Prepping for Golf Season with Big Plans

 New landscaping and renovations to the range and hole #7 are on the horizon  by Chris Condon Hello from the golf course maintenance staff.  We hope that everyone enjoyed the Holiday Season whether it was spent enjoying the sunshine and lack of snow here in Bend, or somewhere a little warmer? February is always the month that the golf course maintenance staff begins gearing up for the golf season.  It is the last quiet month before the crew returns and everything becomes hectic once again.  That being said, March is going to be a particularly busy month for the golf course maintenance staff.  In addition to preparing the golf course for opening, we are undertaking a few large scale projects… Read More

December Foursome of Golf Winner

Bend’s Jeff Jernstedt won by signing up online Bend resident Jeff Jernstedt is the lucky winner of a foursome of golf at Tetherow, just by signing up online! Here’s a bit about Jeff, in his own words: “I started playing golf over 40 years ago, and enjoyed playing golf on the Linfield College team back in the day when woods were actually made of wood and balls had balata covers.  I first played a David McLay Kidd course the day Bandon Dunes opened in 1999 and saw Tetherow before the grass had sprouted.  Both are now among my favorite courses.  I can’t wait to treat my friends to a round (or two!) at Tetherow this spring!” Thanks Jeff, we look forward to seeing… Read More

Employee Focus: Hotel Manager Loy Helmly

Molding Tetherow’s Hotel with Expertise and Optimism by Kelsi Shelton Loy’s extensive experience in the resort worlds starts with him working in the National Parks when on summer vacations during his college years. He later managed the Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish, Montana, The Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie, Washington, and Black Butte Ranch and the House on Metolius here in Central Oregon. The experience he brings to the table is paramount, but Helmly emphasizes that the hotel’s success will largely be derived from hiring skilled, experienced staff who can all “share the load.”   The details that go in to starting up a resort hotel from scratch can be mind-boggling. From the architecture and construction to the interior design,… Read More

Real Estate at Tetherow in 2013

Real Estate at Tetherow in 2013: By the numbers by Carrie Ramoz It’s official…it was the biggest year in Tetherow ‘s real estate history!  In 2013, 43 families joined Tetherow as new lot owners with 7 more currently under contract.  On the home front, 11 purchased homes with 7 more under contract.  For reference, this is more lot sales than the previous 4 years combined.

Tetherow Opens a New Restaurant: The Row

Endless views and unique location propel the highly anticipated opening of The Row by Carrie Ramoz 3 hours to celebrate 12 beers on tap 32 beers in cans/bottles +175 attendees = 1 unforgettable restaurant grand opening! More than a year of planning and construction culminated with the opening of The Row, Tetherow’s version of a pub. On Thursday, December 19 we unveiled The Row to our eager (and thirsty!) membership with a party of hosted drinks and appetizers.  The Row offers more than 30 bottled beers and 12 taps that feature numerous local brews, cider and one nitro. Executive Chef Zac Hoffman has crafted a tempting menu of upscale comfort food with the freshest ingredients. A nod to Tetherow’s Scottish… Read More

Up it Goes! The Best New Lodging in Bend

Tetherow Lodges January Construction update by Carrie Ramoz The construction continues and Tetherow Lodges are on schedule to open in April.  One of the few perks to this mild, non-snowy winter has allowed exterior work to continue at a considerable pace and the stone masonry, painting and landscape plans progress every day. Hotel Manager Loy Helmly has the arduous ask of testing and selecting guest room accessories and new samples arrive daily including bath towels and robes, bed linens, pillows, and fluffy comforters.  Soon to follow will be bath amenities, glassware, ice buckets, irons and ironing boards and other necessities for a well-equipped luxury hotel room. The Cascades (west) building is furthest along, with interior finishes being applied including paint… Read More

New Members The Lewis Family

Meet our New Members: The Lewis Family  by Kelsi Shelton “Tetherow’s Incredible Staff and Course Won Us Over” Jamie and Kim Lewis have lived in Bend for 14 years and 20 years respectively. While Tetherow’s staff and course initially attracted the Lewis’ to the club, it sealed the deal when they discovered some friends of theirs were also members here. However, they say, “it really came down to how friendly the staff is and how nice the course and overall facilities are.” Jamie, from Medford, and Kim, from Astoria, both value spending time with their friends and family, while Jamie is the main golfer in the family. The couple has two daughters: Olivia, 6, who loves  ballet, drawing, and playing American… Read More

November Foursome of Golf Winner

Alana Burk from Bend won just by signing up online! Alana Burk & her father Bend’s Alana Burk is the November foursome of golf winner! Below is a little about her, in her own words: “My interest in golf started as a child with my Dad teaching me the proper ways to hold a golf cub, which club to choose, how to tee up and so on. My grandparents live on Pleasant Valley Golf Course where we would climb through the fence and hit practice shots from the 13th tee where he would then teach me how to read the green to make a good putt. We have always had a great relationship, especially when it comes to sports, but… Read More

Bend Oregon Winter Activities

Let the Winter Activities Begin! by Kelsi Shelton Tetherow’s golf season is done until March, but as one season closes, another opens, and Central Oregon has an abundance of snow adventures ready for your enjoyment! Since Tetherow is all about enjoying Bend’s outdoors, family, and the beautiful seasons Central Oregon offers, we compiled a list of our favorite fall and winter activities so you give yourself plenty of time to plan and make this season as jam packed as you’d like it to be. SNOW SHOEING We all know that Mt. Bachelor offers world-class downhill skiing snowboarding. The Cascade Mountains are mere minutes away from Tetherow and snowshoeing is a yet another family-friendly relaxing alternative offering breathtaking views as you… Read More

Construction updates and green building at Tetherow

Tetherow Lodges With the desire to minimize its impact on the environment, one of the big decisions in the Lodges construction was to utilize recycled insulation throughout the building. It is a dark brown/greyish color –  not the typical pepto-pink stuff and is called Knauf EcoBatt Insulation. It doesn’t look like any insulation you’ve ever seen, but that’s because its natural brown color represents a level of sustainability never before achieved. It is made from rapidly renewable organic materials rather than petroleum-based chemicals commonly used in other insulation products.EcoBatt Insulation combines sand, one of the world’s most abundant and renewable resources, post-consumer recycled bottle glass and technology to create the next generation of sustainable insulation. It contains no phenol, formaldehyde,… Read More

Tetherow Golf Club’s Chris Condon Honored by Oregon Golf Assoc

The Oregon Golf Association awards this prestigious annual honor to the best in the industry   At its Annual Meeting at Oswego Lake Country Club the Oregon Golf Association recognized a number of its important stakeholders including members, clubs, courses as well as superintendents and golf professionals. Each year, OGA Directors – the representatives of all regular OGA Member Clubs – get together to review the business of the Golf Association. Directors from more than 70 member clubs along with OGA invited guests gathered this year for a business meeting followed by an awards brunch and concluded with an afternoon of golf.  Co-Superintendents of the Year: Chris Condon of Tetherow Golf Club in Bend, Ore. and Richard Flink of Reames… Read More

New Employees at Bend’s Tetherow Golf Club

Welcoming new staff and saying farewell to others Please meet our new Membership/Event Coord and Director of Sales By Carrie Ramoz With countless perfectly executed events and a long list of happy Tetherow Members, it is with mixed emotions that we say BON VOYAGE to Event Coordinator Heather Arns. In early November, Heather moved to the US Virgin Islands to pursue her career at the Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Beach Resort on St. Thomas. Tetherow is thankful for Heather’s years of service and positive perspective she brought to every aspect of the company and wishes her endless fun and opportunity on her life’s adventures. Tetherow is pleased to introduce the new Membership/Event Coordinator Leann Schoales,who will begin in mid-November.  Leann is a true… Read More

Winter’s Approaching: Fine Tune your Golf Game During the Winter Months

Tips from the Tetherow Golf Academy Staff  by Kelsi Shelton As the last leaves fall to the ground and that Central Oregon autumn wind picks up, the time is drawing near for the course’s winter hibernation. (Although the fall still offers some prime golfing!) Exercise insight – Skiing + Golf can mix… Though most of us Central Oregonians take advantage of the great winter sports right here, the benefits for training for them can go hand and hand with your golf game. Most winter sports have attributes that could be transferred over to golf. Skiing, for example requires ample lower body strength, stability, and coordination. Golf requires similar demands from the lower body, but certainly different movement patterns are used. Utilizing… Read More

September Foursome of Golf Winner: Monica Nguyen

Eugene’s Monica Nguyen won a foursome of golf at Tetherow simply by entering online! Her bio is so fabulous we didn’t dare edit it. Below is a little about Monica in her own words: I’m Oregon grown. I’m Vietnamese. I think honesty in friendship is most important. My feet are pretty cute. I love the sight of snow. I love, love, love to cook and eat. I love, love, love to travel. Plane rides make me happy, cause then I know that adventure is just around the bend. I wish I could afford everything at Manolo Blahnik. I want to be Martha Stewart (not in commit fraud kind of way, but the fabulous homemaker-baker-entrepreneur kind of way). I love wearing green….Go… Read More

Real Estate at Tetherow: Momentum and beyond

In the past 12 months, Tetherow has sold 43 properties and 16 more are currently pending. by Carrie Ramoz The choice truly is yours when living in the Tetherow community. Nestled between Bend and the forest, it provides a gateway to everything that makes Central Oregon great. This ideal location is often cited as the reason young families and retirees alike have chosen Tetherow as their home. Other reasons include the mountain and golf course views, the area’s exceptional topography, proximity to some of Bend’s best schools and the current pricing/availability of home sites.East or West? Head out to the garage, grab your biking gear and decide – turn east and ride an easy 4 miles to find yourself in… Read More

Labor Day golfers win football tickets

We love football and are so excited the season has begun! Over Labor Day Weekend, for every resort golfer who wore something to promote their favorite team, Tetherow entered them to win two tickets to a Ducks or Beavers game. Thank you to everyone who golfed and showed the football love. Below are the winners of the football tickets: Winner of the Oregon State University vs. Washington – Curtis Parks Curtis Parks, a native Portlander, lives in SW Portland and is a third generation Beaver (his mother Kathy, father Doug, and paternal grandmother Dorothy all attended there). Parks graduated from OSU in 2005 with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and  served as… Read More

July Foursome of Golf Winner

Matt Gravett of Portland won a foursome of golf by signing up online! Matt Gravett of West Linn, OR won the July foursome of golf just by signing up online! Here’s a little about Matt, in his own words. “ I am a 1998 graduate of the University of Oregon and am the District Sales Manager for Pepperidge Farm. My wife and I have a son Keegan who is 11 months and is a ton of fun. We are members at the Oregon Golf Club in West Linn and try to get out and play once a week. My guest and I took 1st Net in our flight in our Member Guest tournament 2 weeks ago. We love to travel,… Read More

Member Kristin Shields: 2013 Sisters Quilt Show Honoree

by Kelsi Shelton  To be honored the 2013 Featured Quilter of the Year at the largest quilt show in the world is no small deal. For Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show honoree Kristin Shields, quilting has been a part of her life since childhood. Self-described as a liberated quilter and textile artist, Shields explains, “My mother was always making things, so I grew up learning all sorts of crafts, predominantly needlework.” However, it wasn’t until her 20s that she discovered quilting. With over 1300 displayed quilts at the Sisters quilt show, Shields has entered her work every year since she and her husband Mark moved to Bend in 2004. Kristin has volunteered most of those years as well. Without hundreds of… Read More