Family Owned/History

Family Owned / History

In 1847, the Cyrus family completed their trek along the Oregon Trail and settled near Scio, Oregon. In the 1880’s the family moved to a homestead north of Redmond, Oregon where they stayed until 1934, when they moved away from dry land wheat farming to the Cloverdale community – where water was available for their crops - and several other family members were already farming.

The modern day Cyrus family began in 1959 with the purchase of 440 acres of farm land by Keith Cyrus - land purchased with money saved from 4-H projects - and in 1961, the marriage to Connie Bucher, his wife of over 50 years.

Ever the pioneer, Keith understood the importance of water to his family’s future. In 1959 he built a 12 acre water storage reservoir, introduced Central Oregon to solid set sprinklers and later drilled the first irrigation wells in the area. Today, the water storage facility is known as the Alder Creek Ranch and is home to weddings and other events. It’s also available for fee-based catch and release sport fishing. 

As families tend to do, the Cyrus family grew with the addition of Matt, Brian, Pam, Joe, and Grant and now 12 grandchildren

In 1980, the family looked to diversify their business activities. With extensive experience operating farm and other heavy equipment, Keith, Matt and Brian started Sisters Aggregate & Construction, specializing in heavy excavation work such as land development work for Cascade Meadow Ranch, improvements to the Redmond Airport, work on the La Pine sewage treatment facility, clearing and earth work for the Inn of the Seventh Mountain Golf Village and excavation for the Redmond airport air traffic control tower.

In 1987, the Cyrus family negotiated the purchase of land where Keith, Matt and Brian began the  development of the Aspen Lakes Golf Course.  In 1993, Brian left to pursue other interests and Pam stepped in as a partner.  The Cyrus family utilized their experience with heavy equipment and farming to build the golf course themselves under the watchful eye of course architect William Overdorf.

The course has received numerous accolades over the years, including Golf Digest’s Top 10 Best New Public Golf Courses when it opened.  The Cyrus family remains active in the daily operations of the course and is committed to supporting our local community.  When possible, even the beef served in the restaurant is grass fed and bares the family brand.

Welcome to our home, join us for a round of golf, a nice dinner, a wedding or other event - and enjoy one of the most amazing venues to be found.

Learn more about the Cyrus family on Sisters Talk - click to hear the interview