31 03, 2016

Wonderful weather, annual hat special on deck at Black Butte Ranch

  The view Wednesday morning from Big Meadow could not have been better. Black Butte Ranch will begin one of its best deals of the season on Friday, and boy, it could not have come at a better time. Through the month of April, a golfer can play unlimited golf at Black Butte Ranch for $44 (cart is an additional $10 per person). In addition, golfers will receive a free Black Butte Ranch golf cap with a paid green fee. Better than an excellent bargain, the warm, dry Central Oregon sun will make its first real appearance of the [...]

28 03, 2016

Central Oregon Shootout’s appeal is in part its team format

Golf tournaments played in formats that utilize team play are considered a tool by some that can help grow the game of golf. It stands to reason. Golf played with the help of a partner is often far more relaxing and fun. Something about knowing that the pressure of each shot can be shared with a friend helps put a golfer at ease. Black Butte Ranch has seen first hand the power of competing with a partner over the last 14 years with the Central Oregon Shootout. The tournament has grown from small, local tournament to the second-largest annual [...]

15 03, 2016

Black Butte Ranch punch cards, season passes designed to appeal to Central Oregon golfers

Black Butte Ranch aims to be among Central Oregon’s greatest golf attractions. And with two award-winning golf courses in Big Meadow and Glaze Meadow — not to mention a host of amenities that include our new $11.5 million Lakeside Complex — we think we do a pretty good job. But Black Butte Ranch also wants to cater to Central Oregon residents, and that hospitality is certainly extended to our two championship golf courses. We know that Central Oregon golfers are always in search of a good deal. It stands to reason. With Central Oregon claiming five of Golfweek magazine’s [...]

3 03, 2016

Big Meadow emerging from winter in fine shape

With all the mild weather of late the feeling that golf was near would have been impossible to ignore. Well, come Friday it will be more than just a feeling. The golf season at Black Butte Ranch will officially tee off on Friday, March 4, with the first nine holes opening at Big Meadow. Next week, all 18 holes will be open for golfers. For those of us who have been itching to shake the winter golf blues, such news could not have come any sooner. After all, a golfer can only take so many “ghost” swings in front [...]