The Beauty of Green

 A passion for stewardship & green courses Environmental stewardship is very important to Tetherow Golf Club.  Since the construction of the golf course to present day, an emphasis on environmental stewardship is at the forefront of our maintenance practices.  It started with the certification process through Audubon International as a Signature Sanctuary and it continues today on a daily basis. Many of the factors that led to the certification were implemented during the construction phase of the golf course and we continue to use them currently.  Thinking ahead and moving forward in an environmentally conscious direction will ultimately allow us to leave the property that we call Tetherow in better shape than before day one of construction. The certification process… Read More

Tetherow Completes Restoration Project

Chris Condon, Coulee Prince and the golf course maintenance crew at Tetherow recently completed a 2-year ongoing restoration project on Pine Mountain (part of the Bend Ft. Rock Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest.) As a team, they planted approximately 300 trees and shrubs on April 25 & 26 to provide food and cover for the mountain’s wildlife. Due to a reduction in hiding cover for mule deer, the goal was to enhance and increase browsing on winter range by planting mountain mahogany.  This tree/shrub is a superb source of nutritional value for deer, and is also utilized by many other wildlife species, including sage thrasher and Virginia’s warbler, which are highly tied to this habitat. According to the US Forest… Read More

The Newest, Friendliest Faces in the Golf Shop

Tetherow is pleased to welcome its two newest staff members to Golf Operations!  Assistant Golf Professional Kelly Wechter joins the Tetherow team from the Kah-nee-ta Resort.  Kelly was involved at Kah-nee-ta for 16 loyal years of service, the last three as an Assistant Golf Professional.  We are thrilled to have his enthusiastic, service-minded skills as a part of our team. We are also pleased to welcome Nicole Geers as our Golf Shop Merchandiser.  Nicole joins Tetherow after seven years in the fashion and retail industry, most recently working for Men’s outfitting companies, Trunk Club and Hendrick’s Park.  Nicole moved to Bend from Chicago eight years ago, and is getting married this summer.   Please stop in and get to know our… Read More

Your dream is closer than you think at Tetherow!

2017 seemed like the distant future to Bend’s Tim Williams and his family. When they planned out their future, it looked like 2017 was the year they could fulfill their desire of living in Tetherow, a growing community on Bend’s Westside. Patiently waiting, they spent three seasons as guests of the Tetherow Golf Club, enjoying the Scottish links style golf, outstanding dining and a variety of social and family events. As the young family grew, so did their eagerness to live in such a convenient, growing area. In 2011, the Williams family learned about Tetherow’s Jr. Executive Membership, which is available to those under 46 and includes a family membership to the Athletic Club of Bend for just $390 a… Read More

Tetherow Member Drew Bledsoe Inducted Into NFL Patriots Hall of Fame

Tetherow member Drew Bledsoe, father of four and husband to wife Maura, has recently been inducted into the New England Patriot’s Hall of Fame. Bledsoe was the starting quarterback for the Patriots from 1993-2001 and subsequently played for the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys. He retired from the NFL in 2007.  I sat down with Bledsoe to discuss how this impacted his life, and how he has been directing his energy and passion into other, community-driven business endeavors.   Bledsoe says being inducted into the Patriot’s Hall of Fame was “a huge honor, especially for my kids.” His two older sons were just old enough to understand what it all meant that their dad played for and was retiring from… Read More

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

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

Caleb’s Tips to Winter Golf Success

Snow on the 1st green makes it official: Winter has arrived in Bend, OR!  Although Tetherow’s championship course will be closed during the winter months, we’ll encounter many great breaks in the weather worthy of dusting off the clubs.  Our practice range will be open all winter (pending weather) and we encourage you to come out and hone your swing in the off-season.  A Bend, Oregon winter is no reason to let your golf game get rusty. Whether it’s working on your golf game at our practice facility or squeezing in a round of golf at one of Central Oregon’s lower elevated golf courses, the key to winter golf in Bend is staying warm.  Here are a few tips which… Read More

Q & A With Tetherow’s Event Planner: Secrets to a Perfect Party!

With the holiday season quickly approaching, now is the hot time to be booking your holiday party or corporate event at the “Best Golf Course” in Bend, Oregon. Spend time laughing, eating, dancing and building memories with your family, friends and co-workers at a breath taking location. Golf in Central Oregon is a hot commodity—and so is finding the perfect spot for your event. Tetherow’s distinctive staff, location and personality make all the difference. Our holiday parties are produced by the finest event staff in Bend. We have a variety of rooms and configurations available. Live music is included on certain dates and special deals are also available! Weddings and holiday parties in Bend, Oregon have never been the same… Read More

Bruce Jaqua: Sept Winner of Golf at Tetherow Golf Club

Congratulations to Bruce Jaqua, who won a foursome of golf at Tetherow simply for signing up for our e-newsletter! We are excited to host him and his son on their next golf outing. Here’s what Bruce has to say about himself and his lifelong love of golf: “I am a single parent of a 12-year old son and my work involves me designing and developing programs to assist low-income individuals and families to become self sufficient to release his or her need for public assistance.  My interest in golf goes back to being 12 years old and playing golf in the front yard with my grandfathers hickory shaft clubs and plastic golf balls.  I then began riding my bike 8… Read More