Golf Longer - Crooked River Ranch Golf Course
When other Central Oregon golf courses turn a winter brown, theres one place where the greens remain green awhile longer. crooked river ranch

Shelteresd deep witnin an ancient gorge cut by the Deschutes River, Crooked River Ranch Golf Course keeps winter at bay just long enough to get in a few more rounds in the autumn and start out earlier in the spring.

Crooked River Ranch Golf Course is usually out of the wind and a tad warmer down there. On average, you can get several more weeks out of the season. This 5,661 yard, 18 hole, par 71 golf course is player friendly and you may shave about 6 strokes off your regular score. But there are several very interesting holes and lots of ways to get into trouble. Take some time to enjoy the spectacular gorge views as several holes are cliffside. My favorite is from the 3rd tee.

Prices are modest and best of all they only charge a one-half cart fee for a single. Seniors received a discount. For information on rates and tee times contact the pro shop 541-923-6343 or 800-833-3197 or email

Crooked River Ranch Golf Course is a little off the beaten path. You can reach it by following the signs off Hwy 97 from Terrebonne for about three miles. Terrebonne is 20 minutes north of Redmond, Oregon and 40 minutes north of Bend, Oregon.

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