Bob and Chana Hyer have been busy putting their shine on one of the jewels of the Rogue Valley, the Eagle Point Golf Club. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the course was named one of the ten best in the country in 1996 by Golf Magazine. When the couple bought the course on July 30, 2013, they got to work bringing the fairways back to their former grandeur.
They upgraded the 250-seat events pavilion so that it is welcoming year round. They improved the Talon Grill, and it is now frequently overflowing with customers. The course is striving to create more programs that welcome women golfers, young people and create a more family-friendly atmosphere. Eagle Point Golf Club employs up to 65 employees in peak season, and the Hyers say employment costs for the course runs about $1 million annually. Next on their list of projects is an ambitious plan to create a boutique hotel on the course, which will make it more of a destination that will attract corporate events as well as provide a place to stay for wedding parties, and golfers wanting to spend the weekend. [CONTINUE READING]