Aspen Lakes Golf Course

Aspen Lakes Golf Course, in Sisters, OR, is a traditional style course and one of the best all-around golf experiences in Oregon’s central region. From panoramic views spanning more than a half dozen mountain peaks, down to the sound course design and features, Aspen Lakes is the complete package and everything you might hope for when golfing the high desert. Certain elements are to be expected in this area of quality golf, and Aspen Lakes meets or exceeds those expectations. Handfuls of perspectives allow you to gaze at the towering Cascades, namely the front-and-center grouping of Mt. Bachelor, Broken Top and the Three Sisters. A uniquely memorable aspect at Aspen Lakes are the sand traps composed of crushed volcanic rock. Plotted throughout the course, these signature, red-sand bunkers are a creative point of distinction that is fitting to the regions geology. Despite long distances and plenty of challenges to meet the demand of the more skilled, generous hole widths make this course manageable for all. Factor in a balance of classic high desert layouts lined with pines, and vegetated, water-filled holes, and Aspen Lakes is a truly rounded, top-notch track.

Aspen Lakes Golf Course is built on rolling terrain with a lot of gradual elevation changes. Target zones are favorably large and a friendly counter to the lengthiness of the course. There are out of bounds areas in the form of trees and desert brush, but in many cases are relatively avoidable. Key course challenges arise from sheer distance and design. A blend of bending doglegs, directional and green-side bunkers and frequent water features can also collectively lengthen many layouts. There’s not a bland hole on the course, as all have a varying mix of the mentioned features. A notable stretch that well-represents the potential difficulty here, are Holes 14-16, or “Amen Corner.” This Par 4-3-4 combo holds respective distances of 466, 201, and 426 yards from the blue tees. Accompanied by elevation changes, and a wealth of sand & water, this can be a daunting test as your round nears conclusion. Overall, Aspen Lakes contains water in all forms, but predominantly as large ponds throughout much of the back 9. The well-noted bunkers exist in large numbers all over. Their volcanic sand is not as finely ground as traditional beach sands, and plays a bit heavier. The greens at Aspen Lakes, while providing some occasional large slopes, are fairly user-friendly to putt on. Their speeds are fast in season, but normal for the region.

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Aspen Lakes Golf Course

16900 Aspen Lakes Dr.
Sisters, OR 97759
(541) 549-4653

$45-75

Hidden Gem

Only course in Oregon featuring red sand

Views of more than a half dozen mountain peaks

Classic high desert layout lineds with pines

SCORECARD123456789OUT101112131415161718INTOTCR/SL
BLACK 378 415 606 179 469 547 385 187 462 3628 554 450 153 399 479 222 443 391 583 3674 7302 75.4/141
BLUE 360 394 585 161 438 514 370 170 423 3415 524 429 141 381 466 201 426 374 562 3504 6919 73.6/139
WHITE 345 375 568 145 418 496 349 152 393 3241 505 407 115 365 454 162 399 360 527 3294 6535 71.9/132
Men's Handicap 15 7 5 11 1 9 13 17 3  12 6 18 14 2 10 4 16 8   
PAR 4 4 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 72 
GOLD 318 352 548 107 397 475 319 127 370 3013 484 386 89 335 424 127 372 334 500 3051 6064 75.1/140W
RED 293 332 520 75 380 438 289 94 326 2747 466 362 79 318 372 101 355 317 477 2847 5594 72.6/131W
Ladies' Handicap 15 7 5 11 1 9 13 17 3   12 6 18 14 2 10 4 16 8    

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