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Golf WRX on The Retreat and Links at Silvies Valley Ranch

Goat caddies (yes, goat caddies) are coming to Silvies Valley Ranch By Golf WRX


February 7, 2018 - Move over Steve Williams, the real G.O.A.T. caddie is here. More specifically: the caddying goats are here. That’s right, folks, In 2018, The Retreat & Links at Silvies Valley Ranch will offer guests goats at the resort’s 7-hole challenge course, McVeigh’s Gauntlet, this summer. Take that, Bandon Dunes!

Golf WRX

Golf / Retreat

Golf Week on The Retreat and Links at Silvies Valley Ranch

This remote Oregon golf course will fascinate you (Psst: And no, it's not Bandon Dunes) By Golf Week


November 14, 2017 - Oregon’s well-earned status in the new century as a golf mecca should be enhanced by its latest golf resort, which debuted in July and re-opens for play in May 2018 in the state’s vast desert interior. Silvies Valley Ranch Retreat and Links ain’t no links, but it definitely lives up to the retreat part of its name.

Golf Digest

Golf / Retreat

Golf Week on The Retreat and Links at Silvies Valley Ranch

Alternate Realities By Golf Week


November, 2017 - Silvies Valley Ranch has become a living lab for architectural experimentation -- sort of the Haight Ashbury of the alternative-design movement. Aside from his reversible design, Hixson designed a nine-hole par-3 course and a mind-bending seven-hole short course on land so severe it can't accommodate motorized carts.

Golf Week

Golf / Retreat

The Grain on Silvies

Cowboy Golf By The Grain


November 2017 - A new project in the high desert of eastern Oregon is attracting attention not just for the quality of its new reversible golf layout, but also for the vision behind what may be the best new resort to come along in the American West in many years.

The Grain

Golf / Retreat

Golf Tips on Silvies

Silvies Valley Ranch: Oregon Original By Golf Tips


October 11, 2017 - The great state of Oregon jumped on the big-time international golf travel map nearly 20 years ago (hello, Bandon Dunes), and for decades before that had a foothold on the regional travel scene (hello, Bend), but when the Retreat and Links at Silvies Valley Ranch opened this summer, the map grew in a big, beautiful and brash way.

Golf Tips

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The Register-Guard on Silvies

A course in isolation By The Register-Guard


October 10, 2017 - In the eastern half of Oregon, on a straight as-the-crow-flies line from Eugene, is Silvies Valley Ranch. It dates to 1883 and covers 140,000 acres, which can be a hard concept to grasp; maybe easier to visualize is that the ranch is 25 miles long, on Highway 395 between John Day and Burns, and as much as 16 miles wide.

The Register-Guard

Golf

The Register-Guard on Silvies

Silvies the latest in Hixson portfolio By The Register-Guard


October 10, 2017 - The enterprise that is Dan Hixson Golf Design doesn’t have a Web site, and its sole proprietor, and sole employee, ran out of business cards a few years ago.

The Register-Guard

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PGA Magazine on Silvies

Golf Travel By PGA Magazine


September 2017 - Silvies Valley Ranch has opened 130 miles east of Bend. Construction of the golf portion of the resort – built on a working cattle farm – began in 2010.

Golf Travel

Golf

Golf Advisor on Silvies

Golf Outposts: Which remote golf destinations in America are worth the effort to find? By Golf Advisor


September 29, 2017 - Welcome to a truly Western golf experience in Eastern Oregon. Book your trip now and enjoy a one-of-a-kind golf adventure on the Hankins and Craddock Courses, two of the the first 18-hole reversible courses in the United States.

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Pacific Northwest Golfer on Silvies

Vacation Central By Pacific Northwest Golfer


August 2017 - Welcome to a truly Western golf experience in Eastern Oregon. Book your trip now and enjoy a one-of-a-kind golf adventure on the Hankins and Craddock Courses, two of the the first 18-hole reversible courses in the United States.

Pacific Northwest Golfer

Golf

Stand News on Silvies

Oregon Golf Tour By Stand News


August 30, 2017 - Silvies Valley Ranch is located in the east of Oregon, is a high altitude desert area.

Stand News

Golf

USA Today on Silvies

Total eclipse events across the USA By USA Today


August 16, 2017 - Seneca: Guests who book the Total Eclipse of the Sun Package at Silvies Valley Ranch in Seneca will be transported to the path of totality for a viewing of the eclipse.

USA Today

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Oregon Public Broadcasting on Silvies

Are Luxury Resort Ranches The Future Of Eastern Oregon? By OPB


August 9, 2017 - Drive down Highway 395 between John Day and Burns, and it's impossible to miss Silvies Valley Ranch. The sprawling property seems to go on for miles and miles in this remote stretch of eastern Oregon, where cell signals are rare and cows outnumber humans by about 10 to 1.

OPB

Retreat

Golf Advisor on Silvies

Cowboy Way: The Retreat & Links at Silvies Valley Ranch debuts its reversible courses in eastern Oregon By Golf Advisor


August 8, 2017 - Every golf friend of Dr. Scott Campbell who has visited his Silvies Valley Ranch has told him the same thing. This would be a great place for a golf course.

Golf Advisor

Golf

The Bulletin on Silvies

Silvies Valley resort builds tourism in Harney and Grant counties By The Bulletin


August 6, 2017 - By my second full day at the 140,000-acre Silvies Valley Ranch, I had played a round of golf on a unique, reversible 36-hole course. I had watched fleet of pronghorn antelope and powerful elk as they fled the growl of the hardy off-road “Razor” in which I rode. I could have cast a line for rare native red-band trout in a stream that meandered through a onetime sagebrush wasteland, now restored to aspen woodland.

The Bulletin

Golf / Retreat

Colorado Avid Golfer on Silvies

Reversible Courses Open at Oregon's Silvies Valley Ranch By Colorado Avid Golfer


July 25, 2017 - They took nearly eight years to build, but the Craddock and Hankins Courses are finally taking visitors.

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The Bulletin on Silvies

New Silvies Valley Ranch course one of just two of its kind By The Bulletin


July 25, 2017 - Few golf courses boast such off-the-grid tranquility. Even fewer are so simple yet complex. And only one other course anywhere features a layout quite like Silvies Valley Ranch.

The Bulletin

Golf

Blue Mountain Eagle on Silvies

Silvies Valley Ranch owners show retreat and golf links By Blue Mountain Eagle


July 11, 2017 - Over 20 Grant County community leaders enjoyed a first peek at the property located about five miles south of Seneca. Tygh Campbell led the group in golf carts for a tour of the grounds, sharing the progress and plans laid out for the resort.

Blue Mountain Eagle

Golf

Links Digtal on Silvies

Summer Special By Links Digital


Summer 2017 - Course debuts may have slowed to a trickle in recent years, but those that are opening are virtually all significant, meaningful, important, and lasting -- not vapid, flavorless tracks that weave through homogenous housing.

Links Digital

Golf

Golf Vacation Insider on Silvies

16 Golf Courses to Play During This Summer's Solar Eclipse By Golf Vacation Insider


June 27, 2017 - Have you ever played golf in darkness? Well in just under two months, you’ll have your chance, for about three minutes.

Golf Vacation Insider

Golf

Forbes.com on Silvies

Silvies Valley Ranch's Eclipse Package By Forbes.com


June 24, 2017 - The two 18-hole reversible layouts at Silvies Valley (Hankins and Craddock) were named to honor two Pioneer families who homesteaded the site.

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The Register-Guard on Silvies

Golf resort sprouts on historic ranch By The Register-Guard on Silvies


April 18, 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.

The Register-Guard

Golf

Golf Course Architecture on Silvies

The Interview Dan Hixson By Golf Course Architecture


April 2017 - A new 18 hole reversible golf course, plus two short courses, will be opening at a new resort in Oregon this summer. Sean Dudley spoke to course architect Dan Hixson about his work at Silvies Valley Ranch.

Golf Course Architecture

Golf

Golf Inc. on Silvies

Development of the Year By Golf Inc.


March/April 2017 - Campbell is opening his Oregon family ranch to resort guests. Featuring two 18-hole reversible golf courses, Silvies Valley Ranch is an operating cattle ranch with lodging, a spa and other amenities.

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PGA Magazine On Silvies

On the Itinerary Cattle Ranch Beefs Up Western Golf By PGA Magazine


March 2017 - Travelers looking for a unique experience and a new golf destination will soon have a new Western getaway to check out. Silvies Valley Ranch (silviesvalleyranch.com) is a working cattle and goat ranch in eastern Oregon that uses sustainable agricultural practices – and is known for producing some of the world’s best organic beef.

PGA Magazine

Golf

Links The Best Of Golf On Silvies

World Round-up By Links


Spring 2017 - Silvies Valley Ranch. This reversible Dan Hixson - designed course, set to open in July, is built on a working ranch that dates back to 1883. The layouts are named Hankins and Craddock, after the pioneer families who originally settled on the site.

Links

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NCGA on Silvies

A Whole New World Almost By NCGA


Spring 2017 - Silvies Valley Ranch: Endless Options in Oregon. 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.

NCGA

Golf

Golf Today Northwest on Silvies

Silvies Ranch: The Return of Dan Hixson By Golf Today Northwest


March 2017 - Founded in 1883, Silvies Valley Ranch is a 140,000-acre property made up of leased and deeded lands 130 miles east of Bend.

Golf Today NW

Golf

The Met Golfer - The New Old West

The Nine Most Eagerly Awaited New Golf Courses Of 2017 By Forbes


February 20, 2017 - This is the most unique new golf facility of 2017, with two reversible 18-hole courses built on a property with 27 greens (nine are shared).

Forbes

Golf

The Met Golfer - The New Old West

The Retreat at Silvies Valley Ranch, opening in 2017, puts a new wrinkle in reversible golf course design By Golf Advisor


February 03, 2017 - The routing is entirely unique. The courses will share nine greens, in addition to nine separate greens each, adding up to 27 total greens. The vistas of the surrounding mountains and valleys, blanketed in Ponderosa pines and sagebrush, stretch for miles.

Golf Advisor

Golf

The Met Golfer - The New Old West

The New Old West By The Met Golfer


February 2017 - Silvies Valley Ranch in the cowboy lands of Oregon is set to open a frontier retreat this summer with plans for two reversible 18-hole courses, a private airstrip, and a full-service Spa.

The Met Golfer

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