Running Y #11Running Y Ranch Resort

Running Y Ranch Resort
5790 Coopers Hawk
Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601
Klamath County

Phone(s): (541) 850-5580
Fax: (541) 850-5581

Running Y Resort sits just across the California border, surrounded by the beauty of the Cascade Mountains. The challenging golf course was designed by Arnold Palmer and has been ranked as one of the top 100 public courses in the country as well as one of Oregon's best. When asked to pick some of his favorite designs, Running Y made the list. The golf course takes advantage of all the beauty of southern Oregon, preserving the landscape with such care that is was certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. The layout features Palmer's signature fairways that are both curvy and receptive. The front nine wraps around Klamath Lakes and plays through dense woodlands while the back nine crisscrosses through Payne Canyon. The final holes are also laced with Scottish-style mounding and a few water hazards.

Running Y Ranch Resort
4 stars out of 5 (based on 3 reviews)
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A view of the 11th hole at Running Y Ranch ResortA view of hole #11 at Running Y Ranch ResortA view of green #17 protected by sand traps at Running Y Ranch ResortA view of Arnold's favorite hole, #16 at Running Y Ranch ResortRunning Y #12: Another picturesque hole, but pay attention because club selection is everything on this downhill par three. (Dave Blackledge)Running Y #9: The inside tip is to play your tee shot to the left of the green, but be careful because eight bunkers guard this green. (Dave Blackledge)Running Y #5: The signature hole is a par three with water in play; be careful to select the right club. The elevation is 4,200 feet. (Dave Blackledge)Running Y #4: Photo from the back of the green (Dave Blackledge)Running Y #4: The bunkers at the end of the fairway can be reached. Beware of water down the right side and to the front of this beautiful par four. The green slopes towards the water. (Dave Blackledge)View of the 3rd green at Running Y Ranch ResortRunning Y #1: A long par four with ample fairway. Use aiming bunker to right of fairway for tee shot to this beautiful opener. (Dave Blackledge)

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay, Erik Larsen
  • Public/Private: Resort
  • Year opened: 1997
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Winer Rye Grass
  • Greens: Bent Grass


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

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $55 - $112
  • Weekends: $55 - $112

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Traditional and appropriate golf attire only (Men must wear shirts with collars or mock tees. Women may not wear halter-tops or bathing suit attire) (Women may not wear halter-tops or bathing suit attire).
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Palmer 72 7138 137 73.3
Yellow 72 5365 115 64.9
Green 72 6581 131 70.8
White 72 5976 127 68
White (W) 72 5976 137 73.4
Yellow (W) 72 5365 131 69.9
Red (W) 72 4847 127 67.7

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Running Y Ranch Resort
    5 stars out of 5
    by Steve
    on August 20th, 2016 16:41
    Spectacular vistas and a great, fun Arnold Palmer Course. I found it addictive and play it regularly when traveling to Southern Oregon.
    It is generous off the tee but putting is very challenging. My wife, a 12 handicap, enjoys a choice of 3 women's tee boxes.
  • Running Y Ranch Resort
    5 stars out of 5
    by Geo
    on March 25th, 2016 20:34
  • Running Y Ranch Resort
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Steve Buckelew
    on August 05th, 2015 17:28
    This is a beautiful, well designed, challenging golf course. When traveling up to Bend don't miss The Running Y. I need to get back down to play it again.
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