Crosswater

Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

Quick Facts

Designer:  Bob Cupp in 1995

Cost:  For members and resort guests only.

Phone Number:  (541) 593-1145

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Crosswater's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 17600 Canoe Camp Drive, Sunriver, OR 97707

Photos:  See additional photos of Crosswater

Accolades:  Ranked 49th on Golf Digest's 2013-14 Top 100 Public Courses in America list and 9th overall in Oregon. Ranked 6th and 7th in Oregon respectively on Golf Magazine's and Golfweek's 2013 Best Public Courses list.

What to Expect:  Over the past 15 years the Pacific Northwest has gathered its fair share of attention and accolades in the golf world. With the additions of the courses at Bandon Oregon, Chambers Bay near Tacoma, and the gems in Northern Idaho, some of the country's finest tracks are right in our own backyard. But there is always an original before the frenzy, and Crosswater was that course. Opened in 1995, Crosswater is a brilliant combination of meadows, trees, and stunning mountain views. From the tips, there are few courses in the country more challenging as Crosswater measures out at nearly 7700 yards with water in play on half the holes and meadows on the other half. Though the club is mostly private, guests of the resort are given access to the acclaimed course. Among Crosswater's extensive accolades was its time hosting the Champions Tour's 5th major, the JELD-WEN Tradition, from 2007-2010. While you might think the long-ballers would be the ones having all the success at Crosswater, the list of winners says otherwise. Deadly accurate players Fred Funk (2008 and 2010) and Mike "Radar" Reid (2009) proved that precision and not distance is the way to tame Bob Cupp's flagship design. When you make your pilgrimage to Crosswater you'll be sure to enjoy the immaculate conditions, expansive vistas, and a wonderful golf course.

Signature Hole:  12th - 687 Yard Par

12th Hole at  Golf Club (687 Yard Par 5)
12th Hole at Golf Club (687 Yard Par 5)

By the Numbers:

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Gold 72 7683 76.5 145
Silver 72 7273 74.6 141
Championship 72 7051 73.6 138
Blue 72 6811 72.5 137
Tournament 72 6550 71.1 135
White 72 6138 69.7 131
Red (Women) 72 5213 70.8 131


Individual Hole Analysis

Best Par 3:  13th - 171 Yards

13th Hole at Crosswater (171 Yard Par 3)
13th Hole at Crosswater (171 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  18th - 456 Yards

18th Hole at Crosswater (456 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at Crosswater (456 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  6th - 635 Yards

6th Hole at Crosswater (635 Yard Par 5)
6th Hole at Crosswater (635 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  15th - 414 Yard Par 4

15th Hole at Crosswater (414 Yard Par 4)
15th Hole at Crosswater (414 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  5th - 460 Yard Par 4

5th Hole at Crosswater (460 Yard Par 4)
5th Hole at Crosswater (460 Yard Par 4)

Final Cut:    Grade B

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