Black Butte Extravaganza highlights busy May at Black Butte Ranch

 Free Mother’s Day Golf, great rates, spring tune-ups also on tap

By now you have dusted off that old set of clubs, cleaned those golf shoes, and draped yourself in that faded golf shirt for the first round of the year. Already you have decided what equipment and gear needs to be replaced and what can last at least one more golf season.

Making the process easy and affordable is exactly why Black Butte Ranch hosts its annual Memorial Day Extravaganza. Scheduled for May 27 and 28, the Extravaganza includes the Big Meadow Demo Day & Tent Sale, the marquee event during what will be a busy May at Black Butte Ranch.

Manufacturers such as Ping, TaylorMade, Cobra, and Bridgestone Golf will all be stationed on the driving range of Big Meadow on Saturday, May 27, for any and all to come and test out each company’s latest and great equipment. Apparel companies will also be on hand to show off their wares.

“The Demo Day and Tent Sale is one of our most popular events, and for good reason,” aid Jeff Fought, Black Butte Ranch’s director of golf. “It’s not every day that golfers get to try out all the new equipment in such a fun, low-pressure environment, even if you have not intention of buying. And if you are in the market for new equipment, there is no better way to shop with all the latest and greatest products on hand for all to try out.”

As for bargains will be found at the Tent Sale. Much of the clubs, balls, and Black Butte Ranch logo apparel that has been stocking the golf shop shelves at Big Meadow and Glaze Meadow will be offered at well below retail.

The demo day will be held on Saturday, May 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tent sale will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Everyone is welcome and admission is free. It’s a fun way to tee off the summer golf season.

Black Butte Ranch has even more to offer in May:

  • Our spring rates make May one of the best times of the season to play. On Sundays through Thursdays after 10 a.m. through June 15, play 18 holes at Big Meadow or Glaze Meadow for just $49. Play 18 with a cart for $59, and play unlimited golf with a cart for just $69.

Black Butte Ranch’s regular rates through May 18 is $54 at either Big Meadow or Glaze Meadow. After 1 p.m. that rate drops to $49. Golfers with a bit less time on their hands can play nine holes after 2 p.m. for $29. On May 19, our shoulder season rates begin: $69 in prime time, $59 after 1 p.m., and $39 for nine holes after 3 p.m.

  • Our spring stay-and-play package will continue through May 25. Our shoulder season packages begin at $99 per guest, per night, and one round of golf is included with each night stayed. Add $45 per person, per night for unlimited golf at both golf courses.

  • The first golf clinic of the season tee off in May. Designed help a golfer sharpen his or her skills for the season, Black Butte Ranch’s staff of PGA professionals will launch its annual spring tune-up program (May 8-10, May 15-17, and May 22-24). For $120, students spend three days in small groups with our pros going over the fundamentals of the game, including chipping, putting, full swing and bunker play.

  • Mothers play free at Black Butte Ranch on Mother’s Day, which falls on Sunday, May 14, this year. Mothers are only asked to call ahead and make a tee time. Pair the round with a special meal at the Lodge Restaurant to make Mother’s Day even better. And moms receive 20 percent off any spa treatments.

  • Looking for ways to avoid injury or to get in better golf shape this season? Therapeutic Associates and the Sisters Athletic Club will be hosting a free Golf Performance Clinic on Wednesday, May 10. Email to register or for more information.

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 Black Butte Ranch’s golf schools, clinics and camps. Book a tee time online, call 855-210-5305 or the Golf Shop at 541-595-1500.