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Oswego Lake Country Club

Oswego lake country clubFore!  If you are interested in Lake Oswego real estate, then you are usually interested in golfing, schools, boating, or all three.

The Oswego Lake Country Club is a huge asset to the community and the desirability of living here.  -Courtney Cooper Olsen, Lake Oswego Realtor, Cooper Jacobs Real Estate

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 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.

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.

Ferrari Opens Up Just Down The Road

portland ferrariLake Oswego Ferrari and Maserati enthusiasts rejoice as stunning Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo opens just a couple exits South in Wilsonville.

It is truly a groundbreaking event and this gorgeous building is architecturally a masterpiece.  This Ron Tonkin dealership is an official Ferrari dealer and one of the oldest.

enso ferrariFrom their Ferrari site:

The motivation then, as it remains now, was love. Heritage can’t be bought. It can’t be borrowed, given, or acquired through any other means other than endurance. We are America’s oldest Ferrari dealership. Founded by love and guided by the love for the greatest cars ever made.

lake oswego ferrariThey have a state of the art service department and are open for business.  We had the occasion to go after one of the Portland Cars and Coffee events (in Lake Oswego, BTW) on a Saturday this summer and the building alone is breathtaking.

lake oswego ferrarisThe cars here of course speak for themselves.

They have a wide variety of luxury cars in this building and some are surprisingly affordable.  By the way, if you are looking for a home for one of these works of art, we have a special place to find Portland homes for cars.  It’s fun to just look anyway.

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