Course owners tap Eagle Point as state's best

EAGLE POINT — Eagle Point Golf Club has been chosen the Oregon Golf Course Owners Association course of the year.

The Robert Trent Jones Jr. course is owned and operated by Bob and Chana Hyer.

In an email, the OGCOA hailed Eagle Point as “a top-tier golf club, featuring a world-class, semi-private golf experience.”

Jones built the course in 1996 at a cost of $8 million, and the permanent clubhouse was added in 2000.

The Hyers bought Eagle Point in July 2013 and have steadily enhanced the facility. The quality of the course — which routinely lands on lists of top places to play in golf publications — was maintained, and improvements to the restaurant and grounds were made.

Their most recent and ambitious project was creating a resort experience by building three four-unit chalets off the ninth green. The rooms opened to their first visitors in August, and the property has been renamed The Resort at Eagle Point. It’s the first phase of what could be a four-phase project with 44 rooms, a ballroom and events center.

The Hyers will represent Oregon at the national golf course owners conference in February in San Antonio, Texas.

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