The Lewis Woodpecker & Current Tetherow Bird Count

by Cal Elshoff The iconic bird of Tetherow! The Lewis’ Woodpecker is not endangered but is on the watch list. It was first identified by Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Corp of Discovery. It has a greenish‑black head and body with a light collar and red face with a pinkish belly. In flight, it’s darkness, large size and slow, steady wing beat give them a crow‑like appearance. They are common in open woodlands, interior foothills, and valleys, often in burned over areas. They travel southwest for the winter, preferring southwestern Oregon and northern California where oak trees are prevalent. Their main food is insects but they also enjoy fruit and nuts. They are not strong enough the build their… Read More

Getting to Know the Tetherow Team – Eric Bottero

We’re Excited to Introduce Eric Bottero, Manager at The Row by Yoko Minoura For Eric Bottero, Tetherow’s new manager at The Row, getting hired is a bit like coming full circle. Long before he managed bars in Portland, Hood River, and Sun Valley, Idaho – even before he graduated from college – he said he learned what exceptional service looked like when he got his start as a busboy at Pebble Beach Resorts in California. It’s a level of service he hopes to develop at The Row, while maintaining an atmosphere of friendliness and approachability to ensure members, travelers and locals alike feel at home. “What I would like to find is provide that exquisite high‑end service, but still (be) warm and welcoming,” Bottero said. “Make… Read More

Meet Our New Members – The Wald Family

New members Brian and Lauren Wald have only lived in Bend for two weeks and they’ve already fallen in love with the area. It makes sense since both love to hike, Lauren loves yoga and entertaining, and Brian loves to run, play golf and enjoy a good IPA. Brian is originally from Southern California and Lauren is from Missouri, but as a couple they’ve lived in Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, and they are now excited to call Bend their long‑term home. A handful of things initially attracted them to Tetherow, but overall it was the lifestyle, including accessibility to hiking, Mt. Bachelor, golf club amenities, and the mountain scenery. Besides their outdoor hobbies, Brian has always had a passion for tech start‑ups…. Read More

Fall is an unbeatable time to experience golf in Bend

Once the kids head back to school to hit the books, it’s an ideal time for their parents (among others) to hit the links, according to Tetherow staff. Although there are only two months left in golf season, Golf Group Sales Manager Grant Zimmerman – a dedicated player himself – said September and October are among his favorite times of year. While the weather remains good, the course opens up considerably. It’s easier to get popular tee times and play at your own pace, without worrying about groups behind you. Zimmerman said it’s great for golf neophytes, as makes for a less intimidating experience overall. “If you’re nervous on a busy summer day, especially about holding up the pace of… Read More

The Brandts, Tetherow and The Ultimate Safari Options!

Dylan Brandt and Liz Sumner Met on Safari in South Africa Dylan Brandt and Liz Sumner, new Designee Golf Members, say they’ll “go to the ends of the Earth to experience something that’s authentic, friendly, wild and beautiful.” And they mean that literally! The two met on safari in South Africa – Liz was visiting with her family and Dylan was the head guide for Singita, a safari company there. “Before I went to Africa, someone told me that ‘safari is life-changing,’” Liz says. “And they were absolutely right!” Dylan moved to the U.S. in 2015 (bringing to a close the VERY long-distance chapter of their relationship) and the two lovebirds made their home in Bend, where they’ve opened up a boutique safari… Read More

The Bend Quail Trail – Helping Baby Birds Every Spring

The Cox family creates tiny steps near Tetherow curbs to aid struggling baby quail. by Yoko Minoura If a career as a professional soccer player doesn’t work out, 8-year-old Colton Cox said he’d be happy to become a zookeeper or veterinarian when he grows up. But he and his 10-year-old sister, Bella – who wants to open a dog sanctuary – aren’t waiting until they become adults in order to help animals. Ever since they moved into their Tetherow neighborhood roughly three years ago, they’ve decided to do their part to protect the wildlife that frequents the area. And while they may not know it, Bella and Colton are also helping Tetherow accomplish one of its cornerstone objectives: to preserve… Read More

The Top Reasons to Golf Tetherow

As this beautiful summer progresses, we’ve heard some fantastic stories and experiences from our golfers! We’ve updated our “Top Reasons” to golf Tetherow; what are some of your ideas? Top Reasons to golf Tetherow Golf Digest ranked Tetherow #63 on the “Top 100 Courses” for 2017. The Challenge play it once and you’ll want to play again and again. Slip n’ slide on the range On the hottest days of summer, we’ll sometimes put our 100′ slip n’ slide out for golfers (or anyone else!) to enjoy a quick, slippery cool down. Links-style golf enjoying the game as it was meant to be played. Epic food and beverage options available at The Turn Snack Shack. Cascade Mountain views from Mt…. Read More

New Faces in Course Maintenance Keeping the Greens in Top Shape

Justin Smith is the New Course Superintendent, and Steve Ragan is the Equipment Technician by McKenna Brown The golf course maintenance crew has two new faces among them — well, actually three, if you count dogs! Justin Smith, and his 2‑year-old silver lab, Sadie, joined Tetherow in early June as the course superintendent. He spent the previous decade at Bandon Dunes as the assistant superintendent of the Old Macdonald course. He’s excited to make some tweaks to make the course more playable and enjoyable for golfers, but don’t expect anything too major — think smoothing out the transition from cart path to fairway, not any restructuring of the course itself. And he’s looking to hire a few more members of the… Read More

Exceptional Views and Home Designs in The Rim

This Tetherow Neighborhood is Quickly Moving Through Inventory Sweeping views of the Cascade Range and the golf course, along with a tight‑knit sense of community, give Tetherow’s “The Rim” neighborhood a special sense of welcoming mixed with a vision of unlimited opportunity. Located on one of the higher elevations within Tetherow, The Rim offers single family detached homes on individual lots with high‑level designs, amenities and finishes. Seven different floor plans are offered, all with master suites on the main level and all guest rooms are full en‑suite. Buyers have the opportunity to move into a brand new home without the hassle of building a home themselves, as these homes have already passed through Tetherow’s architectural review committee process. Homes… Read More

Golf Staff Ready for a Jam-Packed June

The Busiest Golf Month of the Season is Offering Up Some Awesome Events By McKenna Brown   The golf calendar is always jam‑packed in June, and this year is no exception. Head golf pro Jake Edwards and his staff are getting ready for a whirlwind month. “We’ve got some new outside service team members and we’re getting fully staffed for the busy golf season,” Edwards said. “We’re excited for it.” First up was the Solomon Scotch and Highlander Pairing Party on Friday, June 2nd in The Pavilion. Edwards and his staff announced the groupings for the Solomon Scotch and the Highlander, which are season-long competitions against fellow members. Twenty‑six members are getting ready to participate in the Deschutes Cup, which is still in its… Read More

The Blitz Returns for Another Year of ‘Cash, Beer, Bend, Bikes, & Fun’

Tetherow will Once Again Serve as the Finish Line for the Famous Race By Yoko Minoura   Erik Eastland, creative director of The Blitz mountain bike race, said the buzz and energy surrounding events like his – which draws roughly 1,000 spectators annually – are part of what make Tetherow such a vibrant place to live. “The members that come out (to watch), I think they’re pretty stoked their resort is cool enough to do this,” he said. “I don’t think it’s a big mystery that it’s (held at) Tetherow, because that’s what sets Tetherow apart.” The event is set for June 14th. Eastland said the race, now in its eighth year, has become as well-known in mountain biking circles as the… Read More

Bringing A Fresh Perspective to the Cafe Menu

Head Chef Joe Benevento Will Focus On Seasonal, Local Produce and Healthier Options By Yoko Minoura   Don’t be surprised if, upon meeting Joe Benevento, he offers you a juiced-ginger-root shot. Manager of the new poolside café at Tetherow Sport, Benevento has a longstanding interest in healthy eating – and in showing others that making better food choices can, given time, have a profound effect on their well-being. Ginger, he explained, has been used for centuries to treat ailments such as migraines, indigestion and nausea. The drink itself might only “wake you up,” he said, but its true impact comes from the conversations it allows him to start. Benevento said he hopes Tetherow’s new café can spark similar conversations, with… Read More

The Secret to Success at Tetherow? A Good Caddie

“We’re weathermen. We’re psychologists. We’re bartenders. We’re scapegoats,” Caddie Master says. By Yoko Minoura   In his 20-plus years as a caddie, Lane Weidman jokes that he’s never had a client hit a bad shot. Miss a putt or watch your ball sail into a bunker? “It’s my fault,” Weidman quips. Scapegoat is just one of many roles a caddie must be willing to play, according to Weidman. As president and caddie master of High Desert Loopers – looper being slang for caddie – he provides caddies for Tetherow and Pronghorn Resort, and hopes to serve Crosswater Club, Brasada Ranch and Black Butte Ranch in the future. Tetherow and Pronghorn both use the forecaddie system, where one caddie takes care… Read More

Tetherow Opens New Restaurant – Solomon’s

New Restaurant Boasts Regional Fare, Extensive Wine Offerings and Breathtaking Views Solomon’s, our new restaurant, opens tomorrow! It features a menu that rotates often to take advantage of the freshest seasonal ingredients. The name honors pioneer Solomon Tetherow, who led a wagon party through Central Oregon in the mid-1800s as they traveled from Missouri to Oregon. “I couldn’t be happier to introduce Solomon’s to our guests and the residents of Bend,” said Chris van der Velde, managing partner for Tetherow. Chef Rian Mulligan and his team have created a fascinating menu featuring all the best products the Northwest has to offer. It will offer a unique, elevated dining experience.” The new restaurant is housed the space formerly occupied by the… Read More

Introducing Tetherow Sport: Welcoming, High-Energy and Authentic

Fitness Manager Dominic Gatto is focusing on creating the right atmosphere for Tetherow Sport By Yoko Minoura   Currently, the future office for Tetherow Fitness Manager Dominic Gatto is an empty room with a window. But Gatto said he doesn’t plan to see his desk much even once his office is finished. “I’m going to be walking the floor every day, answering questions,” he said. “We want (the fitness center) to be as comfortable and as open as possible.” Gatto said creating the right atmosphere – welcoming, high-energy and authentic – is a key part of his vision for Tetherow’s new fitness center. He wants the facility to become another community gathering spot, where members can attend a class or work… Read More

Coming this Season at Tetherow: An (Even More) Firm and Fast Course

Players might notice their drives go farther this year By McKenna Brown   Members and resort guests who head out to the course this month will be relieved to find that it’s more or less exactly how they left it in the fall. “The golf course is in the same condition as it was when they left it,” says Golf Course Superintendent Chris Condon. “There’s nothing new, no surprises, everything’s normal.” Condon and his crew spent most of March readying the course for the March 31 opening. They laid out a layer of gypsum fertilizer over the course and are working on fully incorporating it into the grass. “We’re trying to get that to disappear,” Condon says. He said players might notice… Read More

Introducing Dominic Gatto, Tetherow’s New Fitness Manager

Gatto hit the ground running this month, preparing for the fitness facility’s May opening By Yoko Minoura   When he was first hired at Nike 15 years ago, Dominic Gatto spent his days greeting guests, folding towels and cleaning fitness equipment at an employee gym. By the time he left to move to Bend last June, Gatto had spent six years managing two employee gyms at Nike’s World Headquarters in Beaverton, serving 800 to 900 people every day. As Tetherow’s new fitness manager, Gatto plans to offer a similarly top-flight experience. “(At Nike), you need to make the experience top-notch, world class. It’s very much the same here,” he said. “I have high expectations. I won’t beg or apologize for that.”… Read More

Snow Hasn’t Slowed Down Progress on Fitness Facility

It’s slated to open Memorial Day Weekend By Yoko Minoura   Tetherow’s new fitness center won’t be complete for another three months, but that hasn’t stopped Project Manager Erin van der Velde from joking that she wants the upstairs corner office in the building. The facility – set to open Memorial weekend – has three exercise rooms and several offices that overlook the Deschutes National Forest to the south and have an unobstructed view of Mount Bachelor to the west. “The views from the second floor (are) drop-dead,” van der Velde said. The building is meant to work in concert with Tetherow’s onsite pool and hot tub. Men’s and women’s locker rooms, each with their own sauna and steam room, are located on the first floor,… Read More

Brewery Smackdown Crowd Favors the Hometown Team

Crux and Silver Moon defeated Fremont and Georgetown in third annual event By McKenna Brown   Tetherow’s third annual Brewery Smackdown, on January 27th, pitted two of Bend’s favorite breweries — Silver Moon Brewing and Crux Fermentation Project – against Seattle’s Fremont Brewing and Georgetown Brewing. The breweries teamed up in a beer pairing competition, working together to choose the most appropriate beer to go with each of the five courses. Diners were given a sample of each beer and asked to vote on their favorite pairing, but they didn’t know which brewery supplied which beer – red and green ribbons around the bottom of the glasses were the only identifier. It was hailed as a clash of beer titans, but… Read More

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