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Colwood Golf Center recognized with national Player Development Award

National Golf Course Owners of Association honors Portland Parks & Rec facility

PORTLAND (February 11, 2022) – Colwood Golf Center, part of Portland Parks & Recreation (Portland Parks Golf), was named a recipient of the 2022 Player Development Award, announced at the NCGOA annual conference in Orlando, Florida. Each year the NGCOA recognizes a select group of facilities at the national level for their dedication and contribution to golf instruction and growing the game of golf. Jake Bader, Colwood’s Director of Instruction & Player Development, accepted the award on behalf of the Colwood team last week at the annual awards luncheon.

Colwood offers a variety of golf instruction opportunities to all skill levels, taught by certified PGA golf professionals.  Programs include private 1-on-1 lessons, group lessons, junior golf camps, ladies clinics, intro to golf classes, and much more.  The property features a 9-hole golf course, expansive driving range with multiple targets and custom yardage features, and a 6-hole practice course where players can work on their short game or play the short course in a pitch & putt fashion.  These features, along with the dedication and spirit of its professional staff, allow Colwood to produce a nationally recognized, best-in-class player development program.

About Colwood Golf Center
Colwood is owned by Portland Parks & Recreation and managed by KemperSports, and is located in Northeast Portland just minutes from PDX International Airport, downtown Portland, and Vancouver WA.  In addition to its golf amenities, Colwood offers a spacious clubhouse with a large event space offering banquet and meeting facilities. 

About Portland Parks Golf
Portland Parks Golf has been meeting the recreation and golf needs of the Portland community since 1918, while also having a long history of holding various high-profile golf events and tournaments.  Portland Parks Golf is an enterprise fund.  It covers its operating costs with user fees paid by public golfers and receives no tax dollars from general city funds.

Jarred Gomez, Marketing Manager
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