History of Portland Golf Course Tournaments
Our history: A championship legacy.
The legends of Ghost Creek and Witch Hollow are as mysterious and elusive as the spectacular courses that bear their names. Envisioning a beautiful golf haven reminiscent of Scotland & Great Britain’s great traditional golf courses, Portland's Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club’s founding owners Marvin French, Gaylord Davis, and Barney Hyde sought the financial support of Japanese businessman Shigeru Ito & his daughter Kumiko Rodewald. Together, these private club pioneers overcame significant obstacles to build what are considered two of the best golf course layouts in the country—each a masterpiece in its own right.