Aspen Lakes Golf & Country Club

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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7302 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.4
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7302 yards 74.4 139
Blue 72 6919 yards 72.7 134
White 72 6535 yards 70.8 120
Gold (M) 72 6064 yards 68.3 115
Gold (W) 72 6064 yards 74.3 141
Red 72 5594 yards 72.0 128
Scorecard for Aspen Lakes
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 75.0/140 378 415 606 179 469 547 385 187 462 3628 554 450 153 399 479 222 443 391 583 3674 7302
Blue M: 73.3/136 360 394 585 161 438 514 370 170 423 3415 524 429 141 381 466 201 426 374 562 3504 6919
Blue/White M: 72.6/134 360 394 568 145 438 514 349 170 393 3331 524 407 141 365 466 201 399 360 562 3425 6756
White M: 71.4/131 W: 77.8/146 345 375 568 145 418 496 349 152 393 3241 505 407 115 365 454 162 399 360 527 3294 6535
White/Gold M: 70.5/128 345 375 548 145 397 475 349 152 370 3156 505 386 115 335 424 127 372 360 500 3124 6280
Gold M: 69.2/125 W: 75.0/141 318 352 548 107 397 475 319 127 370 3013 484 386 89 335 424 127 372 334 500 3051 6064
Gold/Red M: 67.8/124 W: 74.2/133 318 332 548 107 380 475 289 127 326 2902 466 386 89 335 372 127 355 334 477 2941 5843
Red M: 66.3/123 W: 72.6/128 293 332 520 75 380 438 289 94 326 2747 466 362 79 318 372 101 355 317 477 2847 5594
Handicap 15 7 5 11 1 9 13 17 3 12 6 18 14 2 10 4 16 8
Par 4 4 5 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Golf Season Apr - Nov.
Architect Bill Overdorf

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $17
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes - $6

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy No
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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4.7
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Handicap 10-14
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Christmas all year around...

One of the first things you notice about Aspen Lakes is the red bunkers. Ground from the local cinder (as a choice by the course designer to avoid shipping in white sand from out of state), the bunkers give the course a distinctive (dare I say christmas'y) look.

Beyond being visually appealing, though, it should be noted that the bunkers do play differently since they are essentially ground up lava. I was fortunate to have a chat with a local before playing and it helped on the one fairway bunker I found as well as the single green-side trap I needed to play out of. Simply put, the cinder bunkers pack down and play a little heavier than regular sand. It's not "bad" like wet or "dirty" sand... but it is different. What I was told is that often (when possible) even the green-side traps should be played like a fairway bunker or waste area.

Beyond the traps, there is plenty to love about Aspen Lakes. The course is in fantastic shape, especially given that it spent a significant chunk of the winter under as much as four feet of snow. It lays out very nicely among creeks, ponds and enough in the way of elevation changes to keep you actively testing the various capabilities of your clubs.

I actually played a very good round (relative to me) and carded an 85 just inside of three hours. I was second out, playing as a single behind a local who was also playing by himself, so I don't think this is something you should typically expect. However, pace of play seemed to be good all day long as far as I could tell.

I was fortunate to avoid any real trouble, however I can see how you could have a completely different scoring experience with a few breaks going the wrong way. There is no shortage of challenge on the course. I also played the whites, protecting myself from some of the tougher shots. The #2 handicap 14th was (by far) the toughest hole for me, with a waste area in the landing zone of the typical driver, it almost requires a 200+ yrd approach shot (albeit from an elevated fairway) from just about anyone playing the hole.

A club Without a PA system, Aspen sends it's players to the tee courtesy of an old fashioned human starter. Whether you are on the range or practice green, the starter will track you down and get you on the tee box ready to hit at your allotted time. This personal touch is nice and I'd love to see it more often.

On that note, the staff at Aspen Lakes were energetic and enthusiastic about their work, and it really created a good vibe heading out to start the round. Laurie even took time out to give us a quick tour of the Sisters Mountains from the deck outside the clubhouse; a view well worth taking in especially when the “girls have their dresses on” as the locals call it when the mountains are snow capped.

Overall, Aspen was a terrific experience; Beautiful course, great staff and set against an absolutely stunning backdrop of major Pacific Northwest Mountains. I not only recommend the course, but have every intention of making the trek back to play again myself.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Very Nice Track

The overall conditions of the course were very good, very green, nicely manicured, greens were in excellent condition, and the scenery is beautiful. I thought the course was a little overpriced compared to what I paid at other courses in the area, but definitely worth the play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

All the benefits of family owned & operated golf courses.

One common theme to my travels is that family-owned golf courses—especially when they’re managed by The Family—is a great experience. You always get service with a smile, the food usually consists of some famous family recipe, there’s great attention to detail throughout the property, and there’s the general hospitality you might get when you’re visiting someone’s house. That was all true at Aspen Lakes in Sisters, Ore., which is owned and operated by the Cyrus family. The course was built by William Overdorf, and among the memorable features are the views of the surrounding mountains and the red sand in the bunkers, which they got by crushing red cinders that naturally exist on the 1,084-acre piece of land that is adjacent to the family farm. Green fees range from $20 to $75, depending on what time of day you play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Stay & Play Offers

$145 Starting price
Valid dates: Feb 11, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019
4 days/ 3 nights with unlimited golf, starting at $145 pp/pn
16900 Aspen Lakes Dr, Sisters, Oregon 97759, Deschutes County
(541) 549-4653
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