The Secret to Success at Tetherow? A Good Caddie

“We’re weathermen. We’re psychologists. We’re bartenders. We’re scapegoats,” Caddie Master says. By Yoko Minoura   In his 20-plus years as a caddie, Lane Weidman jokes that he’s never had a client hit a bad shot. Miss a putt or watch your ball sail into a bunker? “It’s my fault,” Weidman quips. Scapegoat is just one of many roles a caddie must be willing to play, according to Weidman. As president and caddie master of High Desert Loopers – looper being slang for caddie – he provides caddies for Tetherow and Pronghorn Resort, and hopes to serve Crosswater Club, Brasada Ranch and Black Butte Ranch in the future. Tetherow and Pronghorn both use the forecaddie system, where one caddie takes care… Read More

Tetherow Opens New Restaurant – Solomon’s

New Restaurant Boasts Regional Fare, Extensive Wine Offerings and Breathtaking Views Solomon’s, our new restaurant, opens tomorrow! It features a menu that rotates often to take advantage of the freshest seasonal ingredients. The name honors pioneer Solomon Tetherow, who led a wagon party through Central Oregon in the mid-1800s as they traveled from Missouri to Oregon. “I couldn’t be happier to introduce Solomon’s to our guests and the residents of Bend,” said Chris van der Velde, managing partner for Tetherow. Chef Rian Mulligan and his team have created a fascinating menu featuring all the best products the Northwest has to offer. It will offer a unique, elevated dining experience.” The new restaurant is housed the space formerly occupied by the… Read More

Introducing Tetherow Sport: Welcoming, High-Energy and Authentic

Fitness Manager Dominic Gatto is focusing on creating the right atmosphere for Tetherow Sport By Yoko Minoura   Currently, the future office for Tetherow Fitness Manager Dominic Gatto is an empty room with a window. But Gatto said he doesn’t plan to see his desk much even once his office is finished. “I’m going to be walking the floor every day, answering questions,” he said. “We want (the fitness center) to be as comfortable and as open as possible.” Gatto said creating the right atmosphere – welcoming, high-energy and authentic – is a key part of his vision for Tetherow’s new fitness center. He wants the facility to become another community gathering spot, where members can attend a class or work… Read More

Coming this Season at Tetherow: An (Even More) Firm and Fast Course

Players might notice their drives go farther this year By McKenna Brown   Members and resort guests who head out to the course this month will be relieved to find that it’s more or less exactly how they left it in the fall. “The golf course is in the same condition as it was when they left it,” says Golf Course Superintendent Chris Condon. “There’s nothing new, no surprises, everything’s normal.” Condon and his crew spent most of March readying the course for the March 31 opening. They laid out a layer of gypsum fertilizer over the course and are working on fully incorporating it into the grass. “We’re trying to get that to disappear,” Condon says. He said players might notice… Read More

Introducing Dominic Gatto, Tetherow’s New Fitness Manager

Gatto hit the ground running this month, preparing for the fitness facility’s May opening By Yoko Minoura   When he was first hired at Nike 15 years ago, Dominic Gatto spent his days greeting guests, folding towels and cleaning fitness equipment at an employee gym. By the time he left to move to Bend last June, Gatto had spent six years managing two employee gyms at Nike’s World Headquarters in Beaverton, serving 800 to 900 people every day. As Tetherow’s new fitness manager, Gatto plans to offer a similarly top-flight experience. “(At Nike), you need to make the experience top-notch, world class. It’s very much the same here,” he said. “I have high expectations. I won’t beg or apologize for that.”… Read More

Snow Hasn’t Slowed Down Progress on Fitness Facility

It’s slated to open Memorial Day Weekend By Yoko Minoura   Tetherow’s new fitness center won’t be complete for another three months, but that hasn’t stopped Project Manager Erin van der Velde from joking that she wants the upstairs corner office in the building. The facility – set to open Memorial weekend – has three exercise rooms and several offices that overlook the Deschutes National Forest to the south and have an unobstructed view of Mount Bachelor to the west. “The views from the second floor (are) drop-dead,” van der Velde said. The building is meant to work in concert with Tetherow’s onsite pool and hot tub. Men’s and women’s locker rooms, each with their own sauna and steam room, are located on the first floor,… Read More

Brewery Smackdown Crowd Favors the Hometown Team

Crux and Silver Moon defeated Fremont and Georgetown in third annual event By McKenna Brown   Tetherow’s third annual Brewery Smackdown, on January 27th, pitted two of Bend’s favorite breweries — Silver Moon Brewing and Crux Fermentation Project – against Seattle’s Fremont Brewing and Georgetown Brewing. The breweries teamed up in a beer pairing competition, working together to choose the most appropriate beer to go with each of the five courses. Diners were given a sample of each beer and asked to vote on their favorite pairing, but they didn’t know which brewery supplied which beer – red and green ribbons around the bottom of the glasses were the only identifier. It was hailed as a clash of beer titans, but… Read More

No Bones About It, Tetherow Is Dog Country

Four-Legged Friends Abound Among Our Membership By Yoko Minoura   Bend was crowned “Dog Town USA” by Dog Fancy magazine in 2012 – and it seems that canines (and their human parents) have decided Tetherow is one of the best neighborhoods in town to call home. Several Tetherow members said their dogs seem to have as many, or possibly more, friends – both two- and four‑legged – among the membership as their human counterparts. “If I show up in a lot of the places I frequent in Bend and they don’t see Sarge, that’s the first question,” Member Joe Gallagher said of his service dog. “It’s not, ‘Hey Joe, how are you doing?’ It’s ‘Where’s Sarge?’” Members said their dogs are… Read More

Snow Offers New Recreational Opportunities on the Course

Sledding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing keep members busy By Yoko Minoura   The dramatic topography of Tetherow’s golf course is part of the reason it’s known nationwide among golfers looking for a true links-style experience. But for a certain number of locals, those features are their best under a layer fresh powder. Although 10-year-old Harper Allen said he’s gone sledding on the golf course “a ton,” he and his friend Kellen Rather, also 10, hit the golf course on a sunny December morning shortly before Christmas to hone their skills on freestyle skis. “It’s fun skiing on the golf course, ’cause there’s all these rolling hills,” Harper said. “(There are) small jumps, so you can’t get hurt as easy.” Both he and… Read More

Tetherow Real Estate Incentive

One Year Of Free Tetherow Club Dues One year of golf club dues is included on ALL Tetherow developer lot sales through March 31, 2017. Valued at $5,880. This is for full price contracts only and applies toward developer lots owned by Tetherow Glen 58, LLC, SFI Cascade Highlands, LLC, and VRE Crescent, LLC. This incentive can be cancelled without notice. Lots sold by VRE in the Crescent neighborhood do not include a golf or social membership, so a net credit of $5,880 can be used toward a golf or social membership fee and/or dues. If owner elects not to be a golf member, this $5,880 shall apply toward social dues. Visit our website to see the real estate available… Read More

Brewery Smackdown Makes Its Triumphant Return With Tag-Team Battle

Bend’s Crux and Silver Moon Breweries will take on Fremont and Georgetown of Seattle By McKenna Brown   Four heavyweights will meet in an exhibition fight January 27th in the Pavilion for the latest incarnation of Tetherow’s Brewery Smackdowns. Hailing from Seattle, the powerhouse duo of Fremont Brewing Company and Georgetown Brewing Company will face down two of Bend’s finest breweries, Crux Fermentation Project and Silver Moon Brewing. “This is the first time Crux and Silver Moon have collaborated on a beer together,” says Sean Mercer, the organizer — and ref of sorts — of the festivities. “Their brewers got together and made a special beer just for this. It’s so badass.” That special beer will debut the night of the fight… Read More

Please Welcome Our New Members, the McCleans!

Mike and Judy McClean Moved In Just Before Thanksgiving   Mike and Judy McClean are new Tetherow residents and social Members as of the day before Thanksgiving. The builder worked hard to have their new home ready in time to cook for their family for the big holiday, but they could only find two forks and two paper plates! The McCleans moved from the San Luis Obispo countryside where they owned a vineyard in Paso Robles and a specialty food market, and Judy was a third grade teacher. But their daughter, son-in-law, and 2-year-old grandson moved to Bend, so you can understand why they were suddenly so motivated to make a change! After many road trips in search of the… Read More

Tetherow’s Ski & Stay Package Will Get You on the Slopes Quicker

We’ve partnered with Mt. Bachelor to offer the best deal around By Yoko Minoura   Most locals will tell you the key to surviving winter in Central Oregon isn’t staying inside the whole time. Instead, the answer is playing in the snow. As often as possible. And there’s no better way to do that than to ski, snowboard or snowshoe at Mt. Bachelor, Bend’s own mountain. The ski resort – which boasts several terrain parks and a tubing hill along with more than 4,300 skiable acres, according to its website – opened for the winter season the day after Thanksgiving. Unlike other ski resorts, Mt. Bachelor does not provide any onsite lodging. Instead, as it has for several years running, it partners… Read More

The Secrets of the Course: Why Tetherow Closes for the Winter

‘We want to be the best we can be as soon as we can be’ By McKenna Brown   At the beginning of our very mild November, we heard some grumbles from Members that the course had closed too early. If it’s still sunny, shouldn’t we be able to play? It’s not quite that simple, though, as Course Maintenance Supervisor Chris Condon explained. There are many tasks that must be completed before winter hits full force, and those tasks take time. The comfort stations sprinkled throughout the course must be cleaned and shut down, of course, as do The Turn and The Revolving Dog. The course maintenance staff must also cover and secure the bunkers on the course, or else winter… Read More

Tetherow Sommelier Kevin Gilman Makes Picking Holiday Wines a Snap

Whether you’re looking for a red, a white or something bubbly, he’s got you covered By Kevin Gilman   The holidays are a special time of year for spending time with family, eating and drinking. People spend a lot of time looking for that one unique beverage to compliment the meal. But holiday dinners are a feast of diverse foods and ingredients, so picking the ideal beverage to impress your guests and family can be difficult. I picked out a few of my favorite holiday libations that I personally enjoy when the winter holidays roll around. For me the holidays mean celebration, and nothing says celebration like bubbles. Walking into a holiday party with a bottle of small-grower Champagne sets the… Read More

Tetherow’s Holiday Bazaar Will Be a Bigger Affair This Year

Dozens of local vendors will make the bazaar one-stop Christmas shopping By Yoko Minoura   Tetherow Member Vida Barham said she looks forward to December all year long. As a mother, she said she enjoys seeing her children’s excitement and anticipation for Christmas. And as a senior consultant for Beautycounter, she looks forward to Tetherow’s annual holiday bazaar, where she will be among roughly 20 vendors – many of them members – on hand to help guests pick out the perfect gift. “It kicks (the holidays) off, and then you just get excited for everything that’s coming,” Barham said. “I think it’s a highlight up here.” Set for December 15th, the holiday bazaar will take place in the new Event Pavilion at… Read More

End of Golf Season Marks the Start of Brewery Months at The Row

The highly anticipated food and drink specials will change weekly By Yoko Minoura   Activity on the golf course at Tetherow is winding down, but things in The Row restaurant’s kitchen are really heating up. The end of golf season marks the beginning of annual, highly anticipated food and drink specials at The Row. From November through March, the restaurant spotlights one local brewery per month by dedicating three beer taps at the bar and running a rotating menu of roughly five new dishes, changing every one or two weeks, that incorporate beer into the food. This year, the lineup will also include a cider maker. “Everyone loves it,” Tetherow Head Chef Justin Birtola said. “We get people that come… Read More

Tetherow is Proud to Sponsor a Sparrow Child Again this Year

Tetherow and Pacific Crest Middle School partnering to raise money for 2-year-old Lucy, who has cystic fibrosis By McKenna Brown   All of us here at Tetherow are so excited to once again sponsor a Sparrow child this year! Sparrow Club is a fantastic organization that started here in Bend. It provides financial and emotional support for children in our community with extreme medical need. Tetherow and Pacific Crest Middle School will work together this year to raise money for Lucy, a fiercely adorable 2-year-old with cystic fibrosis. Here’s what Sparrow says about her: “Lucy is a beautiful little girl with a smile that will light up a room. When Lucy was born, she was very sick and needed care… Read More

Golf Season Wrapping Up With Cross Country Golf Day

The first weekend in November marks the end of golf — for now By Nathaniel Kitt   It is truly hard to believe that we only have a few more days of golfing at Tetherow in 2016. But it is the situation we find ourselves in. With that being said, let’s make the very best of what is still here for us. The weather is looking seasonal, and the course is playing wonderfully still! With this past weekend’s inaugural Death Row in the history books and our annual Cross Country Golf day upcoming, there are quite literally still hundreds of golfers taking advantage of playing opportunities! About a month ago, two members emailed me with the subject line, “Death row… Read More

Tetherow to Offer New Laird Superfood Coffee Creamer from Sisters

The brand-new product recently won accolades at a natural products expo in Baltimore By McKenna Brown   Tetherow Managing Partner Chris van der Velde remembers watching surf legend Laird Hamilton scoop red palm oil, coconut milk powder, coconut oil and espresso into his Vitamix before heading out for a day of surfing or paddleboarding in Hawaii. Laird’s Superfood Creamer has come a long way from those days in the Vitamix. The streamlined, powdered product launched last month in Baltimore at the 31st Annual Natural Products Expo East, where it was a runner-up for the Best of East Press Award. “This new product is way better than the original,” van der Velde said. “In the Vitamix they were throwing in the… Read More