Located in the base of the picturesque Cascade Mountains, the resort communities of Bend, Redmond, Sisters and Sunriver, Oregon, offer a spectacular year‐round setting for outdoor recreation, including golf. Famous for its high desert sunshine and high mountain vistas, this holiday paradise encompasses charming small towns, pristine wilderness and world‐class resorts.
This is according to the Oregon Tourist Board who were promoting the US state at International Pow Wow 2013 in Las Vegas. Central Oregon’s beautiful scenery, sunny skies and dry climate have helped create the ideal setting for golf. Many of the game’s finest architects – most recently including Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, and Bandon Dunes designers David McLay Kidd and Tom Doak – have taken that setting and made it a mecca for golf enthusiasts from spring through late fall.
Central Oregon was named among the Top 50 Golf Destinations in the World by Golf Digest magazine, with the Central Oregon Golf Trail offering 30 spectacular courses – each unique and many with a championship rating. At Sunriver Resort, the premier destination resort in the Northwest, professionals and amateur golfers thrill to the challenge of Crosswater, a Golf Magazine Gold Medal award winner. The Pacific Amateur Golf Classic, held each August on a selection of Central Oregon’s most scenic and challenging courses has earned the reputation as one of the premier amateur golf events in the country.