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 snow-capped cascade peaks as you travel along the sparkling lakes, beautifully tiered greens, and emerald green fairways lined with those ancient unique trees.
The Ridge Course has hosted two Northwest Opens and most recently the 2006 Oregon Open. The Ridge Course is a “drivers dream” with ample landing areas for those who like to hit the long ball while still placing a premium on accuracy. The design features a straight forward and fair layout while providing a worthy challenge to all ability levels. The key to scoring your best lies in negotiating the subtle nuances on the greens.
Hole #12 is the Ridge Course’s signature hole. This par three features elevated tees playing to a slender green and boasts of magnificent views of the Cascades. When playing this hole, beware, OB lurks just left of the cart path. Players often make the mistake of focusing too much on the water hazard and thus bring into play the greater of the two evils, “out of bounds” which lurks just left of the bunker. The twelfth forces players to hit a precise shot as the only bail out option is to lay up significantly short of the green. This hole can provide a challenge to even the top players. It is a Central Oregon must play!
Architect: John Thronson