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Written by Travis Reill

Central Oregon Golf Courses to Play

Central Oregon’s Golf Courses to Check Out

Visiting Bend, Oregon, often has many reaching for their mountain bikes or skis. Bend locals here have made dirt and snow sports a regular part of their lives. Many of these same locals and visitors are also coming to Central Oregon for the abundant “greens” found in the area – the Central Oregon golf courses.

If 18-hole golf has become a regular part of your weekends, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you are here on vacation or call Bend home, Central Oregon has more golf courses than you would think.

We compiled a list of some of the best golf courses in Bend and around Central Oregon. Most of the courses are public, and several are resort clubs—perfect if you are here on vacation. Or, stay awhile and consider joining one of the private clubs.

Central Oregon’s Public Golf Courses

Widgi Creek Golf Club

The beautiful Widgi Creek Golf Club sits just outside downtown Bend near the Deschutes River, surrounded by towering Ponderosa pine trees. Widgi Creek boasts the longest Par 5 in the country—the club’s 3rd hole—despite the overall course yardage being shorter than most. But Widgi Creek makes up for shorter holes with challenging, tree-lined fairways and some of the best greens in the area.

Address: 18707 SW Century Drive, Bend, OR 97702
Phone: 541-382-4449
Hours: Daily 6:00 AM-6:00 PM

Widgi Creek Golf Course by the river in Bend Oregon

Pronghorn Golf Club – Jack Nicklaus Signature Course

Why wouldn’t you want to play at a course inspired by golf legend Jack Nicklaus? Fantastic views of the Cascade Range and Smith Rock State Park surround the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Pronghorn. While challenging even the best golfers, this course offers something for golfers of all levels.

Address: 65600 Pronghorn Club Drive, Bend, OR 97701
Phone: 866-320-5024
Hours: Wed.-Sun. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Pronghorn Golf Club
Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Pronghorn Golf Club at Juniper Preserve


Meadow Lakes Golf Course

Crossing the meandering Crooked River four times, the Meadow Lakes course plays up to 6,783 yards. This player-friendly course is easily walkable, with nine ponds and 62 bunkers. Huge fairways and generous greens await you!

Address: 300 SW Meadow Lakes Drive, Prineville, Oregon 97754
Phone: 541-447-7113
Hours: Daily 8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Aerial shot of Meadow Lakes Golf Course in Prineville, Oregon
Meadow Lakes Golf Course | Photo by Jonathon Chandler

Crooked River Ranch Golf Course

Nestled hundreds of feet above the winding Crooked River is the Crooked River Ranch Golf Course. Take on the challenge of this course, surrounded by canyon views and a juniper forest. Take on the 5th hole as you gamble to avoid having your ball end up at the bottom of the canyon. Lodging is an option at nearby cabins.

Address: 5195 SW Clubhouse Road, Crooked River Ranch, OR 97760
Phone: 541-923-6343
Hours: Daily 9:30 AM- 4:00 PM

crooked river golf course central oregon

River’s Edge Golf Course

River’s Edge Golf Course is for professionals and amateurs alike. This challenging course offers lush fairways and all the amenities to make your golfing experience the very best possible at an affordable price. Are the greens covered in snow? No problem. Call to set up a time at its Toptracer virtual driving range.

Address: 400 Pro Shop Drive, Bend, OR 97703
Phone: 541-389-2828
Hours: Daily 7:00 AM-Dusk

The Greens at Redmond

Man-made lakes, canals, fountains and numerous sand bunkers line the 18 holes at The Greens at Redmond. Views of the Cascade Range and beautiful rock formations are sprinkled along the way as you meander the Central Oregon course. From playing as a single to being part of larger corporate events, you’ll enjoy the 18 holes of The Greens at Redmond.

Address: 2575 SW Greens Blvd., Redmond, OR 97756
Phone: 541-923-0694
Hours: Daily 7:30 AM-5:00 PM

Aspen Lakes Golf Course

Voted one of Oregon’s best golf courses, Aspen Lakes in Sisters, Oregon is a must-play. Sitting at the base of the Three Sisters, Aspen Lakes proudly boasts a spectacular course backed by awards and accolades. After 18 holes, be sure to visit the pro shop at their clubhouse. Grab a beer and dinner at Aspen Lakes’ bar and restaurant, Brand 33.

Address: 16900 Aspen Lakes Drive, Sisters, Oregon 97759
Phone: 541-549-4653
Hours: Daily 6:00 AM-8:00 PM

Aspen Lakes Golf Course Sister, Oregon
Aspen Lakes Golf Course | Sister, Oregon

Quail Run Golf Course

Off the beaten track in the forest south of Bend is Quail Run Golf Course. This championship-style course offers nearly 7,000 yards of play with manicured greens and spectacular fairways. Quail Run is a resort-style course at roughly half the price.

Address: 16725 Northridge, La Pine, OR 97739
Phone: 541-536-1303
Hours: Daily 7:30 AM-8:00 PM

Central Oregon’s Private and Resort Golf Courses

Crosswater at Sunriver Resort

Reserved for private members and resort guests, Crosswater is a top-tier course, given the distinction of being one of “America’s 100 Greatest Courses” by Golf Digest. Two rivers—the Deschutes River and Little Deschutes River—wind through the course and come into play several times each round. Hang out in the clubhouse or dine at one of Sunriver’s highly-acclaimed restaurants.

Sunriver Resort boasts three other courses. The same “resort-guest only” reservation system at Crosswater applies to the quick nine holes at Caldera Links. The Meadows and Woodlands courses offer resort guests a bit more affordable pay, and are open to the public.

Address: 17600 Canoe Camp Drive, Bend, OR 97707
Phone: 541-593-3428
Hours: Dawn-Dusk

Crosswater Golf Course Club at Sunriver Resort

Ridge Golf Course at Eagle Crest Resort

At nearly 7,000 yards, Eagle Crest’s Ridge Golf Course boasts some of the best play in Redmond, Oregon. Ridge Golf Course is known as the “driver’s dream” course, with long fairways allowing players to absolutely crush the ball. While there are options for the public to play, benefits and preferences go to resort guests and members.

Eagle Crest Resort boasts three courses in total. Along with the Ridge Golf Course, there are options to play the Par 72 Resort Course or brush up your short-game skills on the Par 63 Challenge Course. Lessons and golf passes/memberships are also available.

Address: Coopers Hawk Drive, Redmond, OR 97756
Phone: 541-923-5002
Hours: Daily 9:30 AM-9:00 PM

It is certainly best to call ahead to get up-to-date information or set up a tee time at the golf course of your choice. Prices and hours of operation can change based on the time of year, the day and even the time of day you want to play. During winter months, some courses may even be closed for the season. Check before you go. Keep it in the short grass.


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