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Does elevation really make much of a difference to your golf game?

Golfers who travel to elevation from at or near sea level to have heard it forever: adjust your yardage for the altitude. No problem, right?

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July 14, 2015  |   Share:

Golf swings are mysterious things.

It seems that everything could feel right. Then suddenly, a presumably well-struck golf ball flies uncontrollably toward towering pines that are sure to jail the next shot. The feeling can be a helpless one for a golfer, especially if he or she canno…

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July 13, 2015  |   Share:

Conditions: Courses fine-tuned while flourishing through the heat of July

A golfer might not notice it at first glance of either Big Meadow or Glaze Meadow. But through a round, one can’t help but pay attention to the subtle details that make Black Butte Ranch’s two championship golf courses so eye-catching this time of ye…

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July 6, 2015  |   Share:

Sidewalk sale among golf highlights in July

Golf is a wonderful way to celebrate the 4th of July. Make the holiday even better by getting a fresh look at the most technologically advanced equipment and grabbing some significant discounts on gear, including Black Butte Ranch logoed items.

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June 29, 2015  |   Share:

Strategy: Follow the bunkering at Black Butte Ranch

It might not always seem like it, but golf course architects do not necessarily want to punish golfers. I know. That might be a tough sell after a pure shot finds its way into a perfectly placed fairway bunker, but it’s true.

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June 25, 2015  |   Share:

Strategy: Finding a green's grain at Glaze Meadow can save shots

Maddening might be an understatement when after what you thought was a perfect putting stroke on the correct read, the ball comes up a couple of turns short, blows by the hole or moves slightly off target.

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June 23, 2015  |   Share:

Learn to "putt" from the fringe

Few decisions in golf test the mind of a golfer more than a ball just off the green. Stuck in the long grass just off the collar of the green, many players are tempted to hit a putter despite the grassy lie. Others reach for a wedge and hit a shot wi…

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June 22, 2015  |   Share:

The beauty of Glaze Meadow in bloom

The John Fought redesign of Black Butte Ranch’s Glaze Meadow, which opened in 2012, has certainly been well received. The praise comes for myriad reasons, including improved playability and better consistency throughout Glaze Meadow’s 18 holes. Th…

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June 17, 2015  |   Share: