Named a Golf Digest "Best Places to Play"


Named a Golf Digest "Best Places to Play"

Meet the Staff

Troy Eckberg

Troy Eckberg

Director of Golf Operations | Employee since 2003

Troy previously worked for Kapalua Golf Club in Maui as a PGA Tour Calligrapher.

Troy’s favorite front nine hole at River’s Edge is Hole 6 because for a relatively short Par 4, it’s the beginning and ending of another hole along with the waterfall feature. Troy’s favorite back nine hole at River’s Edge is Hole 16 because of the 250 foot drop on this Par 3 makes for a very fun and interesting hole.

Troy’s favorite golf course out of Central Oregon is the Kapalua Plantation Course in Maui.

Troy’s favorite professional golfer is Freddie Couples because “there is something about his ability to not allow external pressures to affect his golf game.”

Troy discovered golf through his father who took him to the course when he was 11 years old.

Troy lives in Bend with his wife Kristi and two children Aubrey and Cameron. In his spare time, he enjoys camping and fishing.

Nicholas Hoisington

Nicholas Hoisington

Golf Course Superintendent | Employee since 2019

Nick previously worked as Golf Course Superintendent of Calabasas Country Club in Calabasas California for four years prior to his start at Rivers Edge Golf Course in January 2019. At Calabasas Country Club, Nick planned and managed multiple capital improvement projects and developed an improvement plan for the club to address all architectural and agronomic shortcomings. 

In addition to his responsibilities at Calabasas Country, Nick was the Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of Southern California and the Chairman of the Board for the California Turfgrass and Landscape Foundation. Prior to his employment at Calabasas Country Club, Nick was the Assistant Superintendent at Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles. Nick has a master’s degree in plant biology from the University of California, Riverside, and a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Western Washington University.

Nick’s favorite back nine holes at River’s Edge are hole number 10 because of its strong architectural appeal and hole number 15 with sweeping views of Central Oregon. His favorite golf course outside of Central Oregon is Bel-Air Country Club because of the way the architects uniquely routed the golf holes through the canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains.

Nick has been married to his wife Mary for nearly 12 years and recently welcomed his son Gage into the world. Nick enjoys being outside and has a passion for golf. Nick welcomes you to stop by to say hello and talk shop if you catch him and his lab, Gunnar, out on the course.


Alex Candland

Alex Candland

General Manager | Employee since 2018

Alex has been in Central Oregon since 2003 raising her three kids and enjoying all the outdoor activities the area has to offer.

Alex loves being club manager because she gets to interact with everyone that comes in on a daily basis. Most people say her smile and jokester personality are contagious.

Alex’s knowledge in golf balls comes in handy as she is a certified ball fitter, letting you know what ball best fits your playing style keeping your game more consistent.

Alex’s favorite hole on the course is hole 15. After sinking a putt for par, she likes to stand back and admire the view of Bend from the green.

Come on out! Say hello as Alex greets you in the Proshop or while she’s out checking on the course.