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“The most overrated course in Oregon”

Aspen Lakes Golf Course
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Owner description: Aspen Lakes Golf Course should be on your "must play" list when visiting Central Oregon. A favorite of locals and visitors alike, Aspen Lakes is a challenging but fair course that features bentgrass tees, greens and fairways, unique red sand bunkers, and mountain views that will provide a beautiful distraction throughout your round. Rated 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest Magazine.
Bend, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“The most overrated course in Oregon”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

I have played Aspen Lakes a few times since moving into the area and find the aura behind this course to be a head-scratcher. Its expensive. The holes are pretty routine and boring and the red sand bunkers? If you have nice wedges, you'd better take a drop because they are going to get ruined if you play out of bunkers....like hitting off the parking lot. The views of the course are great, the pace of play has never been an issue and the facility is nice....Considering all the nice courses in Central Oregon, this course lacks alot.

Visited September 2012
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Matt692, Owner at Aspen Lakes Golf Course, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
We are sorry that you don't believe Aspen Lakes lived up to its reputation during your visit. The vast majority of golfers feel it is one of the best values in the area, if not the state. This is supported by the numerous high ranking and accolades Aspen Lakes has received from Golf Digest's 8th Best New Public Golf Course in the nation in 2000, to the more recent NW Golf Guy's #1 Players Choice for Central Oregon. The price is very competitive and varies based on time of play. There is always a time and price for every budget. The crushed cinders used in the bunkers are, in fact, softer than the traditional silica sand and are less damaging to clubs.
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Philly
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Morning!”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Great course. Lots of fun and challenging holes. A little water here and they make for some great shots. Great veiws if the Sister Mountians! I went out as a single first off and finished in 2hrs and 4 minutes. Could have been faster if i did not keep stopping to take pictures. I will return with my foursome and enjoy it for at least 4 hours..

Visited October 2012
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Milltown, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Perfect Wedding Venue”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Just had my daughter and new son-in-law's wedding there and it was amazing. Aaron's early planning and Kelly's implementation of absolutely every wish of the bride and groom made the day even more wonderful than the phenomenal view of the mountains. The food was excellent and the service matched. Our family will have these wonderful memories forever!

Visited September 2012
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Stockton
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful Great Golf”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

A wonderfully maintained course. The natural beauty around you is spectacular. The bunkers are red and really offset the green fairways. Lots of fun and challenging holes. A little water here and their make for some great shots. Josh and the Pro Shop Staff are outstanding.

Visited August 2012
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Oregon City, Oregon
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Went to a wedding and it was amazing. Such a beautiful lodge and course. I would highly recommend. The pro-shop had great selection. Took a lot of pictures of the course even though I was not there to play golf. The food looked great but I only had food from the wedding. Want to get married in Bend/Sister, definately see the lodge and the mountain settings. Amazing

Visited September 2012
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