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Ghost Creek

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Spectacular Golf, Portland Beauty

Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club’s par-71, 6,839-yard Ghost Creek layout was crafted by Bob Cupp in the “old” style, leaving the Portland wetlands terrain completely natural. This Portland public golf course is subtle and cunning, featuring a variety of distinct and equally memorable holes framed by lush stands of trees, dramatic mountain vistas and ragged wetlands. The phantom Ghost Creek materializes throughout the golf course, adding to the layout’s stunning beauty.


Accolades:

Best Tour Golf Courses You Can Play
Golfweek

Top 100 Places You Can Play
Golf Magazine

America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses
Golf Digest

Best New Public Golf Courses for 1992 (#1)
Golf Digest


Did you Know?

You don't have to own a TOUR card or compete in a USGA championship to enjoy Ghost Creek. The golf course is open for public play, and has tee boxes for any skill level. Ghost Creek also offers an array of exclusive privileges, golf discounts and opportunities through the Pumpkin Pass frequent player program.


Amenities

Ghost Creek’s beautiful modern clubhouse serves as a welcoming focal point for dining and special events, featuring lovely understated décor, comfortable furnishings, and some of the best casual dining in the area. Numerous windows afford stunning views of our spectacular golf course, creating a memorable setting for relaxing after a game of golf or hosting unforgettable social gatherings.

Just one year after its unveiling, Ghost Creek's formidable golf tournament capabilities were put to the test when the Portland golf course served as home to the 1993 NIKE TOUR Championship, where David Duval came back from a double bogey on the par-4 ninth hole to win the golf tournament. The event was a catalyst for an exceptional run of professional and amateur championships that have taken place at Ghost Creek.

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Hole 1 Par 4


Hole 1 at Ghost Creek

Ghost Creek starts tough with a bigger-than-normal hole, a par four of near maximum length with a large green that is difficult because it is raised. Over the back would make for a poor start. The hollow behind the green is six feet deep in places.

Red
328
White
372
Blue
392
Black
447

Hole 2 Par 4


Hole 2 at Ghost Creek

At two, the hole requires a good tee shot because it is slightly uphill and there is a succession of trees both right and left. It is difficult to judge distance to the second green because the green is a few feet higher than the player. It looks smaller than it really is.

Red
325
White
364
Blue
391
Black
414

Hole 3 Par 3


Hole at 3 Ghost Creek

Three has some surprises because of the elevation change and the subtleties around the green are difficult to read from the elevated tee. Club selection is crucial. In the final round of the 1993 NIKE TOUR Championship, David Duval had a hole-in-one here on his way to winning the tournament.

Red
108
White
128
Blue
158
Black
184

Hole 4 Par 5


Hole 4 at Ghost Creek

Four is a definite birdie possibility if you position the drive and then don’t get too greedy with the second shot. It is not what it appears. The fairway is a lot wider than it looks, and it is a good idea to get within a sand wedge because the green plays like three different putting surfaces. If you’re going to birdie here, it will be because you played smart. Trying to overwhelm the hole may give you a big number because there is plenty of trouble left of the green.

Red
414
White
495
Blue
515
Black
533

Hole 5 Par 3


Hole 5 at Ghost Creek

Ghost Creek jumps up to bite at five, a big par three that played well over par in the Amateur. It will be a long iron and the green is immensely wide. It can be possible to have a 120-foot putt.

Red
179
White
193
Blue
205
Black
218

Hole 6 Par 4


Hole 6 at Ghost Creek

Six is a bit of a breather though a little nerve wracking with the creek and the woods. If the tee shot is too safe, the shot to the green is precarious. Missing to the left puts you 30 feet below the green. Missing right is in the creek. Play up to the bunkers in the fairway with whatever club you need to get close. From there it’s just a wedge.

Red
316
White
341
Blue
366
Black
371

Hole 7 Par 4


Hole 7 at Ghost Creek

Seven tee shot should turn a little left to catch the slope, and remember the bunkers at the green are “fore bunkers.” They are well short of the green and the purpose is to diffuse the perception of distance to the green. Since the bunker blinds the distance to the front collar, the tendency is to be a little short. No matter what your yardage chart says, the tendency will be to hit it softer. It’s just a curious little feature that Donald Ross liked and it might make you think a little harder.

Red
301
White
384
Blue
409
Black
431

Hole 8 Par 4


Hole 8 at Ghost Creek

Eight is a textbook par five. Put it by the bunker on the tee shot and the view to the green is complete. You will know what to do from there, but remember the green is the smallest on the course and looks a little farther than it is. There is plenty of trouble at the green so the best chance at birdie is to wedge it close enough to one-putt. Because of the green size, getting on in two is not a high percentage shot, and the hollows and bunkers at the green are tough enough to keep you from making birdie.

Red
462
White
497
Blue
562
Black
573

Hole 9 Par 4


Hole 9 at Ghost Creek

Nine is perhaps the most difficult hole on the entire property. The bunkers tell you the best angle to the green is from the left side of the fairway, unless you enjoy hitting it with a long iron or a fairway wood to a target with water left and slightly behind which is what you will have from the right side. From the left, the green is backed by dry land. The putting surface is somewhat forgiving with space to the right of the green. Be advised that the average score here for two years in the NIKE TOUR was a half a shot over par.

Red
368
White
419
Blue
443
Black
469

Hole 10 Par 5


Hole 10 at Ghost Creek

If you hit a good tee shot, the approach may well be with a medium long iron because you are with the prevailing wind. The creek winds its way across the fairway, but it is really not in play. There is some trouble around the green, but it is a definite birdie chance.

Red
410
White
453
Blue
474
Black
492

Hole 11 Par 3


Hole 11 at Ghost Creek

Eleven can be disastrous with the creek. It seems to break up the perception of length because it is slightly uphill. Beware. Club selection is everything, especially if the hole is back right. Much like twelve on Witch Hollow and that other twelve at Augusta, getting on the stick when the hole is back left takes some courage and talent.

Red
122
White
145
Blue
170
Black
180

Hole 12 Par 4


Hole 12 at Ghost Creek

Twelve shows you the line off the tee, but the tendency is to try to cut the corner that is not a high percentage shot. A little drifter down by the bunkers on the left side of the fairway works well. The green has a nose that juts into the putting surface from the left and separates the back flagstick. If you don’t hit it well off the tee and the flagstick is in the back you might be better advised to just play to the middle of the green and take four. When the hole is in the back, the best approach is from as close to the green as possible. In other words, grip it and rip it, or just play for par.

Red
327
White
370
Blue
406
Black
444

Hole 13 Par 4


Hole 13 at Ghost Creek

Thirteen can give up some shots, but don’t get it off line on the tee shot or you’ll find yourself hitting some trick shots to get on. If the flagstick is back, it’s best not to be too bold because over the back is a likely bogey. It falls away and when a shot comes in to a target higher than where the shot was hit, it’s in the top of the arc and hits the green at a lower angle, like a longer club.

Red
295
White
329
Blue
356
Black
381

Hole 14 Par 3


Hole 14 at Ghost Creek

Fourteen is the introduction to a stretch of holes that were designed specifically for championship use. It is a long downhill par three that plays tough. It is followed by three holes where the scores can go in either direction depending on the player’s courage or degree of desperation.

Red
167
White
201
Blue
219
Black
234

Hole 15 Par 5


Hole 15 at Ghost Creek

Fifteen can yield some birdies and your chances are enhanced if you play up around the tee shot bunker to the right fairway bunker on the second shot. This will put you in position to play into the slope of the green with a short iron. The green is not complicated.

Red
421
White
498
Blue
531
Black
552

Hole 16 Par 3


Hole 16 at Ghost Creek

Sixteen is intended to be one of those devilish par threes that entices you to shoot directly at the flagstick that might be just a little too dangerous (especially if the wind is blowing.) Over the back here is a sure bogey. It’s downhill so over-clubbing is a real possibility.

Red
97
White
113
Blue
125
Black
133

Hole 17 Par 4


Hole 17 at Ghost Creek

Seventeen is perfectly placed for championship use. Those who play safe may perhaps criticize the hole, commenting that it is too short. Those players will probably make a par. If you want to make three, you need to go after it with a driver. Players walk away from seventeen either completely pumped or totally devastated. At the 1994 NIKE TOUR Championship, Mike Schuchart double-bogeyed this hole in the final round yet still prevailed to win the championship.

Red
224
White
273
Blue
301
Black
329

Hole 18 Par 4


Hole 18 at Ghost Creek

On the tee at eighteen, all you have to do is hit a perfect drive about four miles and then a long iron into the prevailing wind with water on the right side of the green, just to get on the big dance floor and hope for a par. As a matter of fact, some may be more aggressive at seventeen just to make up for what they might do at eighteen. With daylight lacking, David Duvall drained a 17-foot putt for birdie to cinch the 1993 NIKE TOUR Championship. One other amazing feat is that he birdied this hole three out of the four rounds.

Red
342
White
381
Blue
428
Black
454
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