Labor Day Weekend can seem so bitter sweet. In many ways it is the perfect holiday weekend at Black Butte Ranch, filled with perfect golf conditions, mild late-summer days, and an opportunity to create one last memory with the kids or grandkids before they head off to school.

On the other hand, it is a reminder that summer is short and it will soon come to a close.

At Black Butte Ranch, we like to send summer out with a bang by taking advantage of the unique place on the calendar that Labor Day occupies. We do this with the annual Labor Day Weekend tent sale at Big Meadow Golf Shop, a two-day event that celebrates the still-peak golf season while offering deals only possible when the golf season is beginning to wind down.

The Black Butte Ranch tent sale will be back at Big Meadow once again — Saturday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day — and offer some incredible deals. Merchandise will be discounted up to 70 percent percent off retail prices.

The sale will offer items from most of golf’s premier designers, and that includes Black Butte Ranch’s logoed apparel for men, women, and children. Shoes, logo golf bags, sunglasses, headwear of all kinds, drivers, putters, wedges, irons, junior golf sets, and more will all be on sale. Even much of the newest equipment that stock the shelves of the golf shop will be discounted.

Sometimes it’s all about timing to finding the right deal comes down to timing.

“Just about everything is going to be on sale, as always” said Jeff Fought, the director of golf at Black Butte Ranch. “But the fall sale is unique among our tent sales, because with the close of the golf season in sight we have to clear space in the shop to make room for next year’s latest and greatest equipment and apparel. It’s why fall always represents some of our steepest discounts, even on new equipment and apparel.”

The tent sale is an important part of a busy Labor Day Weekend at Black Butte Ranch. In addition to Black Butte Ranch’s fun, year-round activities, the Ranch will be hosting its annual Art at the Ranch Art Fair Aug. 31-Sept. 1, which means even the nongolfers in the family will enjoy the weekend at Black Butte Ranch.

Black Butte Ranch’s stay-and-play packages suit most anyone, and guests who stay in any vacation rental are eligible to purchase a $135 punch card that is good for two rounds at either Big Meadow or Glaze Meadow, cart and range balls included. And there is still time to plan a group trip at Black Butte Ranch or family reunion and take advantage of some other great specials, too.  

At $79, our regular rates are among the best in Central Oregon, too. Enjoy a $64 rate for play before 7:30 a.m. or between noon and 3 p.m., and just $49 after 3 p.m.

Can’t make it for Labor Day? Book a round of golf or bring a group of 9 or more in August and receive 25 percent off a cabin, home, or condo when you book your stay with the Black Butte Ranch rental program. With a group of nine or more, golf is just $64 per person, and the rate includes 18 holes of golf, cart, and range balls. (Offer valid after 11 a.m. on Sun or any time Mon-Wed Through Aug. 31.)  

To get started on planning your trip, call 855-253-2562.  For more information on how to create a custom group golf vacation at Black Butte Ranch, call Tobias Colvin at 541-595-1292 or email him at

For more information on the end-of-season sale, call the Golf Shop at 541-595-1545. Book a tee time online or call 855-210-5305 or the Golf Shop at 541-595-1545.