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Meadows Golf Course

An Insightful Interview With Joshua Willis, Director of Golf Operations

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
The breathtaking layout of the Meadows course features tremendous variety within its 18-holes, seven of which border the meandering Sun River. The dramatic use of directional and fore bunkers serves up ample challenges for golfers of all skill levels. Meadows also boasts a nine-hole putting course.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
A premium is placed on your approach shot. Trust your yardages as John Fought's dramatic use of directional and fore-bunkers serve up ample challenges.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Meadows has been the host site of numerous USGA, PGA of America, and NCAA Championships. The Meadows is the Championship course which compliments Crosswater allowing Sunriver Resort to be an attractive host facility for organizations requiring multiple courses to conduct their Championships. Most recently the Meadows hosted rounds 1 & 2 of the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship.

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
#18 The lake guards the green and fairway on the left, and the horses roaming the meadow to the right with Bachelor in the background.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
#18 Keep the ball to the right center of the fairway to avoid the Lake on the left and then play your second shot to the right center of the flag to avoid the lake on the left. A premium is placed on your approach shot. Trust your yardages as John Fought's dramatic use of directional and fore-bunkers serve up ample challenges.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Owl's Nest Burger

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
Corey Prugh and Rod Perry, 8-under 63, during Round 1 of the 2014 PGA Professional National Championship

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 7012
Slope: 140
Rating: 73.5

More Information
Meadows Golf Course
17600 Center Drive
Sunriver OR , 97707
800-801-8765 or 541-593-4402

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, 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 In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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