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Tetherow Golf Club and Resort - A Leisure Travel Website Case Study

This club and resort needed a website to match the natural beauty, stunning vistas, and the highest level of service. A hole-in-one with Alpine.

Located minutes from downtown Bend, Tetherow Golf Club boasts a visually striking par 72 layout that was designed by award-winning architect David McLay Kidd. Their residential offerings boast every type of property, from large home sites with majestic views to luxury townhomes overlooking the course and the surrounding mountain range. Upon opening, Tetherow was ranked #1 as the “Best New Course You Can Play” in The Country by Golf magazine, and has since received numerous other “Best New” rankings from Golf Digest, Links magazine, Golfweek, T&L Golf and Robb Report.

The Challenge

Tetherow Golf Club and Resort has been growing into it's role as one of the premiere Golf destinations in the Pacific Northwest.   Since it opened in 2008 David McLay Kidd’s Scottish-style links design has consistently graced the rankings of almost every major golf publication in the country. That kind of performance does not go unnoticed.  Unfortunately, their slow website didn't go unnoticed.   Fast, optimized pages lead to higher visitor engagement, retention, and conversions.   Slow pages have the opposite effect. When their original web designers couldn't make their beautiful design perform at acceptable levels, Tetherow came to Alpine looking for a speed boost.

The Solution

Alpine has become a long term cloud operations partner with Tetherow,  recommending a full course of performance analysis, code optimization, a caching strategy, and load balancing. Alpine has optimized the rich Tetherow design, added an interactive Property map, integrating social media properties, and point of sale guest booking system.

The Result

Alpine developers were able to improve performance dramatically, reducing page display and full page rendering time from 20 seconds to under 5 seconds. In addition, average page load time was reduced to the 200ms goal, set by Google page speed service recommendations.

Tetherow Golf Club and Resort