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Tetherow Golf Club

Bend, OR Public

Overview

A decade after David McLay Kidd established his architectural reputation with the original Bandon Dunes course, he returned to Oregon, settled in Bend and built another dazzling course, Tetherow. Far different than Bandon, with a manufactured landscape of lumps and bumps, far more bunkers, plus a couple of lakes, it nonetheless has the same fescue as at Bandon, so tee shots get plenty of roll and some approach shots can be bounced into flagsticks. The big difference is that Tetherow is a bear to play and demands a high degree of strength and skill to put up a good score, whereas Bandon Dunes creates opportunity when the wind isn't whipping. This design marked the beginning of Kidd's wandering phase where he lost sight of the reason most golfers enjoy the game and built a series of impressive and attractive but inforgiving courses. Even he admits Tetherow can be too penalizing. His response was Gamble Sands and Mammoth Dunes where tactics and recoverability take precedence over strict shot-making.

About

Holes 18
Length 7298
Slope 144
Price $245
Facility Type Public
Designer David McLay Kidd

Awards

Best Courses in Every State
100 Greatest Public

Ranking history:

100 Greatest Public: Ranked since 2011.
Highest ranking: 57th, 2023-'24.
Previous ranking: 82nd.
2023-'24 ranking: No. 57.

Best in State: Ranked 10th, 2023-'24. Ranked 14th, 2021-'22.
2023-'24 ranking: 10th.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.2

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.1217
Character
6.863
Challenge
7.2401
Layout Variety
7.2309
Fun
6.6181
Aesthetics
7.0692
Conditioning
7.1444

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