It 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:
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.