Talk about stunning.
With the Cascade Mountains providing the incredible scenery, a visit to the 3,600-acre Running Y Ranch Resort in the southern Oregon town of Klamath Falls is sure to satisfy not only your golf craving, but you’re your need for some much-needed relaxation as well.
ONE BEDROOM SUITE OR A MANSION TAKE YOUR PICK
Located about three hours from Eugene, the resort offers a wide selection of accommodation choices including deluxe guest rooms and one-bedroom suites in The Lodge or a host of vacation rentals featuring chalets and townhomes. For larger groups, Running Y offers a luxury ten-bedroom home (known as the mansion) that boasts nine bedrooms, six bathrooms, a separate apartment unit above the garage, and parking for up to five cars.
Whatever you choose, you can expect fully-equipped rooms with air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi, cable TV’s, refrigerators, private balconies, and 24-hour front desk service.
Just outside your door, enjoy all that the resort and area have to offer including a full-service spa, fitness center, tennis courts, indoor pool, horseback riding, ziplining, hiking, birding, geocaching, star gazing, biking, kayaking, and an 18-hole putting course. The resort also has the Sports Center which includes a basketball court, horseshoe pits, pickleball courts, sauna, hot tub, table tennis, arcade games, and billiards.
After you’ve worked up an appetite, head over to the Ruddy Duck for a great meal. The full-service restaurant offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner menus featuring American cuisine with a local twist. Dinner selections include delicious dishes like elk steak, Columbia River steelhead, Moulard duck breast, and filet mignon. There are also a ton of nearby dining options in the Klamath Falls area.
TOP RANKED AND DESERVEDLY SO
The challenging but enjoyable par-72, 7,138-yard Arnold Palmer-designed Running Y Ranch Golf Course weaves its way through lush forests and scenic wetlands. The track has been ranked as one of the top 100 public courses in the country in the past and was certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. While the front nine plays around Klamath Lake and features thick woodlands, the back nine makes its way through Payne Canyon and features a bit of links-style mounding. With receptive fairways and several sets of tees, the course is a treat for players of all skill levels.
Through September, the resort offers a great stay and play package that includes one night’s accommodations and unlimited golf. Rates start at $149 per person Sunday-Thursday (based upon double occupancy), and $159 Friday-Saturday.
Buddy Trip Cost
Travel (by car)
3 hours from Eugene, 5 hours from Sacramento or Portland
- Sandhill Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Sports Center
- Crater Lake Zipline
- Star Gazing
- Mini Golf
Arnold Palmer (1997)