Ask Tetherow’s Superintendant—Q&A with Chris Condon

Tetherow Golf Club’s Chris Condon is the vital “behind the scenes” guy to all things golf course and landscaping-related. He is the hard work behind ensuring the greens are properly maintained, invasive pests remain at bay, and golfers are happy with the speed and overall quality of the golf course. Essentially, without his hard work, Tetherow Golf Club in Central Oregon just may not have been nationally recognized and earned ranks in Golf Digest’s Top 100 Golf Courses. Fresh from a pesticide conference which he attends annually, I asked Chris some questions about working at the best course in Bend, Oregon. Q)     How long have you worked at Tetherow Golf Club? A)      I have been the Superintendent at Tetherow since… Read More

Member’s in the News: Chris and Jeremy Cox of 10 Barrel!

10 Barrel has quickly become a beloved Bend trademark, and Tetherow is delighted to be the golf club home of its business partners, Chris and Jeremy Cox. The brothers were recently featured in Cascade Business News to share about their revolutionary business practices. The thing that differentiates 10 Barrel and makes them so innovative stems from their motto, “cross the river and burn the boats”, which they explained is drawn from the George Washington story of “going to war and after crossing the river ordering the boats to be burned so there would be no option for retreat” (Cascade Business News, November 16, 2011, p. 13). Since 10 Barrel opened in 2006 as a small brewery, it has grown into… Read More

December Winner of Golf at Tetherow

Congratulations to BRODIE LARGE of Augusta, GA! He is the December 2011 winner of a foursome of golf at Tetherow. He was chosen from the many who signed up on the Tetherow web site. As an avid golfer and Duck fan, we are thrilled for him to have the opportunity to golf with us again. Here’s what Brodie has to say about himself. “I work in the golf industry as a caddie and caddie manager for much of the year in Georgia, and return for the summers to Oregon. I was born and raised on the West Coast and visit every chance I get. I’ve been golfing for 8 years and am currently a 3.6 index. I have a 21-month-old… Read More

Q&A with Chef Mulligan: Secrets to Success

Executive Chef Rian Mulligan has been creating fresh, innovated dishes at Tetherow for over two years. But his story isunique in that although he is one of the most talented executive chefs in Bend, Oregon, he never went to culinary school and just five years ago he was washing dishes for a living. But what he lacks in formal education, he exceedingly makes up for it with his drive, hands-on experience, and a genuine passion for cuisine. Mulligan started out at the Blacksmith, and quickly moved from dishwasher to line cook and then to sous chef. He was then recruited to be a chef at Tetherow Golf Club’s grill. After just six months at Tetherow Grill cooking up some of… Read More

Chris Condon on Maintaining a Beautiful Golf Course

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season and that you are looking forward to a new year full of exciting new adventures.  Enjoy the rest of the winter season because the golfing season is just a few months away. The Tetherow golf course has been overwintering rather well thus far.  Our topdressing program has been progressing smoothly and we have taken some extra precautions on a few of the greens in order to prevent any turf loss during the winter.  You may have noticed that portions of the greens have been covered.  The covers came from my good friend and Superintendent, Scott Moffenbeier at Broken Top.  Thank you very much! This time of the year… Read More

Boutique Tetherow—A cozy, local way to shop for the holidays

 December 8th, Tetherow Golf Club provided space for artisans to display an array of creative, handmade gifts—a perfect way to make holiday shopping in Bend fun, convenient and meaningful. Among the treasures were Tetherow member Nancy Brunkal’s handmade, vibrant platters and plates, fun, creative jewelry by Rachel Dean with Navone Jewelry and vintage pillows by CJS. All local, Central Oregon artists.   As soon as you walked in Tetherow’s clubhouse, you were greeted with an array of delicious, artisan teas by Metolius Tea, and F&B Manager Kevin Gilman was there to showcase his selection of wines that he had in mind to go perfectly with a holiday roast or ham dinner. It was a cozy, festive atmosphere; complete with delicious… Read More