Surrounded by all the best courses



Golf has emerged as a major Central Oregon attraction, drawing visitors and new residents alike and is one of the reasons Bend real estate is appealing. We have compiled a directory listing public and private courses in the area, ranging from a nine-hole par 3 to championship courses that have hosted the Jeld-Wen Tradition, Ghost Tree Invitational and the Pacific Amateur Golf Classic. There are private courses associated with gated communities and upscale resorts plus a wide selection of municipal, commercial and resort courses open to the public. Many of the latter also offer memberships that confer club privileges or reduced fees, or special packages for resort guests. What they have in common is some of the most spectacular scenery in Central Oregon, which is to say some of the most spectacular on the globe, plus great weather for most of the year.

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River's Edge

Golf in Bend, Oregon offers a unique playing experience. At the River’s Edge course this experience is fostered by the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape that acts as an inspiring boost to the challenging nature of the course, pushing players to improve their game while simultaneously soaking in some of the most magnificent facets Bend, Oregon golf courses have to offer. Play golf in Bend at one of the area’s finest Bend Golf Courses — River’s Edge! Our golf course has 18 challenging holes to test your golf skill level. Offering some of the best golf vacations in Central Oregon and honored to be on Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” list, we’re open year round and in the heart of Bend, conveniently located off Highway 97 behind the Riverhouse Hotel. Make your way to Bend to see why we’re one of Bend Oregon’s best golf resorts!

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Old Back Nine

Located in Central Oregon, and situated between mature pines in the Mountain High neighborhood of Bend, our expertly maintained course is fun for all skill levels from expert to new and junior golfers. We offer 9 holes of golf with exceptional views and a course play time that is conducive to the active lifestyle of Central Oregon residents and visitor alike. Ski in the morning then play 9. Play 9 followed by a river float. That’s how it’s done. Upon entering our comfortable Clubhouse, you will be greeted by courteous and knowledgeable staff. Next to the Clubhouse you’ll enjoy a practice green and picnic tables, while inside you’ll find a variety of snacks, beverages, and golf merchandise. The Oregon Golf Association rated our course in June 2015, allowing golfers with a handicap index the ability to post their Old Back Nine scores. Yamaha power carts are on hand and ready to go. And for those that prefer them, Bagboy walking carts are also available. Looking for a unique location to create a special event on the links with stunning views as your backdrop? Allow us to help you customize the occasion, optimizing the fun factor to create fond memories, with or without a golf component. The Central Oregon golf experience is right here, you just can’t beat the Old Back Nine.

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Bend Golf Club
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Bend Golf Club

Our Chandler Egan-designed golf course is the centerpiece of the BGC experience and we’re proud of what it’s become. Since 1925, our 18-hole, 7,000-yard layout has offered the ideal blend of walkability and natural contours. Expert players and high handicappers alike love the exceptionally smooth greens and seeing their shots framed by towering Ponderosa pines. In 2015, Golf Course Architect Dan Hixson oversaw the removal of more than 200 trees from the course to improve both playability and turf health. No homes are located on the course’s interior, enhancing the tranquil setting. A practice range right next to the clubhouse and nearby short-game area, along with a 280-yard practice hole, make it as easy to work on your game as it is to jump out for a quick nine after work. We have very few outside events in order to keep the course available to members.

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Awbrey Glen
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Awbrey Glen Golf Club

At the very heart of the Awbrey Glen experience is the magnificent 18-hole championship Bunny Mason designed golf course. Playing from just under 5400 yards to over 7000 yards from the tips, each memorable hole offers you enough difficulty to be challenging without being unfair or relying on gimmicks. Soaring views, numerous lakes and spectacular rock outcroppings gives you the kind of beauty and uniqueness available only in Central Oregon. One round at Awbrey Glen will convince you this is the course you will want to play time-and-time-again. Augmenting this challenging and visually stunning golf track is Awbrey Glen's practice center, which we call the Golf Learning Center, the finest in the Northwest. It features a double-ended driving range with Central Oregon's only 5-hole par 3 course. This facility, open year round, is perfect for all ages, but particularly for families and young golfers. The Loop Course does not require tee times and is available to all who want the perfect place to hone their golf skills.

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Widgi Creek
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Widgi Creek

It isn’t enough that we think Widgi Creek offers some of the best golf in a region saturated with excellent and well-reviewed golf courses. What matters is that the people who play Widgi Creek feel the same way. That’s why we’re proud that Widgi Creek was named “”Favorite Golf Course”” by the readers of the Bend Bulletin in 2006. What’s more, readers of The Source, Bend’s free weekly newspaper, have voted Widgi Creek their favorite golf course seven of the last eight years. Golf Digest rates us annually among its “”Best Places to Play,”” and in 1995 the course was named among the best “”new courses”” of the year.

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Lost Tracks Golf Course
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Lost Tracks Golf Club

Lost Tracks Golf Club is one of the premier Public Golf Courses in Central Oregon, and with that comes a great area for locals and visitors alike to practice and improve your golf game. With a 13,000 square foot Practice Tee the driving range is always available to work on your full-swing Grass Tees YEAR-ROUND (NO injury provoking mats used here). Two expansive putting and chipping greens: A great area to hone the all-important short game Director of Instruction, Kyle Weeks, is always available for lessons.

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Tetherow Golf Course
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Recently voted a Top 10 course in Oregon by Golf Digest, Tetherow boasts an 18-hole championship semi-private course with a distinctive layout by David McLay Kidd – the award-winning architect of Bandon Dunes and Castle Course in Scotland. Come check Tetherow off of your bucket list!

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Pronghorn Golf Course
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Pronghorn Resort

At Pronghorn, we take inspiration from everything that brought us to Bend, Oregon. Luxury homes, golf courses, and recreational amenities are designed not only to offer spectacular views of the high desert landscape – but to extend an invitation to get out and explore it all. Surrounded by Instagram-worthy views of the Cascade Mountains, both nationally acclaimed Pronghorn courses have emerged as a bucket-list destination for golfers of all levels. Our two masterfully designed, world-class golf courses are positioned in a single, breathtaking environment. The award-winning course design, relentlessly sunny weather and natural beauty of Bend transform every round into an experience to boast about.

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