Despite Oregon’s reputation for constant rain and wet conditions, Bend actually enjoys ample sunshine and a dry climate due to its high desert environment, making it ideal for golfing—so much so, in fact, that Bend has earned the nickname of “the Palm Springs of the North,” boasting three of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses as ranked by Golf Digest. Read on down below to learn more!
Play a Round of Golf on Some of the Most Scenic Courses in the Country
Bend Golf Courses suit all skill levels, experience levels, and budgets.
Awbrey Glen Golf Club is located near downtown Bend and offers visitors the option of being a “member for a day” of the oldest private golf club in Bend. This course features designs from Bunny Mason and David McLay Kidd. It has also been the site of several opens, including the PNWPGA Northwest Open in the years 1996-1998 and the 2011 PNWPGA Oregon Open.
Situated within Brasada Ranch, Brasada Canyons Golf Course is an elegant and challenging eighteen-hole course that takes players on an invigorating playing journey across Brasada Ranch’s distinct canyons that feature sweeping, panoramic views of the Cascade Peaks. At Brasada Canyons, every player can use the steam rooms, complimentary carts, and private lockers. Another bonus of playing here: junior golfers play for free during the afternoon with paying adults, making it easy to turn golfing into a family outing if desired.
A Jack Nicklaus-designed course, Pronghorn Resort is a true masterpiece of golfing innovation that combines the beautiful natural elements of Bend with challenging game play that will inspire you to bring your best techniques and strategies. This eighteen-hole, par 72 course showcases details like stunning views of the Cascade Mountains, lava rock ridges that are thousands of years old, and more.
Another fantastic one of Bend Oregon golf courses is Tetherow. Ranked by Golf Digest as one of the Top 100 Courses, this ingenious course was designed by none other than David McLay Kidd. It boasts eighteen unique holes and breathtaking views, as well as a convenient location that’s about five minutes away from downtown Bend.
Wrapping up our list is The Old Back Nine, a family-friendly nine-hole course that is well-maintained and features spectacularly views. Golfers of all ages are welcomed here, with lessons available and an easy playing pace that encourages you to take it all in.
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