TETHEROW
Bend
NO.  OF COURSES 1
GREENS FEES From $99
LONGEST HOLE #18, 588 yards
SIGNATURE HOLE Built in an old pumice quarry with views of the Cascades, #17 is Tetherow’s “covergirl.”
GEAR YOU’LL NEED Keep a hybrid wedge in the bag for bump-and-run shots around the links-style greens.
AVERAGE JULY TEMP AND WIND SPEED 88 degrees, 5 mph
CELEBRITY SIGHTING Yep, but mum’s the word from staff about whom
RELAX WITH
A ride down the 100-foot slip-and-slide on the edge of the range.
LODGING Tetherow recently broke ground on a 50-room lodge overlooking the course, to be completed April 2014.




Bend
NO.  OF COURSES 1
GREENS FEES From $139
LONGEST HOLE #1, 573 yards
SIGNATURE HOLE The par-3 #17, with tees 30 feet above a green carved into a natural plateau. Don’t let the wide approach fool you: miss to the right and you’ll be pitching (blindly) 20 feet below the green.
GEAR YOU’LL NEED You’re 4,000 feet closer to the sun here.
AVERAGE JULY TEMP AND WIND SPEED 80 degrees, afternoon winds
CELEBRITY SIGHTING Phil Knight
RELAX WITH
The Golfer’s Delight massage in Brasada’s cozy spa: a 60-minute deep-tissue massage with hot towels and anti-inflammatory arnica gel to help untie those tee-shot knots
LODGING Brasada boasts 50 cabins, but the eight suites in the Ranch House have the best views, plus a hot tub and fire pit out back. From $149



PRONGHORN
Bend
NO.  OF COURSES 2
GREENS FEES From $169
LONGEST HOLE  #2, 572 yards
SIGNATURE HOLE #13. To make the cup on this 378-yard par 4, you’ll have to overcome the water hazard in front and the 20-foot wall (with waterfall) that surrounds the green.
GEAR YOU’LL NEED A driver. The Nicklaus course places a premium on the tee shot.
AVERAGE JULY TEMP AND WIND SPEED 73 degrees, 5–7 mph
CELEBRITY SIGHTING Drew Bledsoe
RELAX WITH
A full stomach, courtesy of the Pronghorn burger, a jaw-stretching beef patty adorned with peppered bacon, Tillamook smoked cheddar, and roasted-garlic aioli
LODGING All of Pronghorn’s one- to four-bedroom Residence Club units surround the Nicklaus course’s 18th tee.
From $179



BANDON DUNES
Bandon
NO.  OF COURSES 5
GREENS FEES From $235 ($100 for Preserve)
LONGEST HOLE Pacific Dunes’ #18, 591 yards
SIGNATURE HOLE Bandon Dunes #16, a par 4 with an eye-popping perspective on the Pacific.
GEAR YOU’LL NEED A windbreaker. This is the Oregon coast, remember?
AVERAGE JULY TEMP AND WIND SPEED Mid 60s, 10–25 mph
CELEBRITY SIGHTING Michael Jordan
RELAX WITH
One of the more than 20 single malts on hand at Scottish-style McKee’s Pub
LODGING Save your pennies for the courses with a room at the Inn, the newest and one of the least expensive options at Bandon. From $230



SALISHAN
Lincoln City
NO.  OF COURSES 1
GREENS FEES From $79
LONGEST HOLE #8, 547 yards
SIGNATURE HOLE The perspective on Siletz Bay makes #10 a favorite. And the possibility of reaching this par 5’s green in two shots—with a stiff south breeze—makes it a number chaser’s dream.
GEAR YOU’LL NEED Extra balls. The roughs on this links-style course are infamous for eating mishit balls.
AVERAGE JULY TEMP AND WIND SPEED Mid 50s to high 60s, winds variable but average 10–15 mph
CELEBRITY SIGHTING Former Trail Blazers, Ducks, Beavers, plus a few recording artists who’ve caught the golfing bug
RELAX WITH
A soak in the spa’s Siletz Bay–facing infinity pool
LODGING Go big with the Sunset Suite, a lavish two-bedroom retreat with a view of the 9th hole. From $179



RUNNING Y
Klamath Falls
NO.  OF COURSES 1
GREENS FEES From $79
LONGEST HOLE #10, 552 yards
SIGNATURE HOLE The 409-yard #4, with expansive views of the Klamath Basin and wetlands, where hundreds of birds soar along the Pacific Flyway. Try not to hit any.
GEAR YOU’LL NEED You won’t want to miss out on some of the best birding in the West.
AVERAGE JULY TEMP AND WIND SPEED 80, negligible
CELEBRITY SIGHTING Arnie himself and two-time US Open champ Andy North
RELAX WITH
The kids, who eat free at Running Y’s Ruddy Duck restaurant
LODGING Opt for a suite—and its deck with tremendous views—at the 92-room Lodge. From $89