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Golf for All Celebrated

8/22/2018, 10:16 a.m.
A century ago, Portlanders set out to create golf opportunities and instruction for everyone – an experience quite different from ...
Young people learn the game of golf as part of Portland Parks and Recreation’s efforts to connect Portlanders of all ages and backgrounds with the game. To mark 100 years of public golf courses in the city, a free celebration will take place Sunday at the Colwood Golf Center in northeast Portland.

A century ago, Portlanders set out to create golf opportunities and instruction for everyone – an experience quite different from the exclusive private clubs which were the primary venues for the game at the time. Today, Portland Parks & Recreation and its Portland Parks Golf program continues to connect all Portlanders of all ages and backgrounds with the game, offering top-notch facilities, lessons and chances to engage with the sport.

To mark this 100 year milestone, you’re invited to the Portland Parks’ Golf’s Centennial Celebration: The Next 100 – a free event with family golf activities and a kids golf zone on Sunday, Aug. 26 at Colwood Golf Center, 7313 N.E. Columbia Blvd. The event starts at 1 p.m. and will last through the evening with a Summer Free For All Concert featuring the hip-hop and funk group Speaker Minds, beginning at 6:30 p.m.