We had our daughter's wedding at Mt. Hood on Saturday evening. It was spectacular! We live in San Francisco, and planned the wedding with Laura, the event manager at Mt. Hood. She was absolutely wonderful to work with, and worked very hard to make our daughter's day a huge success. Laura and her staff made sure that the wedding we had visualized happened just the way we wanted. She was always available to answer questions, and often made suggestions that enhanced the flow of the ceremony and reception. When we wanted something a bit different from what was on the function menu, she made it happen. She worked with the caterer to give us a great autumn buffet, complete with two carving stations. We received rave reviews of the food from our guests. In fact, we had nothing but rave reviews about the entire wedding!
Mt. Hood has a beautiful event space, with huge, soaring ceilings and a massive stone fireplace. Our daughter's ceremony took place in front of the fireplace, and we had the cocktail hour under a tent on the patio. Laura and her staff turned the room over from ceremony to reception in just about a half hour, even though we had complicated place settings. When we returned after cocktails, the fire was roaring, the candles were lit, and the space was spectacular! The night was perfect. We cannot say enough about the staff. When our daughter was changing into her second dress, a member of the staff showed up at the door with a glass of water for her, because the staff member hadn't seen Kristyn drink anything yet. She wanted to make sure that the bride was hydrated. Thank you Laura and staff.....the wedding was perfect!
I love this Golf Course - the course is fun and challenging, the staff is awesome and the bar has great food and great beer - overall, a great place to spend 5 hours!
Course was in good condition. Paid $65 for 18 with a cart but the round ended up being 5 hours long due to a slow group in front of us. Worst of all, they wouldn't let us pass and the rangers (two teen/twenty year old girls) didn't seem to care.
Overall, the course is exciting to pay with a few challenging holes although the greens are receptive which makes things a bit easier. However, I would suggest the the staff enforce playing through and kindly suggesting that the weekend warrior slugging beers pick up his ball after 10 strokes on a par 4.
I played Mt Hood this past weekend for the first time. It was an enjoyable day. The course is in great shape. There were a few wet holes due to recent heavy rains, but otherwise the course was very playable. The greens were all in phenomenal shape.
It is a short yet hilly course, par 69, with 3 par 3's on both sides, and just 3 par 5s. A couple of par 4s are reachable by big hitters. But there are plenty of places where an errant shot can get you in trouble. And I found many of them.
Play was one of the slowest I have ever experienced. Our round took 5.5 hours which is horrible. We waited on virtually every shot. Most par 3s had a two to sometimes three group backup. And there was no course ranger to be seen moving play along. I drop a star for this.
The wow factor of the course is the view of The Boston skyline and harbor, especially from around the 11th and 12th holes. For a quick great view of the city, which is still 10 miles away, climb the stone tower just off the 11th green. Gorgeous.
But here, I have a complaint. Old Glory that was flying high on the pole at the top of the tower was severely tattered and torn. I don't know if the golf course is responsible for this tower and the flag, I suspect they are, it needs to be replaced. Everyone knows you should not fly such a tattered and torn U.S. flag.
The 19th hole was nothing to write home about. The bar had a strange very narrow layout that made ordering confusing. It was a little high priced as well, as was the golf that ran $68 for 18 holes with cart for the weekend rate.
But back to the golf. Overall it is although I played terrible, I liked the course and will go back, this time with my "A" game, and hopefully a quicker pace.
Had a function here and it was very nice!