Brasada Canyons

Jacobsen & Hardy made an extraordinary site, sprawling the network of canyons.
16986 SW Brasada Ranch Rd., Powell Butte, OR 97753


Jacobsen Hardy made the most of an extraordinary site, routing 18 holes at Brasada Canyons in, across and along the edges of a sprawling network of canyons. This sort of elevation affords golfers long, panoramic views of the snow-capped Cascades. Man-made items tend to get dwarfed here, but the 80-foot-high wooden golf cart trestle which delivers players back to the clubhouse and serves as backdrop to the par-5 finishing hole more than holds its own.

"There is so much to see during a round at Brasada Canyons, it is such a feast for the eyes, that we had to make some strategic decisions about when to create visual drama and when to simply get out of the way", said Peter Jacobsen, a partner with Jim Hardy in Houston-based Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design ( The creative part of our design here was mainly a matter of routing. There are three basic types of holes at Brasada: those that play in the canyons themselves; those that play along their edges at elevation; and those that play off the edges, either into the canyons below or across them to another edge."

Architect: Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy