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4.9
Value
4.7
Layout
5.0
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.8
Amenities
5.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7302 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.4

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.

Accolades

Reviews

3.9
8 Reviews (8)
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Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

First round here

It was my first round here, course was in great condition. Staff was exceptionally friendly, course Marshall’s were out ensuring pace of play was good and asking if we needed anything. Beer cart was also making rounds, made it feel like everything was somewhat “normal” during these crazy times. I enjoyed the vast difference of layout of the front and back 9. Very happy with my first visit here, will definitely return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Wonderfully scenic course at a reasonable price

My playing partner and I both thoroughly enjoyed this course in our swing through this part of Oregon. This course was a highlight for us. Scenic fairways, stunning lava-red sand traps, great views of the surrounding mountains and a reasonable challenge for 2 low-teen handicappers. Would highly recommend it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beautiful course- Have to play it if you’re in the area

Despite golfing In Central Oregon for years, I only played Aspen Lakes for the first time last year. I heard about it on the Morning Drive on the Golf Channel a few years ago (listed as a top 10 hidden gem in America) and told myself I should check it out. The course conditions are incredible. The landscape is very scenic with the mountains, water, and red bunkers— you can be playing terribly and still enjoy the course aesthetics. It’s a lot of fun with the high risk/high reward scenarios on many holes. Pace of play is perfect— can’t remember ever having to wait for anyone and I know no one has had to wait on me. I’ve casually talked to the employees in the clubhouse, the marshal, and a few of the groundskeepers and everyone was super friendly. After your round I highly recommend you check out the back patio at the clubhouse for a cold beverage and some food. I’m kind of a bargain golfer but this is a course I have no problem paying prime time greens fees for.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beautiful course- have to play if you’re in the area

The course was in fantastic shape. The landscape is beautiful. Front desk, Marshall, groundskeepers were all super friendly. Clubhouse is great— it’s worth it to go get a bite to eat on the back patio even if you aren’t golfing. I’m usually a bargain golfer but this is a course I have no problem paying prime time rates for. .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Previously Played

Frost delay?

Love the golf course but dont know if i will come back after today. Nothing better then driving 3 hours to start a 4 day golf trip and told theres a 3 and a half frost delay when its 35 degrees. Really???? Called another course and they have no delay. Widgi creek here we come.

Played On
Reviews 81
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Idaho Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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