Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tethrow Named Best New Course of the Year

David McLay Kidd named as 'Architect of the Year'

(BEND, Oregon) - Tetherow Golf Club in Bend, Oregon was ranked as the No. 1 "Best New Course of The Year" in the just released January issue of Golf Magazine. The visually striking Tetherow Golf Club is a par 72, 7298 yard layout that was designed by David McLay Kidd (the same world renowned architect who designed Bandon Dunes and the new Castle Course, the seventh course at St. Andrews, Scotland) and topped all others in this annual ranking of the "top 10 new courses you can play."

"It is a true honor for Tetherow to receive such an impressive accolade from Golf Magazine," stated Orinn Vincent, C.E.O. and founder of OB Sports, the management company overseeing operations at Tetherow. "Congratulations are also in order for David McLay Kidd for his recognition in the same issue as Golf Architect of the Year.

"In working with David throughout the construction process, it was evident that he had the creativity and vision to create a truly unique and distinctive golf experience different from anything currently in the Central Oregon/Bend market. The result is truly a remarkable golf design at Tetherow," added Vincent.

Tetherow is owned by Eugene, Oregon - based Spring Capital Group, whose owners were thrilled with the "double honor" from Golf Magazine.

"We're extremely gratified by this national prominence. It validates all the hard work our team has put into Tetherow. This is extremely significant for the golfing community in Oregon," said Bill Bernards, owners' representative for Spring Capital.

The news comes on the heels of an announcement last month from Audubon International, which honored Tetherow as a Certified Audubon International Signature Sanctuary. Tetherow is the first Oregon golf course to receive this award.

Since opening In July, Tetherow has been decorated with awards and accolades. Most recently Tetherow was honored by Golfweek as one of the Best New Courses for 2008, ranked as one the Top 10 New Courses in the country by T&L Golf and recognized as one of Links Magazine's Premier Properties.

For more information on Tetherow Golf Club, visit http://www.tetherow.com/.

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