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.

Mike Kisic

Mike Kisic

Golf Course Superintendent | Employee since 2013

Mike previously worked as Golf Course Superintendent – Eaton Country Club where he completed a 10 year master plan renovation project and installation of new irrigation system. He improved the course dramatically through years of solid agronomic practices.

Mike’s favorite front 9 hole is Hole 5 because it’s a good solid par 5 with many options on how to play the hole. “There is a high risk reward value to the hole depending on the decisions you make starting right from the tee shot.”

Mike’s favorite back 9 is the par 3 Hole 16. “The elevation change coupled with the changing wind directions keep you guessing on this hole.”

Mike’s favorite Golf Course outside of Central Oregon is Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania because history, design and conditioning of this club is a very rare thing in golf. “You can just feel it when you are on the property.”

Just like Troy, Mike is a big fan of Fred Couples. “I grew up watching Fred Couples play golf. I always tried to model my swing tempo and my on course temperament to what I saw Couples do.”

Mike discovered golf through his father had him on the course at 5 or 6 years old. “I never got serious about the game until about 14 or 15 and started playing golf for my high school team.”

Mike has been married to his wife Julie since 1996. On a special occasion, he will bring his German Shepherd Cody to the course to help keep the Canadian geese on the move. In his free time, Mike and his wife enjoy any opportunity to go fishing, camping, hiking or skiing.

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.