30 05, 2018

Black Butte Ranch’s new superintendent has courses rounding into peak condition

Jeff Knutzen has been getting a crash-course in turf management at Black Butte Ranch since arriving earlier this year as the new superintendent at both Big Meadow and Glaze Meadow. “I’ve been running around like crazy,” said Knutzen, a 42-year-old veteran superintendent who is in his first season at Black Butte Ranch. The learning curve for Knutzen is hardly steep. After earning his degree in turf management from Oregon State University, interning at Bend Golf and Country Club, and then spending the bulk of his career in the Denver area — which has a High Desert climate not unlike [...]

23 05, 2018

Nice weather and great rates make this a spring to remember

Weather cooperating with Black Butte Ranch golfers The famously warm days and blue skies that have made Black Butte Ranch one of Central Oregon’s most popular escapes sometimes have to wait. Not this year. So far the spring of 2018 has been a kind one to Black Butte Ranch, particularly the last few weeks when the warm glow of the Central Oregon sun has been a consistent visitor. In fact, 70 degrees and sunny have been the norm so far this May, and the relatively warm stretch is forecasted to last well into next week, just in time for [...]

23 05, 2018

Black Butte Ranch’s demo days present a golden opportunity

Deep discounts at Big Meadow on some of golf’s most popular brands of apparel and equipment For those who frequent the fairways of Black Butte Ranch, there may be no better weekend than Memorial Day. The weather has turned, the golf courses are entering peak condition, and the rates are fantastic. For many, though, the favorite draw of Memorial Day is Black Butte Ranch’s Memorial Day Demo Day & Tent Sale, the highlight golf event of the weekend and unquestionably one of the most popular events of the year. Set for Big Meadow on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, [...]

15 05, 2018

A Black Butte Ranch Family Reunion

Family time can be tough to come by. Whether it is because of members moving away to far away places, time restraints, the weight of obligations and responsibilities in life or at work, or whatever else may be taking place, it can be a task trying to get everyone in one spot. Here at Black Butte Ranch, we know how difficult it can be and would love to host your family for a reunion they will never forget. Grab the suitcases and pack up the kids for a family reunion at Black Butte Ranch lodge and make memories with [...]

14 05, 2018

Jeff Fought – Ireland Trip

Two years after taking on Scotland, Jeff Fought, our director of golf here at Black Butte Ranch, is on the road once again. This time Jeff is in Ireland, and we’re following along. Check back often as Jeff shares with us the joys of exploring golf on The Emerald Isle. Day 5-11 What a whirlwind this trip has been. Our final round — the 11th in 11 days — brought us to Royal Dublin Golf Club. Founded in 1894, the course’s current design is by the legendary Harry Colt. Few courses in Ireland have a greater championship pedigree, a [...]

7 05, 2018

Jeff Fought in Ireland, Day 2-4

Two years after taking on Scotland, Jeff Fought, our director of golf here at Black Butte Ranch, is on the road once again. This time Jeff is in Ireland, and we’re following along. Check back often as Jeff shares with us the joys of exploring golf on The Emerald Isle. Day 2-4: Waterville Golf Links and Tralee Golf Club You know it has been an incredible few days when you get a chance to play a favorite of Payne Stewart and an Arnold Palmer-designed course that The King considered one of his best. Waterville Golf Links and Tralee Golf [...]

1 05, 2018

As courses round into peak season shape, May ushers in the golf season

After months of typically on-again, off-again Central Oregon weather, the warm, sunny weather that has made Black Butte Ranch a favorite for generations of golfers is finally here. And just in time for May, when things really start getting heated up at Black Butte Ranch. Early spring golfers have already gotten their first taste of the season at Big Meadow and Glaze Meadow, both of which have come out of winter in fantastic shape. Big Meadow is open throughout the month. And after golfers got a sneak preview over the last weekend of April, Glaze Meadow is scheduled to [...]