Golfweek: Aspen Lakes among top golf courses in Oregon

GO-4520Magazine ranks Aspen Lakes No. 8 among all public golf courses in Oregon

Aspen Lakes takes pride in being among America’s hidden gems. But it is always nice to get a little national recognition, too.

Aspen Lakes was ranked the No. 8 best public course in Oregon by Golfweek magazine, one of the leading voices in golf. Golfweek’s annual state-by-state rankings were released in the magazine’s March 1 edition.

The ranking puts Aspen Lakes in rarefied air. The list includes some of the best-known golf facilities in both Oregon and throughout the world.

Aspen Lakes was already considered to be among America’s hidden gems, and the course has only improved in recent years.

“We are blessed that Aspen Lakes has always had an excellent design, wonderful conditioning, and we pride ourselves on offering great customer service in the pro shop,” said Matt Cyrus, co-owner of Aspen Lakes Golf Course. “The ranking is a team effort earned by everyone at Aspen Lakes, and everyone should be proud of it.”

“We are proud to be recognized by Golfweek as one of the elite golf courses in the state of Oregon,” said Pam Mitchell, co-owner of Aspen Lakes Golf Course. “We have long been recognized as a ‘hidden gem’ here in Central Oregon. And thanks to the hard work of superintendent Josh Knapp and his staff, Aspen Lakes has only improved. We are ecstatic to be associated with such a wonderful group of golf courses.”

Here is a look at Golfweek’s Oregon rankings:

  1. Pacific Dunes, Bandon
  2. Old Macdonald, Bandon
  3. Bandon Dunes, Bandon
  4. Bandon Trails, Bandon
  5. Tetherow, Bend
  6. Pronghorn (Nicklaus), Bend
  7. Pumpkin Ridge (Ghost Creek), Cornelius
  9. Black Butte Ranch (Big Meadow), Black Butte
  10. Sunriver (Crosswater), Sunriver

You might have also noticed just how well Central Oregon as a whole fared, too. In all, Central Oregon claimed five of the top 10 courses on the list.

Speaking of the best of Oregon, the 2016 Central Oregon Shootout features tournament play at both Aspen Lakes and Black Butte Ranch (No. 9 on the list). Scheduled for April 22-24, this popular annual tradition is a three-day tournament (Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond is also a host) played in a fun partners format.

The Central Oregon Shootout is always a highlight for Aspen Lakes.

Right now, golfers can play one of the elite golf courses in Oregon for the lowest price of the season. Golfers can walk 18 holes at Aspen Lakes for $25 or play nine holes for $20. (Carts are an additional $17 per person for 18 holes; GolfBoards cost $25 per person.)

To book a tee time, call 541-549-GOLF or book online at


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