The Crosswater course at Sunriver boasts the panoramic vistas for which the middle part of Oregon is known. This is mountainous country—under certain conditions it is possible both to get in a round of golf and to hit the ski slopes in the same day—with abundant wetlands and streams. The design blends stunning natural beauty with truly challenging golf; it may not play quite as long as the dimensions suggest, owing to the elevation, but watch out for the water hazards and bunkering. Most of the year the turf is excellently manicured, though at the beginning of the season it can be a little less resilient in the face of normal golf wear-and-tear. The 12th hole is especially memorable, a par 5 dogleg where water is constantly in play on one side. The club is private, but guests staying at the resort can play the course.