By this time in the summer, parents are searching high and low for fun, healthy activities for their children. Those activities are even better if they can be shared with the entire family.

With understandably tight budgets, golf can mistakenly be discarded as one of those activities. But Black Butte Ranch has always wanted to make the game accessible for families. In fact, it’s with families in mind that Black Butte Ranch was ever created.

For this reason, Black Butte Ranch offers a Family Golf Rate: Two junior golfers and two adults can play together everyday at Big Meadow after 4 p.m. for just $68 total.

“I know for my family, golf has always been a bonding experience,” said Jeff Fought, director of golf at Black Butte Ranch. “Affordability is an issue for every family. So we wanted to make sure that we made it as easy as possible for families to come out and play.”

Affordability is one thing. But why should families choose golf over so many other activities? Here aren five reasons why golf is the ideal family sport:

  1. Anybody can play golf. Whether you are a small child or a doting grandparent, big or small, man or woman, golf is a game that can be played by all. That makes golf the rare family activity that can be equally enjoyed by each family member at the same time, and because it is a game that can be played for a lifetime, it can be shared for generations.

  2. Golf takes time. When you have a family it can be difficult to find the time to play golf on your own. But when you are with your family on the golf course, the deliberate pace of the game is one of its benefits. A round of golf simply means quality time with the ones you love most.

  3. It’s tough to hit a 9-iron with an iPad in your hand. If you ever wondered how best to get the kids away from the screen and into the outdoors, golf may be your answer. Golf is an easy, healthy way to get kids active and enjoy the warmth and sunshine that summer brings us.

  4. Golf is a game of memories. Every golfer remembers their first birdie or that time you almost had a hole-in-one. By its nature, golf is a game that fosters memories in all who play. That goes double for families, who will remember their time together on the course for the rest of their lives.

  5. So many lessons to be learned. Golf is more than just a game. It requires honesty, etiquette, discipline, patience, and hard work to succeed. Of course, these are all qualities we try to develop in our kids, too. Golf can teach life lessons in ways few other games can.

Yep, golf is a wonderful game that will last you and your family a lifetimes. Oh, and it’s an awful lot of fun, too.

Book a tee time online, call 855-210-5305 or the Golf Shop at 541-595-1500.