Day Tripping: Fall Outing to McKenzie Bridge & Tokatee Golf Club

One Fine Fall Day at Tokatee Golf Club, McKenzie BridgeIt started as a typical Saturday breakfast outing for two. Then, en route from Tumalo to Bend, a cursory glance in the rear view mirror changed all that. Jack had spotted his friend Chris, and before you know it, the four of us — Jack, Chris, Chris’ wife Lucinda and I —  were seated at McKay Cottage (a place Jack had previously pronounced ‘too girly’), ordering eggs and talking about the fabulous fall weather.

Next thing you know, we’ve loaded up Chris & Lucinda’s Audi and are headed for McKenzie Bridge. To be exact, our destination was Tokatee  Golf Club,  a low-key public 18-hole course known for its outstanding setting (nestled in the McKenzie River Valley, it  provides players with stellar views of the Three Sisters Mountains; in fact, “tokatee” is Chinook for “a place of restful beauty”).

Making the hour or so trip enabled Jack & Chris to get in one more round before the cold weather limits their tee times, and gave Lucinda and me a chance to see some first-rate fall colors. Both hobby photographers, she and I spent the 18 holes wandering the course in search of memorable scenery. We didn’t have to stray too far.

Here’s a glimpse of Tokatee, which was indeed awash in fall’s finest:

 

One Fine Fall Day at Tokatee Golf Club, McKenzie Bridge

 

 

One Fine Fall Day at Tokatee Golf Club, McKenzie Bridge

 

 

One Fine Fall Day at Tokatee Golf Club, McKenzie Bridge

One Fine Fall Day at Tokatee Golf Club, McKenzie Bridge

 

One Fine Fall Day at Tokatee Golf Club, McKenzie Bridge

 

One Fine Fall Day at Tokatee Golf Club, McKenzie Bridge

One Fine Fall Day at Tokatee Golf Club, McKenzie Bridge

 

One Fine Fall Day at Tokatee Golf Club, McKenzie Bridge

 

 

One Fine Fall Day at Tokatee Golf Club, McKenzie Bridge

One Fine Fall Day at Tokatee Golf Club, McKenzie Bridge

 

 

One Fine Fall Day at Tokatee Golf Club, McKenzie Bridge


About the Author
Lisa Broadwater, GRI, CDPE, is a Central Oregon-based real estate professional who specializes in listing and selling homes, especially in Sisters, Tumalo, Bend and Redmond.

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