Highly anticipated by Central Oregon golf aficionados, the Tetherow Golf Club, a 18-hole, Scottish-style championship course designed by architect David Mclay Kidd, who built the flagship course at Bandon Dunes on the Oregon Coast and was called “hottest architect in golf” by Golf World magazine, is set to open this weekend, Saturday, July 26.
While the Tetherow Golf Club continues to add members and construction on the resort continues, access to the course will be open to the general public. Once the Tetherow resort opens, which is supposed to happen in 2009, golfing Tetherow will be an exclusive pursuit reserved for members of the resort and their guests.
“As we get closer to the opening of Tetherow the excitement both locally and throughout the country continues to grow,” Tetherow’s Director of Golf Martin Chuck said in a prepared statement. “The striking design that David McLay Kidd has created, combined with the stunning scenery and exceptional agronomic standards, will create one of the most unique, memorable and golf experiences in the region.”
Greens fees are $170, which includes a fore-caddie. Golf carts are available, but Tetherow Golf Club officials encourage golfers to walk the 18 holes.
“The introductory play we are allowing will provide golfers with a special opportunity to experience Tetherow, and this special David McLay Kidd design, first hand,” Chuck said in the press release. “We are confident that those lucky golfers who have a chance to experience Tetherow will want to inquire about membership and make Tetherow their home club.”
Tetherow’s clubhouse is still under construction but is scheduled to open this September. The entire two-level, 17,500-square-foot building will feature a pro shop, locker facilities and catered food and beverages. The members-only upper level will include a bar, restaurant, private dining room and separate locker facilities. Information: email email@example.com, call: 541/389-5857 or visit www.tetherow.com .