Juniper Golf Course

Updated: July 2, 2018

There’s no doubt that Central Oregon continues to be a fantastic option for golfers in the region looking for a fast golf getaway. When you hear golfers talk about their plans for golf in Central Oregon, the resorts in this area are typically at the front of their mind. But with so many golf courses to choose from in Central Oregon the only resort quality golf course that is municipally owned is Juniper in Redmond.

It’s rare that a golf course completely moves from one location to another, but that’s exactly what Juniper Golf Course did, relocating on a new piece of property a short drive away from its original location. Once a private 9-hole golf club, the City of Redmond acquired a larger property and then enlisted the design services of John Harbottle, and reopened in 2005 with 18 championship holes carved through the beautiful high desert landscape. The end result is a very popular and challenging layout with consistently superior course conditions and an experience that is unusually nice for a municipal golf course. When you consider the green fees at this municipal gem are well under $100 a round in season, you’ll be hard pressed to find greater golfing value anywhere in the region.

When you prepare to play a round of golf at Juniper, you should quickly cast aside your preconceived ideas of a “muni.” You won’t be able to survive a round of golf without utilizing every club in your bag. Juniper is a true championship-caliber course that Golf Digest has named the best municipal course in the state of Oregon. The Harbottle designed golf course offers seven sets of tees – ranging from just shy of 5,000 yards from the forward tees to nearly 7,200 yards from the tips. The course hosted the 2013 and 2017 Oregon Open and is a six-time site for Oregon’s US Amateur qualifying. Juniper is sneaky good, built on one of the most beautiful spots carved from the Central Oregon desert, with panoramic views of Mt. Bachelor, Broken Top, the Three Sisters, Mt. Washington, Three-fingered Jack, Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Hood, Juniper challenges you from your first tee shot to your last putt. It’s nearly impossible to play a round of golf without gazing into the horizon at the natural beauty of the region.