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 [...]

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. [...]

27 08, 2016

Jeff Fought takes on Scotland

We’re following Jeff Fought, our director of golf here at Black Butte Ranch, as he and a group of friends take Scotland by storm. Check back often as Jeff shares with us the joys of playing in the cradle of golf. Days 8-9 One never knows what they will find on a Scottish golf course. Yes there is history everywhere. At Nairn Golf Club, on the coast of the North Sea, there are reminders of the 1999 Walker Cup played there. And “fine old buildings” built in 1877, constructed for the salmon fishing industry, dot the landscape. That landscape [...]

15 03, 2016

Black Butte Ranch punch cards, season passes designed to appeal to Central Oregon golfers

Black Butte Ranch aims to be among Central Oregon’s greatest golf attractions. And with two award-winning golf courses in Big Meadow and Glaze Meadow — not to mention a host of amenities that include our new $11.5 million Lakeside Complex — we think we do a pretty good job. But Black Butte Ranch also wants to cater to Central Oregon residents, and that hospitality is certainly extended to our two championship golf courses. We know that Central Oregon golfers are always in search of a good deal. It stands to reason. With Central Oregon claiming five of Golfweek magazine’s [...]