Central Oregon’s spring weather is about as predictable as a shoddy short game. In fact, the first week of April is typically a time of year when a golf course’s turf is just awakening from winter dormancy.

Not this year. Mere days after Glaze Meadow opened for the season, this is what its looks like:

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That is a particularly deep shade of green for the first week of April.

This writer got his first taste of Glaze Meadow for the 2015 season on a quiet midweek morning. The weather was less than ideal, to be sure. The day was the kind of spring afternoon in Central Oregon that is sometimes cloudy, sometimes breezy and alternates between pleasant and chilly.

If not for the very spring-like weather, one would barely notice that it was not already summer. At least judging by the quality of the turf. Glaze Meadow came through the winter in wonderful shape. That is not just hyperbole meant to woo a reader to play Glaze Meadow.

Glaze Meadow’s greens particularly stand out right now. While a touch slower than one would expect in the peak season, not unexpected so early in the season, the surfaces were rolling smooth and true. But don’t just take my word for it. This was the 13th green:

 

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See the uniformity of color? That is no given considering we are still a week away from taxes being due.

Credit Black Butte Ranch’s superintendent Phil Lagao and his staff, with an assist from a mild winter, for getting Glaze Meadow in such good shape so early. We’re off to a great start to the season.

Through the month of April, play Glaze Meadow for $42 and receive a free Black Butte Ranch golf cap with a paid green fee. Golfers can also also play nine holes for $27 after 2 p.m., but a cap is not included.

Book a tee time online or call 855-210-5305 or the Golf Shop at 541-595-1545.