edge of the property. The course was originally opened in 1964 and included a small clubhouse and the driving range. The original clubhouse was replaced in 1992.
The Golf Course renovation includes design and construction of a 9-hole Executive Golf Course in Lake Oswego to replace the existing 18-hole Par 3 golf course located at 17525 Stafford Road in Lake Oswego. Key elements of the project include:
- Design and construction of a 9-hole Executive Golf Course
- Renovation of the existing driving range
- Design and construction of a new related golf course maintenance facility
The Recreation and Aquatics Center project will also coincide with the Golf Course renovation.
The Neighborhood Meeting was held on August 3, 2021, after listening to the concerns and feedback from the Neighborhood the revised Golf Course Site plan is shown below:
On the revised plan Hole #1 green has been moved South by approximately 70 feet to reduce the potential for balls going into backyards on Clara Court. The revised layout has the back of #1 green approximately 103 feet from the North boundary line.
In addition, the design includes a 30-foot-high netting sitting on top of a soil berm along the property line. The netting will be adjacent to the existing mature trees along the North property line that will remain. There will also be new trees planted in front of the netting. This should reduce ball intrusion impacts significantly.
Extending the driving range and providing taller netting will significantly reduce the number of balls leaving the driving range. In addition, the driving range will be re-graded to lower the elevation of the far end of the range near the neighborhood. New poles and netting will be installed. The back height of the netting will be 75 feet and the side netting will be 65 feet. This will in turn make it more difficult for balls to leave the range. The plan also includes extensive plantings of new trees at the back of the range and along the perimeter of the site.
Storm water is being addressed to prevent runoff on neighboring properties. The regrading of the proposed driving range extension will construct a new berm varying in distance 40 – 60 feet south of the property line. The berm will provide and capture a significant portion of the surface water runoff from the driving range through grading and into new stormwater area drains and then conveyed into the existing storm piping where it currently discharges into Lost Dog Creek to the west.
A chipping green has been added and the position and shape of the putting green has been adjusted per comments from the public. The Golf Course site plan includes sand traps throughout the course.
The project will be removing dead, poor condition, hazardous trees and trees that impede the play. Following City Code for tree removal all required permits will be obtained and trees will be mitigated. A total of 203 trees are planned to be planted throughout the Golf Course.
This project is in the Design Phase, the lighting plan has not been designed, however, once designed, a lighting plan will be provided to show how the light is cast. Shields will be installed on driving range lights to omit light on neighboring properties.
The design is evolving. Final design is expected to be completed by Spring 2022. The TAC held a meeting on June 9, 2021, and we are looking to add additional TAC members. Additional TAC and Public meetings are being scheduled for the Fall. We’ll give the community updates and ask for more feedback as we make progress on the design.
When we’re done, we’ll submit documents and drawings for permitting, bidding, and then construction. Construction is expected to begin Spring/Summer 2022.
Online Open House
Visit our online open house for the Lake Oswego Municipal Golf Course! The city is designing an improved golf course, driving range, and maintenance building. Learn about the proposed design and tell us what you think!
August 2021: Neighborhood Meeting Video is posted in the Notices section on the right side.
July 2021: Neighborhood Meeting will be held Tuesday, August 3 - 6pm at the Golf Club House, 17525 Stafford Rd, Lake Oswego. The project team are in the process of preparing the Land Use Application with the goal of being able to start construction on the Maintenance Facility in late winter.
June 2021: Online Open House is now live! Learn about the proposed design and tell us what you think!
May 2021: Watch for the date of the Online Open House for this project which is scheduled to launch in mid-June. The Preliminary Golf Course layout is complete and can be viewed in the attachments on the right side under Other Materials, as well as shown below. There will be opportunities to give feedback and comment at the upcoming Community Outreach meetings, and you can also send your comments online
The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has been formed and will hold their first meeting soon.
February 2021: Project under contract and kick off meeting has been held. The Golf Course, Maintenance Building, and renovation of the Driving Range are in the design phase.
January 2021: This project is in contract negotiations.
LO Golf Course
17525 Stafford RoadLake Oswego, OR 97034
Bruce Powers, RLA
Park Analyst / Project Manager
Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation
17525 Stafford Road
P.O. Box 369
Lake Oswego, OR 97034