2018 Golf In Review

By Jesslyn Gillespie


As the golf season comes to a close at Tetherow, it’s time to reminisce about some of this year’s highlights.

Tournaments were a whirlwind of success. Team Tetherow can add a trifecta of trophies to its shelf for victories in the Deschutes Cup, Kidd Cup, and OB Cup. Patriot Day was not only wildly fun, but graciously honored both active and non-active service men and women. Charitable tournament events like First Story and The Scotch achieved full fields.

But, as usual, Burning Bush took the cake.

“It’s considered to be one of the Best Member-Guest tournaments on the West Coast,” says Jake Edwards, Head Golf Professional. “The golf team and culinary staff delivered yet another amazing event with multiple competitive horseraces and unique food and beverage.”

If you are a gentleman Member who hasn’t yet experienced the burn, we welcome you to join us in 2019 for four days of fierce competition and classic Tetherow camaraderie.

The course also saw some physical changes this year that were met with positivity from the community. As the jewel of Tetherow—an 18-hole Scottish Links-style course by David McLay Kidd, who also designed Bandon Dunes—its upkeep is met with passion and dedication from our staff.

Justin Smith, Golf Course Superintendent, lists eight strategic improvements, including reducing or altering various bunkers, and creating a small gentle backstop at Hole #16 that allows golfers to be more aggressive with their approach shot.

“The goal for improvements are never to make the course any easier,” Smith says, “but to make the course more enjoyable and not penalize a golfer for a good shot.”

The evolution continues into 2019 with an examination of the Driving Range complex. Target greens will be renovated and a larger back Driving Range Tee Deck will be built to minimize signs of overuse.

A fresh course also warrants fresh wheels—we’re getting new golf carts! Next season will see Tetherow with a shiny new fleet or EZ-GO vehicles, complete with GPS.

In the meantime, during off-season, we offer ways to keep your game sharp. Golfers can take lessons, train with Tetherow Sport’s experts, or rent the new simulator. Although hiking is not allowed on the course during winter for the protection of the grass, there is a new single track that circles the entire property and is currently open for bikes, boots, and paws alike.

For golf feedback or additional information about the simulator or other projects, please contact us at golf@tetherow.com.

Have a lovely winter and we will see you back on the links soon!