These Are 4 Great Golf Courses In Bend, Oregon

It’s true Central Oregon offers some of the state’s best cycling, fishing, and craft breweries.  But golf is also on the top of the agenda.  You’ll find close to 30 stunning golf courses in Central Oregon, especially in Bend, Oregon. Village Properties at Sunriver is not far from these golf courses, and Village Properties guests can enjoy discounts at these four courses listed below and more golf courses. Even better, we have eight vacation homes located right on the golf course. We have the best vacation home rentals you can find in the area. Here are the four best golf courses located in Bend Oregon where you can spend your time dialing in your swing.


Woodlands golf course is a great place to stop, especially in June. It hosts an annual event called “Swings Fore Strings.” The annual Swings Fore Strings Golf Tournament benefits the Sunriver Music Festival. It’s a wonderful course and you can best enjoy all of the Sunriver amenities by booking a vacation rental on the course. We offer two properties on the course.

River’s Edge

This public course features views of the Deschutes River, Mt. Hood, and Mt. Jefferson with plenty of breathtaking course design elements, including a 25-foot waterfall. River’s Edge offers a challenging yet exciting 18 holes design by Robert Muir Graves. Enjoy a beer with your lunch at Bogey’s Café at River’s Edge Golf Course. If you miss some of your golf gear, swing into the Pro Shop, which carries top-name brands like Nike, Titleist, Bridgestone, and Foot Joy.

Widgi Creek Golf Club

The Widgi Creek Golf Club is one of the most beautiful golf courses. It offers 18 holes and a Foresight GCQuad golf simulator. The simulator can provide valuable data and feedback like ball speed, spin rates, launch angles, and more. Due to the golf courses’ location, you’ll also find many things to do near Widgi Creek for outdoor enthusiasts. 

Lost Tracks

This championship course is nestled among gorgeous pines. The rolling Oregon terrain makes it a challenge for golfers of all skill levels. It’s another public 18-hole golf course. The golf club offers a driving range, cart rentals, and club rentals. It is also designed by former PGA of America President Brian Whitcomb

Drive At The Best Golf Courses In Central Oregon

You’ll find gorgeous and secluded golf courses in the Oregon wilderness like the Cascade Mountains, ponderosa pines, and ancient lava rock. These are excellent golf courses that you and your golf buddies can enjoy when staying at Village Properties at Sunriver. These four golf courses in Sunriver and Bend, Oregon, and more have discounts for Village Properties guests so take advantage of this deal whether you want to golf near Bend, Oregon, or somewhere else in Central Oregon. To hear more about our other attractions accommodations or have us walk you through your Oregon golf getaway, reach out to us at 888-236-9690. Or book with us online.

Stay Cool In A Pool Near Bend And Sunriver, Oregon

Heading into summer, you are probably looking for ways to keep cool while on your summer vacation adventures. The Central Oregon (Sunriver and Bend, Oregon) area has plenty of options if you need to briefly cool down during a long summer hike. Or enjoy a family day at the swimming pool near Sunriver or Bend, Oregon! Sunriver and Bend, Oregon both have a large collection of natural water features, like rivers and lakes, and a variety of constructed aquatic centers. Village Properties at Sunriver is perfectly equipped to handle your needs this summer. Here are some ways you can stay cool this summer with Village Properties at Sunriver.

Free SHARC Passes

SHARC is the Sunriver Homeowners Association Recreation Center and is the featured water park in Sunriver. SHARC is an all-season center that offers heated indoor aquatics year-round. During the summer season, SHARC has an outdoor pool. It also has 9-hole disc golf, a full basketball court, a water slide, a lazy river, a small park, a picnic pavilion, and a winter tubing hill. Not all vacation rental companies in Sunriver give their guests FREE SHARC passes, which is a premium feature you’ll receive when booking your vacation home with Village Properties at Sunriver. You can find all of the properties that have free SHARC passes here

Whitewater Rafting

Have you ever tried whitewater rafting?  It’s easily one of the most exciting ways to stay cool in the summer. If you’ve never tried it before, you are in for a treat, and if you are a seasoned rafter, you’ll find plenty of challenges and unique scenery to enjoy. With Sun Country Tours, you can take on the Big Eddy Thriller, an exciting section of the Deschutes River. You can also take part in a full-day adventure along a lower section of the Deschutes.


If you like to take it easy and enjoy some quiet time on your vacation, Sunriver has some great rivers and lakes for fishing. Suppose you want to try your hand at fly fishing, Fall River is considered world-class. For your information, you will need a fishing license if you are older than 12-years-old. There are plenty of rivers to choose from for fishing:

Canoe, Kayak, Paddle Board

The lakes and rivers mentioned above also make for canoe, kayak, and paddleboard fun areas. Find a spot to launch off and enjoy the beautiful Oregon scenery. But, if you are without your gear, there are many places to rent a canoe, kayak, or paddleboard. Sunriver ToyHouse Toys offers a lot of outdoor gear like canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, floating tubes, floating islands, and more. You’ll need to seek out Paulina Lake, East Lake, Three Creeks, Todd Lake, and Devils Lake for lake fishing.

Cool Off And Get Wet This Summer In Oregon

As you can see, there are many ways to play in the pool and cool off this summer near Sunriver or Bend, Oregon, and you’ll have fun doing it!. If you plan to stay inside, we have many vacation homes that include air conditioning. Whatever you plan to do this summer, Village Properties at Sunriver can help you stay cool and experience something new. To hear more about our accommodations or have us walk you through your summer Oregon getaway, reach out to us at 888-236-9690. Or book with us online.

Don’t Miss These Summer Events Near Bend, Oregon

Summertime in Oregon is a time that shouldn’t be looked over. Suppose you are in the process of hunting for a summer getaway. In that case, you should know that there are plenty of attractions and events near the Bend, Oregon, area. But on top of the beautiful attractions like hiking, and mountain biking, there are some fantastic summer events too. Any one of these events should be enough to pull you to Oregon. When you visit, you should be staying with Village Properties at Sunriver. Most importantly, we are near all of these events. So you can maximize your time at these events. Here are some of the best summer events in and near Bend, Oregon.

Pacific Crest Endurance Festival 

Pacific Crest Endurance Festival is advertised as the “jewel of multisport events in the Northwest,” and for a good reason. If you are interested in marathons, long-distance running, or just getting outside and enjoying the scenery; then this is the event for you. There is something for everyone here. Even if you don’t fancy yourself as a runner or triathlete, you’ll be treated to some of the best views in Bend, Oregon. Village Properties at Sunriver will be providing a 10 percent discount on vacation rentals to racers and their families. Use promo code PAC2022 while booking your reservation online at Village Properties.

Balloons Over Bend

Balloons Over Bend is a great summer event to see even more spectacular views. Over one weekend, you can see hundreds of hot air balloons take to the sky. Wake up early and watch the balloons launch into the air. On Saturday, make sure to find time in the evening for the night glow event as the hot air balloons light up and shine high in the sky.

Sunriver Art Fair 

You won’t find a better event this summer in Oregon than the Sunriver Art Fair for art lovers. It’s all local art, so you’ll have ample opportunity to appreciate the creative, local art scene in Sunriver, Oregon. The Children’s “Make & Take Craft Bags” is always a popular attraction for the kids, and gives them something to bring back home after a family vacation in Sunriver.  From observing the art, to strolling the beautiful grounds of The Village at Sunriver, there is truly something for everyone at the Sunriver Art Fair.

Cider & Whiskey Festival

For those who want to sample some of the best cider and whiskey in Central Oregon, pull up a seat at the Little Woody Barrel-Aged Beer, Cider & Whiskey Festival. You’ll have the pleasure of indulging in the iconic craft beer that Bend, Oregon, is known for, but also treat yourself to cider, and whiskey at the Deschutes Historical Museum. In addition to the drinks, there will also be food vendors and live music to keep the party going.

No Matter The Month, Something Is Happening This Summer

This is only a sampling of what you can expect when booking a stay with Village Properties at Sunriver. There are also the summer concerts at Hayden Homes Amphitheater, High Desert Food Trail, and more. As you can see, there is a standout event happening every month throughout the summer. After a day filled with entertainment and events, find respite in your perfect vacation rental home at Village Properties at Sunriver, there is always a place for you here. To hear more about our accommodations or have us walk you through your Oregon getaway, reach out to us at 888-236-9690. Or book with us online.

Why You Should Book Directly For The Best Sunriver Vacation Lodging

Everyone knows vacations are a great way to relax and create cherished memories with those who matter most.  Searching for the ideal vacation rental home can be overbearing.  Since the explosion of online travel websites, you can easily spend hours sifting through hundreds of homes on many different sites.  Unfortunately, few people know that you’ll get the best deal by booking your vacation rental directly with the property management company. Village Properties at Sunriver will walk you through why booking directly will save you the most money, giving you the best value and lodging.

  • Pro-tip, you’ll save a bunch of money upfront by booking directly. We are talking about potentially hundreds of dollars. Third-party websites like VRBO, Airbnb, and Homeaway add additional fees to your reservation.
  • If you have special needs, let us know. It’s harder for people with special needs to get the support they require to enjoy their vacation respite when booking through a third party. We can directly communicate with you to make quick and essential changes. Please reach out to us.
  • If you book directly with us, you can depend on a reliable line of communication. Instead of connecting you to an unknown general support client, we will personally email you all the information. A 24/7 phone number will connect you directly to our property management team. Just in case of an emergency or unexpected issue.
  • Booking directly allows us to offer you some of the best vacation rentals. The fair pricing we offer won’t be found on big third-party websites.
  • We live and breathe Oregon’s sites and sounds. We’re trying to say that we know the area the best. As local experts who live here, we can give you suggestions for where to eat, hike, and where to find a great local band. With a third-party website for your lodging, you will not find that type of intimacy and knowledge about Sunriver or Bend, Oregon.

Save Yourself Time And Money And Book Directly

Vacations are meant to be relaxing and enjoyable. Don’t let the booking process get in the way of your lodging in Sunriver, Oregon lodging. If you book directly with Village Properties at Sunriver, we can help you at any stage of your journey toward the best vacation in the Pacific Northwest. To hear more about our accommodations or have us walk you through your Oregon getaway, reach out to us at 888-236-9690. Or book with us online.

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