Golf has emerged as a major Central Oregon attraction, drawing visitors and new residents alike and is one of the reasons Bend real estate is appealing. We have compiled a directory listing public and private courses in the area, ranging from a nine-hole par 3 to championship courses that have hosted the Jeld-Wen Tradition, Ghost Tree Invitational and the Pacific Amateur Golf Classic.
Other events on the schedule include the Oregon Amateur Championship tournament and Oregon chapter PGA's three Central Oregon events, the Kah-Nee-Ta Special Pro-Am, the Top Gun Open at Crooked River Ranch, and the Fall Tour of four courses in the area.
There are private courses associated with gated communities and upscale resorts plus a wide selection of municipal, commercial and resort courses open to the public. Many of the latter also offer memberships that confer club privileges or reduced fees, or special packages for resort guests. What they have in common is some of the most spectacular scenery in Central Oregon, which is to say some of the most spectacular on the globe, plus great weather for most of the year.
Central Oregon Golf Directory
All golf courses on this list are 18 holes unless otherwise noted. Most are rated as championship courses and many have received accolades from golfing publications and placement on “top golf courses” lists over the years.
Aspen Lakes Golf Course 16900 Aspen Lakes Dr., Sisters 541 549-4653 Public, W.L. Overdorf design, par 72, 7,302 yards.
Awbrey Glen Golf Club 2500 NW Awbrey Glen Dr., Bend 541 385-6011 Private, Gene “Bunny” Mason design, par 72, 7,029 yards.
Bend Golf & Country Club 61045 Country Club Dr., Bend 541 382-2878 Private, H. Chandler Egan/Bob Baldock design, par 72, 7,058 yards.
Black Butte Ranch 12930 Hawks Beard, Black Butte Ranch Big Meadow Golf Course 541 595-1545 Public, Robert Muir Graves design, par 72, 7,002 yards. Glaze Meadow Golf Course 541 595-2370 Public, Gene “Bunny” Mason design, par 72, 6,574 yards
Broken Top Club 62000 Broken Top Dr., Bend 541 383-0868 Private, Tom Weiskopf/Jay Morrish design, par 72, 7,161 yards.
Caldera Links & Golf Park Caldera Springs S. Century Drive, Sunriver 541 593-4402 Private, 9-hole executive course, 3 regulation holes, Bob Cupp/Jim Ramey design, par 27
Club at Brasada Ranch Brasada Ranch, Shumway & Alfalfa Rds.,Powell Butte 541 504-3200 Private, Peter Jacobsen/Jim Hardy design, par 72, 7,295 yards.
Crooked River Ranch Golf Course 5195 Club House Rd., Crooked River Ranch 541 923-6343 Public, William McPherson/Jim Ramey design, par 71, 5,818 yards
Crosswater Club 16700 Canoe Camp Dr., Sunriver 541 593-4402 Private, Bob Cupp design, par 72, 7,683 yards.
Desert Peaks Golf Club 565 NW Adler St., Madras 541 475-6368 Public, 9 holes, par 36, 3,231 yards.
Eagle Crest Resort 1522 Cline Falls Rd., Redmond 541 923-4853 Challenge Course Public, executive course, John Thronson design, par 63, 4,160 yards. Resort Course Public, Gene “Bunny” Mason design, par 72, 6,673 yards. Ridge Course Public, John Thronson design, par 72, 6,927 yards.
The Greens at Redmond 2575 SW Greens Blvd., Redmond 541 923-0694 Public, executive course, Robert Muir Graves design, par 58, 3,554 yards.
Juniper Golf Club 1938 SW Elkhorn Ave., Redmond 541 548-3121 Public, John Harbottle design, par 72, 7,186 yards.
Kah-Nee-Ta Resort 6823 Highway 8, Warm Springs, Ore. 541 553-4971 Public, William F. Bell design, par 72, 6,352 yards.
Lost Tracks Golf Club 60205 Sunset View Dr., Bend 541 385-1818 Public, Brian Whitcomb design, par 72, 7,003 yards.
Meadow Lakes Golf Course 300 SW Meadow Lakes Dr., Prineville 541 447-7113 Public, Bill Robinson design, par 72, 6,732 yards.
Missing Link Family Golf Center 1400 NE Maple Ave., Redmond 541 923-3426 Public, 9-hole par 3, Jim Ramey design.
Nine Peaks Golf Course 1152 NW Golf Course Dr., Madras 541 475-3511 Public, par 72, 6,582 yards.
The Old Back Nine at Mountain High 60650 China Hat Rd., Bend 541 382-1111 Public, 9 holes, Jan Ward design.
Prineville Golf & Country Club 7120 NE Ochoco Hwy.,Prineville 541 447-7266 Semi-private, 9 holes, Bob Hogan/Eddie Hogan/Ted Longworth/Larry Lamberger design, par 32/33, 4,984 yards.
Pronghorn Club 65600 Pronghorn Club Dr., Bend (10 mi. NE of Bend) 1-888 541-9424 Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, par 72, 7,379 yards. Tom Fazio Championship Golf Course, par 72, 7,447 yards. Private.
Quail Run Golf Course 16725 Northridge Dr.,La Pine 541 536-1303 Public, Jim Ramey design, par 72, 6,897 yards.
River's Edge Golf Course 400 NW Pro Shop Dr., Bend 541 389-2828 Public, Robert Muir Graves design, par 72, 6,683 yards.
Sunriver Resort 1 Center Dr., Sunriver 541 593-4402 Meadows Golf Course Public, John Fought design, par 71, 7,012 yards. Woodlands Golf Course Public, Robert Trent Jones Jr. design, par 72, 6,933 yards.
Tetherow Golf Club 61240 Skyline Ranch Rd., Bend 541 388-2582 Semi-private, David McLay Kidd design, par 72, 7,296 yards.
Widgi Creek Golf Course 18707 SW Century Dr., Bend 541 382-4449 Public, Robert Muir Graves design, par 72, 6,903 yards.