ATTN: SAFETY HAZARD: I lost control of the cart going from 1st tee to the fairway. My partner was thrown from the cart. The cart almost rolled over. We could have both died. He was injured but, thank God, not seriously. We requested another cart which was better but not great.
. The problem we concluded was poor maintenance of the carts/breaks, perhaps coupled with a too much gravel. (The course had just been sanded and aerated. Perhaps they put down an inappropriate amount/type of gravel. )The breaks would not modulate. They seized with the slightest pressure. The weight and momentum of the cart pulled us downhill . At first we were sliding out of control on the gravel. The cart turned sideways and did a 150 degree turn onto the grass and tipped enough that my partner was thrown out on the right side. Fortunately it did not roll over. Ive played Wildwood a dozen or more times over a 10year period. I loved the course because of its playability and beauty but I won't go back after that. NOTE TO MGT. Pls fix this problem before any players get hurt or killed. Bob
A little hilly for walking, but do-able. Interesting layout with hills, meandering, curving fairways. Good use of water, trees, landscape. Greens were in great shape and both times we've played here it has been raining. Fairly busy place but paced well.
They would play this course again.
This place is a great value even with the bit of a drive out of Portland.
Course is cut through a valley, with almost every hole either teeing off way down to a fairway or green below, or having to play up a steep hillside to an elevated green.
Do the smart thing and get a cart (especially during a hot day) because walking this ass-buster of a course in the heat is a fools move.
They can get a little touchy about folks bringing in outside booze, but I suppose that's understandable given that some people have gotten all tanked up on their own supply and left to turn out onto highway 30 and gotten in really bad wrecks right out front of the course, so they like to be able to regulate who they are selling to and whether or not you have had too much to drink, which is actually really responsible of them.
If I lived closer to this place, I would play it over any of the city courses in Portland any day.
Best golfing value in Portland.! The course is very well maintained, especially for a public course. Lots of terrain variations, which gives the course a unique feel. Not particularly challenging, good for most golfers. Really beautiful scenery with great landscaping, forest butting up to the golf course and views of Mt. St. Helens, Willamette and Portland. I find the staff to be friendly and helpful. Really a good overall value and they don't even gouge you on beer! Pace of play is usually great, but obviously can be slow on a weekend in the summer mid day, just like every other course in town. If you have a complaint about a marshal hassling you, you were probably being a jackass or you were playing behind the pace.
Last Saturday we played this course again and had a horrible experience. Safety is a huge concern on 2 par 4`s on this course. We had guy who hit into the green on his drive on the second hole. We nicely discussed this with him. He did it again on the 11th hole I believe and the ball came in like a rocket and could have serously hurt someone. We called the marshal out to discuss this with him. The marshal and the manager were completely inept in dealing with this situation. The same golfer did it twice with no consequence or real remorse. We asked the marshal to remove him from the course and they responded with zero action. Its a statement I assume that golfer safety is not a large priority for the management and on course supervisors. Very discouraged by the blatant lack of concern for golfer safety even after the golfer admitted what he did. If you cant enjoy a safe round of golf on a saturday whats the point.