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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:

Golf a healthy activity for juniors

School is officially out, which means Black Butte Ranch will soon be teeming with families. Why not use this summer and Black Butte Ranch’s three-day junior golf camps to get the kids going in a game that can be enjoyed for a lifetime?

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June 16, 2015  |   Share:

Black Butte Ranch pros enjoying chance to compete at Oregon Open

Black Butte Ranch professionals Tom Baker (right) and George Mack Jr. (left) warm up Tuesday before teeing off at Crosswater Club in Sunriver for the first round of the Oregon Open Invitational.

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June 11, 2015  |   Share:

Conditions update: Glaze Meadow, Big Meadow transition to summer

Those warm, sunny Central Oregon days are back, with temperatures this weekend set to reach into the 80s. Yes, summer weather appears to finally be here at Black Butte Ranch.

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June 12, 2015  |   Share:

Working on game inside 100 yards the quickest way to shave strokes

Quick answer to a simple question: What is the easiest way to drop strokes off a ballooning handicap? Answer? Here is a hint. It is not adding a few yards distance off the tee.

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June 3, 2015  |   Share: