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Sunriver Resort

Sunriver, Oregon

By Roger Cox, Editor

From almost everywhere within Sunriver's 3,500 acres Sunriver Resort and Mt. Bacheloryou can see the snow-capped volcanic cone of Mt. Bachelor and other peaks of Oregon's Cascade Range. Located 15 miles south of Bend, this low-key, very outdoors-oriented resort/residential community comprises a vast array of recreation for the whole family, from golf and tennis to horseback riding, canoeing, whitewater rafting, hiking, and fly fishing. Some 35 miles of bike trails lace the property, stitching together the various recreational venues—among them more than 30 tennis courts—with a lodge, condos, houses, spa, and even its own airstrip.

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Pro Shop: 541-593-7890

Sunriver Owners Association Pro Shop: 541-593-5707

Broadly speaking, there are two tennis operations at Sunriver: Sunriver Resort and Sunriver Owners Association. Bob Harrington took over the Sunriver Resort program in the fall of 2013. A USPTA-certified pro, he has more than 30 years experience, ranging from a resort on Cape Cod, to private clubs on the west coast, and even a private school in Hawaii. He heads the year-round program at Sage Springs Club & Spa at the heart of the village. There, on three indoor and four outdoor courts, he stages adult and junior drill sessions during selected hours in winter and then expands to daily clinics and drills for adults and Tiny Stars (ages 4-7), Future Starts (ages 8-14) and Junior Development clinics (ages 8-14) for kids during the mid-June to early September outdoor high season.

Meanwhile the Sunriver Owners Association runs its own programs on 25 courts spread through the Sunriver property. Adult and youth clinics are offered June through September at Tennis Hill by Reid Arthur and his staff. Arthur is the current director of The Valley Club in Hailey, ID. Adult and junior (ages 4-12+) clinics are held daily in the summer at the Tennis Hill Courts. At Fort Rock Park there are also three newly-resurfaced, outdoor pickleball courts for seasonal use.

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Other Recreation

Golf Courses. The resort has three 18-hole golf courses and a golf learning center.

Crosswater: This heathland-style course borders the Deschutes and Little Deschutes rivers and is notable for the its views of Mt. Bachelor and for the elk, deer, eagles, osprey, owls, otters, and raccoons the live in the area. At 7,693 yards from the Gold Tees, it appears long but at this elevation, 4,500 feet, balls carry in the thinner air. Par 72, 5,389-7,683 yards.

The Meadows: A long, scenic course that begins at the Sunriver Lodge out across a great meadow and through stands of ponderosa pines. Its elevated, mounded greens demand accuracy. Par 71, 5,284-6,946 yards.

The Woodlands: Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., this award-winning course stands out for its deep bunkers, lakes and rock outcroppings, all of which place a premium on club selection and accuracy. Par 72, 5,446-6,880 yards.


Spa & Fitness Center. The 30,000-square-foot Sage Springs Club and Spa, which is under the umbrella of Sunriver Resort, encompasses the three indoor tennis courts, a complete fitness center, indoor lap pool, and massage treatment rooms. If, on the other hand, you rent through Sunriver Vacations you'll have access to Mavericks Health Club, which has a fitness center, indoor swimming pool, climbing wall, massage rooms, and a permanent wave pool.

Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center. Guests who rent condos or homes from the Sunriver Vacation Rentals can use this 22-acre facility, which consists of a tot pool and sand play area, cafe, picnic area, playground, basketball court, bocce ball court, year-round tubing hill, picnic pavilion, and an outdoor amphitheater.

And ...Some 37 miles of paved trails for both walking and bike riding lace the resort (though note that the use of rollerblades is prohibited in Sunriver Resort). There are also canoes for rent on the rivers and streams; an equestrian center; two outdoor swimming pools; fishing on any of several rivers; a large grassy field for soccer, baseball, football and the like; a children's playground; a nature center; a miniature golf course, and more.

Children's Programs

Family Circle Magazine rated the resort the best family destination in the Northwest. There are in fact two children's programs: one operated by Sunriver Resort and a second by the Sunriver Owners Association (SOA). The resort offers a Fort Funnigan, which takes children ages 3 to 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Saturday and some evenings. for more information, phone 541-593-4609. The SOA also stages an Adventure Camp Kids Klub for children ages 5 to 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Mondays-Fridays and a Guppy Camp to 3-5 years olds three days a week from mid-June through August. For details, phone 541-585-5000.

Lodging

Choices are diverse, ranging from rooms and suites in the Sunriver Lodge to private homes and condominiums. The issue is not only what type of accommodations you want but which of several entities you rent from: Sunriver Resort handles one set of units within the property, the Sunriver Vacations (which itself consists of several property management companies) another set. Which entity you rent from can affect which amenities you have access to (like the indoor courts) or whether you get preferential treatment, at venues such as the three on-site golf courses or the Maverick Health Club. Broadly speaking, the options range from lodge rooms with wood-burning fireplaces and private decks privately owned and decorated homes and condos that range in size from two to five bedrooms.

Restaurants

There are some two dozen food outlets within the property, ranging from the sumptuous cuisine and Northwest ingredients at The Meadows to pizza at Blondie's

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Sunriver Resort

Rooms at the Lodge have fireplaces, private decks, and in some cases mountain views. Lodges are deluxe rooms along the Sun River. Suites have a queensize sleeper and kitchette downstairs, and two queen beds upstairs. Condos have fireplaces, two or more bedrooms, private decks. Houses as large a six bedrooms are also available. See the website for rates during the time you want to visit.

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Sunriver Resort Resort
P.O. Box 3609
Sunriver, OR 97707
541-593-1000
Toll-free: 800-801-8765
Fax: 541-593-5458
Web Link: Sunriver Resort Resort

Sage Springs Club & Spa

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Sage Springs Club & Spa
Sunriver Resort
Sunriver, OR 97707

Sunriver Vacations

A total of some 500 vacation homes and condos at Sunriver are available through several rental agencies. See the website for details

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Sunriver Vacations
Sunriver, OR
Toll-free: 800-874-7644
Web Link: Sunriver Vacations

Travel Essentials

Seasons. The outdoor tennis season at Sunriver runs from May through September, with the most vigorous activity occurring between mid June and Labor Day. However the three indoor courts at Sage Springs are playable year round.

Travel Instructions. The nearest major airport is Portland, 161 miles to the northwest; however, the town of Redmond, which is only 31 miles from Sunriver Resort, has a regional airport served by Horizon Airline and West Air (United Express).

General Tourist Information. For information about attractions in central Oregon visit the Central Oregon Visitors Association website or contact them at 63085 N. Hwy. 97, Suite 104, Bend, OR 97701; phone 541-389-8799 or toll-free 800-800-8334.

©2017 Roger Cox


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©2017 Roger Cox