The Challenge Course at Eagle Crest Resort is a short par-63 18-hole course that’s plenty long on satisfaction. In 2006 the course was named the Pacific Northwest’s Best Short Course by Links Magazine. Just don’t let the yardage fool you. Playing 4,160 yards from the tips, The Challenge Course is just that—a challenge, even for the most experienced golfer, requiring an extra-sharp short game and savvy course management skills. On the flip side, opportunities abound, with nine par-3s, and many have fulfilled their dream of a hole in one here. The key to scoring is to have great distance control on all your approach shots. An average round on The Challenge course is approximately three hours, and great for those with more than golf in their vacation plans.