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.

Black Butte Ranch’s annual demo day and sidewalk sale — the headlining golf event in what should be a spectacular July at Black Butte Ranch — is a rare opportunity for golfers to get their hands on the very best equipment.

The demo day will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, at Big Meadow. The demo days are relatively small, with TaylorMade and Adams showing off their wares on Friday and Cobra taking center stage on Saturday.

The modest (by design) lineup of manufacturers comes with advantages. Not the least of which is a more intimate setting for golfers to put the equipment through its paces.

“I think it more personable, for sure,” says Jeff Fought, director of golf at Black Butte Ranch.  “It is an opportunity for golfers to try all the latest and greatest.”

The sidewalk sale — which features discounts of between 30 percent and 60 percent off merchandise, logo wear, clubs, shoes and accessories — will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The sale will offer items from most of golf’s premier designers, such as Nike and Puma. And that includes Black Butte Ranch’s logoed wear. Adidas will also be on hand selling their newest gear for as much as 30 percent off.

The demo days will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The tent sale will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

For more information call the Golf Shop at 541-595-1545.


MORE IN JULY

  • Black Butte Ranch is kicking off its first three-day ladies-only golf school (dates June 30-July 2, July 7-9, July 14-16 and July 21-23). Designed for women of all abilities, the clinic is designed to be productive sessions that are non-intimidating no matter the skill level. Also for ladies, Black Butte Ranch will hold a Ladies 9 & Wine event on Thursday, July 9. The tournaments are specially formatted nine-hole ladies event at Big Meadow. The tournament tees off at 3 p.m. Cost is $40 per golfer ($20 for annual passholders) and includes nine holes of golf, one glass of wine, cheese tray or light hor d’oeuvres. To sign up download the registration form, call 541-595-1500 or stop by the Big Meadow pro shop.


  • The two-day 100-yards-and-in clinic (July 4-5, July 11-12, July 18-19, July 25-26) continue through July. The clinic focuses on solely on the short game, which is the quickest way to shave strokes.


  • Every Thursday through Aug. 20, Glaze Meadow’s practice putting green will host the Junior Putting Challenge. The fun events begin at 12:30 p.m. 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 sandwich. Coolest of all is that after the event families of four (two adults and two children age 17 or younger) can play Glaze Meadow for $60. To sign up, call 541-595-1500 or stop by the Big Meadow golf shop.


  • Also for junior golfers, our popular three-day junior golf camps (June 29-July 1, July 6-8, July 13-15, July 20-22, July 27-29) are a great place for kids to sharpen their skills. The Ranch tailors instruction to the age and abilities of each student, with a 1½-hour program for kids age 6 to 9 and a 2½-hour program for kids age 10 to 17. Each class size is limited to 15 golfers, which allows for plenty of attention from Black Butte Ranch’s staff of golf professionals.


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

For more information on how to take a lesson from any of our Black Butte Ranch instructors, visit our lessons page or call 541-595-1294 to sign up. The link also includes a calendar of all of Black Butte Ranch’s golf schools, clinics and camps.