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Black Butte Ranch (Big Meadow) (Black Butte Ranch, OR)

Black Butte Ranch (Big Meadow) logo Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

The Takeaway:  Grade C+

Quick Facts

Designer:  Robert Muir Graves in 1970

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 (Big Meadow)'s official website by clicking on the link provided.

Photos:  See additional photos of Black Butte Ranch (Big Meadow)

Accolades:  Rated 4 stars on Golf Digest's Places to Play publication. Ranked 10th on Golfweek's 2013 Best Public Courses in Oregon list.

What to Expect:  The Big Meadow course at Black Butte Ranch is part of a 36 hole facility 30 miles northwest of Bend. The Robert Muir Graves design enjoys some naturally rolling terrain and of course a ton of trees. Views of the Cascades peak out over the tree tops on occasion with the most impressive view coming at the signature 14th hole where the elevated tee offers an exciting downhill tee shot with 3 Finger Jack towering in the background. Stretching out to over 7000 yards, the course offers a formidable challenge from the back tees but certainly wouldn't be considered one of the most difficult layouts in the state. The back nine features more elevation changes than the front and thus additional variety. The final thing you'll notice about Big Meadow is the bunkering that offers some aesthetics to the course and also some teeth off the tee where they are at their best.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 72 6965 71.6 125
Blue 72 6178 70.2 123
White 72 5779 68.3 118
Red (Women) 72 5089 70.1 126

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  14th Hole – 401 Yard Par 4

14th Hole at Black Butte Ranch (Big Meadow) (401 Yard Par 4)
14th Hole at Black Butte Ranch (Big Meadow) (401 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 3:  4th Hole – 190 Yards

4th Hole at Black Butte Ranch (Big Meadow) (190 Yard Par 3)
4th Hole at Black Butte Ranch (Big Meadow) (190 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  18th Hole – 413 Yards

18th Hole at Black Butte Ranch (Big Meadow) (413 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at Black Butte Ranch (Big Meadow) (413 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  16th Hole – 514 Yards

16th Hole at Black Butte Ranch (Big Meadow) (514 Yard Par 5)
16th Hole at Black Butte Ranch (Big Meadow) (514 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  15th Hole – 349 Yard Par 4

15th Hole at Black Butte Ranch (Big Meadow) (349 Yard Par 4)
15th Hole at Black Butte Ranch (Big Meadow) (349 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  8th Hole – 243 Yard Par 3

8th Hole at Black Butte Ranch (Big Meadow) (243 Yard Par 3)
8th Hole at Black Butte Ranch (Big Meadow) (243 Yard Par 3)

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