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

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

Tetherow is Proud to Sponsor a Sparrow Child Again this Year

Tetherow and Pacific Crest Middle School partnering to raise money for 2-year-old Lucy, who has cystic fibrosis By McKenna Brown   All of us here at Tetherow are so excited to once again sponsor a Sparrow child this year! Sparrow Club is a fantastic organization that started here in Bend. It provides financial and emotional support for children in our community with extreme medical need. Tetherow and Pacific Crest Middle School will work together this year to raise money for Lucy, a fiercely adorable 2-year-old with cystic fibrosis. Here’s what Sparrow says about her: “Lucy is a beautiful little girl with a smile that will light up a room. When Lucy was born, she was very sick and needed care… Read More

Tetherow Partners with Breedlove to Offer In-Room Instruments

The new program boasts three guitars and a mandolin available to guests. By Yoko Minoura   Thanks to a partnership with a local instrument maker, guests at Tetherow can now recreate the experience of gathering around a fire for a group singalong without leaving the comfort of their hotel room. Tetherow Lodges now has three guitars and one mandolin available for guests courtesy of Two Old Hippies Stringed Instruments. The company’s Bend-based division designs and manufactures acoustic guitars, bass guitars and mandolins under the imprints Breedlove, Bedell and Weber. Sami Mulhern, director of marketing and artist relations, said offering instruments is both great exposure for the instrument maker and a way to enhance the guest experience. “To be able to… Read More

Ideal Conditions + An Excited Membership = A Great Kickoff to the Golf Season

“We are gearing up for the Ceilidh – the ladies member/guest tournament – which starts today and ends Sunday.” By Jake Edwards, PGA It has been an exciting start to the season here at Tetherow, and we are all looking forward to one of our best seasons yet. The golf course is in beautiful shape and everybody is so excited that the pool is open. The membership enjoyed some fun events in June with the ladies playing their first major Member/ Member tournament. It was a thrilling finish as we had our first aggregate putt-off, in honor of the US Open, to decide the 2016 net champion. Roxie Mills and Heidi Kjos hit two fabulous putts to narrowly defeat Paula Sansburn… Read More

Tetherow is Expanding Its Bike Trail System

“Just walk out your driveway and hop on the trail…” By Yoko Minoura Bend’s annual Blitz bike race is likely the only time mountain bikes are ever allowed on a golf course. But Tetherow – host to the “Big Air” stage of the race – has created several new trails around the property to allow bikers and hikers to enjoy the southwest Bend area and the Deschutes National Forest beyond. “One of the coolest things about Tetherow is we want people to enjoy the natural beauty,” Tetherow General Manager Chris van der Velde said. Tetherow is bordered on the east by Alpine Park – an undeveloped area owned by the Bend Park and Recreation District – and on the west… Read More

Tetherow’s Long-Anticipated Pool Opens in July

Dive in, the water’s fine! by Yoko Minoura   Editor’s Note: This post is from June 2016. The Tetherow pool and Tetherow Sport are now open year-round. This year, Tetherow members can break in their new swimwear without waiting for the annual Fourth of July slip ‘n’ slide on the green. Tetherow’s new onsite pool and hot tub – open to members and lodge guests – are set to open July 1. And anticipation is high, Project Manager Erin van der Velde noted. “It might not be big enough for all the people that want to use it,” she said. Upon completion, the heated, outdoor pool will measure 79’ by 29’ with a variable depth from 3’6” to 5’5”, according to Assistant… Read More

Range Construction and Course Projects June 2016

Video: Experience the Range Revamp in Timelapse by Chris Condon, Golf Course Superintendent   Hello to all our members and guests! We are officially entering summer and the golf course is in great shape. With all of the projects that continue or are now complete, it will be nice to just focus on maintenance and playability of the golf course. It is very important to us that we provide you with the best and most consistent playing conditions. Our plan to provide these conditions is to closely track the various measurements that we can make that will help us make daily and weekly decisions. Greens speeds, firmness of greens, approaches and fairways, moisture content of greens, approaches and fairways, irrigation… Read More

Real Estate Sales Continue Strong Through Spring

WATCH IT: Timelapse video compresses 9 months of building into 60 seconds.   Driving around the various neighborhoods, the design diversity at Tetherow is nearly as striking as the mountain views. While all homes conform to the community’s Architectural Design standards, they embrace a range of modern designs with simple, clean lines to homes that reflect the area’s rich timber resources with thick beams and a solid, organic feel. Homes on the eastern edge of Tetherow, which borders the Broken Top community, are nestled amongst the large pines that miraculously survived the Awbrey Hall fire in the early 1990s. Move just a few streets to the north and west and these homes and homesites offer Cascade and golf course views… Read More

Brewery Smackdown at Tetherow

Two local breweries paired their best and the winner was… by Sarah Gorton Photos courtesy of Steven Heinrichs. On April 7, the Grill played host to Tetherow’s second Brewers Battle. In one corner was Deschutes Brewery, and in the opposing corner was Sunriver Brewing. Before the battle, Tetherow’s chefs, Zac, Miguel and Justin met with the brewers to let them sample the menu and choose which beer they thought paired best with each dish. The night of the event, members, brewers and distributors descended upon The Grill to help crown a winner. Each round, every participant received a plate of food and two blind beer tasters that were color coded either green or red. After finishing each course, they chose which beer… Read More

Behind the Scenes: Creating Tetherow Cocktails

The creative names are just one aspect of these delicious inspirations by Sarah Gorton   Ever wondered how the bartenders at Tetherow create all of the unique drinks served at the Member’s Lounge? I picked Food & Beverage Manager Kevin Gilman’s mind for a behind the scenes look into what goes on behind the bar at Tetherow. According to Kevin, when it comes to cocktail creation, bartenders tend to lean toward one of two styles. Some bartenders, like Kevin, like to play with the classics, reinventing them with modern ingredients or new techniques, while other bartenders like to experiment with new flavors and technologies to create something completely new. One of the drinks that Kevin has recently been toying with is… Read More

Welcome Jake Edwards as new Head Golf Professional

Tetherow Resort in Bend, Oregon, home of the David McLay Kidd 18-hole championship golf course, has appointed PGA Golf Professional, Jake Edwards, as Head Golf Professional.   Jake Edwards Tetherow Resort’s Head Golf Professional Edwards joins Tetherow from the renowned Vintage Club in Indian Wells, California, where he was Golf Professional for seven years. There he provided the highest level of customer service in golf operations, membership and teaching. In addition to working with The Vintage Club members, Edwards worked alongside such legendary pros as Jason Day, Matt Kuchar, Mike Weir, Gary Player, Nick Faldo, Luke List, Annika Sorenstam, Natalie Gulbis and others. Chris van der Velde, Managing Partner at Tetherow Resort, said, “Jake worked for us when we first… Read More

Construction Is Going Vertical As We Welcome Spring in Bend!

The recent spring-like conditions have been favorable to the many construction projects taking place at Tetherow. UPDATES Pool: The gorgeous stone wall being built around the pool is an exact match to the other mason work around Tetherow, and the stone comes FROM Tetherow! Quarried from the area of hole #13 on the golf course, this stone provides a beautiful, organic feel to the pool area. We are proud to locally source from ourself. Additionally, the foundation/stemwall for the pump house and mechanical room is in. We will complete the walls of the mechanical room once the veneer on the wind screen/sight screen wall is complete. Rounding out the resort’s growing, all-inclusive event experience is the addition of a pool… Read More

Bend, Oregon’s Tetherow rings in new development for 2016.

A More Enriched Destination Resort in the Making – Event and Wedding Pavilion, Pool and Vacation Homes, Golf Course Enhancements December 17, 2015 – Bend, Oregon – Ringing in 2016 with new developments is on the agenda at Tetherow Resort. Rounding out the resort’s current amenities, the additions include a vacation rental home neighborhood, swimming pool, year-round event pavilion, and adventure cabins. Also on deck are golf course enhancements that will empower all levels of golfers with more playability on the exhilarating David McLay Kidd designed Tetherow golf course. All developments will are scheduled for completion by Summer 2016. November marked the groundbreaking of Phase I of the vacation rental home neighborhood called “The Cairn.” This unique neighborhood will feature… Read More

Big Plans & Improvements for the Practice Range at Bend, Oregon’s best golf course.

Work also continues on #5 throughout the winter. by Chris Condon The season is over and now we all can take a breather and think about the winter.  Hopefully you can take a vacation to your favorite sunny spot.  Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner, which is always exciting.  One thing that always makes the holiday season better is snow.  I hope that we receive an abundance of snow both in the mountains and in town, especially during the holidays.  As we wait for the snow to fly, the golf course maintenance staff will be involved with some minor and major projects. You are probably asking yourself, what will have changed that I can look forward to next… Read More

2015 – A Legendary Golf Year in Review

By Nate Kitt, Assistant Golf Professional, PGA There is no doubt that this past year was one for the golf history books. Both here at Tetherow and in the general world of golf, memories were made and records were broken. The purpose for me writing this account is simply a recollection and a reflection about where were are and where we can go in the future. Golf season in Central Oregon came earlier than most planned for (including most area golf facilities) as the weather conditions might have resembled more of late spring than of late winter. I recall playing in short sleeves at Brasada Ranch in mid-January and most every member that I spoke with got in some winter… Read More

Bird Watching at Tetherow

Oregon is a bird-watching paradise, with nine established birding trails featuring hundreds of species of birds. Bend is the gateway to the Oregon Cascades Birding Trail, which includes 200 sites along 1,000 miles of scenic roadways. Tetherow is home to many species of birds and our golf course recently became the first in Oregon designated as a certified signature sanctuary by Audubon International.  Visit and stay at Tetherow when you plan your bird watching vacation in Bend, Oregon! The Birds of Tetherow Our Great Horned Owls nested again on the back nine and have now been joined by the Red Tail Hawks nesting nearby. The Owls are the first ones to nest and the first ones to fledge and leave the nest. Our three owlets should be… Read More

Tetherow Lodges Ranked #1 Resort

Tetherow Lodges was recently voted #1 Resort in the world by Booking.com’s “Booking’s Best” initiative. Tetherow Lodges was ranked ahead of other resorts in the same category, scoring 9.8 out of 10 by Booking’s Best reviewers. Booking.com, the world’s top accommodation site, drew from over 40 million current and authentic customer reviews of over 500,000 properties to determine winners in 25 categories. To be considered for an award, the resort had to receive at least 50 reviews during 2014. Booking.com analyzed its reviews for high scores across key categories to reach the revered list of 224 properties, including their staff, comfort, service, cleanliness, location and value for money. “We take great pride in creating unique and personalized stays for our guests,”… Read More

2015 Blitz at Tetherow, Bend, Oregon

Blitz Bikes Beer – the 2015 Blitz Pro Mountain Bike Race at Tetherow Family-friendly, big-air fun at Tetherow. Video: View the 2014 Blitz The Blitz (formally known as Blitz to the Barrel), is announcing a new course and finish line experience. The new course will start at Wanoga Sno-Park and wind down several of Central Oregon’s best single track trails, as it has in the past. The new bottom quarter of the race course will include the always popular Big Air jump at Tetherow; from there the racers will loop around the neighborhoods and trails surrounding Skyline Ranch Road before coming back and finishing at Tetherow.At Tetherow the racers will down a pint of their favorite beer and then arm wrestle for final glory! The… Read More

Tetherow adds electric-car charging stations in Bend, Oregon

Building on its mission to offer eco-friendly options, Tetherow Resort announces the installation of three electric vehicles (EV) charging stations. Helping to connect the dots for EV charging accessibility for tourists and locals alike, the stations at Tetherow include two Tesla level two 100-amp stations capable of charging any Tesla model car, and a universal 40-amp charging station for other EV brands. The stations are located in front of The Lodges at Tetherow and accessible for resort guests and members. Tetherow’s commitment to the environment is integrated into nearly every aspect of the course development and its ongoing agronomic practices ensure sustainability. The EV charging stations are another stride toward reducing environmental emissions. With over one million EVs on the road today, with the… Read More