Formerly a working cattle ranch, the 1,800-acre resort at Brasada Ranch lies on the slopes of Powell Butte, more than three thousand feet above sea level, where it enjoys commanding views of Oregon’s snow-capped Cascade Range.
Unveiled in 2007, the Brasada Canyons course was co-designed by native Oregonian and PGA Tour veteran Peter Jacobsen and architect Jim Hardy, offering members and resort guests five tee settings to cater for every level of golfing ability.
“The canyons here presented us a tremendous opportunity for invention,” Jacobsen said, when asked about this project. “We’ve routed eleven holes down the canyons, while other holes play across the tops and along the edges with dramatic elevation.”
Feature holes include the long par three 4th, the stroke index 1 par four 9th, the severely right doglegged par five 10th and the heavily sand-protected short par four 15th. The only water hazard on the course appears at the 18th, with a small lake protecting the left side of the home green.