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Central Oregon Golf Guide (2016)

 (Aspen Lakes Golf Course Andy Tullis / The Bulletin)

ASPEN LAKES GOLF COURSE

The unique red cinder bunkers at Aspen Lakes are as recognizable as perhaps any feature on any course in the region. The Sisters course is lined with ponderosa pines and is a challenge for golfers of every skill level. The course has a quality set of par 5s, and its 222-yard, par-3 15th hole is among the toughest pars in the region.

Number of holes: 18

Status: Open year-round, weather permitting

Location: 16900 Aspen Lakes Dr., Sisters

Tee times: 541-549-4653

Course stats: Par 72, 7,302 yards

Green fees: Through June 9, $65 Fri.-Sun., $60 Mon.-Thur.; June 10-Oct. 7, $75 daily; after Oct. 7, $45

**Off-peak pricing** Through June 9: $39 daily before 7 a.m.; Mon.-Thur.: $45 from 7-7:50 a.m. Weekends: $50 from 7-7:50 a.m.; $45 daily from 2-5 p.m.; $30 daily after 5 p.m. Nine holes: $35 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., $25 before 8 a.m. and after 5 p.m. June 10-Oct. 7: $45 before 7 a.m., $60 from 7-7:50 a.m., $65 from 1-2:50 p.m., $49 after 3 p.m., $40 after 5 p.m. Nine holes: $40 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., $29 before 8 a.m. and after 5 p.m.  After Oct. 7: $35 before 7:30 a.m. Nine holes: $20 before 7:30 a.m., $25 after. Families: $45, including cart, for a family of four after 5 p.m.

Power cart: $17

Director of golf: Rob Malone

Director of player development: Howie Pruitt

Course designer: Bill Overdorf (original nine, 1997; second nine, 1998)

Extras: Putting green, driving range, pro shop, practice bunker, clubhouse, restaurant

Website: www.aspenlakes.com


The Big Meadow course at Black Butte Ranch Andy Tullis / The Bulletin

BLACK BUTTE RANCH

Big Meadow: The course is now 43 years old, but thanks to a relatively recent renovation, golfers will still find a well-bunkered, straightforward layout that is welcoming to players of all abilities. In addition, the views of the surrounding mountains on the back nine can make for a breathtaking finish.

Glaze Meadow: The 35-year-old golf course is maturing into a must-play track in Central Oregon after a John Fought redisign three years ago. Glaze Meadow’s new design utilizes classical elements, including grass-faced bunkers and turtleback greens that harken back to the golden era of golf design.

Number of holes: 36 — Glaze Meadow (18) and Big Meadow (18)

Status: Open seasonally

Location: Eight miles northwest of Sisters on U.S. Highway 20

Tee times: Big Meadow, 541-595-1545; Glaze Meadow, 541-595-1270

Course stats: Big Meadow, par 72, 7,002 yards; Glaze Meadow, par 72, 7,007 yards

Green fees: Through May 21, and October, $47; May 23-June 19, $67; June 21-Sept. 30, $77

Off-peak rates: Through May 22: $42 after 1 p.m. Nine holes (after 2 p.m.): $27 daily. May 23-June 19: $52 daily before 7:30 a.m. and after 2 p.m. Nine holes: $37, after 3 p.m.; $27 after 5 p.m. June 20-Sept. 30: $67 daily before 7:30 a.m. and after 1 p.m., $52 after 3 p.m. (begins at 2 p.m. in September). Nine holes: $37 after 3 p.m.; $27 after 5 p.m. Families: $60 for family of four with two juniors age 17 or younger.

Power cart: Single $22, $32 to share

Director of golf: Jeff Fought

Head golf professionals: Terry Anderson, Big Meadow; Tom Baker, Glaze Meadow

Course designers: Big Meadow: Robert Muir Graves (1972); Glaze Meadow: Gene “Bunny” Mason (1980), John Fought redesign (2012)

Extras: Two driving ranges, putting greens, chipping and bunker practice areas at both courses

Website: www.blackbutteranch.com

Crooked River Ranch Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin

CROOKED RIVER RANCH

The scenic regulation course overlooks the Crooked River Gorge, and it remains popular for golfers of all skill levels despite its relatively short length. The signature 260-yard, par-4 fifth hole can easily be managed with two short irons, or more adventurous golfers will take the shortcut over the gorge and play the hole as a 225-yard par 3.

Number of holes: 18

Status: Open year-round, weather permitting

Location: 5195 Club House Road, Crooked River Ranch

Tee times: 541-923-6343

Course stats: Par 71, 5,818 yards

Green fees: Through Sept. 30, $49 Friday through Sunday, $42 weekdays; October, $41 weekends, $37 weekdays; November through February, $31 daily

Off-peak rates: Through September: Mon.-Thur.: $31 after 2 p.m. Weekends: $37 after 3 p.m. Nine holes: Mon.-Thur.: $23.50 before 2 p.m., $17.50 after. Weekends: $24 before 3 p.m., $22.50 after. October: Mon.-Thur.: $28 after 1 p.m. Weekends: $32 after 2 p.m. Nine holes: Mon.-Thur.: $21.50 before 1 p.m., $16.50 after. Weekends: $23.50 before 2 p.m., $17.50 after.

Power cart: $15

Head golf professional: Pat Huffer

Course designers: Original nine: William McPherson (1978); second nine: Jim Ramey (1994)

Extras: Driving range, pro shop, chipping and bunker practice area, two practice putting greens

Website: www.crookedriverranch.com

Desert Peaks Golf Club Andy Tullis / The Bulletin

DESERT PEAKS GOLF CLUB

The municipal golf course in Madras utilizes a flat, straightforward design that will not intimidate golfers of any skill level. It does have some spectacular mountain views, and it is a good place for beginning golfers to play a regulation-length course.

Number of holes: Nine

Status: Open year-round, weather permitting

Location: 565 NW Adler St., Madras

Tee times: 541-475-6368

Course stats: Par 36, 3,231 yards

Green fees: $12 for nine holes and $19 for 18, weekdays; $14 for nine and $22 for 18, weekends

Power cart: $20 (can be shared)

Head golf professional: None

Extras: Putting green, driving range (at separate site), clubhouse

Email: desertpeaksgolf@gmail.com

Website: www.desertpeaksgolf.com

The 18th green of the Ridge Course at Eagle Crest Resort Joe Kline / The Bulletin

EAGLE CREST RESORT

Resort Course: The oldest of the three courses at Eagle Crest is for the most part a position golf course, with tight fairways and small greens. The narrow 481-yard, par-5 second hole requires precise shots to the bottom of a small, juniper-lined canyon, and it takes a sharp right turn toward the green about 350 yards from the tee box.

Ridge Course: The course is loosely lined with junipers and has plenty of rough to work with, offering freedom to play a driver. In other words, aggressiveness can be rewarded. On a clear day, players are greeted at the tee box of the downhill, 190-yard 12th hole by unobstructed views of Mount Jefferson and Mount Hood.

Challenge Course: Similar in appearance and feel to the Ridge, the Challenge is not necessarily for beginners despite its short length. The 18-hole, 4,160-yard, par-63 track has an equal number of par 3s and par 4s. But with holes such as the 398-yard, par-4 fourth, the Challenge Course is no pitch-and-putt course.

Number of holes: 54 — Ridge Course (18), Resort Course (18), Challenge Course (18)

Status: Two courses open year-round, weather permitting; Resort Course open seasonally

Location: 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond

Tee times: 541-923-4653

Course stats: Challenge Course, par 63, 4,160 yards; Resort Course, par 72, 6,704 yards; Ridge Course, par 72, 6,974 yards

Green fees: Challenge Course — Through May 22 and Oct. 13-Nov. 9, $35 daily; May 23-Oct. 12, $44 daily; after Nov. 10, $25 daily. Resort and Ridge courses — Through May 22 and Oct. 13-Nov. 9, $55 daily; May 23-Oct. 11, $74 daily; after Nov. 10, $35 daily (Ridge only).

Off-peak rates: Through May 22 and Oct. 13-Nov. 9: Resort Course, $29 after 2 p.m.; Ridge Course, $35 after 2 p.m.; Challenge Course, $19 after 2 p.m. Nine holes: Resort Course, $35 before 2 p.m., $29 after; Ridge Course, $35 daily; May 23-Oct. 12: Resort Course, $57 from 11 a.m.-2:59 p.m., $39 after 3 p.m.; Ridge Course, $49 after 3 p.m.; Challenge Course, $29 after 3 p.m. Nine holes: Resort Course, $49 before 11 a.m., $39 after; Ridge Course, $49 daily.

Power cart: $17

Director of golf: Ron Buerger

Director of instruction: Tam Bronkey

Course designers: Resort: Gene “Bunny” Mason (1986); Ridge: John Thronson (1992); Challenge: John Thronson (1999)

Extras: Real-grass 18-hole putting course, two driving ranges, several practice greens, clubhouse, restaurant, golf academy

Website: www.eagle-crest.com

The12th hole at The Greens at Redmond Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin

THE GREENS AT REDMOND

The Greens at Redmond has made significant improvements to its conditioning since new ownership took over in 2014. A true executive course with 14 par 3s and four par 4s, the short layout is well-designed and enough to test most golfers. It is ideal for those with three hours or less to spend on golf.

Number of holes: 18

Status: Open year-round, weather permitting

Location: 2575 SW Greens Blvd., Redmond

Tee times: 541-923-0694

Course stats: Par 58, 3,554 yards

Green fees: $32 daily

Off-peak rates: Summer: $24 after 3 p.m. Nine holes: $22 daily.

Power cart: $20 (Can be shared)

Head golf professional: None

Course designer: Robert Muir Graves (1996)

Extras: Indoor driving facility, putting green and practice bunker, pro shop, snack bar, banquet/meeting facilities

Website: www.greensatredmondgolf.com

The 18th green at Juniper Golf Course Andy Tullis / The Bulletin

JUNIPER GOLF COURSE

Juniper is cast across the high desert terrain, winding through juniper trees and lava rock. Hard and fast conditions make the course a challenge to even the most skilled golfers, and its speedy bentgrass greens are its hallmark. If the prevailing wind is up, the 478-yard, par-4 17th hole is arguably the toughest par in Central Oregon.

Number of holes: 18

Status: Open year-round, weather permitting

Location: 1938 SW Elkhorn St., Redmond

Tee times: 541-548-3121

Course stats: Par 72, 7,186 yards

Green fees: Through May 24 and Sept. 9-Oct. 31, $50 daily; May 25-Sept. 8, $60 weekdays, $66 weekends/holidays; Nov. 1-Dec. 2, $40 daily; after Dec. 2, $22

Off-peak rates: Through May 24 and Sept. 9-Oct. 31: $40 after noon. Nine holes: $31 before noon, $26 after.; May 25-Sept. 8: Mon.-Thur: $45 from noon-4 p.m. and $40 (cart included) after 4 p.m. Weekends: $55 from noon-4 p.m.; $50 (cart included) after 4 p.m. Nine holes: Mon.-Thur: $36 from noon-4 p.m., $26 after 4 p.m. Weekends: $40 from noon-4 p.m., $26 after 4 p.m.; Nov. 1-Dec. 2: $30 after noon. Nine holes: $26 before noon, $21 after.

Power cart: $16

Head golf professional: Bruce Wattenburger

Course designer: John Harbottle III (2005)

Extras: Driving range, putting green, practice pitching green, restaurant, banquet facility

Website: www.playjuniper.com

Hole No. 7 at KahNee Ta Golf Course. Andy Tullis / The Bulletin

KAH-NEE-TA RESORT & SPA

The front nine of Central Oregon’s northernmost course utilizes a straightforward layout in which aggressiveness is rewarded throughout. The back nine, designed four years after the front nine, is a wholly different position course. The two nines make up a moderately challenging layout with a serene setting at the bottom of a steeply walled high desert canyon. Golfers sometimes feel like they have the track to themselves, particularly on weekdays.

Number of holes: 18

Status: Open year-round, weather permitting

Location: 6823 Highway 8, Warm Springs

Tee times: 541-553-4971

Stats: Par 72, 6,352 yards

Green fees: Through Oct. 15, $40 unlimited play

Power cart: $30 (can be shared)

Head golf professional: Joe Rauschenburg

Course designers: Original nine: William Bell (1972); second nine: Gene “Bunny” Mason (1976)

Extras: Putting green, driving range, snack bar

Website: www.kahneeta.com

The 16th hole at Lost Tracks Golf Club in Bend Andy Tullis / The Bulletin file photo

LOST TRACKS GOLF CLUB

The southeast Bend course is primarily a position golf course that cuts through ponderosa pines with doglegs present to some degree on every hole except the four par 3s. The course’s best-known hole is the 141-yard, par-3 16th, a short hole with a massive green that just happens to be surrounded by water.

Number of holes: 18

Status: Open year-round, weather permitting

Location: 60205 Sunset View Drive, Bend

Tee times: 541-385-1818

Course stats: Par 72, 7,003 yards

Green fees: Through June 11, $54 daily; June 12-Oct. 4, Mon.-Thur., $64; Fri.-Sun., $74; Oct. 5-Nov. 7, $42 daily; after Nov. 8, $36 daily

Off-peak rates: Through June 11: $39 after noon. Nine holes: $35 daily.; June 12-Oct. 4: $49 daily from noon-3 p.m.; $40 daily after 3 p.m. Nine holes: Mon.-Thur.: $39 daily. Weekends: $40 daily.; Oct. 5-Nov. 7: $35 daily after 3 p.m. Nine holes: $30 daily.

Power cart: $10-$14

Director of golf: Brian Whitcomb

Director of instruction: Bob Garza

Course designer: Brian Whitcomb (1996)

Extras: Putting green, driving range and short-game area, restaurant, pro shop, learning facility

Website: www.losttracks.com

The 17th green at Meadow Lakes Golf Course Andy Tullis / The Bulletin

MEADOW LAKES GOLF COURSE

The course, which doubles as Prineville’s wastewater treatment facility, is everything a municipal course should be. It is relatively affordable, easily accessible, and well-maintained. Water comes into play on every hole in the form of either the Crooked River or the course’s 10 man-made lakes, which helps the course provide a worthy challenge to golfers of all abilities.

Number of holes: 18

Status: Open year-round, weather permitting

Location: 300 SW Meadow Lakes Drive, Prineville

Tee times: 541-447-7113

Course stats: Par 72, 6,783 yards

Green fees: Through Sept. 30, $34, Mon.-Thur.; $39, Fri.-Sun. Oct. 1-Oct. 31, $30 daily. After Nov. 1, $25 daily

Off-peak rates: Through Sept. 30: $25 after 1 p.m., $25 (with cart) after 3 p.m. Nine holes: Mon.-Thur.: $18 before 1 p.m., $15 after. Weekends: $22 before 1 p.m., $15 after.; Oct. 1-Oct. 31: $20 daily after 1 p.m. Nine holes: $17 before 1 p.m., $14 after.

Power cart: $15

Head golf professional: Zach Lampert

Course designer: Bill Robinson (1993)

Extras: Putting green, driving range, restaurant, pro shop

Website: www.meadowlakesgc.com

The 10th green at The Old Back Nine at Mountain High Andy Tullis / The Bulletin

THE OLD BACK NINE AT MOUNTAIN HIGH

A regulation-length, nine-hole golf course, the Old Back Nine has made real improvements in its conditioning in recent years. An easily walkable layout, the course twists through ponderosa pines and the Mountain High neighborhood in southeast Bend. The course is an appealing option for golfers looking to avoid formality.

Number of holes: Nine

Status: Open seasonally

Location: 60650 China Hat Road, Bend

Tee times: 541-382-1111

Course stats: Par 36, 2,882 yards

Green fees: Through May 21, $22 for nine holes, Mon.-Tues.; $26, Wed.-Sun. May 22-Sept. 7, $26, Mon.-Tues.; $30, Wed.-Sun. After Sept. 8, $22 daily

Off-peak rates: Through May 21: $22 for nine holes after noon.; May 22-Sept. 7: $22 for nine holes after noon, Mon.-Tues. $25 after noon, Wed.-Sun.

Power carts: $10

Head golf professional: None

Course designer: Jan Ward (1987)

Extras: Putting green, clubhouse, snack bar

Website: www.oldbacknine.com

The par 3 10th hole at Quail Run Golf Course Joe Kline / The Bulletin

QUAIL RUN GOLF COURSE

Heavily wooded with ponderosa pines, Quail Run, just north of La Pine, is considered by many Central Oregonians to be a hidden gem. The course is generally well-conditioned and every bit as fun and challenging to play as its more-heralded counterparts in the region. It is a consistent course throughout, with the 451-yard, dogleg-right 18th hole making for a test at the finish.

Number of holes: 18

Status: Open seasonally

Location: 16725 Northridge Drive, La Pine

Tee times: 541-536-1303 or 800-895-GOLF

Course stats: Par 72, 6,897 yards

Green fees: Through May 14 and after Oct. 1, $42 daily; May 15-Sept. 30, $55 daily

Off-peak rates: Through May 14 and after Oct. 1: $25 after 1 p.m. Nine holes: $25 daily.; May 15-Sept. 30: $35 after 2 p.m. Nine holes: $35 daily.

Power cart: $13

Director of golf: Todd Sickles

Course designer: Jim Ramey (original nine, 1991; second nine, 2006)

Extras: Driving range, putting and chipping area, practice bunkers, snack bar, pro shop

Website: www.golfquailrun.com

Tthe 17th green at Rivers Edge Golf Course Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin

RIVER’S EDGE GOLF COURSE

Nestled on the east side of Awbrey Butte, River’s Edge can be a hard place to find flat ground. That makes it a particular challenge for golfers not accustomed to playing hillside lies. But River’s Edge also offers some dramatic views of Bend, and no place is that more apparent than on the tee box of No. 16, a 216-yard par-3 with panoramic views of Pilot Butte and the surrounding city.

Number of holes: 18

Status: Open year-round, weather permitting

Location: 400 Pro Shop Drive, Bend

Tee times: 541-389-2828

Course stats: Par 72, 6,683 yards

Green fees: Through May 21 and Sept. 8-Nov. 1, $47 daily; May 22-Sept. 7, $59 daily; after Nov. 12, $39 daily

Off-peak rates: Through May 21 and Sept. 8-Nov. 1: $30 after 1 p.m. Nine holes: $31 daily.; May 22-Sept. 97 Mon.-Thur.: $39 after 3 p.m. Weekends: $49 after 3 p.m. Nine holes: Mon.-Thur.: $40 daily. Weekends: $46 daily.

Power cart: $17

Head golf professional: Troy Eckberg

Course designer: Robert Muir Graves (1988, original nine; 1992, second nine)

Extras: Driving range, putting green, chipping area, pro shop, restaurant

Website: www.riverhouse.com

Smith Rock Golf Course The Bulletin file photo

SMITH ROCK GOLF COURSE

With a full-size driving range and nine holes, none of which measures longer than 104 yards, Smith Rock should be treated as a true practice facility. That makes the pitch-and-putt course a place for experienced golfers to work on their game or beginning golfers to learn the sport in a pressure-free environment.

Number of holes: Nine-hole par-3 course

Status: Open year-round, weather permitting

Location: 1401 NE Maple Ave., Redmond

Tee times: None

Information: 541-923-3426

Course stats: Par 27, 699 yards

Green fees: $10 for nine holes, $16 for 18

Head golf professional: None

Course designer: Jim Ramey (2002)

Extras: Full-size driving range, chipping and putting green, pro shop

Website: www.smithtrockgolfcourse.com

Tthe 16th green at the Woodlands Golf Course Andy Tullis / The Bulletin

SUNRIVER RESORT

Meadows: When it opens for the season, Meadows will feature 18 newly resurfaced bentgrass greens. The course meanders through wetlands and some forest, but unlike at the resort’s Woodlands course, the trees rarely come into play. As a result, the golf course is playable for golfers of most skill levels. But Meadows can be a test even for highly skilled players.

Woodlands: The Woodlands spent four seasons replacing its greens one by one with a hardy strain of bentgrass, completing the project in 2014. Woodlands requires more accuracy than Meadows. The trees frame and shape the golf course, giving the track subtle doglegs rather than hard turns left or right. Woodlands is playable for most but challenging to all.

Number of holes: 36 — Meadows course (18) and Woodlands course (18)

Status: Open seasonally. Meadows opens May 22

Location: In Sunriver, 15 miles south of Bend, west of U.S. Highway 97

Tee times: 541-593-4402

Course stats: Meadows, par 71, 7,012 yards; Woodlands, par 72, 6,933 yards

Green fees: Through May 21 and after Sept. 28: $49 daily for Deschutes County residents, $59 for all others; May 22-July 2 and Sept. 14-27: $79 Mon.-Thur. and $89 Fri.-Sun. for Deschutes County residents; $99 Mon.-Thur. and $109 Fri.-Sun. for all others; July 3-Sept. 13: $79 Mon.-Thur. and $99 Fri.-Sun. for Deschutes County residents; $99 Mon.-Thur. and $119 Fri.-Sun. for all others (Prices include cart)

Off-peak rates: May 22-July 2 and Sept. 14-27: Mon.-Thur.: $69 (Deschutes County) or $79 (public) from noon-2 p.m., $59 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m., $49 after 5 p.m. Weekends: $79 (Deschutes County) or $89 (public) from noon-2 p.m., $69 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m., $49 after 5 p.m. (prices include cart).; July 3-Sept. 13: Mon.-Thur.: $69 (Deschutes County) or $79 (public) from noon-2 p.m., $59 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m., $49 after 5 p.m. Weekends: $89 (Deschutes County) or $99 (public) from noon-2 p.m., $79 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m., $49 after 5 p.m. (prices include cart).

Director of golf: Josh Willis

Course designers: Meadows course, John Fought redesign (opened 1968; redesigned 1999); Woodlands course, Robert Trent Jones Jr. (1981)

Extras: Driving range, practice facilities include chipping green with bunker, putting green, and nine-hole putting course with bunkers (at Meadows)

Website: www.sunriver-resort.com

The par 3 11th hole at Widgi Creek Golf Course The Bulletin file photo

WIDGI CREEK GOLF CLUB

The tiered greens of Widgi Creek make for some of the most challenging putting surfaces in Central Oregon. Position off the tee on the heavily wooded course is far more important than length to obtain a good score. The 216-yard, par-3 11th hole is tough in every way that can make a par 3 a challenge, including a 200-yard forced carry over water and a multiple-tiered green.

Number of holes: 18

Status: Open seasonally

Location: 18707 Century Drive, Bend

Tee times: 541-382-4449

Course stats: Par 72, 6,905 yards

Green fees: Through June 3 and Sept. 21-Oct. 18, $49 daily; June 4-Sept. 20, $79 daily; Oct. 19 through closing, $29 daily

Off-peak rates: Through June 3 and Sept. 21-Oct. 18: $40 from 1-3:59 p.m., $25 after 4 p.m. Nine holes: $40 daily.; June 4-Sept. 20: $49 from 1-2:59 p.m., $40 from 3-4:59 p.m., $25 after 5 p.m. Nine holes: $50 before 1 p.m., $40 after

Power cart: $16

Head golf professional: Matt Phillips

Course designer: Robert Muir Graves (1991, original nine; 1992, second nine)

Extras: Driving range, short-game practice facility, putting green, restaurant, pro shop

Website: www.widgi.com

The 13th green at Pronghorn’s Nicklaus Course The Bulletin file photo

PRONGHORN CLUB (NICKLAUS COURSE)

Pronghorn’s Nicklaus Course, named after its legendary designer, Jack Nicklaus, is considered among the elite public-access facilities in the nation by most national golf publications. It is one of the best-conditioned courses in Central Oregon and one of the region’s most challenging. The layout offers a stark contrast between the lush green of the course and the scraggly high desert that surrounds it.

Number of holes: 18

Status: Open year-round, weather permitting

Location: 65600 Pronghorn Club Drive, Bend

Information: 541-693-5300

How to play: Available to members and their guests, with limited play for general public

Course stats: Par 72, 7,379 yards

Green fees: Through May and in October: $145 daily; June 1-Sept. 30: $210 daily (Prices include cart, range balls, forecaddie base fee)

Off-peak rates: Through May 31 and Oct. 1-Oct. 31: $105 daily (includes cart, range balls and forecaddie fee) after 2:30 p.m.; June-September: $125 daily (includes cart, range balls and forecaddie fee) after 2:30 p.m.

Head golf professional: Jerrel Grow

Course designer: Jack Nicklaus (2004)

Extras: Driving range, short-game area, putting green, indoor training facility, forecaddie services, snack bar and three restaurants

Website: www.pronghorn.aubergeresorts.com

The 6th green at Tetherow Golf Club Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin

TETHEROW GOLF CLUB

Recognized by many national publications as among the elite public-access facilities in the country, Tetherow was designed by renowned architect and Bend resident David McLay Kidd. A test of golf throughout, Tetherow has a striking design using hard and fast fescue grasses that provide a style of golf more like a Scottish links course than a typical American layout.

Number of holes: 18

Status: Open seasonally

Location: 61240 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend

Tee times: 541-388-2582

How to play: Available to members and their guests, with limited play for the general public

Course stats: Par 72, 7,298 yards

Green fees: Through May: $125 daily; June-September: $175 daily; October: $105 daily (All prices include cart, range balls, forecaddie)

Off-peak rates: Through May: $110 after 1:40 p.m. (prices include cart and forecaddie fee).; June 1-Sept. 30: $110 for Central Oregon residents, $145 for general public after 1:40 p.m. (prices include cart and forecaddie fee); After Oct. 1: $80 for Central Oregon residents, $90 for general public after 1:40 p.m. (prices include cart and forecaddie fee).

GolfBoard rental: $20

Head golf professional: Louis Bennett

Course designer: David McLay Kidd (2008)

Extras: Driving range (with short-game course), two putting greens, indoor golf academy, clubhouse, two restaurants and snack bar

Website: www.tetherow.com

Awbrey Glen Golf Club Awbrey Glen Golf Club / Submitted photo

AWBREY GLEN GOLF CLUB

Nestled just west of Awbrey Butte in west Bend, the wooded Awbrey Glen has made gradual improvements to the course in recent years. Also, Awbrey Glen has a learning center and a five-hole par-3 course. That has helped the club embrace a game-improvement model in which the PGA staff is focused on improving the play of its membership.

Number of holes: 18

Status: Open year-round, weather permitting

Location: 2500 NW Awbrey Glen Drive, Bend

Information: 541-385-6011

How to play: Guests may play when accompanied by a member. Awbrey Glen also offers a reciprocal rate for members of other area private clubs. Memberships available.

Course stats: Par 72, 6,957 yards

Head golf professional: Tim Fraley

Assistant head golf professional: Tommy Berg

Course designer: Gene “Bunny” Mason (1993)

Extras: Pro shop, dual-ended driving range, learning center, additional five-hole par-3 golf course, restaurant, fitness center, pool

Website: www.awbreyglen.com

The first green at Bend Golf and Country Club Andy Tullis / The Bulletin

BEND GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB

The oldest golf course in Central Oregon embarked on a thinning program in the offseason as part of its new master plan, which was created by Dan Hixson, a well-regarded Northwest architect. The classically designed course is still defined by ponderosa pines and its Poa annua greens. Bend G&CC features tight fairways that put a premium on shot-making skills.

Number of holes: 18

Status: Open year-round, weather permitting

Location: 61045 Country Club Drive, Bend

Information: 541-382-3261

Course stats: Par 72, 7,058 yards

How to play: Guests may play when accompanied by a member. Memberships available

Head golf professional: Erik Nielsen

Course designers: Original nine: H. Chandler Egan, William Hanley (1925); second nine: Bob Baldock (1973)

Extras: Practice facilities include two chipping and putting greens, driving range, three greenside bunkers, 275-yard practice hole, and a 75-yard approach area. Fitness center, pool, restaurant, meeting/banquet facilities and tennis courts

Website: www.bendgolfclub.com

The 15th hole at Brasada Ranch Brasada Ranch / Submitted photo

BRASADA RANCH GOLF CLUB

Co-designed by Peter Jacobsen, the Portland native who went on to play on the PGA and Champions pro tours, the desert course has a reputation for being among the region’s most enjoyable layouts. Massive fairways keep lesser-skilled golfers in play and challenging green complexes will test highly skilled players. And every golfer should enjoy the panoramic views.

Number of holes: 18

Status: Open year-round, weather permitting

Location: 16986 SW Brasada Ranch Road, Powell Butte

Information: 541-504-3200

How to play: Golf course open to Brasada club members and their guests, with limited tee times available for resort guests

Course stats: Par 72, 7,295 yards

Director of golf: Zach Swoffer

Head golf professional: Daniel Wendt

Course designers: Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy (2006)

Extras: Two-tiered driving range, and practice area that includes putting, chipping and bunker. Clubhouse, fitness facility, pool

Website: www.brasada.com

Broken Top Club The Bulletin file photo

BROKEN TOP CLUB

When it opened in 1993, the Tom Weiskopf/Jay Morrish design on Bend’s west side helped usher in an era of high-end private golf in Central Oregon. A classic test of golf, Broken Top is a well-manicured, parkland-style golf course that offers spectacular views of the Cascades. Its signature par-4 11th hole is memorable for the deep pumice pit guarding the green.

Number of holes: 18

Status: Open seasonally

Location: 62000 Broken Top Drive, Bend

Information: Golf shop, 541-383-0868; membership, 541-383-8200

How to play: Guests can play if accompanied or sponsored by a member. Golf course memberships are available

Course stats: Par 72, 7,161 yards

Head golf professional: Jim Cubillas

Course designers: Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish (1993)

Extras: Driving range, putting course, two short-game practice facilities, clubhouse, pool, fitness facility

Website: www.brokentop.com

Caldera Links and Golf Park Meg Roussos / The Bulletin file

CALDERA LINKS AND GOLF PARK

Designed by Jim Ramey, Crosswater Club’s now-retired director of agronomy, and Bob Cupp, Crosswater’s architect, Caldera Links is considered by some publications to be among the best par-3 layouts in the country. Like Crosswater, Caldera Links utilizes the surrounding meadows to define the course.

Number of holes: Nine-hole par-3 course, with additional regulation-length par-3, par-4 and par-5 holes

Status: Open seasonally

Location: East of entrance to Crosswater Club on South Century Drive in Sunriver

Information: 541-593-4402

How to play: Nine-hole course available to Sunriver Resort guests, Caldera Springs homeowners and Crosswater Club members and their guests

Course stats: Par 27, hole distances range from 60 to 185 yards

Head golf professional: Josh Willis

Course designers: Robert E. Cupp and Jim Ramey (2007)

Extras: Putting green, retail outlet

Website: www.calderasprings.com

Crosswater Golf Course The Associated Press file photo

CROSSWATER CLUB

The best-known golf course in Central Oregon, Crosswater has an unmatched setting. Forced carries over the Deschutes and Little Deschutes rivers add hazard to Crosswater’s lengthy setup. A golfer’s ability to hit precise approach shots into Crosswater’s greens will be the difference between a solid score and a rough day. With 18 new bentgrass greens installed in 2012, the course has some of the best putting surfaces around.

Number of holes: 18

Status: Open seasonally

Location: 17600 Canoe Camp Drive, Sunriver

Information: 541-593-4402

How to play: Available to members, guests of members and Sunriver Resort guests only

Course stats: Par 72, 7,683 yards

Director of golf: Josh Willis

Course designer: Robert E. Cupp (1995)

Extras: Driving range, putting and chipping greens, clubhouse with restaurant, snack bar, pro shop, locker facilities, pool

Website: www.crosswater.com

The second green at Prineville Golf Club. Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin

PRINEVILLE GOLF CLUB

The second-oldest golf course in Central Oregon, the nine-hole facility is a decidedly unpretentious private golf club. The throwback design weaves through the foothills east of Prineville, offering the uninitiated a surprising test of golf. The greens are considered by many to be among the slickest in the region.

Number of holes: Nine

Status: Open year-round, weather permitting

Location: 7120 Ochoco Highway, Prineville

Pro shop: 541-447-7266

How to play: Guests may play when accompanied by a member. Memberships available

Head golf professional: None

Course stats: Men’s tees: par 32, front nine; par 33, back nine; 4,959 yards total. Women’s tees: par 33, front; par 35, back; 4,531 yards total

Course designers: Bob Hogan, Eddie Hogan, Ted Longworth, Larry Lamberger (1950)

Extras: Driving range, putting green, practice bunker, bar and restaurant

Website: www.facebook.com/pages/Prineville-Country-Club

Pronghorn’s Fazio Course Submitted photo

PRONGHORN CLUB (FAZIO)

Named after its famed designer, Tom Fazio, this course is among the most visually impressive golf courses anywhere and has been listed among the country’s best golf courses in some national publications. The green complex on Fazio’s 187-yard, par-3 eighth hole makes it a unique and spectacular golf hole.

Number of holes: 18

Status: Open year-round, weather permitting

Location: 65600 Pronghorn Club Drive, Bend

Information: 541-693-5300

How to play: Guests may play when accompanied by a member. Memberships available.

Course stats: Par 72, 7,447 yards

Head golf professional: Jerrel Grow

Course designer: Tom Fazio (2007)

Extras: Driving range, short-game area, putting green, indoor training facility, forecaddie services, snack bar and three restaurants

Website: www.pronghorn.aubergeresorts.com

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