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Big Meadow's 13th green ready for golfers

Big Meadow is finally back to being whole. The 13th green, which was reseeded earlier this year to repair damaged turf from last season, opened to golfers on Wednesday for the first time this year.

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May 21, 2015  |   Share:

Golf's impact important to Oregon and Black Butte Ranch

Since Black Butte Ranch first opened 45 years ago, golf has been a crucial component to its development as a resort. And the Ranch is far from alone. One needs only to take a golf trip to Black Butte Ranch, enjoy Big Meadow and Glaze Meadow, and t…

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May 19, 2015  |   Share:

Glaze Meadow greens getting better with age

Maintaining Black Butte Ranch’s greens can be a delicate dance for a superintendent. Putting surfaces that roll too slowly can frustrate golfers. But set the greens too fast and two putts easily become four, especially for average players.

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May 18, 2015  |   Share:

Demo days the best way to shop for golf equipment

Remember when Rodney Dangerfield’s character in “Caddyshack” lugged a giant golf bag around loaded with what represented the most advanced golf equipment anyone could imagine? We are all still waiting for a driver that dispenses ice-cold beer, of …

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May 7, 2015  |   Share:

Golf the perfect family sport

Ask any expert on golf and inevitably he or she will say the game needs to better attract every member of the family. It seems every organization involved with golf — from the PGA of America to major media outlets and golf course architects — is l…

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May 4, 2015  |   Share:

New rates and more coming in May

May is near, which means the heart of the golf season is about to begin. Yes, May is a prime month for golfers here at Black Butte Ranch. In fact, some of the best rates of the season at Black Butte Ranch will be offered in May.

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April 29, 2015  |   Share:

Big Meadow set to reopen for the season

Big Meadow is back … again. After a weeks-long hiatus that allowed Black Butte Ranch’s maintenance staff to perform some much-needed work, Big Meadow is ready to challenge golfers for the rest of the golf season. What’s changed in the nearly three…

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April 22, 2015  |   Share:

Three girls offer glimpse of the future

AriAnne Griffy is good with a putter. Emma Horner’s iron game is sharp. Cylie Lagao loves her driver. All three inseparable friends, each a 13-year-old girl from Sisters, have built an undeniable love of golf. And they have done it together.

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April 21, 2015  |   Share: