River’s Edge Golf Club

A Golf Digest "Best Places to Play", River's Edge offers some of the best golf vacations

A Golf Digest “Best Places to Play”, River’s Edge Golf Course offers some of the best golf vacations in Central Oregon. Open year round and conveniently located off Hwy. 97 behind The Riverhouse Resort, come see why we are one of the best golf resorts in Bend, Oregon.

Spectacular scenery abounds this par-72 course from the majestic Deschutes River to stunning views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson. In addition, River’s Edge Golf Course offers some of the most challenging golf in Central Oregon, including the signature hole, the par-4 6th, with an approach shot to an elevated green fronted by a pond and 25-foot waterfall.

The par-3 16th is also a treat, measuring 216 yards from the back tees with the green 300 feet below. Four sets of tees make this course fun for golfers of all skill levels. If you are looking for gorgeous views and a challenging course, River’s Edge is a must play.

Architect: Robert Muir Graves

River’s Edge Golf Course was designed in two phases beginning in 1987 by the late Robert Muir Graves, whose portfolio also included Big Meadow at Black Butte Ranch and Widgi Creek Golf Club.

Originally conceived as a nine hole golf course, River’s Edge was expanded to 18 holes with the acquisition of the upper half of the property in 1992.

Graves, who also worked extensively in Hawaii and California, was intrigued by the lava rock and the dramatic geology around the Deschutes River  and incorporated many of those elements into the design, choosing to build the course into the landscape rather than around it.

While some of those elements have been softened over the years to increase the playability, River’s Edge remains one of the most scenic and challenging courses in Central Oregon. It is the perfect combination of shotmaking and scenery.

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