26 07, 2018

Initiatives to grow the game are beginning to show positive effect at Black Butte Ranch and beyond

Not long ago the golf industry was collectively trying to figure out a way to reconnnect the game to a younger generation that seemed to be all but ignoring it. Efforts like the PGA of America’s Golf 2.0 initiative — unveiled in 2011 — were launched at golf facilities worldwide aimed at making the game more user-friendly. Years later, that effort continues. But progress is being made. In 2017, golf welcomed a record number of first-time players by introducing 2.6 million beginners to the game, according to the National Golf Foundation’s Golf Industry Report. It was the fourth year [...]

19 07, 2018

Homeowner Guest Invitational Golf Tournament an August tradition at Black Butte Ranch

Registration is still open as Black Butte Ranch brings out all the stops If you have a friend who is a Black Butte Ranch homeowner, now is a good time to give him or her a little nudge. If you don’t have a homeowner buddy, now is the time to make one. And if you were thinking of becoming a homeowner, now might be a great time to pull the trigger. Of course, if you are already a Black Butte Ranch homeowner you probably know what the excitement is all about. One of Black Butte Ranch’s oldest and most [...]

15 07, 2018

Kick It Poolside At Black Butte This Summer

A summertime getaway to Black Butte Ranch is one of fun in the sun, lakeside lounging, horseback riding, Oregon golf, and so much more. You can make a splash with various lake activities or take it easy with self-care at our spa. There are many different fantastic opportunities for relaxation and enjoying the summer sun when you stay at the Black Butte Ranch Lodge. Sunny Season Experts There is one staple to a summer experience that Black Butte takes seriously, and that is our selection of marvelous pools. With five different pools and pool areas, there is almost a [...]

10 07, 2018

Black Butte Ranch golf courses enjoying the fruits of a relatively mild June

Big Meadow and Glaze Meadow firm and fast, while new-look maintenance crew continues to improve the courses Sometimes the warm, clear summer days can take a while to arrive in Central Oregon. Just ask Jeff Knutzen, who moved from Colorado this winter to take over as Black Butte Ranch’s superintendent. That’s not such a bad thing, especially if you’re job is to ensure that two championship golf courses are in prime condition during the peak season. And now that we’re in July, Central Oregon’s relatively mild spring is bearing fruit. “I’m still trying to get used to Oregon weather,” [...]

5 07, 2018

Pro Tip: Practicing alignment as easy as 1 … 2 … 3

Simplifying approach is key to Black Butte Ranch pro George Mack Jr.’s new Play Like In Your Dreams clinics Finding proper alignment seems like it would be so easy. After all, what could be so difficult about aligning your body in a way that gives yourself the best chance of reaching your intended target? Yet, amateur golfers often struggle with it. And even PGA Tour stars work tirelessly on keeping proper alignment. This is a key element to George Mack Jr.’s new Play Like In Your Dreams clinics, which are two-day clinics scheduled for July 23-24, Aug. 6-7, [...]

2 07, 2018

Black Butte Ranch golf pros strong in Oregon Open Invitational

Casey King and George Mack Jr. each finish in the top 13 The golf professionals at Black Butte Ranch take pride in the way they play. And why not? It is the love of the game that got them in the golf business in the first place. And to teach golf it sure does help to be able to play the game yourself. A rare opportunity to show off their playing prowess came recently at the 2018 Oregon Open Invitational, a 54-hole showdown of the top professionals and amateurs from around the Pacific Northwest. In a loaded field of [...]

2 07, 2018

Coming in July: July a time to learn at Black Butte Ranch

Great summer deals, golf schools, kids days, and more coming in the days ahead No time is quite like July. Your golf game is in full swing, Glaze Meadow and Big Meadow are perfect, and Black Butte Ranch is teeming with energy. July always bustles with the sight of families enjoying endless summer activities and friends creating a shared memory or two. Of course, July is easily one of the best times to play Glaze Meadow and Big Meadow, which are both serving up ideal conditions and some fun events. More than that, July is a time to rediscover your [...]