Guide to Golf Courses in Sunriver, Oregon

Sunriver, Oregon, has been cherished as a hub of outdoor recreation for generations, and its world-class golf has long been a big part of the attraction. Home to three of the most beloved championship golf courses in Central Oregon, a top short course, and a family-friendly putting course, Sunriver Resort remains a destination resort that caters to golfers of all skill levels. It has also played host to numerous NCAA, USGA, and PGA Tour championships. With cycling, skiing, river floating, and other family-friendly entertainment so close by, Sunriver stands as a golf trip like few others.

Crosswater Golf Club

Famed architect Bob Cupp Jr. designed a Heathland-style masterpiece across 600 majestic acres when he drew up Crosswater, Sunriver Resort’s crown jewel. The perfectly manicured bentgrass fairways and greens meld world-class golf shots with stunning natural beauty. Crosswater is true to its name as it brings the Deschutes and Little Deschutes rivers into play on nearly every hole, and the views of Mt. Bachelor and frequent visits from wildlife make it a quintessential Central Oregon golf experience. Tee times are reserved for club members and resort guests.

Crosswater Golf Course PC: Steve Heinrichs
Meadows Golf Course PC: Sunriver

Meadows Golf Course

The Meadows Course was a pioneer when it opened in 1968, bringing resort golf to Central Oregon for the first time. Meadows got a significant redesign by famed architect John Fought in 1999. Fought brought elements of the “golden age” of golf design, such as turtleback greens, while keeping its stunning beauty along the SunRiver. Meadows remains forgiving enough for players of all skill levels but has proven challenging enough to co-host PGA, USGA, and NCAA championships with Crosswater. Tee times are now exclusively reserved for club members and resort guests, ensuring an exclusive and memorable golfing experience.

Woodlands Golf Course

Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. ushered in a new era of famed architects to Central Oregon when he designed Sunriver Resort’s Woodlands Course. Natural beauty defines this course, which is framed by a captivating blend of dense ponderosa and lodgepole pine forests, striking lava rock outcroppings, and abundant water features. And its playability consistently draws raves from golfers of all levels. Tee times are reserved for club members and resort guests.

Woodlands Golf Course
Caldera Links Course PC: Chris Mather

Caldera Links Golf Course

Considered one of the top short courses found anywhere, Caldera Links is a family-friendly 9-hole course that takes its aesthetic cues from Crosswater. Designed by Crosswater architect Bob Cupp and longtime Sunriver Resort agronomist Jim Ramey, the aesthetics are no accident. With golf holes that range from 60 to 185 yards in length, it is ideal to hone your short game or introduce kids to golf. The private course is reserved for Sunriver Resort and Crosswater members, as well as Caldera Springs homeowners.

Gray’s Trail Putting Course

Named after Sunriver visionary John Gray, the 18-hole putting course at Sunriver Resort has become beloved by visitors and locals. It is not uncommon to see friends and families sharing a laugh during the golf season as they make their way through the bentgrass putting course with Mt. Bachelor in the background against a clear blue sky. All 18 holes can be reimagined into new configurations anytime, meaning a fresh experience awaits no matter how many times played. The course is open to resort members, guests, and the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

Of course, Sunriver is more than just a golf destination. The farm-to-table restaurant experience in Sunriver — emphasizing seasonal ingredients from local farms and ranches — features everything from Italian fine dining to casual brewery fare. 

Don’t forget to round out that vacation by checking out some other Central Oregon golf courses. If you’re having trouble deciding where to head first, check out the Central Oregon Golf Trail for a list of other courses throughout the region.

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