The Takeaway: Grade C+
Designer: Gene Mason in 1982, John Fought remodel in 2012
Cost: $45.00 - $75.00 ($16 for a cart) Click for current rates
Phone Number: (888) 253-2562
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Black Butte Ranch (Glaze Meadow)'s official website by clicking on the link provided.
Accolades: Rated 4 stars on Golf Digest's Places to Play publication. Ranked 14th on Golf Magazine's 2013 Best Public Courses in Oregon list.
What to Expect: The newer of the two courses at Black Butte Ranch, the Glaze Meadow course received a nearly $4 million renovation courtesy of BYU alum John Fought. Fought has developed a reputation in the golf community as one of the foremost authorities on classic golf design and is often asked to restore Donald Ross designs. This classic approach to golf architecture is obvious on the back nine where gentle contours and non-flashy, but well placed, bunkers put the focus on executing solid golf shots without distraction. The front nine is the signature nine with attractive water features coming into the play, non more impressively than on the 3rd and 4th holes where your camera will get a workout. While Big Meadow is the more straight forward of the two courses at Black Butte, I found Glaze Meadow to be the more enjoyable and creative layout on the property. If you will be visiting Bend, Black Butte Ranch is certainly worth the 30 mile drive to go play.
By the Numbers
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 5th Hole – 164 Yard Par 3
Best Par 3: 8th Hole – 172 Yards
Best Par 4: 13th Hole – 483 Yards
Best Par 5: 7th Hole – 525 Yards
Birdie Time: 3rd Hole – 319 Yard Par 4
Bogey Beware: 12th Hole – 612 Yard Par 5