Aspen Lakes Golf Course offers good things to those who wait

Sunsets can be spectacular from Aspen Lakes Golf Course.
Sunsets can be spectacular from Aspen Lakes Golf Course.

Evenings a prime time, especially for families

Summer mornings are fantastic at Aspen Lakes Golf Course. But evenings? Now that can be the prime time to play.

What makes the latter part of the day so appealing?

Maybe it’s the smell of that freshly cut hay from the surrounding fields that whips up in the afternoon breeze. Or perhaps it is the way the late-afternoon light shows off the emerald green of the turf and the blood red of Aspen Lakes’ cinder bunkers. It might also be that the later part of the day is usually left to those in the know, thinning those summer crowds.

Whatever the reason, those summer evenings are often the best time to play a round of golf at Aspen Lakes.

“It’s phenomenal,” says Rob Malone, the director of golf at Aspen Lakes. “My favorite time to tee off during the summer is about 3:30 or 4 o’clock. So by the time you get toward the back nine the light is changing, the wildlife comes out, it’s cooling off and the afternoon breeze starts to go away. It’s just amazing.”

The conditions at Aspen Lakes, shown here on Wednesday, July 15, are some of the best of the season.
The conditions at Aspen Lakes, shown here on Wednesday, July 15, are some of the best of the season.

Evenings also are less expensive, with rates dropping to $49 after 3 p.m. and $40 after 5 p.m. (Remember, during Central Oregon’s gorgeous summer nights, daylight can last well past 9 p.m.)

The affordability is even greater for families. After 5 p.m. families of four can play for $45, which includes the use of a golf cart. Families of two can play for $35, including cart. On Sunday evenings kids play for $1 a hole and an accompanying adult can swing the clubs for $2 a hole.

Not bad considering Aspen Lakes is considered one of the nation’s “Hidden Gems.”  No wonder the family programs have been a hit with families since Aspen Lakes started them several years ago.

“It’s inexpensive and it is great family time,” Malone says. “We find as families come out to Central Oregon for family vacations, they seek us out because it is a really affordable option.”

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

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