Nestled in the eastern shadow of the snowcapped Cascade mountains at the southern end of the world-famous Sunriver Resort, this Bob Cupp design will take your breath away. Sure, the views of the mountains and solitude of the spacious layout are nice. But we’re talking more about difficulty.
The Little Deschutes River meanders inauspiciously through the course. However, it comes into play on seven holes and the locals say it’s now home to more golf balls than the native Redband Trout. On the holes where it doesn’t come into play, nearly unplayable knee-marsh grass is waiting to punish errant shots.
The good news is that the course has generous landing areas, large greens, and six sets of tees ranging from 5,723 yards all the way to 7,683 yards.
If you choose the appropriate set of tees, bring an extra sleeve of balls, and are lucky enough to score an early morning tee time when nature is coming to life and mist off the Little Deschutes seems ghostly, a round at Crosswater Club isn’t one you’ll forget any time soon.
If you want to get on this gem, you’ll likely need to be a guest of Sunriver Resort or play with a member.