All About The Oswego Lake Country Club (OLCC)

All About The Oswego Lake Country Club (OLCC) in Lake Oswego, OregonLake Oswego Living

If you are interested in Lake Oswego real estate, then you are usually interested in golfing, schools, boating, or all three. The Country Club is a huge asset to the community and the desirability of living here. Tucked in around the towering evergreen trees and off Country Club Road in the North Shore – Country Club District is The Oswego Lake Country Club.

Since 1924 the Oak trees, Douglas Fir and Maple trees have provided golfers with paradise for golfers on the par 71 course. Skill and golf pride is truly felt in the fairways at OLCC. The Audubon Society recognized this club with the award for responsible stewardship. There are real grass practice grounds at the driving range with target greens. The practice bunkers and the short-game practice area is all professional. U.S. Amateur Champion Chandler Egan designed the original golf course and there’s no doubt he put a tremendous amount of thought into creating OLCC. Mr. Egan also played a vital part in reworking the links at Pebble Beach back in 1922 and most of us know PB is on most golfers short list to play one day.

Oswego Lake Club membership is an important part of maintaining the quality of play at OLCC. Golf course maintenance is not inexpensive. A large staff is paramount in assisting that everything come together. Please contact the club office for more details on membership but here’s a brief outline. The social membership allows members to use club dining facilities, swimming pool, snack bars and participate in club functions. This level of membership allows use of the driving range and practice facilities and social status invites you to compete in in two-ball events. Proprietary membership opens up members to full club access! The course and range are available to use and there are voting privileges on initiatives that are raised by the club board and its committees. All facilities, events and amenities including junior programs are open to OLCC members at the proprietary level.

Oswego Lake Country ClubOLCC prints a member news magazine called TEE TALK. It highlights events on the club calendar and is a showcase for Men’s and Woman’s Club Champion and Senior Champions with pictures of winners. The magazine also features letters from the club president and reports from the greens department. Here, Golf Course Superintendent Bob Senseman can share his experience on water drainage issues, course sand and divot action and seeding the grass. Another important aspect of fairway playability is the schedule for verifying the course and closures while the grounds settle back down. To many folks this is to much talk about dirt and grass and to the golfers following closely it makes a lot of sense and we take pride in the conditions of the club. Monthly dues are important as well as the costs for capital improvement. Over the years alterations have been made to Oswego Lake Country Club. The course changed in dramatic ways in the 1950’s when the layout was updated. New tees are added in 1993 and fairways were improved to allow better drainage. Greens were enhanced and remain fast and near highest standards in the sport. What a great place to play where you live.

The CC motto is Live Where You Play and for 90 years members have called the OLCC an extension of their own homes. The clubhouse has museum quality golf memorabilia displayed within the landmarks walls. The property promotes comfort and class without being uptight and closed minded. In order to continue the success of these standards there are accommodating membership rates for applicants under age 39. This approach to membership promotes generations of contact with Lake Oswego’s pride in golf. Please contact Tiffany Smith the membership assistant to learn more about the comforts OLCC offers. She can be reached at 503.636.3631.

More info about the Oswego Lake Country Club on the North Shore of Lake Oswego:

20 Iron Mountain Boulevard Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034

Clubhouse: 503/636-3631

Written By:  Brian C. Olsen, Cooper Jacobs Real Estate BCO@CooperJacobs.com 503-899-2968

Oswego Lake Access Litigation Update

Oswego Lake Access:

Y0u may or may not be keeping up with all the goings on regarding access to Oswego Lake.  Oswego Lake is a private lake. This is an important piece of knowledge if you plan on relocating to Lake Oswego with the intention of enjoying the lake itself.  Only shareholders and easement members have access to the lake.  If you have questions about this or where you should look for a home with access, please let us know.  Even if you don’t decide to purchase one of the Lake Oswego waterfront homes for sale, there are easements associated with some of the Lake Oswego neighborhoods.  Not all neighborhoods have easements and some neighborhoods have multiple easements.  There are some details that are important to know about.

Lake Oswego Corporation  released this statement to the press yesterday morning:

 ” We are pleased with the court’s decision.  The court decided that the claims had no merit and neither our city nor State can be compelled to provide public access to Oswego Lake.  The lawsuit did nothing to change the City’s regulations for the safe use of its parks, or the restrictions on access to and the private status of Lakewood Bay and Oswego Lake.   We hope this decision will end the needless litigation and allow our City to devote its resources to priorities other than defending itself in court.  The Lake Oswego Corporation remains committed to supporting the court’s decision. “

Looking For Lakeside Listings in Lake Oswego on the Lakers or The Pacers Side Of The Lake?

Looking For Lakeside Listings in Lake Oswego on the Lakers Side Of The Lake?LOHSMIssion

Lake Oswego waterfront homes

After last week’s football game between Lake Oswego High School and their rival on the other side of the lake Lakeridge High School, you may be changing your mind as the Lakers lost, but many people do in fact still want to make sure that they live on one side of the lake or the other because of their preference in schools, specifically the two rival high schools.  Although, both schools are stellar and LOHS has been consistently ranked as GOLD in US News, Lakeridge was not ranked academically as high as usual recently, unfortunately (and unfairly as we see it).

Whether you are a Pacer or a Laker, you can still live in one of the great Lake Oswego waterfront homes or one of the amazing Lake Oswego neighbohoods.  Lake Oswego is home to great opportunities in housing  including spectacular Oswego lakefront homes which compare to no others.  You can buy waterfront homes on either side of the lake.

LRHS Mission

In addition, if you don’t want the expense or maintenance of being a waterfront property owner, there are 20 Oswego Lake easements which provide access and amenities to the lake.  Oswego Lake is private, so if you want to take advantage of the beauty and water sports on the lake, then you definitely need to talk to us about which type of home and all neighborhood works best for your particular needs.  Not all easements on the lake are created equal and not all  homes in LO belong to easements.  Some Lake Oswego homes belong to more than one easement and some Lake Oswego homes for sale belong to no easements on the lake.  Finding someone who can guide you through the process is pretty important so that there are no surprises.

You can see Lake Oswego waterfront homes for sale on our corporate site. We are also happy to show you out favorites and help you figure out what park of the lake is best for you. LO@cooperjacobs.com

 You can also get in touch with me easily if you want direct help or  if you are interested in learning more:  

Court Olsen   

Cooper Jacobs Real Estate

Call or text me:  503-899-2968 

CO@CooperJacobs.com

*Mission statements courtesy of school websites sited in article. 

Time to Put The Boats Away For A Beautiful Lake Oswego Fall Season

Lake Oswego boating seasonA peek at the Springbrook Easement with boats through the fall leaves…

Lake Oswego waterfront living includes the sad realization that its time to put the boats away.  Winterization and storage and no more summer fun bobbing around on Oswego Lake.  The perk of the end of the season?  The Fall season is beautiful.  Autumn brings around rain, but also beautiful sunny crisp days filled with color and excitement for the upcoming holidays.

Make sure and make your appointment with the Lake Corp to pull your boat out:  (503) 636-1422

If you are interested in Lake Oswego Homes for sale, please let me know.  I am happy to show you my favorites including Lake Oswego waterfront homes and also great places in neighborhoods like Village On The Lake , First Addition, Westlake, and more.

All the boats are docked…

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Labor Day at 6:30 and all the boats are docked up already as families are busily getting ready for the first day of school tomorrow! Hope your little one (or big one in high school) has a great first day!

If your home is too small or you are thinking about looking for a different Lake Oswego home to move in to, please let me know. I am happy to help show you different Lake Oswego neighborhoods whether you are looking for an Oswego Lake easement home, a lake Oswego waterfront home or just want to make a change.

Beautiful Oswego Lake….Labor Day Weekend Calm Before The Storm

Lake Oswego boatingLake Oswego Boating:  Took this shot off the boat last night on a quiet cruise without the kids.  Oswego Lake is a beautiful and peaceful place at night with only a few other souls out enjoying the calm. Should be the calm before the Labor Day weekend activity.  The weather in Lake Oswego this weekend is set to be boating perfect and ready for lots of last hurrah summer fun before school starts on Tuesday.

Lake Oswego living is closely knit to the lake itself and no wonder why.  Oregon is full of natural beauty, but this is my favorite place in the state.  If you are interested in Lake Oswego living, then let me know if you need help looking at different neighborhoods, etc.  If the lake is important to you like it is to me, then you need to find a home that is either on the water or in one of the easements.  Oswego Lake is a private lake.  It is not open to the public.  Not all homes in Lake Oswego offer the luxury of the use of the lake.  It is important to find Lake Oswego easement homes so that you can take advantage of the biggest asset of living here. We can help you can find all Lake Oswego homes for sale including Lake Oswego waterfront homes and homes in different Lake Oswego neighborhoods.

 

Lake Oswego’s Hot August Nights Concert…. Get Ready!

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Lake Oswego Hot August Nights:

Getting ready for tomorrow’s Hot August Nights Concert, you can see all the beautiful homes and flowers lined up and ready to take in The Beatniks starting at 6:30.  According to the Lake Corporation, the concert will be from 6:30 to 9:30, but there will also be a DJ beginning at 5:30.  This is all set for Saturday, August 10th, 2013 in Oswego Lake.

Hot Summer Nights

We cruised by today and the preparations were being made to host this fun Lake Oswego event. We have been hearing about the concert all summer.  The Beatniks play all kinds of tunes including Rolling Stones, Beatles, Steve Miller, Beach Boys, Santana, and more. There should be something for everyone.

Grab your friends and family and a few blankets, drinks, and food and come hang out on the lake!

Lake Oswego Waterfront Summer Concerts: Curtis Salgado

 

Lake Oswego concerts

The Lake Oswego 2013 Sounds Of Summer Concerts Are in Full Swing!

This is from Curtis Salgado concert in Foothills Park tonight- great evening with lots of fun.

Here’s what’s left for the Lake Oswego Summer Concert Series:

2013 SOUNDS OF SUMMER CONCERTS

Date/Time:

Repeats every 7 days .

Wed, Jul 31, 2013 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Wednesday Evening Concerts at Foothills Park
July 31 – 5 Guys Named Moe

Wednesday Evening Concerts at Westlake Park

August 7 – Tom Grant
August 14 – Satin Love Orchestra
August 21 – Johnny Limbo and the Lugnuts
August 28 – Stone in Love

If you are interested in Lake Oswego’s concert series this summer, you can also download a full sheet of all the concerts here:  http://www.ci.oswego.or.us/sites/default/files/fileattachments/parksrec/webpage/11998/concertlisting_date.pdf

Oswego Lake Waterfront Living: Tubing Rules Have Changed

Lake Oswego Waterfront Living
Boating on Oswego Lake and Lake Oswego Waterfront living

Don’t forget that the inner tubing rules have changed for this year and you can only have two people on the tube at once this summer.

We have seen many boats pulled over already this season for violating this new rule from the Lake Corp. The Lake Patrol doesn’t seem to be ticketing at this point, but rather warning boaters on Oswego Lake and alerting them to the change.

Let us know what you see out there, too. Oswego Lake is a wonderful place to enjoy lots of different sports and activities. Tubing is just one of the many water sports we have the luxury of enjoying on our beautiful Oswego Lake.

If you are interested in Lake Oswego waterfront homes or Lake Oswego easement homes with boat and lake access.
LO@CooperJacobs.com