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 [...]

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 — [...]

3 10, 2018

Fall weather a boon for conditions at Black Butte Ranch

Fall weather a boon for conditions at Black Butte Ranch Mild weather has stretched the golf season and helped the maintenance staff prepare both golf courses for next season The seeds of great conditioning are almost always planted the fall before. So far the weather has cooperated with Black Butte Ranch Superintendent Jeff Knutzen and his staff, allowing the maintenance crew to get extra conditioning work in before the weather turns, setting up a graceful entrance into the offseason, and hopefully a quick start to next spring. If you haven’t been to Central Oregon recently, then you probably missed [...]

1 10, 2018

Black Butte Ranch proves worthy test for 91st OGA Men’s Team Championship

Black Butte Ranch proves worthy test for 91st OGA Men’s Team Championship The team from Riverside Golf & Country Club was the lone team to score under par in the 91st OGA Men's Team Championship. Club from Riverside G&CC OGA Men’s Team Championship Black Butte Ranch turned out to be a worthy test over the weekend for some of the top amateur golfers in the state. The team from Riverside Golf & Country Club posted the field’s  only team score under par to edge Bend Golf and Country Club and win the 91st OGA Men’s Team Championship [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 06, 2018

Pro tip: A balanced finish to your golf swing will foster consistent contact

Golfers need to think about where their swing finishes Amateur golfers — especially mid- and high-handicappers — often spend much of their focus worrying about where the ball goes. But the results of a given swing can be misleading, and  worrying too much about it can often be counterproductive. Every golfer longs for a consistent, repeatable swing that will provide good results time and time again. One thing that amateur golfers should think about with every swing is exactly where the golf swing finishes. Do you finish with your club over your shoulder and the majority of your weight [...]

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 [...]