Twelve miles northeast of Redmond, Crooked River Ranch Golf Course is a gem off the beaten path. Locals, however, have beaten a path her because it’s one of the most scenic and challenging golf courses you’ll ever experience. Built in the middle of the stunning Crooked River Gorge, this Bunny Mason-Goerge Ramey design is only 5,800 yards from the back tees, but the par-71 course is known to be a player’s course with teeth. Crooked River Ranch Golf Course is home to what is arguably the most spectacular golf hole in all of Oregon, the 260-yeard, par-4 5th that veers around the edge of the gorge. The newer back 9 features waterfalls, lakes and arresting views of the deepest gorge in Central Oregon.
Architect: (9) Gene “Bunny” Mason 1974 / (9) Jim Ramey 1996
Crooked River Ranch was developed by Bill Macpherson in 1972 as a destination resort. On November 15, 1973, the first meeting of the Crooked River Ranch Club & Maintenance Association (CRR) was held and a year later the new clubhouse, pool, and the first 9 holes of the golf course were built. In 1980, CRR was re-zoned from recreational to rural/residential, and in 1992, final re-zoning took place – making CRR a residential subdivision.
Crooked River Ranch covers 10,000 acres of rural residential, recreational, and commercial property. Of this 10,000 acres, 9,900 acres are divided into 2,646 privately owned lots. The remaining acres consist of common and community property along with buildings and equipment owned by the Association. The Ranch is divided into 16 phases with individual properties divided into 1, 2, and 5 acre lots. There are also numerious commercial properties and businesses.
Crooked River Ranch Club & Maintenance Association is a non-profit corporation and is now the largest homeowners association in Oregon, with over 5,000 in population. It is considered to be the largest subdivision of its kind – employing over 25 people and utilizing many volunteers to keep owners and guests satisfied during their stay on the Ranch. As with all homeowner associations, dues are collected to assist in maintaining the common properties which the association owns. These common properties include the swimming pool, tennis/pickleball courts, 18-hole golf course, RV Park, MacPherson Park & Pavillion, Panorama Park, baseball field, basketball court, horse arena, and other Ranch amenities – all of which are available to our residents.