Aspen Lakes Golf Course celebrates Veterans Day by offering free golf to current, former U.S. military members

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Servicemen and women of the U.S. military will have their green fees
waived at Aspen Lakes from Nov. 11-13

Aspen Lakes Golf Course is offering three free days of golf to any current or former member of the U.S. uniformed services in celebration of Veterans Day. From Friday, Nov. 11, through Sunday, Nov. 13, service men and women of the U.S. military, including active duty, reserve, and retired members, can play one free round of golf at the Sisters course.

Aspen Lakes has been offering the popular Veterans Day celebration to active and retired service members for more than a decade. The event can draw more than 100 veterans or active service members in a single day.

“The Veterans Day event is a fun way for all of us at Aspen Lakes to show our gratitude for the wonderful men and women of the U.S. military,” said Matt Cyrus, co-owner of the family-owned golf facility in Sisters. “It has become a popular way for veterans to celebrate their day. We get calls as early as August from veterans wondering if we will be offering free Veterans Day golf again.”

To play, each golfer is asked to call ahead for a tee time, and to wear his or her uniform hat to the golf course. Aspen Lakes will waive the green fee (cart rental and range balls are not included), which is typically $48 during peak times.

In addition to golf on Veterans Day, Aspen Lakes Golf Course has teed off its annual canned food drive. Aspen Lakes is asking golfers to donate at least three cans of nonperishable, unexpired food in exchange for a discounted 18-hole green fee of $30 and nine-hole fee of $20 (cart rental is not included). The 18-hole rate represents an $18-per-round discount from Aspen Lakes’ regular rate. The food Aspen Lakes collects is then donated in support of various Central Oregon charities and food banks in time for the holiday season.

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

 

 

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Aspen Lakes’s canned food drive asks golfers to donate to area food banks in exchange for cheaper green fees

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Annual event has raised an average of 2,200 pounds of food per year to support Central Oregon food banks and charities

Aspen Lakes Golf Course will tee off its annual canned food drive on Wednesday, Oct. 19, and golfers will be in line for a significant discount of their green fees. The proceeds will support various Central Oregon charities and food banks.

Each year Aspen Lakes asks golfers to donate at least three cans of nonperishable, unexpired food in exchange for a discounted 18-hole green fee of $30 and nine-hole fee of $20 (cart rental is not included). The 18-hole rate represents an $18-per-round discount of Aspen Lakes’ regular rate. The food Aspen Lakes collects is then donated in time for the holiday season.

The program, which was started by Aspen Lakes nearly 10 years ago, has been a successful one. Since its inception, Aspen Lakes has been able to donate an average of 2,200 pounds of food each year.

“The canned food drive has been one of our favorite ways to help area families in need,” said Pam Mitchell, co-owner of the family-owned golf facility in Sisters. “We take great pride in being able to collect all that food and then donate it to worthy food banks and charities. And the added bonus is that we get to offer Aspen Lakes’ golfers a great deal to play.”

The canned food drive will last into November. The Bethlehem Inn in Bend, Sisters Food Bank, and food banks in both Bend and Redmond will be beneficiaries this year.

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

Precious few spots left in Friday’s Outlaw Open

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Outlaw Open remains among Aspen Lakes’ favorite local traditions

Playing golf is always wonderful. But playing golf for a cause? Well, that is an event worth cherishing.

The Outlaw Open Golf Tournament, an annual tradition at Aspen Lakes Golf Course since 1998,  provides such an opportunity. Just days away from teeing off for its 19th edition, on Friday, June 17, the Outlaw Open has precious few spaces left and once again expects to sell out.

Since 1998, The Outlaw Open has been among the highlights on Sisters events calendar. There are reasons why the tournament, which tees off with a 1 p.m. shotgun start, has become an annual tradition.

In its 19 years, The Outlaw Open has raised more than $250,000 for Outlaw athletics, including more than $30,000 since the Outlaw Booster Club began pairing The Outlaw Open and Outlaw Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony.

More than that, though, the tournament is always fun: a community gathering as much as it is a golf tournament. The tournament includes a dinner and live auction. And new this year will be a dance and a performance by Central Oregon’s own High Street Band.

Cost to play in the tournament is $130 per golfer, and that includes dinner, auction and entertainment. Those not interested in playing are invited to attend the dinner and post-dinner entertainment ($30 per person) or just the High Street Band performance and dance ($10). Sponsorships are also available.

Aspen Lakes has been involved from the beginning, and has donated the use of the course for all 19 tournaments.

“One of the things we wanted when we built the golf course was to be able to give back to the Sisters community,” says Pam Mitchell, who co-owns Aspen Lakes. “This is one of those ways we do it. The Outlaw Open helps support the Sisters football program and the rest of the school’s extracurricular activities.”

The Outlaw Open is an event that you won’t want to miss!

For more information about sponsorship opportunities or registration for either event, visit www.birdeasepro.com/OBCOutlawOpenandHOF or email crambrose17@gmail.com. For more information about the Hall of Fame nomination and selection process, visit www.shshalloffame.org.