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13 09, 2018

Work soon underway on $1.3 million irrigation system for Big Meadow

Work soon underway on $1.3 million irrigation system for Big Meadow Project begins in October, and marks significant improvement for Black Butte Ranch Big Meadow is about to be upgraded in a way that will keep Black Butte Ranch’s nearly 50-year-old championship golf course in prime condition for years to come. Beginning in October and lasting until spring 2019, Black Butte Ranch be undertaking the work of completely replacing its irrigation system. The $1.3 million project is an extensive one. It calls for the full replacement of the main lines, lateral lines, and sprinkler heads throughout the entire golf [...]

8 09, 2018

Pro tip: Lag putting on downhill putts comes down to adjusting your target

Pro tip: Lag putting on downhill putts comes down to adjusting your target https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHWa7ZW1PSM Black Butte Ranch pro Dan McCleery says by envisioning a hole closer than in reality, you set yourself up for a 2-putt Few frustrations in golf linger longer than failing to convert par after hitting a green in regulation with a quality shot. Yet, when an amateur golfer is faced with quick greens or a downhill putt — or even more dreaded, a downhill putt on fast greens — so often they make a mistake by being far too aggressive on their first putt. [...]

31 08, 2018

Coming in September: Labor Day sale, golf tournaments and more in store for Black Butte Ranch

Coming in September: Labor Day sale, golf tournaments and more in store for Black Butte Ranch September and October often the best time of year for Central Oregon golfers September is no time to give up on the Central Oregon golf season. In fact, it’s after Labor Day when the best golf of the year is often played at Black Butte Ranch. The Central Oregon weather is typically both sunny and mild, the summer crowds are memories, and both Big Meadow and Glaze Meadow will remain in peak condition for the weeks to come. More than that, September is [...]

24 08, 2018

Golf season at Black Butte Ranch just getting warmed up

Golf season at Black Butte Ranch just getting warmed up For many golfers in Central Oregon, the best time of year for golf is just beginning Ask a Central Oregonian when his or her favorite time to play a round of golf and the answer is nearly unanimous. Sure as a tap-in for par, a local will tell you it is the late summer and early fall. A visit to Black Butte Ranch between late August through the middle of October often reveals why. The average high temperature at Black Butte Ranch remains at 70 degrees or above through [...]

16 08, 2018

Pro Tip: Hitting a lob shot comes down to a few simple steps

Hitting a lob shot comes down to a few simple steps https://youtu.be/bhEHF7Ivc-4 Black Butte Ranch pro shares secret to hitting a lofted pitch shot that will save you strokes As amateurs, we can waste so many shots around the green. We tend to chunk our chips, or hit a little pitch thin. And so few of us can put enough backspin on a ball to keep it from rolling well past an intended target. Amateurs also tend to fear hitting a lofted pitch shot — better known as the lob shot — even when a high-arching shot that lands [...]

11 08, 2018

Final push of the season has courses in prime shape

Final push of the season has courses in prime shape Black Butte Ranch golf courses hitting peak condition at just the right time Warm, sunny August days are the stuff of dreams for Central Oregon golfers, and because of this there are few more important times on the calendar for a golf course superintendent. As the calendar turns to August, Big Meadow and Glaze Meadow are in ideal condition. The greens are firm and true. The emerald green fairways are inviting. And with the Homeowner Guest Invitational Golf Tournament coming up, Aug. 24-26, superintendent Jeff Knutzen and his course [...]

6 08, 2018

With tent sale and other events, Black Butte Ranch is the place to be for Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend can seem so bitter sweet. In many ways it is the perfect holiday weekend at Black Butte Ranch, filled with perfect golf conditions, mild late-summer days, and an opportunity to create one last memory with the kids or grandkids before they head off to school. On the other hand, it is a reminder that summer is short and it will soon come to a close. At Black Butte Ranch, we like to send summer out with a bang by taking advantage of the unique place on the calendar that Labor Day occupies. We do this with [...]

1 08, 2018

Coming in August: Great weather, fantastic rates, and a favorite event in store at Black Butte Ranch

Coming in August: Great weather, fantastic rates, and a favorite event in store at Black Butte Ranch Nothing beats August at Black Butte Ranch Forget about the dog days of summer — August is just about the perfect time to come and play at Black Butte Ranch.   With average highs around 84 degrees and cloudless High Desert skies on tap for the entire month of August, there are still so many opportunities to make an everlasting memory here at Black Butte Ranch. To celebrate the last full month of summer, Black Butte Ranch is offering a special rate. [...]

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 [...]

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