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Getting To Know: Caldera Links and Golf Park

An Insightful Interview With Joshua Willis, Director of Golf

By Brian Weis


Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Joshua Willis who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.

Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
Caldera Links and Golf Park is a tour-quality nine-hole golf experience for both experienced golfers and newbies alike. The carefully designed parks are comprised of a family-friendly nine-hole challenge course and a three-hole private practice loop.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
For a par 3 course, there is quite a bit of trouble including water hazards and bunkers. Most of the trouble on this course is short of the greens. I suggest taking an extra club off the tee to avoid the hazards.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
I am most proud that this course offers a great opportunity for families to play together and grow the game of golf.

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Hole 9 is probably the most talked about hole. It is the only hole on the course that features a forced carry over the lake.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
My favorite hole on Caldera Links is #1. It's the shortest hole on the course but it requires a very precise shot to get it on the right section of the green to give yourself a makeable birdie putt. A helpful hint to be more successful on this hole and on the rest of the course is to tee the ball up and give yourself a perfect lie off every tee box.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
After an afternoon round at Caldera, a brick oven pizza at Zeppa Bistro and a Boneyard RPM IPA is the perfect way to enjoy the sun setting over Mt. Bachelor in the distance.

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
The course record is unknown. The course does however provide ample birdie and hole-in-one opportunities.

Back Tee Stats
Par: 3
Yardage: 1,150
Slope:
Rating:

More Information
Caldera Links and Golf Park
17750 Caldera Springs Drive
Sunriver , OR 97707
800-801-8765 or 541-593-4402
http://www.sunriver-resort.com/golf/oregon-golf-caldera



 

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Written By: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

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