With more than two dozen courses around Central Oregon, it's no wonder Bend has been dubbed "the Palm Springs of the North." There are courses in the region to meet every skill level and budget. Bend, Oregon is home to three courses ranked among Golf Digest magazine's 2013-14 list of America's 100 Greatest Public Courses. So what makes golfing so great in the high desert? The upside of being shielded by the Cascade Mountains is that Bend enjoys a dry climate and plenty of sunshine - perfect for golf!