Black Butte Ranch (Glaze Meadow) Golf Club

Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

Quick Facts

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.

Directions:  Get here! - 12930 Hawks Beard, Black Butte Ranch, OR 97759

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

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.

Signature Hole:  5th - 164 Yard Par 3

5th Hole at Black Butte Ranch (Glaze Meadow) Golf Club (164 Yard Par 3)
5th Hole at Black Butte Ranch (Glaze Meadow) Golf Club (164 Yard Par 3)

By the Numbers:

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 72 7007 72.7 133
Blue 72 6506 70.5 128
White 72 5931 68.3 120
Red 72 5367 65.5 113
Gold (Women) 72 4909 67.6 118


Individual Hole Analysis

Best Par 3:  8th - 172 Yards

8th Hole at Black Butte Ranch (Glaze Meadow) Golf Club (172 Yard Par 3)
8th Hole at Black Butte Ranch (Glaze Meadow) Golf Club (172 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  13th - 483 Yards

13th Hole at Black Butte Ranch (Glaze Meadow) Golf Club (483 Yard Par 4)
13th Hole at Black Butte Ranch (Glaze Meadow) Golf Club (483 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  7th - 525 Yards

7th Hole at Black Butte Ranch (Glaze Meadow) Golf Club (525 Yard Par 5)
7th Hole at Black Butte Ranch (Glaze Meadow) Golf Club (525 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  3rd - 319 Yard Par 4

3rd Hole at Black Butte Ranch (Glaze Meadow) Golf Club (319 Yard Par 4)
3rd Hole at Black Butte Ranch (Glaze Meadow) Golf Club (319 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  12th - 612 Yard Par 5

12th Hole at Black Butte Ranch (Glaze Meadow) Golf Club (612 Yard Par 5)
12th Hole at Black Butte Ranch (Glaze Meadow) Golf Club (612 Yard Par 5)

Final Cut:    Grade C+

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