Created by Bend resident David McLay Kidd—who also designed Bandon Dunes and the Castle Course at St. Andrews—Tetherow’s 7,298-yard par-72 links-style course was named the country’s no. 1 new golf course when it opened in 2008 by Golf Digest magazine. Perched atop a lava flow that was cleared of trees by a fire 20 years ago, Tetherow bobs and weaves along a rolling landscape of fescue-fringed bunkers, with majestic views of the Cascades at nearly every tee.
Widgi Creek Golf Club
Towering ponderosas line the fairways of this par-72 course, which follows the graceful curve of its namesake creek and boasts one of the longest par 5s in the country (the 653-yard third hole). Fortunately, Widgi’s generous forward tee boxes assure that—despite what Twain said—even novice golfers will enjoy their walk along Widgi Creek.
Anjou’s 60-minute sports massage ($90) promises to work the links-induced kinks out of your back and shoulders. (But you’re on your own when it comes to working the kinks out of your swing.)
Brunch spot Chow showcases the best of Bend with inventive dishes like bacon French toast (French toast, poached eggs, bacon, and maple- lime hollandaise) and classics like corned beef hash, all made with ingredients from local vendors.
If you like the Ringside, you’ll love the Blacksmith, an old-school steak house dressed in exposed brick and dark woods and serving up perfectly seared cuts of meat and equally well-considered sides.
10 Barrel Brewing Company
One of the younger members of Bend’s eight-brewery Ale Trail, 10 Barrel’s newly opened brewpub regularly hosts a wait. But it’s worth it for a taste of the Apocalypse IPA.