Big Meadow at Black Butte Ranch ClubhouseBig Meadow at Black Butte Ranch

Big Meadow at Black Butte Ranch
PO Box 8000,12930 Hawks Beard
Black Butte Ranch,
OR 97759-8000

Phone(s): (541) 595-1252, 1 (866) 901-2961
Website: www.blackbutteranch.com


Black Butte Ranch, a Central Oregon public resort, hosts two of Oregon's outstanding courses. The 18-hole, 6,850-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
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The Big Meadow pro shop provides a good selection on golf equipment and course apparel.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: 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

Facilities

  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

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

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
White (M) 6086 72 118 68.3
Blue 6538 72 123 70.2
Black 7002 72 125 71.6
Red 5485 72 126 70.1
White (W) 6086 72 133 73.8

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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