The combined power of massive and scenic property (600-acres of woodlands and well-preserved wetlands) and human genius (legendary golf course architect Bob Cupp) created a topnotch golf facility in Central Oregon. And it is not just plain topnotch. The Crosswater Course in Sunriver Resort is on the honor roll of one of the most prestigious golf publications in the world (Golf Digest) as it is listed as among America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses. It is also a winner in the hearts of many, many golfers who have this course in their list of favorites for golf vacations. And the reasons are quite obvious; not to mention, incontestable.
Sunriver Resort’s Crosswater Course is crossed on most every side by two beautiful rivers – the Dechutes and the Little Dechutes – thus the name. But the rivers do more than influence the name of this golf vacation destination. As they are almost omnipresent, water plays on most every single hole in the facility. That makes it both a visual delight and a treat to the golfer’s heart. And for everyone who’s up for some thrill, the signature hole on the golf vacation destination is the 687-yard, par 5 12th, as to why, let its monicker, The Endless, clue you in.
The winning features of the Crosswater Course do not end there, though. Apart from being a truly challenging course to play, the golf trip haven is as much a blessing for golfers as it is for the environment. Because the wetlands and the natural areas have been so well-kept and preserved, it has been granted the elusive Audubon International Sanctuary status. The course measures close to 7,700 yards, par 72, with five sets of tees to play from.