9 thoughts on “Eastmoreland Golf Course, 1954

  1. I’m guessing they built the Eastmoreland driving range in 1954. This must be the grand opening promo shot. All shiny and new. They did a great job. Never forget when my buddy took a “Bo Derek” on number 11. Ha ha.

  2. Oregonian August 29, 1954 page 71

    Golf Range Due to Open

    A PGA clinic and long drive contest featuring Portland’s leading public links amateurs will highlight opening night festivities Wednesday at Eastmoreland’s new golf range. The program will start at 8 pm, and Mayor Fred Peterson will drive the first ball.

    The range will swing into everyday activity Thursday and is slated to be open from 10:30 am to 10:30 pm. Featured will be 10 automatic tees, including 1 for southpaws, grass tees, a sand trap and green, and a lobby and lounge. Price for balls will be 60 cents per bucket.

  3. Do golfers still use the slang term “Bo Derek” out on the golf course when someone takes ten shots on a hole or makes “a perfect shot”? I would imagine that an older player in a group of mixed ages would really be dating themselves by saying this as the film came out in 1979 and some may never have heard of it. I wonder if female golfers used this term as well, or did they have their own “unofficial” term they liked to use, say, “Put me down for Burt Reynolds” or something.

  4. Nice looking wood floors. They would not have lasted long if golfers were allowed to enter with their metal spiked golf shoes.. Not the same floors when I worked there in the summer of 1968 as a college student.

  5. I learned to golf here when I was 10. And then I played golf–the only girl–with a group of boys from the neighborhood and Duniway School, I remember the Back Nine being very challenging. A beautiful course and I hope it remains (after seeing stories of courses that have shut down)….

  6. This photo was taken about the time that my father, Dave Killen, became the head pro at Eastmoreland. That’s not him in the photo, but I’m guessing it’s one of his co-workers. My older siblings, RoseMary Killen (Anderson) and Bill Killen have lots of stories about playing golf there for the Cleveland High golf team and working in the shop for my dad. I sometimes picked up practice balls on the practice range. Dad was pro there until 1958, when he took the job as head professional at Blue Lakes Country Club in Twin Falls, Idaho. Big life change for all of us, but the new job presented my dad with more opportunities. I moved back to Portland in 1988 and still play Eastmoreland occasionally.

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