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“Awesome beauty and a nice play”

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.
Reviewed January 3, 2013

I live in Salem Oregon and get to Bend/Sisters regularly and I always love finding the time to play Aspen. It is by far one of the most beautiful courses in the northwest, great mountain holes and the beautiful red lava rock traps offset this courses beauty. I do not agree with Simon it is the most overated course in Oregon, it is a touch spendy but for what you are getting I think they are fair. I look for coupons to play there or specials and they have them. As far as the traps ruining clubs, how many traps are people hitting in to ruin there wedges? I have hit rocks in basic traps that are worse. If you have never played here, wait till late spring-fall and decide for yourself, I think you will be talking about it for years to come and most will really want to come back.

Thank JeffD915
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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.

Thank Simon S
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Matt692, Owner at Aspen Lakes Golf Course, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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..

1  Thank Brian D
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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!

1  Thank Barbara G
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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.

1  Thank Bachmom
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