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Kalispel Golf & Country Club Recognized by Pacific Northwest Golfer Magazine
Par-3 17th hole selected as one of the ‘Great Holes of the Northwest’
In the February 2017 issue of Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine, the par-3 17th hole at Kalispel Golf & Country Club in Spokane, Wash. is recognized as one of the “Great Holes of the Northwest,” one of just four holes selected each year by the Northwest’s largest and longest-running golf publication.
There are 10 tee boxes on this downhill par-3, each giving varying lengths and angles into the green, so it is different each time you play the hole. With ponds fed by natural springs down the entire left side and bunkering protecting the front left edge of the green, any tee shot from the left tee boxes, although a shorter distance, has a very narrow margin for error and requires a carry all the way. The longer tee shots will be from the straightaway boxes, and will allow for shots to chase onto a small green that slopes away from you and usually sits in the shadows cast by Rattlesnake Ridge, looming behind the green.
In December 2015, the Kalispel Tribe finalized their purchase of Spokane Country Club, and renamed the historic club the Kalispel Golf & Country Club. Founded in 1898, the country club has a deep, rich history in Spokane, and was the site of the first U.S. Women’s Open, in 1946 (won by the great Patty Berg). The club continues to host regional and national championships, as well as USGA national championship qualifiers, and will be the site of the 2017 WSGA Men’s and Senior Men’s Best-Ball Championships.
The purchase of the 119-year-old club by the tribe has added to their business ventures, the most visible of which is the Northern Quest Resort & Casino. Amidst many impending changes, including a complete remodel of the restaurant, the course will remain primarily private, with various tee times available to the public on most days. Visit www.kalispelgolf.com for information.