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

Keeping the bluegrass at bay this season: Annual Bluegrass or Poa annua and Silvery Thread Moss

Fighting the good fight! These two plants are as frustrating as spring weather in Central Oregon.  The good thing is that we have the ability to semi-control annual bluegrass and moss.  Tetherow turfgrass has been growing for 5 years and it is maturing rather well.  The first hole (#3) was seeded in May 2007 and it has seen a lot of changes both in architecture as well as the maturity of the turfgrass.  With age comes a few blemishes and they are beginning to appear this season.  What can we do about these two plants?  Below is a brief explanation of what we can do to control them. Annual bluegrass or Poa annua is a species of grass that is… 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

A new face and flavor to Thump—11R’s Bobby Grover

A lot of changes are happening at Thump coffee! As of February 20th, Bobby Grover, Tetherow member and 11 Roasters owner, is now the official owner of one of downtown Bend’s most bustling and popular coffee shops.   Grover has owned 11 Roasters Coffee since 2007 (originally started up with former Patriots Quarterback Drew Bledsoe), and now, along with new ownership, he is also roasting a new Thump Coffee brand alongside 11R. Both coffees will be featured in the Thump location, which still has the same inviting look and feel as before the transition.   The main motivation behind purchasing Thump was so Grover could “control the coffee from farm all the way to the cup. A coffee bean starts… 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

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

Boutique Tetherow—A cozy, local way to shop for the holidays

 December 8th, Tetherow Golf Club provided space for artisans to display an array of creative, handmade gifts—a perfect way to make holiday shopping in Bend fun, convenient and meaningful. Among the treasures were Tetherow member Nancy Brunkal’s handmade, vibrant platters and plates, fun, creative jewelry by Rachel Dean with Navone Jewelry and vintage pillows by CJS. All local, Central Oregon artists.   As soon as you walked in Tetherow’s clubhouse, you were greeted with an array of delicious, artisan teas by Metolius Tea, and F&B Manager Kevin Gilman was there to showcase his selection of wines that he had in mind to go perfectly with a holiday roast or ham dinner. It was a cozy, festive atmosphere; complete with delicious… 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