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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

2 07, 2018

Black Butte Ranch golf pros strong in Oregon Open Invitational

Casey King and George Mack Jr. each finish in the top 13 The golf professionals at Black Butte Ranch take pride in the way they play. And why not? It is the love of the game that got them in the golf business in the first place. And to teach golf it sure does help to be able to play the game yourself. A rare opportunity to show off their playing prowess came recently at the 2018 Oregon Open Invitational, a 54-hole showdown of the top professionals and amateurs from around the Pacific Northwest. In a loaded field of [...]

27 04, 2017

Spring tune-ups at Black Butte Ranch will help get the golf season off on right foot

Getting the golf season off on the right foot can be a tricky proposition. After a long winter, we are all itching to get out and play, but no golfer wants to start the year off by entrenching a new bad habit. The three-day spring tune-up clinics at Black Butte Ranch will help golfers on both fronts. The team of PGA professionals at Black Butte Ranch will be holding three separate clinics in May, scheduled for May 8-10, 15-17, and 22-24. Each session is comprised of three, 1.5-hour lessons and are held in a small group setting. Black Butte [...]

2 06, 2016

100 yards and In Clinic can foster dramatic improvement in short time

The golf staff at Black Butte Ranch is often asked which of our many golf clinics is the most popular. The answer is quite easy, actually. Year after year, no clinic fills up quicker than our two-day 100 Yards In Clinic, which is held from 9 a.m. to noon every weekend at Black Butte Ranch from June through August. The clinics are back again, of course. Beginning on June 4, a new 100 Yards In Clinic will tee off each Saturday, wrapping up with a final session on Sunday. The reason for the popularity is obvious when a golfer [...]