A great many people have a passion for golf. Most of them satiate it by playing a round.
Bob Hyer tried that. Then he took itch-scratching to an advanced level.
He bought a golf course.
And it wasn’t just any Podunk track requiring a few short irons and a putter. No, the 58-year-old Portlander went whole hog when he purchased Eagle Point Golf Club, a wonderfully maintained facility built and first owned by Robert Trent Jones Jr. It has routinely been included on lists of top places to play by the likes of Golf and Golf Digest magazines.
Now he has a good excuse to tee it up whenever he wants.
“It’s an all-year-round course, and I’m one of those guys that will play in the rain all day long just to be able to play,” said Hyer, who closed the deal July 30. [CONTINUE READING]