2014 Ceilidh: Ladies Invitational Results 

by Nate Kitt, Asst. Head Professional The Ceilidh: Tetherow’s toughest event to pronounce. Many might try “See-Lid,” but I have a sneaking suspicion that few would know the actual enunciation of “Kay-Lee.” This Gaelic term means “party” and the events that transpired Thursday night could not have represented a “Ceilidh” any better. The festivities kicked off with a cocktail hour followed by a Par 3 Social. What does that mean, one might ask. Let me tell you, if this part of the event doesn’t having you coming back year after year, then I don’t know what will. With gambling specialist Kelly Wechter on hand, we decided to facilitate a special kind of “Five Card Draw,” in which on every hole the participants would… Read More

2014 Burning Bush: Mens Golf Invitational Results

 Congratulations to overall winners Ian McLean & Troy Johnston by Nate Kitt, Asst. Golf Professional Burning Bush is undoubtedly the premier member event at Tetherow year in and year out.  This 2014 Men’s Invitational did not fail to impress anyone in the field with fierce competition and great camaraderie fuelled by the vibrant Tetherow culture.  The golf tournament was just the start of the festivities with a skills challenge including a penalty kick, putting course and “flop wall” on Thursday night and a Par 3 Tournament on Friday and Saturday nights.  The record number of 134 participants divided the field into 12 flights.  After five 9-hole (sometimes laborious) matches, the victors of each flight emerged.  Some flights were closer than… Read More

Bringing the Course Back to Pristine Condition

Help up eradicate the Poa on July 28 – we’ll supply the beverages! by Chris Condon, Director of Agronomy It has been a little more than a month from the herbicide application for Poa annua.  And that is in the past and the future is to solve the problem and get back to a great golf course.  We are working as quickly as possible with a plan to cure the unsightly areas on our greens. You have probably already noticed that we have done some over seeding and sod work on the severely damaged areas. The plan and the work will take some time so please help us in our efforts and think positively. The biggest thing that we can do or… Read More

Celebrate July 4 with Bend’s best new hotel

Celebrate July 4th in Bend with Tetherow Lodges, Bend’s best new hotel Stay at Tetherow and golf, paddle board, relax and enjoy all that Bend has to offer! Experience the best of the July 4th holiday weekend in Bend while staying at Tetherow! Tetherow Lodges are just minutes from the bustle of downtown Bend and a short drive from the recreation opportunities of the Cascade Lakes and Deschutes National Forest. We have new fleet of paddleboards available to rent and will also provide the pads and straps so you can safely transport it to the lake or river of your choice! Our hotel offers some of the most panoramic views of the July 4th fireworks spectacular (off Pilot Butte State Park) along… Read More

Races in Bend: Let the Training Begin!

by Kelsi Shelton Given Bend has secured a fair reputation for being one of the best trail running towns in America (via Outdoor Magazine in 2006, among others), we thought we’d impart some motivating wisdom as to why now is the time to start training for a summer run (whether it’s a fun run, a marathon, or somewhere in between). Beyond the fact that there is new trail access right outside of Tetherow  providing even easier access to the 5 mile Alpine Loop trail around Tetherow, there are dozens of races coming up that not only often support good causes, but they also open your eyes up to fun, accessible running routes around town, give goal-oriented folks something to train… Read More

Our Seasonal Bird Inventory

CHIRP CHIRP! by Cal Elshoff & Carrie Ramoz Tetherow’s resident bird and Audubon expert Cal Elshoff performed his annual Christmas bird count at Tetherow and discovered a hearty flock of 25 Red Crossbills. The Red Crossbill is a stocky finch of mature coniferous forests; the Red Crossbill is dependent on the seed cones, which are its main food. Its peculiar bill allows it access to the seeds, and it will breed whenever it finds areas with an abundance of cones. In preparation for spring, Cal cleaned out all nesting boxes around the property and covered the Lewis Woodpecker nesting boxes with bark. He continues to make nesting boxes and these are available to anyone at Tetherow. To learn more about… Read More

Hike, ski, golf, experience local culinary delights all in Bend, Oregon

Spring Break—Look no Further than Out Your Front Door!  by Kelsi Shelton Spring break and Central Oregon go together like bacon and chocolate. It’s not the most assumed combination (Bend will never be Cancun or Florida), but after giving it a try, Bend wins for being an unexpected delight to a broad spectrum of spring break adventure-seekers. And for the lucky ones of us who already live here, it makes our travel expenses enviable. The inaugural week of spring (spring break typically runs from March 24-28) is a sweet spot for Central Oregon, given Mt. Bachelor has one of the longest running seasons in the US (usually ending in May), and given the average high in March is in the… Read More

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