Aspen Lakes Golf Course a perfect place for Quilt Show widowers

Aspen Lakes, seen here on Thursday, July 9, is in peak condition just in time for the 2015 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.
Aspen Lakes, seen here on Thursday, July 9, is in peak condition just in time for the 2015 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

Golfers will find a golf course in peak condition

The 2015 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is a mighty impressive event. Traditionally held on the second Saturday in July, the event bills itself as the world’s largest outdoor show.

To see it, though, is to truly believe it.

Yet, not everyone is into quilts. We know. We know. That seems a strange thing to say when the Quilt Show is about to tee off. Yet every year Aspen Lakes Golf Course’s emerald fairways are filled with those left behind by their beloved quilters.

“We have become a Quilt Show widower’s paradise, so to speak,” says Rob Malone, director of golf at Aspen Lakes. “There are a growing number of golfers who come out year after year during the quilt show.”

One such golfer comes to Sisters every year with his wife can attend the Quilt Show. And every year he is among the first to tee off on Saturday morning, playing hole after hole until the Quilt Show wraps up.

He is not alone.

One reason Aspen Lakes makes the perfect refuge is that the golf course is just a few short miles east on the Quilt Show, significantly closer than any other golf course in Central Oregon. Oh, and Aspen Lakes just happens to be considered among the very best golf courses in the state of Oregon.

“Wives will drop their husbands off in the morning, then they’ll take off all day, and they will pick them up after it’s over and go do dinner,” Malone says. (May we suggest our own Brand 33 Restaurant for dinner.)

In essence, Aspen Lakes turns into a sort of day camp for golfers.

“The Quilt Show does provide a significant increase in play over that weekend,” Malone says. “That’s why we see the same faces year after year and joke, ‘It must be quilt season again.’”

There is one more bonus for golfers this weekend: Aspen Lakes’ conditions are the best we have seen in years than in recent years.

See, who says that you have to be into quilting to enjoy the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show?

Come out to Aspen Lakes and play a round for as little as $40. For an extra thrill try one of our GolfBoards, which are available for rent for $25.

To book a tee time, call 541-549-GOLF or book online at www.aspenlakes.com.

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