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’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

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

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

There’s Still Plenty of Golf Left to Play at Tetherow

The season may be winding down, but exciting golf events remain on the horizon. By Nathaniel Kitt   The leaves have fallen and the nights are cooler. Welcome to October in the High Desert! Although snow might start flurrying at higher elevations, there is still plenty of golf left to be played this autumn. Hopefully, one or more of the upcoming golf events entices you to come on out and enjoy the course a few more times. October 4th marked the second annual Breast Cancer Awareness golf event. In a simple effort to raise awareness and support those currently or having previously fought breast cancer, we played nine holes, had lunch and enjoyed a great day of camaraderie. The ever-popular… Read More

Tetherow’s New Event Pavilion Will Host Weddings, Parties and More

The new space will create opportunities for lots of fun By Yoko Minoura   Last year, a Tetherow member’s Christmas celebration took place in the golf shop; a few months later, a beer pong tournament for members was shoehorned into the golf cart storage barn. The July opening of the new Event Pavilion, a 3,600-square-foot event space, will hopefully alleviate the space pinch. While the new pavilion is already in use as a wedding venue, the building will also host corporate events, fundraisers and gatherings of all types. “We tried to create opportunities,” Project Manager Erin van der Velde said. “We don’t even know yet what the possibilities are, and that’s what’s going to be fun.” The pavilion, which is attached to Tetherow’s… Read More

A Dog’s Perspective: The Tetherow Experience

“I bet all my buddies at the dog park will be jealous when I tell them about the great trip I had!” By Yoko Minoura I graduated puppy obedience where I learned to walk on a leash, I’ve gotten comfortable with my crate and have received all my shots, so Mom and Dad said I’m ready to travel with them. WOOF! They said we’re going to a place called Bend, Oregon – awarded “Dog Town, USA” by Dog Fancy magazine in 2012. Sounds like my kind of place. First, we stopped at Tetherow, where we’ll be spending a few nights. Mom put my leash on and let me join her in the lobby to check in, where I was able… Read More

Tetherow is Expanding Its Bike Trail System

“Just walk out your driveway and hop on the trail…” By Yoko Minoura Bend’s annual Blitz bike race is likely the only time mountain bikes are ever allowed on a golf course. But Tetherow – host to the “Big Air” stage of the race – has created several new trails around the property to allow bikers and hikers to enjoy the southwest Bend area and the Deschutes National Forest beyond. “One of the coolest things about Tetherow is we want people to enjoy the natural beauty,” Tetherow General Manager Chris van der Velde said. Tetherow is bordered on the east by Alpine Park – an undeveloped area owned by the Bend Park and Recreation District – and on the west… Read More

6 Reasons To Book Your Oregon Ski Vacation at Tetherow

Great ski & stay packages with Mt Bachelor are just the beginning! PACKAGE DEALS Lodging & lift ticket packages with Mt. Bachelor. Plan your winter and spring trips now and save! Sales begin Sunday, September 20, 2015. Stay Stoked Package: 40% off Tetherow lodging when booked between 9/20-11/20. Stay & Ski: 10%-35% off Tetherow lodging with special lift ticket prices. Kids Ski Free: 20%-35% off Tetherow lodging while the kids enjoy the mountain at no cost. Build your own: Endless possibilities! 10% off Tetherow lodging with no minimums. » To take advantage of these package deals, visit the Mt. Bachelor site or speak with a Reservations Specialist at 1-800-609-1472. Some minimums or holiday restrictions apply. Book directly with Mt. Bachelor… Read More

7 Reasons Your Corporate Retreat at Tetherow Will Rock

Bend is an amazing place to live, visit on vacation, and… for corporate business events! Tetherow is the ideal backdrop for your next retreat. We can strike that perfect balance of fun with team building, strategy and growth with the excitement of Bend! You name it, and we’ve hosted it at Tetherow. We’ve been pleased to work with companies such as Kimberly Clark, Bend Research, NIKE, Pfizer, a wide variety of medical companies and many more. They’ve hosted client and staff appreciation dinners, business retreats, conferences and sales presentations. Below is a quick breakdown of how your corporate retreat at Tetherow will rock: 1. Yoga on the lawn Release the work day and welcome the calm! This is a unique… Read More

Coffee and Bend: A Tried and True Affair

Add Coffee to the Growing List of Bend’s Exceptional Offerings by Kelsi Shelton Considering there are over 17 locally owned coffee shops in Bend, there is no doubt we like our coffee local, artisanal, within walking distance and easily accessible to our favorite hiking and biking trails. And now that it is summer, the coffee beverage morning-fix transitions from a hot, warm your bones pre-mountain caffeine warm-up to an iced, pre-mountain biking run jump-start. With all of the coffee destinations in Bend, here is a quick summer guide to getting your cup of joe the way you need it. Cold Brew: Remember when iced coffee meant watered-down, weak hot coffee poured over ice? No longer. The local mainstays Backporch, Thump,… Read More

Bird Watching at Tetherow

Oregon is a bird-watching paradise, with nine established birding trails featuring hundreds of species of birds. Bend is the gateway to the Oregon Cascades Birding Trail, which includes 200 sites along 1,000 miles of scenic roadways. Tetherow is home to many species of birds and our golf course recently became the first in Oregon designated as a certified signature sanctuary by Audubon International.  Visit and stay at Tetherow when you plan your bird watching vacation in Bend, Oregon! The Birds of Tetherow Our Great Horned Owls nested again on the back nine and have now been joined by the Red Tail Hawks nesting nearby. The Owls are the first ones to nest and the first ones to fledge and leave the nest. Our three owlets should be… Read More