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

First Addition Real Estate Market Update in Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego Snow 2014All bundled up in this weather, I hope!  The city of Lake Oswego has actually done a great job keeping our roads passable and safe. I wanted to take a break and dive back into the First Addition Real Estate market now that 2014 is off to a good start. First Addition is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Lake Oswego, and it is filled with character!

If you are thinking about moving to Lake Oswego, then this is a great site to check out different Lake Oswego neighborhoods and learn about Lake Oswego living. If you want to talk to me about different Lake Oswego neighborhoods, schools, etc., I am free anytime and would look forward to making your relocation to Lake Oswego easier all around.  Now, Back to First Addition Homes for sale and real estate market info for the last month…..

First Addition Homes SOLD in last 30 days – just one in the RMLS. In the last 30 days, we have had one large First Addition home for sale close in escrow.   425 G Ave was listed for $1,400,000 and sold for full price on 2/5/2014 after being on the market for 91 days.  It is a Lake Oswego new construction home and has 3890 square Lake Oswego Snow 2014feet, four bedrooms, and 2 baths.  Obviously, the location of this First Addition home is a huge selling point. Proximity to all Downtown LO city amenities is always in demand.

There are 3 First Addition homes for sale that are currently pending in escrow as well as the one which has closed.  These range in list price from $889,000 to $1,250,000 with a median list price of $969,000.  They range in days on market from 0 to 189 days.

So, what is for sale in Lake Oswego’s First Addition neighborhood? There are 6 active First Addition listings in the RMLS currently – single family and labeled First Addition.  These First Addition homes for sale range in list price from $665,000 to $1,050,000 with a median list price of $996,750.  The average dollar per square foot is $253.  These have been on the market for a median days on market of 59 days with a range of 7 days to 208 days.  These homes are located in First Addition on streets such as D Ave, 4th St, 6th St, E Ave, 2nd St, Atwater Rd,  and 9th St.  Among these, you will find presales, new construction, and Lake Oswego properties for sale that don’t have signs out front.  Full details: First Addition Real Estate market 02092014 

No matter what Lake Oswego neighborhood you are interested in, Let us help you get started.  We just need some quick info to get you started:

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. “

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

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!

Sounds Of Summer Concert Series In Lake Oswego: Tonight At Foothills Park

 

Lake Oswego summer concertsTonight at Foothills Park!  Guys Named Moe! From 6:30 to 8:30 come and enjoy the Willamette Lake Oswego waterfront park concert experience.

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

This picture is from last week’s concert with Curtis Salgado in Foothills Park on July 24th-  It was a great evening on Lake Oswego’s riverfront with lots of fun for everyone.

After tonight’s waterfront concert in Lake Oswego, here’s what’s left for the Lake Oswego Summer Concert Series of 2013:   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

Searching For Lake Oswego Oregon Information

Lake Oswego or livingWhether you are relocating to lake Oswego Oregon or just searching for information about the city, it is always interesting for me to look and see how you found my site. I like to see this so that I know how to be relevant and how to get actual useful information out there.I write about Lake Oswego real estate, but I also like to make sure to write about things to give someone from out of the area an idea about what our city is about.

Some of these searches were done by people who are already living in Lake Oswego, so that is also another piece of useful information to me so that again I am providing useful information for the public.  I also think it is interesting to look at what terms your neighbors are using to look for local information on the city of Lake Oswego and Lake Oswego neighborhoods. Where do you go to look for information on local events or relocation tools? Getting an up close look into a community is a great way to see if it is a good fit for you.

I only have one question….how did they find me with the terms “Japanese foot bath lake oswego”?

Here are some of the search phrases used to land here in the last week:

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Lake Oswego Waterfront Summer Concerts: Curtis Salgado

 

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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

Lake Oswego Waterfront Living: Stickman’s By Boat

Stickman’s is “brewing” with energy on this Sunday. Being able to boat to Downtown LO is a huge perk to living on the lake. Lake Oswego waterfront homes are truly like living in a resort. You can still take advantage of Oswego Lake waterfront living if you buy a Lake Oswego waterfront easement home. This means you have rights to the lake.

Lake Oswego waterfront living

Oswego Lake is a private lake and in order to be able to boat in it you must either live in a Lake Oswego waterfront home or live in a home with a lake/boat easement.

There are many different options for both choices. For Oswego Lake waterfront homes you can look at both the South and the North shore. There are also many canals and bays off of the main lake. There are two high schools in Lake Oswego so if a particular one is important to you than it is important to know where the Lake Oswego high school boundaries are.

Having an easement to Oswego Lake is a more affordable way to have good access to the lake. There are many different Lake Oswego neighborhood easements to choose to be a member of so again look at boundaries and also look at the individual easements themselves. They all differ from each other so choose a home in a neighborhood with an easement that suits you. Keep in mind they have limited boat slips and have different ways if allocating those to easement members so you may not get a slip right away or even soon.

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

Lake Oswego 4th Of July Celebrations Everywhere!

Celebrate our country’s independence LO style!

Lake Oswego July 4th Celebrations!

Everywhere you look in Lake Oswego Oregon today is a celebration!  From the back yard and front porch home parties to all the events in Downtown LO and the look at Oswego Lake itself.

Starting at 10 AM this morning we were treated to a lovely July 4th parade right through town.  Then Millenium Plaza Park with many activities and the boat parade at 1:00.  This is not to mention all the boating going on elsewhere in the lake.  Oswego Lake is full of bobbing boats covered in teenagers, wake boarders, inner tubes jumping in the wake as they are pulled around the lake, and just about everyone you could imagine.  It is a perfect day weather wise with just the perfect breeze in the air and gorgeous blue skies.

Tonight half an hour past sunset at around 9:45 at the Lake Grove Swim Park will be the big fireworks show. The Lake Corporation Fireworks Show will be a site to see and a perfect end to the long day.  Most of the boats on Oswego Lake will be hanging out on that end of the lake.

Lake Oswego is a great place to live and a wonderful spot to celebrate the Fourth of July!

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

Oswego Lake Is Buzzing Today!!!

Lake Oswego waterfront happenings:  With a high in the eighties, it is no wonder why the lake is a buzz with activity! The water is still chilly, but that isn’t stopping intertwined and wake boards from being dusted off for the season. Lake Oswego is beautiful this weekend and here are some shots of some of the waterfront homes that line Oswego Lake.

Let us know if you are interested in Lake Oswego homes for sale. There are some wonderful Lake Oswego waterfront properties on the market right now and we are happy to show you any of them. LO@CooperJacobs.com

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