Big Meadow at Black Butte RanchBig Meadow at Black Butte Ranch

Big Meadow at Black Butte Ranch
13020 Hawks Beard Road
Black Butte Ranch, Oregon 97759

Phone(s): (855) 253-2562, (541) 595-1500, (541) 595-1545
Fax: (541) 595-1293

Black Butte Ranch, a Central Oregon public resort, hosts two of Oregon's outstanding courses. The 18-hole, 7,002 yard, par-72, Big Meadow Course, designed by Robert Muir Graves, opened in 1972. Both courses are outstanding for scenery and golfing enjoyment. They are carved out of pine forest with seven snowcapped mountains towering above.

The Big Meadow Course is relatively easy to walk, although the back nine has more hills than the first. Sixteen holes reach into the forest. Only two holes have boundaries, and only two run parallel. Such features make one aware of the expansiveness of the great outdoors. One of the most memorable holes is #14, a 417-yard par-4. The tee is set 75 feet above the green and offers a magnificent view of Three Fingered Jack.

Big Meadow at Black Butte Ranch
4.5 stars out of 5 (based on 2 reviews)
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A view from Big Meadow at Black Butte Ranch.A view of the clubhouse from Big Meadow at Black Butte Ranch.There are two practice greens available. The photo shows the one outside the clubhouseBig Meadow at Black Butte Ranch Driving RangeBig Meadow at Black Butte Ranch #18: A fairway bunker right and water left frame this finishing hole. The green also has two bunkers guarding the right side and one left.Big Meadow at Black Butte Ranch: Hole #14 is one of the most picturesque holes on the course. A stunning view of Three Fingered Jack frames this beautiful hole.Big Meadow at Black Butte Ranch #11: Sand right, water left, and the mountain view make this hole worth a moment longer on the tee box.Big Meadow at Black Butte Ranch #9: This dogleg right has two bunkers right and trees lining both sides of the fairway. Three more bunkers surround the green.Big Meadow at Black Butte Ranch: Hole #8 is a straightaway par 3 with green side bunkers left, right and back.

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Damian Pascuzzo, Robert Muir Graves
  • Public/Private: Resort
  • Year opened: 1970
  • Golf Season: Open: 3/11 Closed: 10/30
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bent Grass
  • Greens: Bent Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - $34

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $47 - $82
  • Weekends: $47 - $82

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Blue/White 72 6327 128 70.1
White 72 6086 125 69
Black 72 7002 130 73.3
Blue 72 6538 130 70.7
White (W) 72 6086 139 74.4
White/Red 72 5738 122 67.4
White/Red (W) 72 5738 134 72.4
Red (W) 72 5485 131 71.2

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Big Meadow at Black Butte Ranch
    5 stars out of 5
    by Scott Brown
    on April 06th, 2011 13:35
    I am from Las Vegas and this was my first time playing golf at Black Butte Ranch. I was shocked at how beautiful the views were. The course was in amazing shape and the atmosphere was so relaxing. I have never played a golf course with such towering trees in my life. If I were to visualize a similar course it would have to be like playing a course in Switzerland. Big Meadow is a course that will be on my rotation for years to come. I can't wait until the Glaze Meadow Golf Course opens in 2012. The Director of Golf was nice enough to give me a personal tour of the project and it looks amazing! I rate the service 10 out of 10. It is super laid back and the staff is super friendly. VERDICT: Black Butte Ranch is a MUST PLAY
  • Big Meadow at Black Butte Ranch
    4 stars out of 5
    by Mike Lundell
    on April 19th, 2010 19:25
    For early in the season the course was in very good shape. The staff could not have been more friendly and the scenery was breathtaking. Challenging bunkers make it unforgetable.
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