Don't forget to include Widgi Creek Golf Club on any central Oregon trip

BEND, Ore. -- Widgi Creek Golf Club, located just a couple miles from Tetherow Golf Club in central Oregon, is a tight shotmaker's course designed by Robert Muir Graves.

Opened in 1991, this semi-private club should be part of the rotation for anyone planning a golf vacation to the area. This 6,905-yard, par-72 Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary course has plenty of tough holes and lots of character.

One of the more difficult holes is the short par-3 fifth, which has a difficult green that wraps around four pines affectionately known as the "Widgi Pines." There are plenty of other challenging holes as well, including a variety of par 5s like the 600-yard 17th hole.

In addition to the golf, there's a driving range, practice facilities, full-service restaurant, bar and well-stocked golf shop.

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trip to Europe and beyond, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 25 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey.

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Don't forget to include Widgi Creek Golf Club on any central Oregon trip