Central Oregon Golf Trail

Aspen Lakes Golf CourseWe spent 10 days in Bend, Oregon playing some of the fantastic courses on the Oregon Golf Trail - wow, the courses were very diverse, in near perfect condition, very scenic with vistas of the snow-capped Cascade mountains, and challenging but fair. There are more than 24 courses on the Central Oregon Golf Trail several of which are designed by award winning architects and three of which are on Golf Digests and Golf Magazine's Top 100 in the United States!

Bend has been recognized as one of the "Top 25 Golf Destinations in the World!" with over 40 spectacular courses within 45 minutes. Plus Bend has some excellent golf stay and play options and lots of other fun things to see and do ranging from biking, to world class climbing, hiking, and white water rafting. And when you're done with all that you can sample some of the best craft beer in the US - Bend was named by CNN Travel Bend as one of the "Best 8 US Beer Towns." Visit the Central Oregon Website to learn more about the Central Oregon Golf Trail and where to golf, stay, play, and dine.

 

Central Oregon Golf Trail Golf Course Reviews & Ratings

Aspen Lakes Golf Course

Sisters, OR

Aspen Lakes Website

Aspen Lakes Golf Course

 

The blood-red signature cinder bunkers, the deep green of the turf, the blue lakes, the huge beautiful mountain homes, and the snow capped backdrop of the Cascade peaks make this one of the most scenic courses we played. As beautiful as the course is, it's equally unique and challenging with an array of remarkable holes, some of which will test the limits of your game. It's not surprising that Aspen Lakes has appeared on many "Best of" lists.

Aspen Lakes Golf Course Review

Texas Outside Rating - 9.4

 

Black Butte Ranch's Glaze Meadow Course

Sisters, OR

Meadow Course Website

Black Butte Ranch, Glaze Meadow Course

Golf Inc. gave Glaze Meadow it's "Renovation of the Year" award ($3.75 million in 2012) and Black Butte Ranch was named in Golf Digest's "Best Buddies Destinations" list. Grass-faced bunkers, turtleback greens, square tee boxes, and more are reminiscent of Donald Ross' classic layouts of the 20's and 30's.

Review of Black Butte's Glaze Meadow Golf Course

Texas Outside Rating - 9

 

 

Crosswater Club

Sunriver, OR

Crosswater Website

Crosswater Club

Crosswater was designed by award winning architect, Bob Cupp, and is situated on 600 scenic acres of woodlands and carefully preserved wetlands. The course is characterized by the gently flowing Deschutes and Little Deschutes Rivers which can come into play up to seven times during your round, near perfect conditions, a challenging and fun layout, and stunning scenery!.

Review of Crosswater Club

Texas Outside Rating - 9.6

 

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Juniper Golf Course

Redmond, OR

Juniper Golf Course Website

Juniper Golf Course

Lava outcropping, scraggly juniper trees, and yellow sage frame a high desert links style course with near perfect greens that will capture your attention. It's not surprising that Golf Digest named Juniper Golf Course in it's 2009 list of "Best Places to Play."

Review of Juniper Golf Course

Texas Outside Rating - 9

 

Pronghorn's Nicklaus Course

Bend, OR

Pronghorn's Nicklaus Course Website

Pronghorn

 

Pronghorn was named #13 on the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course list and #38 on Golf Digest's "America's 100 Greatest Public Courses." The Nicklaus Course weaves through an ancient juniper forest and around reddish brown lava outcroppings and includes meticulously manicured greens and pristine fairways. What a fabulous golfing experience

Review of Pronghorn's Nicklaus Course

Texas Outside Rating - 9.6

 

Sunriver Meadows Golf Course

Sunriver, OR

Meadows Golf Course Website

Sunriver Meadows

Sunriver Meadows pays tribute to the great American courses of the 20's and 30's with a layout that offers fantastic variety and seven holes that border the meandering Sun River. Directional and fore bunkers make for a challenging round for all skill levels. Try the 9 hole putting course before you head out for your round.

Review of Sunriver Meadows

Texas Outside Rating - 8.7

 

Sunriver Woodlands Golf Course

Sunriver, OR

Woodlands Golf Course Website

Sunriver Woodlands

Designed by Robert Trent Jones, the Woodlands is a local favorite and thanks to tree lined corridors and very tough approach shots, it will challenge players of all skill levels. It's not surprising that it's rated as one of the best courses in Oregon by Golf Digest.

Review of Sunriver Woodlands

Texas Outside Rating - 9.2

 

 

Tetherow

Bend, OR

Tetherow Website

Tetherow

Designed by David McLay Kidd, the award winning architect of Bandon Dunes and Castle Course in Scotland, the 7298 Scottish links style layout offers striking views of the Cascade peaks including Three Sisters and Broken Top as it plays through rugged high desert terrain lined by fescue grasses with ragged bunkers and knobs and knolls. Tetherow was ranked by Golf Magazine #1 as the "Best New Course You Can Play" in the country shortly after opening and it made several "Best New" rankings from Golf Digest, Links Magazine, Golfweek, Travel & Leisure Golf, and the Robb Report.

Review of Tetherow

Texas Outside Rating - 9.7

 

 

Widgi Creek Golf Club

Bend, OR

Widgi Creek Golf Club Website

Widgi Creek

Widgi Creek Golf Club is carved through a ponderosa pine forest which creates tight fairways leading to large undulating greens. The 653 yard third hole is one of the longest par 5s in the country, the 18th hole is stunning, and the conditions are very good. Widgi Creek is well deserving of being named "Best Golf Course in Central Oregon" 14 years in a row.

 

Review of Widgi Creek Golf Club

Texas Outside Rating - 8.9

 

 

 

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