For those of us who live and breathe golf, it doesn’t get any better than living on the edge of a lush, green fairway where you can be close to your beloved sport all the time. But not everyone can enjoy living right on the edge of a course, and that’s ok. We have the next best thing: vacationing in a luxury home with a golf course view! To make it even better, it’s a luxury golf course vacation rentals in Bend, Oregon.
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With the snow-capped Cascade Mountain as a backdrop, the historic city of Bend is located on the edge of the scenic Deschutes River. Originally a logging town, Bend is a city of contrasts, full of historic buildings and trendy 5-star restaurants, cool little boutiques and book stores, and tons of beer pubs and breweries. Oh, and there’s a dormant volcano right in a town called Pilot Butte too. If you get tired of golfing, skiing, or hiking (as if that will happen), just head to downtown Bend. A hike up to the top of Pilot Butte offers a little exercise along with panoramic views of the down and surrounding Cascades. And the Butte comes in handy as a nice directional device – you’ll never get lost!
Gorgeous Golf Courses
When you stay in one of our golf course vacation rentals in Bend, Oregon, you’ll enjoy both the spectacular mountain views and the amazingly greens and impeccable landscaping of the adjacent golf course. It’s that contrast again – the manicured, controlled, smooth green grass of the fairway against the wild, rugged snow-capped mountains.
Among the courses, our luxury vacation homes overlook are the Broken Top Club Golf Course located in West Bend and the Widgi Creek Golf Course. Widgi is one of the favorite courses in Bend with tight, tree-lined fairways and a large practice area. Broken Top, designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, is a private club with a traditional British feel.
While it’s not well known for its golf courses, Bend actually has quite a few courses that have made Golf Digest lists of the best courses to play over the years. No matter which courses you play, all have the beautiful scenery and mountain views that make Bend special. Each course offers players a little something different, but all are great for all experience levels. The Par-72 River’s Edge Golf Course is open year-round, and its 6th hole has an elevated green (with a 25-foot waterfall just for fun). And the gorgeous Pronghorn has two great courses. Both the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course and the Tom Fazio Course take full advantage of the natural landscape incorporating lava rock ridges and outcroppings, and the 8th hole of Fazio has a 45-foot canyon and exposed lava tube. Tetherow is another top-rated course with a layout designed by David McLay Kidd where golfers can enjoy spectacular views of the Broken Top and Three Sisters while playing. Sunriver Resort has two public courses as well as two private courses. Meadows, one of the public courses, was designed by John Fought, and seven of its eighteen holes run alongside the lovely Sun River. Woodlands, the second public course, was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. around lava outcroppings, ponderosa pines, and plenty of water hazards.
Golf Equipment and Carts
Of course, you can ship your own golf bag to Bend. It may be a hassle and a little pricey, but you will be able to enjoy playing on these gorgeous courses with your favorite clubs, or you can rent clubs from the course you’re playing on, or from an area store (like Bend Golf Rentals) here in town. You can even rent a golf cart and have it delivered to your luxury rental. High Desert Golf Carts has a variety of cart sizes and types to choose from. Having your own golf cart on site could be one of those little extras that will make your Bend golfing vacation the best ever.
We’re not talking about golf pros here; we’re talking about the pros of staying right on the edge of the course. You’re so close! There’s no fighting traffic to get to the course, you’re practically there! It’s just going to be a quick little drive (in your handy gold cart) to check in. And, you won’t have to get up extra early to make that first tee time to beat the crowd. And, even if you don’t have a cart, it’s still a short drive to the clubhouse from your luxury golfing rental.
It’s pretty private too. Many of our vacation homes with golf course views are in gated communities, so there’s an added level of security and privacy. And most golf courses shut down at night, so you’ll be able to enjoy that magnificent sunset and peaceful evenings on your private deck. Get the fire pit going, grab a beer or two, and do some serious relaxing. There’s no having to stare into the windows of the neighbors behind you (because there aren’t any!) or into an unkempt backyard.
You get to watch golf for free from the comfort of your rental! If you’re an avid golfer, this perk is for just for you. The rest of your family will enjoy being minutes away from historic downtown Bend or the Old Mill District with its beer pubs and bars, restaurants and shops, and the easy access to Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort and the Deschutes River for fishing and tubing fun. There are plenty of activities to keep them occupied while you’re out on the greens. And speaking of Mt. Bachelor, they do have a PDGA-listed Disc Golf course for a different golf game.
Plenty of Amenities in Our Golf Course Vacation Rentals in Bend, Oregon
When you think of homes situated around golf course, you think luxury homes, with lots of extras. Our vacation rentals in Bend, Oregon with golf course views are no different. They feature the typical amenities you’ve come to appreciate in your vacation homes, with indoor stone fireplaces (some wood burning, many are gas), AC, free Wi-Fi, stainless-steel appliances, Smart TVs, dishwashers, microwaves, walk-in showers, and the all-important coffeemaker.
Our golf course vacation rentals in Bend, Oregon also offer other luxury amenities like a hot tub or swimming pool out on your private deck or patio where you can relax in style overlooking the golf course, and fire pits so you can stargaze in comfort on those chilly nights. Inside, vaulted ceilings, gourmet kitchens, and granite countertops, with plenty of comfortable seating will have you feeling right at home.
Many of our vacation rentals in Bend, Oregon feature gas grills, soaking tubs, laundry rooms, and three-car garages. Separate office spaces offer a quiet place for the kids’ distance learning classroom or separate office space so if you really have to work, you can do it in undisturbed quiet. We even have luxury rentals in Bend, Oregon area with radiant flooring or an electric boot warming rack! That radiant floor will be pretty welcome on those chilly mornings as you get ready for an early round.
Golf Course Vacation Rentals in Bend, Oregon
Bend has enough golf courses to keep you busy while you’re here on vacation. And there are plenty of other things to do too, like hiking or mountain biking along rugged mountain trails, swooshing down snowy peaks, fishing on or rafting down the Deschutes River, or enjoying your own brew pub tour.
Whether everyone in your group loves to hit that little white ball around or not, everyone will be able to appreciate the lovely, green fairways edged by alpine forests, with the Cascade Mountains towering in the distance. For help finding the right vacation rentals in Bend, Oregon area with a golf view, give us a call today!