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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:

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:

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:

Father-Son Tournament among highlights of busy June at Black Butte Ranch

Golf has for generations provided a bonding experience passed from father to son to become an essential fabric to families of golfers. Two years ago, Black Butte Ranch created a way to celebrate this bond by sparking a new tradition: the Father-Son C…

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May 28, 2015  |   Share:

Practice putting with purpose by using two easy drills

Nothing is more frustrating when enjoying a round at Black Butte Ranch than missing an easy putt, turning a par into bogey, a bogey into a double bogey or worse. Yet many golfers do not spend nearly as much time as they should practicing their put…

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May 26, 2015  |   Share:

Finding the best bargain takes strategy

A secret this is not: the best deals on golf equipment often come during demo days and tent sales such as the one on Saturday and Sunday at Black Butte Ranch.

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May 21, 2015  |   Share:

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