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

Lake Oswego Oregon Public Library Events: Hard To Believe November is Here!

There are some interesting upcoming events at the Lake Oswego Public Library this month.

The library is located in Lake Oswego’s First Addition neighborhood and is quite an asset to our community!

Lake Oswego Public Library
706 4th St
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
503-636-7628
www.lakeoswegolibrary.org

Home Swapping:   Of particular interest and note to me is the fascinating idea of home swapping by Sara Tetreault.  At first, I was thinking it was a new way to buy a house, but it is actually a quite brilliant way to go on vacation.  According to the write up on Ms. Tetreault, she has complated 10 home exchanges in 9 years! That is crafty!  She is speaking at the library about home swapping basics and providing information about using home swapping as a way of travel.

Sara Tetreault
Home Swapping Basics
Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Other Lake Oswego Events at the library:
First Tuesday Music Series

Steve Hale:  Tuesday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m.
 Steve Hale is back and the featured performer for this November’s First Tuesday Music Series.  Catch him playing guitar and singing original soul inspired ballads at this encore performance.
Performing Arts Series
 Gideon Freudmann:  Wednesday, November 13 at 1:00 p.m.
Gideon Freudmann, a cello innovator, has created his own style of music called CelloBop – a fusion of blues, jazz, folk and much more.
A classical musician by training, Freudmann earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Cello Performance from the University of Connecticut. Since that time, Freudmann has distinguished himself as one of New England’s finest solo cross-genre cellists, performing in literally hundreds of venues throughout the United States, including a featured performance at the New Directions Cello Festival in New York.
Disaster Can Strike at Any Moment. Are You Prepared?
Third Tuesday Author Series
Alan Corson:  Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Why should you attend this presentation? Take it from the back cover of Corson’s book: “Think about where you are right now. How well would you and your family fare if today, right now, you were suddenly faced with an enormous disaster – a massive earthquake, a sudden flood, a horrific hurricane, tornado, super storm, or other catastrophic event?”
In an interactive presentation and demonstration with plenty of time for questions, Corson will discuss shelter, fire, safe drinking water, and the myths and facts of emergency survival. He will bring a “Bug Out Bag” to show what the critical items every person and every household should have on hand in the event of an emergency. He will also discuss what a person needs to carry in their car whenever they leave home (always).
Corson served as a drill sergeant in the US military, instructing new soldiers in basic combat training. After earning a master’s degree in judicial administration from Sangamon State University in Illinois, he spent 25 years with the Oregon State Police. As an OSP detective, Corson was responsible for successfully investigating several high-profile homicides. He served on the Oregon State Police SWAT Team as the team sniper for eight years. He currently lives with his wife in Tualatin.
All of these special events are free and presented largely in part because of the Friends of the Lake Oswego Library.  If you want to support them, then please visit their used book store on the corner of Boones Ferry and Mercantile in Lake Grove or visit them online at www.friendslol.org.
Lake Oswego is a wonderful community to move to.  If you are interested in moving to Lake Oswego, then please get in touch with me and let me know your specific needs so I can help you.  I am excited to show you my city and look forward to telling you all about the perks of relocating to Lake Oswego, Oregon!
 Court Olsen  503.899.2968 CO@CooperJacobs.com

The Oregon Zoo ZooLights! Awesome!

Zoo Lights at The Oregon Zoo is fabulous this year!  

Welcome to ZooLights 2012
Welcome to ZooLights 2012

Wonderful time was had by all and this is one of the very best ZooLights I have been to!

Here  is the schedule according to their site.  You can find more info about admission, etc. as well on the site here:  

ZooLights schedule

  • Sunday-Thursday hours: ZooLights gates are open from 5-8 p.m. Guests may stay on grounds until 9 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday hours: ZooLights gates are open from 5-8:30 p.m. Guests may stay on grounds until 9:30 p.m.
  • Train: Train will begin running around 5:15 p.m.
  • There will be no ZooLights on Monday, Dec. 24 or Tuesday, Dec. 25

     

The Oregon Zoo in Portland is spectacular and even though it is raining this weekend, Penguins Back!

Penguins Back In Their Pen At The Oregon Zoo

The Oregon Zoo in Portland is spectacular and even though it is raining this weekend, it might be a good time to go check out the penguins in their brand new pen – completed this last Thursday, the happy birds are all settled in and ready for you to come see them!

You can find more info on the zoo at their site:  http://www.oregonzoo.org/

We highly suggest getitng a membership and supporting this amazing facility.   Membership ranges from $49/year to $104/year and pays for itself quickly.  It is a great place to come to visit animals, but also has some wonderful walking trails.

Oregon Zoo