25 10, 2018

2018 – Big Meadow to remain open until weather no longer permits

Big Meadow to remain open until weather no longer permits Glaze Meadow is closed for the season 2018, but Big Meadow still has some golf left Late October tends to bring a certain calm to Black Butte Ranch. Yes, the sound of a golf club making flush contact with a golf ball can still be heard throughout Big Meadow, but it is often fainter and more infrequent than during the meat of the golf season. At Glaze Meadow, which is now closed for the season, the sound has disappeared altogether, producing a quiet that can only be found during [...]

18 10, 2018

Big Meadow golf shop to remain open to help you shop for you favorite golfer

Big Meadow golf shop to remain open to help you shop for you favorite golfer Black Butte Ranch golf shops loaded with gear and equipment perfect for holidays Even with the recent run of amazing Central Oregon weather, the golf season at Black Butte Ranch is bound to end sometime. But golfers never really stop thinking about the game, even once the winter weather makes it impossible to tee off. For these golfers, there can be no better gift during the holiday season than the gift of golf. But where to shop? Well, Black Butte Ranch’s Big Meadow golf [...]

10 10, 2018

A run of good weather is great news for Black Butte Ranch golfers

A run of good weather is great news for Black Butte Ranch golfers Mild fall weather this time of year adds value to the final weeks of the golf season This time of year can feel like stealing for golfers. As the fall wears on,  more and more golfers put their clubs into a winter-long hibernation. But those who stick it out are often treated to runs of mild, sunny  Central Oregon weather, better- than-par conditions, and vibrant, colorful scenery only possible when the leaves turn. Take the upcoming weekend. High temperatures are forecasted to reach the 60s — [...]

24 09, 2018

Another Oregon championship on its way to Black Butte Ranch

Another Oregon championship on its way to Black Butte Ranch Big Meadow, Glaze Meadow in great shape for 91st OGA Men’s Team Championship A visit from the Oregon Golf Association has become a bit of an annual ritual here at Black Butte Ranch. Just last year, Big Meadow was the site of the OGA’s Oregon Amateur Four-Ball Championship. A year before that, Glaze Meadow hosted the 107th Oregon Amateur Championship, the oldest and most prestigious amateur golf tournament in the state. We’re always proud to test the state’s most accomplished amateur golfers, and that will be the case again [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

27 05, 2015

The hats are back

One of the most popular traditions at Black Butte Ranch will be underway here in a few days. What is it? Well, its the annual cap special, of course. Through the month of April, a golfer can play 18 holes at Black Butte Ranch for $42. In addition, golfers will receive a free Black Butte Ranch golf cap with a paid green fee. The front of the cap displays Black Butte Ranch’s familiar logo. But this year is particularly special. The design of the hat commemorates Black Butte Ranch’s 45th anniversary — which we will be celebrating all year [...]