“Due South”, the par 4 opening hole at Crosswater is a perfect opening hole. A straight drive, into the prevailing south wind, with a driver or three wood, avoiding bunkers left and right, leaves the player with a short iron into a small green protected on the right by two deep bunkers and on the left by a deep drainage swail
"Water and Woods” is a medium length par 5 with woods on the right and water on the left. This is a birdie hole at Crosswater, try to take advantage of it. A good drive from the correct tee, gives the player a chance at going for the green or laying up close the green leaving only a wedge into a green protected by water on the left and a bunker on the right. The green has two levels and can be very challenging if on the wrong level.
“Sunrise” is a short to medium length par 3. Bunkered heavily on the right with two ridges running through the green, a good solid tee shot gives you shot at a birdie.
“Left Begone”, a par 3, starts a stretch of challenging holes. This short to medium length par four requires a precise tee shot to the proper landing area so that the player is in position to hit the correct shot into a very demanding shallow green protected by wetlands, front and back. The tee shot has bunkering and wetlands to the left and to the right are two tall ponderosa trees. A bit too far to the right and these trees block your access to the green. A par on this hole is a very good score
“Little Deschutes” is a tough par 4 hole, with perhaps the most demanding tee shot on the course. You must not only cross the meandering Little Deschutes River but also avoid it down the left side. Bunkering, mounding, and trees guard the right side. Hit it straight! After finding the fairway, you are left with a challenging second shot to a tough green with a big ridge running through the middle. You must be on the correct side of the green if you are to achieve par.
“Cupp Crossin’” is a long demanding par 5. The magnificent tee shot, aiming right at Mt. Bachelor, is relatively wide open, but you must cross the Little Deschutes River again. The second shot is very demanding in that you must play it to an area that will allow you a short iron into a very shallow, table top green that falls off front and back. A crisp, well struck shot is required to hold this green.
“Windy Gate” is a beautiful, medium length par 3, playing into the prevailing south wind. Bunkering, wetlands, and mounding surround the green complex. This hole sits in the middle of this beautiful, abundant wildlife habitat, river meadow.
“Lupine Alley” is a short par 4 requiring a tee shot over wetlands, avoiding bunkers left and right and avoiding the river on the right. Once this is negotiated, the second shot must cross the Little Deschutes River to a wide, shallow demanding green complex. This is a great short par 4 hole.
“Bachelor” once again dominates on your tee shot. The river crosses in front of the tee and runs down the entire right side of this beautiful long par 4. There are no bunkers on this hole, but it is defended by its length, the river, and a huge 17,000 sq. ft. demanding green.
“Coyote” starts the back nine with a short par four, dogleg to the right. A nice straight drive, avoiding the bunkers on the right will give you a short iron into a tough, two tiered, green with a deep bunker in the front and water on the right.
“Pioneer” is a long straight par four. The name celebrates on old pioneer graveyard on the left side. There is really quite a bit of room for your tee shot but you must avoid a bunker complex down the left side as well as O.B. down the right side. A successful tee shot leaves you with a long demanding second shot into a severe two level green.
“Endless” is a perfect name for one of the longest par fives you will ever play. With a lake down the entire left side and bunkering and trees to the right, this is a very demanding hole. Hit it long and straight a couple of times and you will be left with a short iron into the smallest green on the course, guarded by bunkers and water to the left. Good luck!
“Osprey” refers to a big old growth ponderosa pine with an osprey nest in the top. This nest is occupied every year with either ospreys or bald eagles. This par 3 hole requires a short iron over a wetland to a small, well bunkered, green.
“Big Deschutes” is a long, straight, par four with the Big Deschutes River running down the right side and very much in play on the tee shot. Favor the left side of this very wide landing area and you are left with a long to medium shot into a very interesting and demanding green complex. A large ridge runs from left to right through the middle of the green. It is important to be on the correct side of this ridge.
“Lone Pine” is a fairly short par four requiring a drive avoiding a tall pine tree, as well as bunkering down the right side. Once this is accomplished a short iron second shot requires precision into a small, very shallow green with bunkering front and back. If you can hit the green you should have a good shot at a birdie.
“Marsh Corner”, a par 5 hole, may require something less than a driver on the tee shot, as the fairway is bordered by wetlands down the right side and at the end of the landing area. Take care with this shot and make sure you get it in play. The second shot will then be over wetlands to a fairly wide landing area, avoiding the bunkering left and right. This should give you a short iron into the most important and demanding feature of this hole, the green complex. This is a very large, table top green, sloping from front to back. This shot is usually played downwind, thus requiring a very crisply struck shot if one is to hold this green. Don’t be short, don’t be long! Good luck!
“Homestead” is a long tough par three, usually into the prevailing south wind. This hole requires a well struck shot over the wetlands. Don’t go left!
“Wee Burn” is a beautiful finishing par 4 hole heading back towards the Little Deschutes River, with Newberry Caldera in the background. A well placed tee shot, with something less than a driver, will leave you with a second shot of around 150 yards. This second shot is over the river to a green angling right to left and bunkered on both sides.
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