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Aspen Lakes Golf Course

Volcanic red sand bunkers

At the base of the Three Sisters, Central Oregon’s volcanic peaks, Aspen Lakes Golf Course is a perennial favorite among visitors and locals alike. Located in Sisters Oregon, Aspen Lakes Golf Course is a 7,300-yard W.L. Overdorf design known for being a great test of golf in one of the region’s most breathtaking settings. But be careful in becoming too distracted by the beauty, lakes and ponds come into play on more than half the holes. The perfect bent grass fairways and greens and unique bunkers made of crushed red volcanic rock contrast with the snow-capped peaks that seem to hover right over the course.

Aspen Lakes Golf Course is a privately owned, public golf course in Sisters, Central Oregon.  With the most scenic views, unique red sand bunkers and world-class staff and customer service, whether you are a local or when you visit Central Oregon, we think you’ll agree Aspen Lakes is a don’t miss venue!

The concept for Aspen Lakes Golf Course in Sisters Oregon, began in 1988 when the Cyrus Family acquired a 1,084 acre parcel adjacent to their family farm.  The first nine Aspen Lake golf holes were constructed in 1996 under the watchful eye of World Class golf course architect William Overdorf.  He worked with the existing site to sculpt this incredible mountain view golf course into the existing Central Oregon landscape.  As important natural features were identified during construction, the plans were modified to incorporate them into the golf course rather than destroy the feature.

The second nine Aspen Lakes golf holes were opened in 1999.The signature red sand for the bunkers originated on the Cyrus property.  When it came time to install the bunkers, it was discovered that the “normal” sand that the other central Oregon golf courses use is hauled in from other states.  In looking at alternatives, it was decided that it would be more environmentally friendly to use local materials already in Central Oregon.  Red cinders that occur naturally on the Cyrus property were crushed down to make sand.  The deep red sand creates a visual delight as it contrast with the green grass, blue skies and white, snow covered, mountains that are the Aspen Lakes Golf Course signature.

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