So many of us are drawn to the game by our fathers. It seems every golfer has a story from when we were were kids of of those times when our dad would took us to the golf course to let us in one of his great passions.


Even then those moments felt special, though most of us were too young to know why. Nothing is quite like sharing that time with Dad. Those carefree days bonded us forever with through a game both of us can share for a lifetime.


With this spirit in mind, Black Butte Ranch began a tradition of our own: The Father’s Day Classic. The tournament is back again at Glaze Meadow, scheduled for Saturday, June 18, on Father’s Day Weekend. The first of three Black Butte Ranch signature golf events. The Father’s Day Classic is perhaps the most special, bringing back that carefree feeling for that special dad and their son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, stepson, stepdaughter, nephew, or son-in-law.


The two-person best-ball tournament (and played without official handicaps) — the highlight of what will be a loaded June at Black Butte Ranch — is quickly becoming one of our favorite of all of Black Butte Ranch’s tournaments. And the field is filling fast.


“Father’s Day is a special time at Black Butte Ranch,” says Jeff Fought, director of golf at Black Butte Ranch. “It is through our dads that we fell in love with golf, and I think this tournament captures that feeling perfectly.”


The tournament begins with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun. Cost is $250 per team (discounts for Black Butte Ranch annual passholders and homeowners do apply), and includes a coffee bar breakfast and an awards barbecue luncheon after the tournament. Prizes in both gross and net divisions.


Register online or for more information, call Group Sales Manager Ryan Dunning at 541-595-1500 or email him at GolfGroups(at)BlackButteRanch.com.

MORE IN JUNE

  • The 107th Oregon Amateur Championship will tee off at Glaze Meadow on June 20 and run through June 25. This is the first time Black Butte Ranch has ever hosted the prestigious event, the longest running golf tournament in Oregon, and only the third time it has ever been played in Central Oregon. Tee times at Glaze Meadow will be limited during the tournament, but Big Meadow will be open as usual.

  • Black Butte Ranch will hold its very first-ever Vino Thursday event event on Thursday, June 16, from 5-7 p.m. The event, held on the Big Meadow driving range, is a great way to meet up with friends, enjoy a great glass of wine, meet Black Butte Ranch’s golf professionals, and learn more about our golf programs and events for the season. And enter the putting skills challenge for a chance to win a BBR gift certificate. To sign up, call 541-595-1500 or stop by the Big Meadow pro shop.

  • The first Couples Hit & Giggle event will tee off on Sunday, June 12, at Big Meadow. Designed to be noncompetitive and welcoming to golfers of all skill levels, the Hit & Giggle tournaments are low-pressure events meant to be fun and social for couples. Shotgun start at 3 p.m. Cost is $99 per couple ($59 for annual pass holders), and includes nine holes of golf, glass of wine or beer, and a selection from a five-item menu. To sign up, call 541-595-1500 or stop by the Big Meadow golf shop.

  • Beginning June 30, and held every Thursday thereafter through Aug. 25, Glaze Meadow’s practice putting green will host the Junior Putting Challenge. The fun events will begin at 3:30 p.m. every Thursday and include divisions for youngsters age 6- to 9-years-old (nine holes), 10-14 years old (18 holes) and 15-17 years old (18 holes). Cost is just $5 and includes golf balls and an ice cream. To sign up, call 541-595-1500 or stop by the Big Meadow golf shop.