Aspen Lakes: Central Oregon course is an award winner in a variety of ways

Updated: September 30, 2016

Fall is in the air, and Central Oregon is still a top destination for golfers still trying to get the most out of the 2016 season. At places like Aspen Lakes in Sisters, Ore. fall golf is a terrific option. Aspen Lakes has been open for 20 years and is a Northwest favorite.

In fact, Golf Magazine ranks Aspen Lakes as the 10th best public course in Oregon. And for good reason. The course has a great layout, designed by Bill Overdorf, offers spectacular views of the Central Oregon mountains and features its trademark red sand bunkers.

The concept for Aspen Lakes Golf Course in Sisters Oregon began in 1988 when the Cyrus Family acquired a 1,084-acre parcel adjacent to their family farm. The first nine Aspen Lake golf holes were constructed in 1996 under the watchful eye of World Class golf course architect William Overdorf. He worked with the existing site to sculpt this incredible mountain view golf course into the existing Central Oregon landscape. As important natural features were identified during construction, the plans were modified to incorporate them into the golf course rather than destroy the feature.

The second nine Aspen Lakes golf holes were opened in 1999. The signature red sand for the bunkers originated on the Cyrus property. When it came time to install the bunkers, it was discovered that the “normal” sand that the other central Oregon golf courses use is hauled in from other states. In looking at alternatives, it was decided that it would be more environmentally friendly to use local materials already in Central Oregon.

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