Juniper Golf Club, is a Semi-Private, 18 hole golf course located in Redmond, Oregon.
Will the real Juniper Golf Club please stand up? Juniper first opened for play on Memorial Day 1952. The course that opened in 1952 was a 3,001 yard, 36 par, nine hole layout. In 1987 the second nine holes opened for play. Tim Berg, the golf professional at Sunriver, was commissioned to layout the new 18-hole design which played to a yardage of 6,533 yards and a par of 72.
In 1995 the club learned of plans for a Redmond east-side highway bypass coming through the golf course. Additionally, the club faced the prospect of the Federal Aviation Administration enforcing fair-market lease rates for the golf-course property, resulting in a significant increase in the lease (from $1 per year to more than $300,000). The club was also anticipating a significant investment to upgrade the aging irrigation system.
The Mayor of Redmond, Ed Fitch, and City of Redmond Public Building Corporation (PBC) President, Ron Bryant, began exploring options. Ultimately, the Federal Recreation Act provided a way to acquire land for a new golf course from the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) located approximately two miles south of the exisiting golf course.
The Redmond Public Building Corporation (PBC) hired golf course architect John Harbottle, III to design the new 18-hole golf course which plays to a yardage of 7,186 yards and a par of 72. Opening ceremonies for the new Juniper Golf Club golf coourse were held on July 2, 2005.
The course is nestled on a beautiful piece of land in Redmond Oregon with panoramic views of Mt. Bachelor, Broken Top, the Three Sisters, Mt. Washington, Three-fingered Jack, Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Hood, Juniper challenges you from your first tee shot to your last putt.
Juniper hosted the 2007 Oregon Open and a is a repeat US Amatuer qualifier site. However, the variety of tees available make it playable for golfers of all skill levels.
Black Tees: 7,186 yards, 74.0 / 130. Blue tees: 6,653 yards 71.1 / 126. White Tees Men: 6,063 yards 68.3 / 123. White Tees Women: 6,063 yards 74.2 / 135. Red Tees: 5,500 yards, 70.7 / 128.
$66 (cart not included), played on Saturday, May 2010 at 2pm
Rude gal at check-in desk. Difficulty with tee-time reservation. Cart was filthy dirty and hardly any brakes at all. Squeeky, noisy ride too. Range machine didn't work at first. Practice golf balls were muddy and some were cracked. Greens were slow and bumpy. No food/drink service on the course and overcharged for drinks at the turn. No ranger and course was backed up later in the round. Heard there was a group of members playing - the reason for 5+ hr. round??? Asked for a manager and none on premises. Will not return or recommend.
$51 (cart not included), played on Saturday, August 2009 at 10am
Juniper was recently voted best public golf course in Oregon and once you've played it you will agree. Very fair landing areas but if you miss the fairway you will be penalized by the desert area. Greens can be difficult if you have a down hill putt but you can see all the breaks; nothing hidden. Juniper recently opened the Combo Tees, a combination of the Green and White markers which plays to 6377 yards for those golfers wanting a little more yardage.
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