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After purchasing a 172-acre parcel of forested land from the Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Company on March 27, 1925, the developers of the Bend Golf Club needed less than two months to shape their first nine-hole course and host a tournament. Yet it took almost 100 years for the Club to welcome its first golf-course community.
Introducing 1925 Townhomes by Arrowood Development, LLC, a collection of 34 single-level homes adjacent to the Bend Golf Club’s tenth fairway. Thanks to the leadership of President John Lietz, the award-winning talents of architect John Muir, and the rest of the Arrowood team, the results will undoubtedly be worth the wait.
“We are extremely honored to be chosen to develop the first homes at Bend Golf Club,” said Lietz. “The Club has a long-standing tradition of making its members feel at home. And we’re proud to carry on that legacy in a very literal sense.”
Bend Golf Club was extremely diligent in selecting its first-ever community partner. They chose Arrowood for the company’s decades of experience in building custom homes and townhomes in Central Oregon, as well as its understanding of the golf lifestyle. Arrowood began building in Bend more than 25 years ago in the private golf community of Broken Top. Recently, the company sold its final home at PointsWest, a luxurious neighborhood of townhomes at the Seventh Mountain Resort bordering Widgi Creek Golf Course. Arrowood is currently offering additional townhomes adjacent to Widgi Creek at Milepost 1. And it has two communities in the works along the Tetherow Golf Course — Tripleknot Townhomes near the 11th fairway and Tartan Druim, a dynamic gated neighborhood of single-family homes on larger homesites overlooking the third through sixth holes.
“Arrowood Development clearly has the right skill set for building homes in a special place like the Bend Golf Club,” said Jeff Keller, General Manager at Bend Golf Club. “Our members have been eagerly anticipating the opportunity to live where they play, and I’m confident they’re going to be delighted with what they find here.”
Phase 1 at 1925 will feature 16 single-level homes with commanding views of the tenth fairway. Muir, who has had great success with high-end residential homes in Aspen, Colorado as well as with all of Arrowood’s current developments, has crafted three exceptional floor plans from 2,000 to just over 2,400 square feet. Each one provides the option for two- or three-bedroom suites with full baths, a dramatic great room with fireplace and expansive windows, a spacious gourmet kitchen and a comfortable den on the two-bedroom plans. Finishes are chosen to compliment the pastoral surroundings with an eye toward both relaxation and activity. Plus, each two-car garage comes with extra room for golf cart storage.
Originally designed by the legendary H. Chandler Egan, Bend Golf Club soon became one of the Northwest’s premier courses, hosting major tournaments and celebrities alike in the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s. Fueled by the passion of its members — many of whom were leaders of the community — the Club laid the groundwork for Central Oregon to become the golf haven that it is today.
After a substantial renovation in 2015, it remains popular for its timeless design, breathtaking scenery and views and meticulously maintained greens and fairways. No wonder it continues to host tournaments for the Oregon Golf Association, the PGA of America Northwest Section and the Pacific Northwest Golf Association, among others.
The Club is much more than just a place to play golf. Its nearly 300 members enjoy tennis and pickle ball on both indoor and outdoor courts, swimming in an indoor salt-water pool and fitness and yoga in a state-of-the-art gym. All year around, the clubhouse is alive with delectable cuisine and events filled with joyful camaraderie.
Soon, Bend Golf Club will have the one thing that it has been desperately missing over the years: a suitable community to call home.
“Bend Golf Club truly has had a remarkable influence on the recreational and social history of Central Oregon,” said Lietz. “We’re excited that 1925 will have a positive impact on its future.”
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