Playing a round of golf in Bend, Oregon comes with an abundance of spectacular views from the breathtaking Cascade mountains to panoramic high-desert landscapes. You’ll also have access to plenty of sunshine, great weather for year-round opportunities to take a swing, and an impressive variety of courses to choose from.
With over two dozen beautifully maintained, designed, and diverse public and private golf courses in Bend and the surrounding Central Oregon area, it’s no wonder we’re known as a bonafide golf destination that’s been dubbed “the Palm Springs of the North.”
Whether you’re picking up a club for the first time or a well-seasoned player, a wide variety of hazards, designs, tees, and greens will keep your game as challenging or straightforward as you want.
Want to play some of the locals’ favorite courses? Check out Widgi Creek — voted Bend’s Favorite Course by The Source seven out of the last eight years. Located just off Century Drive, surround yourself with Ponderosa Pines, generous fairways, and winding greens that demand accuracy. River’s Edge runs along the Deschutes River and is located right in the middle of town. And this course will test your game with elevated greens and diverse obstacles. Fore!
Or, why not play a round out of town. Enjoy the heart-stopping panoramas of the snow-capped Cascades from the tees and greens of the Peter Jacobsen/Jim Hardy design at Brasada Canyons. Craggy lava rock and ancient junipers present challenging obstacles at Pronghorn Resort’s Jack Nicklaus Course. At David McLay Kidd’s Tetherow, enjoy a links-style course amid stunning views of Bend’s icons: Mt Bachelor, Broken Top, and the Three Sisters.
Because of our primarily dry, sunny climate, you can often play golf all year long. While warm summer months attract the most people, spring and fall can bring not only good weather and temps in the 70s, but fewer crowds on the course.