GOLF VACATION INSIDER: 16 GOLF COURSES TO PLAY DURING THIS SUMMER'S SOLAR ECLIPSE
June 27, 2017

This brand-new resort in remote east-central Oregon has a fascinating, reversible Dan Hixson-designed golf course, and is actually offering a golf package centered around the eclipse. The “Total Eclipse of the Sun” package includes three nights’ accommodations, two rounds of golf (one in each direction the course can play), transportation to and from the path of totality (the resort is just a couple miles south of the actual path), and a resort activity, with choices including shooting, fishing, goat herding, cattle driving and others. The package starts at $1,800, based on single occupancy... CONTINUE

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FORBES MAGAZINE: THIS WEEK IN GOLF BIZ
June 24, 2017

The U.S. will have the chance to experience the first total eclipse of the sun in 26 years on
Aug. 21. Silvies Valley Ranch in Oregon will have an unparalleled view of one of nature's most extraordinary sights and is offering an uninterrupted viewing experience as part of its Total Eclipse of the Sun package. A package for the three-day stay at the frontier boutique resort, which merges luxury with an authentic Western ... CONTINUE

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EUGENE REGISTER GUARD: GOLF RESORT SPROUTS ON HISTORIC RANCH
June 24, 2017
Golf architect Dan Hixson, who grew up in Lane County, has designed a remarkable golf property in Central Oregon that is scheduled to open in July. The new golf complex at Silvies Valley Ranch will consist of two 18-hole courses that are reversible on a daily basis, a nine-hole course and a seven-hole course at the full-service resort. After working on smaller redesign projects, Hixson’s first major foray into golf course design was Bandon Crossings, south of Bandon, that opened in 2007 and he also designed the acclaimed Wine Valley Golf Club at Walla Walla that opened in 2009. CONTINUE
 
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NGCA MAGAZINE SPRING 2017: ENDLESS OPTIONS IN OREGON
June 24, 2017
Brand new for summer 2017 is an intriguing property in eastern Oregon. Silvies Valley Ranch is a working cattle and goat ranch – known for producing some of the world’s finest organic beef – on the leading edge of sustainable agricultural practices. Beginning in July, however, the property will become known as one of the top new golf destinations in the country. The Retreat at Silvies Valley Ranch will feature an 18-hole “reversible” layout that plays like two different courses day to day. Architect Dan Hixon built extra greens and multiple tee boxes to make two routings – known as the Hankins and Craddock courses – on the same piece of land. In addition, there are two additional courses on tap: McVeigh’s Gauntlet, an 8-hole course atop a razorback ridge, and Chief Egan, a 9-hole par-3 course situated in a mountain meadow. The Retreat will open with a 34-room lodge for
travelers this summer and more lodging will be ready for the 2018 season. If you want a dash of the old Wild West mixed into your golf getaway this is the place for you, partner.
 
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GOLF, INC. : OREGON RANCH TO UNVEIL 2 REVERSIBLE 18 COURSES
Spring 2017

Silvies Valley Ranch, an operating cattle ranch and resort located in Silvies, Oregon, will open two 18-hole reversible golf course in July. A local family, the Campbells, are behind The Retreat at Silvies Valley Ranch, which will bring the Western mystique of the region to an intimate scale, full-service resort complete with lodging, multiple dining options, exclusive outdoor experiences, a spa, and a private airstrip for guests looking to fly directly onto the property. CONTINUE