Oregon Chapter APWA Conference - Activities


Conference Golf Tournament

400 NW Pro Shop Drive off Mt. Washington Drive in Bend, Oregon

On Tuesday, April 16th, come join your friends and associates for a fun round of golf on the beautiful greens at River’s Edge Golf Course; located off Hwy 97 behind The Riverhouse Resort. Spectacular scenery abounds this par-72 course from the majestic Deschutes River to stunning views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson. River’s Edge Golf Course offers some of the most challenging golf in Central Oregon including their signature hole, the par-4 6th, with an approach shot to an elevated green fronted by a pond and 25’ waterfall! The par-3 16th is also a treat, measuring 216 yards from the back tees with the green 300’ below. 

We will have a shotgun start at noon! Your golf package includes your 18-hole green fee, ½ cart, driving range, box lunch and prizes for $85. Please provide your average 18-hole score and preference on players when you register.

Golf Fees:  $85, includes half cart, greens fees, lunch, and prizes!

Conference Disc Golf Tournament

Pine Nursery Disc Golf Course in Bend, Oregon

Disc golf will be played at the Pine Nursery Disc Golf Course on Wednesday, April 17th, with a planned tee time of 8:30 am for 18 holes.  This course has beautiful views of the Cascades.  It is mostly flat, with natural lava outcroppings offering subtle elevation changes.  Foliage is mostly juniper, sage brush, and thick desert grasses.  Participants should consider water proof shoes and check the weather for the area as the tournament draws nearer.  While it is typically a sunny morning, it will be very cool and the course will be damp from dew.  The course is located off of Hwy 97 about 1 mile east at the end of Empire Blvd.  At the tee with Purcell (soon to be round-about), go left (north) about ¼-mile, then turn right into the park, and head to the first parking lot on the right.  Course is about a 10-minute drive from the conference center.  For more course information: https://www.pdga.com/course-directory/course/pine-nursery.

Sponsors for the disc golf tournament are: Murraysmith, driver discs; Keller Associates, mid-range discs; and Century West, putters and disc bags for 2nd time participants.  A set of 3 sponsor discs will be provided to each participant.  Returning players will look out and help new players, and hopefully remember to bring their disc bag and discs.  $20 registration fee goes towards snacks and prizes for putt-off, closest to pin holes, and long drive holes.  Arrangements are being worked out with Central Oregon Disc Golf Club for sale of their club discs (which will be offered as prizes too) and a possible clinic at 8:00 am ahead of tee time.

For those signed up as “first timers” or “mentors,” you should be able to get back to the conference center in plenty of time for the 11:00 am “first timers” meetings.  All are welcome, no matter your skill level.  We play to network with each other and simply have a great time enjoying the outdoors and the course.  This is one of the better courses, if not the best course, the we play at our conferences.  Hope to see you there!

Cascades Campus Technical Tour

OSU Cascades is one of the fastest growing public universities in Oregon - and one of the most innovative university development projects in the country. The campus opened in 2016 and its first buildings have won awards for design excellence and innovation. You will start your tour with students and explore the existing buildings, plus get insight into the world of our undergraduates.  You will then join Steve Pitman, director of facilities and operations, for a tour of the expansion properties and the site work underway. Dress for weather and wear sturdy shoes. Long pants are recommended. Hard hats will be provided.

Cost is $25/person and space is limited to 25, so early registration is encouraged. Don't miss out!

Exhibitor Hosted Social

The Exhibitor Hosted Social is the networking hub of the conference. At the social you will find tasty appetizers, drinks to quench your thirst, and camaraderie with like professionals!

Don't miss all the fun, food, and opportunity to mingle with the exhibitors!

Pub Crawl

Join the evening fun after the banquet on Thursday. City of Bend is providing transportation to a variety of downtown locations from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. Buses are planned to run every 30 minutes, first bus leaving the conference center at 8:30 pm and the last bus will return at 11:00 pm. 


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