Central Oregon Golf: Juniper Shines in a Region of Great Courses
When avid golfers fly into Central Oregon, they don’t have to travel very far to get in their first swings at one of the region’s finest golf courses. Located just 2.4 miles from the Redmond Airport terminal, Juniper Golf Club is Central Oregon’s only “municipal” course and a local’s favorite.
But throw away your preconceived ideas of a “muni.” Juniper is a true championship-caliber course that Golf Digest named the best municipal course in the state of Oregon for 2009/2010. The golf course offers seven sets of tees – ranging from just shy of 5,000 yards from the forward tees to nearly 7,200 yards from the tips. The course hosted the 2013 Oregon Open and is a six-time site for Oregon’s US Amateur qualifying.
Juniper Golf Course was designed by golf course architect, John Harbottle III. Utilizing the high desert topography of Central Oregon, John gives you spectacular views of the Cascade Mountain range while wandering the course through the native juniper trees, lava rock and sagebrush. A peek at Smith Rock and Powell Butte will surprise you as well.
For many, Juniper is the first or last stop on their trek along the Central Oregon Golf Trail thanks to its proximity to the airport. First or last – just don’t let your visit to Central Oregon go by without a round here.