Golf Course Renovations Update

New Changes for the Upcoming Season by Chris Condon Every golf course must evolve to accommodate and challenge an extremely diverse player demographic. Tetherow is no exception. As both a membership and resort facility, we need to make various changes to improve overall playability for a variety of golfers. The changes that have been done in the past have greatly improved the playability and more importantly, the enjoyment of the golf course. The Tetherow team works hard to make the golf course experience a phenomenal experience for all those who play here. We have a vast amount of experience to draw from in order to create a golf course that is enjoyable, yet challenging. Who makes the decisions on what… Read More

Coming Soon to Your Plate: Herbs Grown at Tetherow

Our New Herb Garden by Yoko Minoura   By midsummer, diners at Tetherow may have the chance to sample dishes flavored with the freshest ingredients possible – herbs grown literally in the resort’s backyard. A roughly square-shaped raised bed, about 10 feet per side, has been built outside the Event Pavilion kitchen’s receiving door, on the south side of the building. Ringed with spray heads for watering and filled with soil intended for that use, the future herb garden occupies what was originally empty, leftover space. “The area seemed to fit, (with) the proximity to the kitchen,” Director of Agronomy Chris Condon said. “It was essentially a non‑usable space for anything but the herb garden.” The idea for the new garden… Read More

The Trailhead at Tetherow

Meet Our New Neighborhood by Yoko Minoura If you’ve ever wanted to chuck it all for a cabin in the woods so you can spend your days chasing powder or tearing up single track mountain bike trail, Tetherow might have a solution. Six vacation homes – located across Skyline Ranch Road, south of the clubhouse – are Tetherow’s newest addition. Part of a neighborhood dubbed the Trailhead, the homes are intentionally situated to give guests immediate access to the Phil’s Trail network and the national forest beyond. Upper‑story rooms and, in some homes, a second‑story deck boast views of Mt. Bachelor and other nearby peaks; each home also features an outdoor hot tub and patio with furniture. “You can jump… Read More

Keep Your Golf Game Strong

Tetherow Golf Academy Winter Lessons and Packages by Jordan Ropp   The course is closed, the range is limited to mats, and the balls feel like rocks – the winter season is upon us! Don’t let Old Man Winter freeze up your golf swing that you have been working so hard to perfect this last season! With our indoor Academy, you can utilize our high‑end TrackMan 4 software that will help you on your swing and keep your tempo throughout the winter season. TrackMan 4 utilizes the world’s first and only “Dual Radar Technology.” One radar system tracks everything the club does before, during, and after impact – from commonly known parameters like Club Path and Face Angle to Swing… Read More

A Reflection of 2017

Looking Back at Tetherow’s Tremendous Growth and Accomplishments for the Year by Carrie Ramoz As the days shorten and the frosty mornings linger, Tetherow looks back on a year of expansive growth and new possibilities. With new members joining, strong real estate sales, new restaurants, and the completion of the recreation facility, Tetherow’s developers, members, and guests have embraced the evolving Tetherow experience. Here’s a look at 2017: Membership As of December 1st, Tetherow’s membership had grown to 487 families. This year alone, Tetherow added 59 new members. The year over year growth in membership is substantial, especially when compared to 2010, when the membership number hovered around 50. This growth allows Tetherow to expand its amenities and programming and to… Read More

Brewery Months in The Row

by Yoko Minoura   For Justin Birtola, head chef at The Row, the closure of Tetherow’s golf course marks the beginning of the best time of year. It kicks off the start of featured breweries at The Row, where the restaurant devotes three taps to a selected brewery each month, and develops five new menu items roughly every week incorporating that brewery’s suds in the food. “It’s something we all look forward to,” Birtola said, explaining it allows his crew to reset after the hectic summer season and explore their creative side again. “It allows my cooks to experiment and think and practice. (And we) get motivated for the holiday season.” Now in its third year, some of the so‑called “Eat… Read More

Getting To Know the Tetherow Team

Please Welcome Our New Food and Beverage Director Amanda Rose by Yoko Minoura Once, many years ago, Tetherow Food and Beverage Director Amanda Rose worked as a dolphin and sea lion trainer at Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita, California, and was contemplating a career as a marine biologist. But when a position as a trainer at Sea Life Park in Hawaii fell through, she decided to return to restaurant hospitality – the industry she’d gotten her start in as a 15‑year‑old looking for her first real job. “I’m really passionate about the delivery of an experience at an establishment,” Rose said. “It really makes me happy when the energy in an establishment is lively and people are laughing and having a great… Read More

Tetherow: Your Perfect Winter Getaway

Ski Packages, Après Specials and Our “Sweet Spot” Location By Yoko Minoura For powderhounds looking to hit the slopes at Mt. Bachelor, booking a stay at Tetherow can ensure the mountain won’t be the only high point in your winter getaway. Travelers can again book hotel rooms or vacation homes, purchase lift tickets, and organize transportation to and from the slopes all at once by reserving a ski package at Tetherow. More importantly, visitors can save $50 or more off two nights’ lodging, skip the ticket window at Bachelor and enjoy all of Tetherow’s resort amenities after the lifts close at 4 pm. “This is not your grandfather’s golf club, (and) this is not your grandfather’s winter destination, too,” Tetherow Lodging… Read More

Meet Our New Members – The Harless Family

New members Keith and Sue Harless have seen a lot of change take place in Bend, but have always been attracted to the Westside and all the opportunities it holds. Both longtime residents, Keith living here for 40 years and Sue the past 26, they watched Tetherow grow and were specifically drawn to Tripleknot for its ease of living. Both Sue and Keith have had fulfilling careers that involved teaching. Keith was the first pulmonary and critical care medicine specialist here in Central Oregon. After 35 years he retired in 2012 having taught OHSU medical students since 1981. Sue has always been in education and owned her own business here in Bend coaching college students from all over the country be… Read More

Drink For a Cause!

Helping the Wildfire Relief One Beer At a Time by Yoko Minoura Like many Bendites, patrons of The Row are beer aficionados. But when a keg runs out less than 48 hours after being tapped? It’s more than just good beer. That something more is the pub’s ongoing “Drink for a Cause” initiative, according to Tetherow Front of House Manager, Brian Garza. Beginning in September, he approached local breweries to see if they would be willing to donate a keg or two to raise money for wildfire recovery efforts in Oregon – specifically, non‑profits that help those displaced from their homes and support firefighters and first responders. Because the beer is donated, 100 percent of the sales go directly to… Read More

How to Throw a Great Holiday Party

Tips and Tricks from the Sales Team at Tetherow by Yoko Minoura The best advice for throwing an outstanding holiday party is very simple: plan ahead. As a matter of fact, according to Tetherow Director of Sales, Kristi DiTullio, it’s not too early to start thinking about December 2018. If you want to hold your party at the clubhouse or in the Event Pavilion this winter you’ll have to be flexible, and think creatively. Although the property can hold a total of five small parties – or one large party and two to three smaller ones – every Friday and Saturday in December is booked, DiTullio said. The last available spots on those days were snapped up in July. But if you’re… Read More

5th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Mark your Calendar for One of Bend’s Best Holiday Events! by Yoko Minoura Move over, Etsy. If you’re looking for unique or handcrafted gifts for your loved ones this holiday season, find the perfect item – and support local small businesses – by shopping Tetherow’s annual Holiday Bazaar, set for Wednesday, December 13th, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Event Pavilion. The bazaar, now its fifth year, will feature roughly two dozen vendors selling everything from handmade toffee to handbags, according to Membership and Events Coordinator, Rachael Carnagey. Roughly half the vendors are returning; while all of last year’s participants were invited back, a number of local businesses approached Tetherow and asked to be included. “It’s pulling together a… Read More

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

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