In the winter, it’s a ski haven. Come summer, golf takes center stage. Sunriver has become a premier central Oregon resort playground.
Sunriver Resort
  • Location: Sunriver, OR
  • Rooms: 245
  • Courses: Four
  • Amenities: Eight restaurants / tennis / marina / stables / fitness club / spa
  • Also good for: Best for Buddies

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6 things you need to know

  • Best time to go: Summer months are the heyday at Sunriver and the best time to go with long days and plenty of sunshine.
  • Daily stay-and-plays start at: $179
  • Golf experience: Four spectacular courses: the venerable Crosswater, the pristine Meadows, the testy Woodlands and nine-hole Caldera.
  • Best non-golf amenity: Rafting, canoeing, kayaking or paddle boarding on the majestic Deschutes River.
  • While you're there: Drive 20 minutes from Sunriver to discover Paulina Falls, a double waterfall that drops 80 feet over volcanic cliffs.
  • Insider tip: Downtown Bend frequently hosts summer music and beer festivals — plan your trip accordingly and you can catch some phenomenal talent passing through.

Travelogue

Enveloped by the dramatic Deschutes National Forest near Mt. Bachelor, Three Sisters and several other volcanic peaks, Sunriver has become a premier central Oregon resort playground. In the winter, it’s a ski haven. Come summer, golf takes center stage, with four courses on the menu: Crosswater, designed by Bob Cupp, features a heathland aesthetic and awe-inspiring views of nearby Mt. Bachelor; Meadows, designed by John Fought, borders the meandering Sun River and pays tribute to course from the 1920’s and 30’s with dramatic use of bunkers to amp up the challenge; The Woodlands, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., features dense forests of Ponderosa and Lodgepole Pine, outcroppings of lava rock and an abundance of water. And finally, the nine-hole Caldera Links, designed again by Bob Cupp and Jim Ramey, is the perfect course to introduce new golfers and juniors to the game of golf. Bunking options include the main lodge and a vast community of houses that are available to rent.