Eagle Crest Resort – Resort Course
About Eagle Crest Resort – Resort Course
Eagle Crest features all of the elements that have made Central Oregon a golf Mecca. Blessed with almost 300 days of sunshine per year and nearly year-round golf Eagle Crest offers a longer booking window and flexibility for travelers.
Featuring some of the finest golf in the Northwest, Eagle Crest’s three courses are carved out of an ancient juniper forest nestled at the foot of the majestic Cascades and perched on the rim of the Deschutes River. You will enjoy a view of eight snowcapped cascade peaks as you travel along the sparkling lakes, beautifully tiered greens, and emerald green fairways lined with those ancient unique trees.
The Resort Course:
The “Original Eagle Crest Course” continues to be a time-tested place to play. This course features two distinctly different nines. The front nine for the most part allows the player to swing away and use the driver. The back nine places a high premium on accuracy as holes 10 thru 15 have OB left and right. The key to scoring your best is how well you keep penalty strokes off your card.
Hole #2, the Resort Course’s par 5 signature hole tees off eight stories above the Canyon floor and features a nearly 90-degree dogleg right. This hole begs the question, “how confident are you in your driver?” If your confidence level is high, a good drive should put you in a position to go for the green in two. However, a narrow fairway protected by canyon walls can exact a steep price for errant shots. If your driver isn’t your strong suit, it is better to use the iron you are most comfortable with, play it safe, and try for the green in regulation. It is best to play this hole down the right side, as the green is most accessible from the right.