For more than a half-century, Black Butte Ranch has been a place where families come together and reconnect. After all, Black Butte Ranch’s unique Central Oregon setting is best enjoyed sharing a round of golf, a day by the pool, a horseback ride, a bike ride, or by simply taking in the views of the Cascade Range.
At no time have we yearned for those shared experiences more than now.
Black Butte Ranch’s 36 holes of golf are a main attraction, of course. The 7,002-yard Big Meadow, a Robert Muir Graves gem, emphasizes playability and fun while bringing to life the breathtaking surroundings. The John Fought redesign of 7,007-yard Glaze Meadow harkens back to the golden era of golf design. The redesign has proven worthy enough to challenge elite Pacific Northwest competitors. But make no mistake, Fought’s redesign of Glaze Meadow was beloved by golfers of all skill levels.
What has always been great only gets better. Fought returned to Black Butte Ranch in 2020 to design Little Meadow — Black Butte Ranch’s 12-hole putting course that can be configured into 18 shorter holes. Since its opening, the putting course set near Big Meadow has been a hit with families and friends — no matter the skill level, no matter the age.
What makes golf truly special at Black Butte Ranch, though, is how rare it is for such high-level resort golf to be so accessible and affordable for families. And to be coupled with so many other family-friendly activities.
For the perfect family vacation, kids need pools to swim in. Black Butte Ranch has five of them — including the Lakeside Pool set in the hub of activity at the Ranch. While you’re there, grab a SUP and paddle Phalarope Lake surrounded by wildlife and with mountain views that will make you feel like you’re in a painting.
Explore Black Butte Ranch by horseback, led by the professional wranglers from Black Butte Stables. Miles of pathways are perfect for a morning run or an afternoon family bike ride. And a summer calendar filled with special activities will keep kids smiling the whole trip.
While the kids must play, the parents must relax. Get revitalized with a massage, facial or body treatment at the Spa at Black Butte Ranch. Then come together again for a bite at the Lakeside Bistro or at Robert’s Pub.
A number of Black Butte Ranch lodging specials will make the trip affordable, even in the summer. Those specials include the Stay & Play Package, which includes two rounds of golf and discounted lodging. Or enjoy a fourth night free when you stay three or more nights in one of Black Butte Ranch’s full-service vacation rentals.
The time has come for us to get together again. And no place is better for that than Black Butte Ranch.