30 10, 2018

A look back at the 2018 golf season at Black Butte Ranch

A look back at the 2018 golf season at Black Butte Ranch This year was an eventful one with course improvements, tournaments, and more Big Meadow will remain open until at least Nov. 4, and may stay open longer as long as weather permits. Regardless, there is no denying that the golf season season is winding down to its final days. Those warm, sunny days of 2018 are behind us here in Central Oregon, leaving us time to reflect on another golf season at Black Butte Ranch. The 2018 golf season at Black Butte Ranch might be remembered most [...]

1 10, 2018

Coming in October: Black Butte Ranch’s fall rates are here again

Coming in October: Black Butte Ranch’s fall rates are here again Fall rates, late aerification, and end-of-season sales highlight October Black Butte Ranch’s golf season might be winding down, but it is hardly over. In fact, October brings average highs in the mid-60s and typically sunny skies, and the fall foliage is as its most vibrant — something you may notice as you play a round at Big Meadow or Glaze Meadow. Of course, The 2nd Annual Civil War Golf Tournament is just ahead on Oct. 7, but plenty of time remains to register. Another thing to look forward [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

20 08, 2015

Family golf nights a great way for locals to spend time with the kids

One of Black Butte Ranch’s most popular package deals every year is perhaps its simplest: the Black Butte Ranch family rate. In fact, it would be difficult to find a better bargain anywhere. After 4 p.m. every day, two adults and two children (17 and under) or three juniors and one adult can play Glaze Meadow or Big Meadow for just $60. That is less than Black Butte Ranch’s prime time rate during the summer. “Our family golf is off the charts,” says Jeff Fought, director of golf at Black Butte Ranch. “We host a lot of families every [...]