Black Butte Ranch
Sweeping views of the towering Cascade Mountain range, endless acres of wilderness, an unhurried lifestyle that invites you to unwind, and some of the best golf to be found anywhere. This is what you come to Central Oregon for. No place serves all that up more beautifully than Black Butte Ranch. Located just outside Sisters, Oregon (about 40 minutes from Bend), on the eastern edge of the Cascade Mountain range, the resort’s unparalleled natural setting on 1,800 acres is famous for its golf, but offers so much more, including restaurants, spa, hiking, swimming, horseback riding, and fishing.
With breathtaking views of the peaks, the two spectacular mountain courses are pure joy to play. Glaze Meadow, which reopened in 2012 after an extensive $3.75 million renovation, is one of the most iconic course in the region. The stunning Big Meadow was honored by GolfWeek in 2013 as one of the "Best Courses You can Play" in Oregon.
This is the place to bring the family, settle in and unwind. You can choose from 120 vacation rentals, ranging from private lodge rooms to luxurious six-bedroom residences, and great group packages.
(866) 901-2961, BlackButteRanch.com
Central Oregon Golf Trail
At the core of the golf experience in Central Oregon, you’ll find five unforgettable courses set on some of the most beautiful and diverse landscape anywhere.
You can play links-style at Tetherow or a Jack Nicklaus Signature at Pronghorn; wind through high desert canyons at Brasada Ranch or take in the spectacular mountain views at Black Butte Ranch. Your trip won’t be complete, though, without a round at Sunriver Resort’s Crosswater Club, a magnificent heathland-style course that is No. 28 on Golf Digest’s ranking of America’s Top 100 Greatest Courses.
With the economy on the upswing, capital improvements are underway all around the region that will add to the pleasure of your visit. The 50-room Tetherow Lodge opens in April and ground has been broken on a new hotel for Pronghorn, now owned by Auberge Resorts.
Your guide to all the fun is the Central Oregon Visitors Association. They have access to more than two-dozen of the area’s golf courses and a golf concierge who will customize a package for you or your group.
Welcome to Pronghorn, an Auberge Resort and destination golf club and resort just outside Bend in Central Oregon. With Jack Nicklaus Signature and Tom Fazio Championship courses, a region that serves up some of the world’s greatest craft beers, and world-class outdoor activities, Pronghorn is a sure bet for your next golf adventure.
While the Fazio is reserved for members, resort guests can play the Nicklaus course. Ranked No. 28 on Golf Digest’s list of America’s Greatest Public Golf Courses, the layout is a high-desert gem boasting magnificent views of nine snow-capped Cascade Mountain peaks.
Those panoramic views can be enjoyed from the luxury accommodations along the 18th hole. The 48 residences, in one- to four-bedroom configurations, are perfect for buddy trips or couples. During the shoulder season, May to June, you will find tremendous value packages including Stay and Play or extended Unlimited Play options on the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course.
Unbelievably, the experience is about to get even better. They break ground next month on the first phase of the 105-room Huntington Lodge and expanded Spa at Pronghorn to be completed in the spring of 2015.
(866) 320-5024, PronghornClub.com
Tetherow Golf Club
Located only seven minutes from the lively downtown of Bend, beneath the snowcapped Cascades peaks, Tetherow Golf Club’s 700 acres occupy an enviable location. The golf and recreational planned resort community boasts an award-winning 18-hole David McLay Kidd-designed golf course and endless outdoor activities including miles of hiking and biking trails, skiing at nearby Mt. Bachelor and world-class fly fishing, the club offers residents a gateway to nature while having the comforts of home just steps away. With a variety of homesites and spec homes available, there are many options to experience this community’s lifestyle of understated elegance. With Tetherow Lodges, a 50-room boutique hotel, opening April 17, 2014, resort guests will enjoy rooms overlooking the golf course and views westward toward the nearby Cascade Mountains. It’s the perfect home base for adventurers looking to explore the Oregon wilderness and play the acclaimed golf course by the architect who created Bandon Dunes and Castle Course in Scotland. The links-style course fits beautifully into the region’s natural terrain, its holes framed by ragged bunkers, knobs and knolls, with the Cascade peaks providing a suitably majestic background. The Tetherow Unlimited package, which includes two nights lodging and unlimited golf, is the perfect way to explore the resort and community.866-234-4848, Tetherow.com