You won’t find a better home for an avid golfer. Period.
With over 30 golf courses within a 45 minute drive of Downtown Bend, Central Oregonians are blessed with some of the most magnificent and varied golf courses in the world. Ranging from Public to Resort to Private Facilities, whatever your ideal golf experience is, it exists in Bend.
For those golfers who aren’t satisfied by just playing golf, there are several Golf Communities, offering Residential Real Estate opportunities as well as Championship-caliber Golf Facilities.
With Caleb’s experience as a 22-year veteran of the Golf Industry, we’d wager that no one has a better understanding of the various Clubs and Communities in Central Oregon.
The game of golf brought Caleb to Central Oregon, as the 1st Assistant Professional during the inception of the acclaimed Pronghorn Community. After four years, he was offered the opportunity to become Tetherow Golf Club’s Inaugural Head Professional, a position he proudly held for six years before transitioning into a career in Real Estate.
There are seven Private Clubs in Central Oregon and over twenty other amazing Resort and Daily Fee Facilities to experience. We understand the importance of finding the right Club for you, be it a season pass at a Daily Fee Course, an Estate and Membership at Pronghorn, or anything in between.
We love introducing new residents to the great golf that we are afforded in Bend, and helping families find the right golf home where they’ll feel comfortable and welcomed. If golf is one of your main priorities when choosing your new home, we’d be honored to help you find your new Golf Home AND Residence.
For those of you heading to Bend on vacation, drop Caleb an email or phone call so he can recommend some of his favorite courses to you.
PRIVATE GOLF CLUBS
TETHEROW GOLF CLUB: David McLay Kidd, architect of Bandon Dunes, brought Scotland to the High Desert with this Heathland Style, fescue golf course. Voted #1 Best New Course in the US, GOLF Magazine, 2008, Tetherow currently ranks #64 on the Prestigious Top 100 You Can Play List from Golf Digest. *Real Estate Opportunities.
PRONGHORN CLUB: Boasting 36 Holes of Championship Golf, both the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course and Tom Fazio Championship Course have won numerous accolades, and check in on many Top 100 lists. The Club is known for its world class amenities and conditioning. *Real Estate Opportunities.
BRASADA CANYONS: Oregonian Peter Jacobsen designed what many feel is his finest course to date in the High Desert. Wide fairways, friendly service, and breathtaking views await. *Real Estate Opportunities.
CROSSWATER AT SUNRIVER: The Crosswater Club is the crown jewel of Sunriver, although the Resort also boasts two other 18-hole courses (Woodlands and Meadows) and a 9-hole Par 3 facility, Caldera Springs. Crosswater is also featured on Golf Digest’s Top 100 You Can Play List. *Real Estate Opportunities.
BROKEN TOP CLUB: Broken Top was the Club that started the golf boom in Central Oregon. A Weiskopf/Morrish Design, this user friendly course features jaw dropping views of the Cascade Mountains, and an ideal Westside location. *Real Estate Opportunities.
AWBREY GLEN: Located on Awbrey Butte, Awbrey Glen meanders through Pine trees and rock outcroppings. Awbrey has been a local’s favorite since it opened. *Real Estate Opportunities.
BEND GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB: Bend Golf & Country Club was established in 1925, and was the original Private Club in Central Oregon. Bend G&CC features a traditional, tree-lined routing that has stood the test of time.
*Note that Tetherow and Pronghorn (Nicklaus Only) allow Guest/Resort play. Access to both courses, plus Brasada and Crosswater, can also be obtained if you are staying as an overnight guest at their lodging facilities.
PUBLIC FACILITIES– A Few of Our Favorites
JUNIPER GOLF CLUB: Often referred to as the best value per dollar in Central Oregon, Juniper’s new layout is a great test of golf in neighboring Redmond.
BLACK BUTTE RANCH: Black Butte is a staple of the Central Oregon golf landscape. Boasting 36 holes, the Glaze Meadow Course reopened in 2012, after an extensive remodel by John Fought, to rave reviews. *Real Estate Opportunities.
ASPEN LAKES: Situated in picturesque Sisters, OR, a 25-minute drive west of Bend, Aspen Lakes features some of the most breathtaking views of the Cascade Mountains anywhere in Central Oregon. The course is also known for its red bunkers, made from native crushed cinders. *Real Estate Opportunities.
WIDGI CREEK: Located adjacent to the Inn of the Seventh Mountain, Widgi Creek has long been the local’s favorite golf course, often earning the title from The Source Magazine in its annual awards issue. This tree-lined facility is just off Century Drive on the way to Mt. Bachelor. *Real Estate Opportunities.
LOST TRACKS: Lost Tracks is situated in SE Bend and features many tree-lined, dogleg holes. The Club is owned by former PGA of America President, Brian Whitcomb, and features an impressive display of golf memorabilia. Its iconic 16th hole features a bridge made out of an old rail car. *Real Estate Opportunities.
CALEB’S TOP 10 IN CENTRAL OREGON
Since I’m so often asked the question, here are my 10 favorite courses in Central Oregon:
1. Pronghorn, Fazio
2. Tetherow Golf Club
3. Pronghorn, Nicklaus
4. Brasada Canyons
5. Crosswater Club
6. Broken Top Club
7. Juniper Golf Club
8. Bend Golf & Country Club
9. Aspen Lakes
10. Widgi Creek
Looking at this list, I’m already regretting leaving off several GREAT courses. It’s good to be a golfer in Bend, Oregon!
CENTRAL OREGON GOLF TRAIL
For more information about the above courses and others, please visit the Central Oregon Golf Trail website: https://visitcentraloregon.com/things-to-do/golf/