Salish Cliffs Golf Club is carved from the Kamilche Valley by course architect Gene Bates, designer of over 150 courses worldwide.
Owned by the Squaxin Island Indian Tribe, Salish Cliffs Golf Course opened on the property of the Little Creek Casino Resort in 2011. Owning the distinction of being the first “Salmon-Safe” certified golf course in that nation, Salish Cliffs Golf Course successfully passed an exhaustive assessment verifying the Tribe’s commitment to protecting native habitat, managing water runoff, reducing pesticides, and advancing environmental practices throughout the region. A cedar log clubhouse has a cozy grill and a small pro shop. Excellent practice facilities include a useful short-game practice area near the first and tenth teeing ground.
Golf Magazine’s 2016 ranking has Salish Cliffs #4 in the state.
Salish Cliffs Golf Course
Five sets of tees, generous fairways combined with gently sloping greens make the Salish Golf Club enjoyable by all levels of players. It is a fun high-quality well-manicured golf course surrounded by natural beauty and zero homes.There are few forced carries but significant elevation changes provide interesting shot opportunities. Each hole winds through the native forest conifers. Unusual for remote forested golf courses, the bent-grass tees, fairways and greens add an exceptional element to this golf experience. Water guards a double-green shared by the 9th and 18th holes on both holes.
A simple bench is surprisingly unique. Go ahead and sit for a minute, enjoy the beauty and smell the clean air.
Play this course when in the Tacoma or Olympia area or staying at the casino resort.
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