Brasada Canyons golf course - 6th
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Brasada Canyons golf course - 6th
The par-3 sixth hole plays up to 171 yards from the Jacobsen tees at Brasada Canyons G.C. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Brasada Canyons golf course - driving range
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Brasada Canyons golf course - driving range
Golfers warm up on the driving range at Brasada Canyons at Brasada Ranch near Bend, Oregon. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Brasada Canyons golf course
Fairways at Brasada Canyons at Brasada Ranch are forgiving and large. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Brasada Canyons golf course - 3rd
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Brasada Canyons golf course - 3rd
The par-4 third at Brasada Canyons at Brasada Ranch heads up the hill. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Brasada Canyons G.C.
Brasada Canyons G.C. was designed by the team of Jim Hardy and PGA Tour player Peter Jacobsen. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Brasada Canyons golf course - 4th
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Brasada Canyons golf course - 4th
Brasada Canyons' fourth hole is a downhill par 3. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Brasada Canyons golf course in Oregon
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Brasada Canyons golf course in Oregon
Holes at Brasada Canyons that play downhill come with spectacular mountain backdrops. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Brasada Canyons golf course - 11th
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Brasada Canyons golf course - 11th
Probably the tightest hole at Brasada Canyons G.C. is the par-4 11th. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Brasada Canyons golf course - 12th
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Brasada Canyons golf course - 12th
The 12th at Brasada Canyons is a par 3 that is well protected with bunkers. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Brasada Canyons golf course - 14th hole
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Brasada Canyons golf course - 14th hole
There's lots of green on 14 at Brasada Canyons at Brasada Ranch near Bend, Oregon. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Brasada Canyons G.C.
Large bunkers guard most greens at Brasada Canyons G.C. near Bend, Oregon. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Brasada Canyons golf course - 17th
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Brasada Canyons golf course - 17th
The 17th at Brasada Canyons is a downhill par 3 with a gorgeous view of central Oregon. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Brasada Canyons golf course - 18th
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Brasada Canyons golf course - 18th
The 18th at Brasada Canyons is an exciting driving hole from an elevated tee box. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Brasada Canyons golf course - 18th hole
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Brasada Canyons golf course - 18th hole
The par-5 18th green at Brasada Canyons G.C. is protected by water left. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor

Long views and wide fairways: Brasada Canyons golf course at Brasada Ranch in sunny central Oregon

POWELL BUTTE, Ore. -- Located on slopes overlooking the central Oregon valley, Brasada Canyons at Brasada Ranch is one of the area's true standout golf experiences.

It opened in 2007 during the area's upscale golf boom that also included courses such as Pronghorn Golf Club and Tetherow.

Brasada Canyons -- designed by Oregon native Peter Jacobsen with Jim Hardy -- plays up and down the slopes of the mountains. In fact, the course has about 800 feet of elevation change from its lowest to highest point (over 4,000 feet). Holes that play up the mountain have desert and mountain backdrops, while holes that head downhill have gorgeous, expansive views of the surrounding valley.

There are five sets of tees playing nearly 7,300 yards from the back box. Fairways here are generally forgiving, but the greens are usually well defended by large bunkers.

Brasada Canyons' closing stretch is particularly exciting, with two downhill finishers, the par-3 17th and par-5 18th hole.

The course is part of a small but growing residential community and members club that doubles as a ranch resort. Guests can stay in lodges or in guest rooms below the clubhouse. Among the amenities for golfers is a 5-acre practice area.

Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.
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Long views and wide fairways: Brasada Canyons golf course at Brasada Ranch in sunny central Oregon
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