Sunriver Resort Honored as a Top Family Golf Destination


When looking for the best destination for a family golf trip, which would you rather leaf through in the lobby while your spouse checks in:

  • A 10-page recreation guide that includes horseback riding, cycling, hiking, arts & crafts, tennis, ropes courses, whitewater rafting, swimming and more.


  • A 567-word dress code?

The former is what you’ll find at Sunriver Resort in Central Oregon and a reason Golf Digest named Sunriver Resort a Top 10 Destination for a Family Golf Trip. The latter? That’s at some other stuffy resort out that ranks a casino as a highlight, requires men to wear sport coats to dinner and suggests “bonnets are always in style for the ladies.”

Seriously? Doesn’t sound too family-friendly to me.

At Sunriver, the formalities can be thrown out the window. We know it’s easier for you to wear your swimsuit to breakfast when you have a whitewater trip down the Big Eddy Thriller at 10 a.m. We know you might need to wear your hat to lunch to protect your eyes from the sun out on the patio that overlooks the Meadows golf course. And we know a true family vacation sometimes means you didn’t pack any collared shirts because you want to buy a new one in the golf shop before your round.

Meadows Putting Course

Resort accommodations include 211 Lodge Village guest-rooms and suites complete with wood-burning fireplaces and private decks and more than 300 vacation homes and condominiums, ideal for families and larger parties. River Lodges (33 total) are elegant and spacious rooms along the Sun River between the Sunriver Lodge and the Great Hall Conference Center.

Interior of a River Lodge in Sunriver, Oregon

Golf Digest has named Sunriver Resort one of its Top 10 Destinations for a Family Golf Trip, in part, because there’s so much to do off the course. Sunriver has been bringing generations together for generations with a multitude of fun family activities from sunrise to sunset. And golf is just part of the fun. With 63 holes of world-class golf, including a 9-hole executive course perfect for beginners, there’s a course here for every skill level. There’s even a 9-hole, real-grass putting course right next to the Meadows Course clubhouse – perfect for the kids to have some fun while you sit in the sun and enjoy a coctail.

Rafting the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon

For kids who don’t want to golf every day, there’s full and half-day programs at Fort Funnigan where they can participate in outdoor activities, arts and crafts and more. There’s The Cove or SHARC swimming areas and putt-putt, bumper cars and bouncy houses at The Village at Sunriver.

Does a day at the spa sound better than another round of 18? The Sage Springs Club and Spa in Sunriver has you covered with a variety of massage options, state of the art fitness and weight room facilities, over 40 group fitness classes per week, an indoor and outdoor tennis complex, indoor lap pool, hydro pools, and full service locker and steam rooms.

And after a busy day on or off-the-course, there’s plenty of great places to hunker down for a bite to eat. You can stay on property at the resort and find great food at Carson’s American Kitchen or head down to The Village and Sunriver Brewing Co., home to some of the best food and craft beers in Central Oregon.

At Sunriver Resort, they know a family that plays together, smiles together – on and off the course.

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