Broken Top Club

A look at past, future at Bend private course

By Zack Hall / The Bulletin / @cogolfguy

Published Feb 3, 2014 at 12:01AM

Broken Top

Number of holes: 18

Status: Open seasonally

Location: 62000 Broken Top Drive, Bend

Information: Golf shop, 541-383-0868; membership, 541-383-8200

How to play: Guests can play if accompanied or sponsored by a member. Golf course memberships are available

Course stats: Par 72, 7,161 yards

Head golf professional: Jim Cubillas

Course designers: Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish (1993)

Extras: Driving range, putting course, two short-game practice facilities, clubhouse, pool, fitness facility

Website: www.brokentop.com

This is the latest installment of a weekly Tee To Green feature in which we check in via email with Central Oregon golf facilities for an offseason update. This week we contacted Jim Cubillas, who was recently promoted to head golf professional at Broken Top Club in Bend.

Cubillas, a 32-year-old Bend native, was the assistant golf pro at Broken Top for three seasons before his promotion. This is what he had to say about the current business of golf and about Broken Top, a private club in west Bend.

Q: How was business in 2013?

A: Business in 2013 was up from the previous year, mostly because of about 30 new memberships sold. With more members joining and playing the revenue showed an increase. Our rounds for the year were also up because of more members.

Q: Were any changes of note made to the facility during the last year?

A: The golf shop was renovated and reduced in size to improve our fitness center. We have seen a huge increase of members using the area and now have full fitness classes throughout the week.

Q: Are any changes and/or improvements to the facility scheduled for 2014?

A: None are scheduled so far.

Q: After a recession that began in 2007, how have your golf operations changed in recent years?

A: Our golf operations have not changed in recent years. We are still very competitive in price and as far as the facility goes, well it speaks for itself. The views from our magnificent clubhouse make dining a real treat and the golf course gets better and better each year thanks to Moff (superintendent Scott Moffenbeier) and his wonderful staff.

Q: Are the local golf facilities doing enough to attract and foster local play? If not, what more can be done?

A: I think they are but it is so hard because there are too many golf courses in such a relatively small area (in Central Oregon). I think it may come to survival of the fittest here soon. Let’s hope not, because any golfer is spoiled with the golf opportunities in Central Oregon.

— Reporter: 541-617-7868, zhall@bendbulletin.com.