Golf Central Oregon at Tetherow

Bend, Oregon GOLF

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Recently voted a Top 10 course in Oregon by Golf Digest, Tetherow boasts an 18-hole championship semi-private course with a distinctive layout by David McLay Kidd – the award-winning architect of Bandon Dunes and Castle Course in Scotland. Come check Tetherow off of your bucket list!

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Give us your vision and let our experienced golf and events staff create the ideal group golf event in Bend, Oregon. Whether you’re looking for a casual weekend of stay & play golf, or an in-depth package with lessons, fittings, golf and lodging, Tetherow has options for every golfer. Bend, Oregon golf is bar none at Tetherow.

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David McLay Kidd. He also designed Bandon Dunes, Nanea Golf Club, Huntsman Springs, Gamble Sands, St. Andrews Links (Castle Course), Machrihanish Dunes and more.

No. 71 of “Best Courses you can Play” for 2019-20

A mixture of fine fescue and Colonial Bentgrass. Fine fescue includes Chewings fescue and Creeping Red fescue. Only a dozen or so clubs in the U.S. have such a unique grass mixture. Our bunker sand is from the coastal town of Florence, Oregon, not shipped in from Utah or Idaho.

Our snack shack is located between holes 9 and 10 and offers a delicious variety of fresh items and adult beverages. Tetherow does not have a beverage cart, but drinks can be ordered at the snack shack or delivered on course. Per OLCC rules, golfers cannot bring their own alcohol to the golf course.

The general timeline for course availability is April 1 to Nov. 1. When we close in November, we perform scheduled maintenance including a heavy topdressing and spraying fungicides. These practices allow for consistent playing conditions during the playing season as well as protect against vulnerability during the cold months. The amount of this sand topdressing disallows play in the early spring which additionally gives the fescue grasses a longer time of recuperation from the traffic and play the previous season. Unlike other courses in the area that may open earlier than us, we have a more consistent playing condition for the months we are open.

With influences of David McLay Kidd and his usage of naturally rolling terrain, a genuine Scottish links-style course is very uncommon in the U.S., let alone in the high desert with Cascade views. All of these factors, with the addition of the fescue grass mixture, lead to a facility that is truly unlike any other. Playing links-style golf is traditionally done near seaside locations, but Kidd was able to have a vision that reminded him of a childhood dreamland. Most other courses in the area use either a Creeping Bentgrass or Kentucky Bluegrass grass mixture – which allows for softer playing conditions. With fescue, the grass doesn’t require as much water or fertilizer and can withstand a playing condition which is very firm and fast (ideal for links-style play).

We have different rates for guests of our members and resort guests. Tetherow is a private resort, but we do allow limited access to the general public based on availability. Green fees range from $90 to $190.

Clubs are available to rent for $70/day, and include two sleeves of TaylorMade golf balls.  We have both men’s and women’s clubs available.

If you would like to bring your own clubs, we have proudly partnered with Ship Sticks to simplify the way you travel to Tetherow!  By taking advantage of this hassle-free door-to-door shipping service, you can eliminate the long check-in lines at the airport and breeze past the baggage claim area.

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GolfBoards. They are essentially an electrically powered 4WD skateboard. They are speed controlled with a throttle accelerator which also acts as the braking function when released. They go from 7-14 mph and are maneuvered similarly to a skateboard or snowboard (all about body weight). The boards are available for $20. Riders must be at least 12 years of age and weigh 100 pounds or more. Parental permission required for minors.