b'Skamania Lodgebringing the game forward for allN estled in the woods of the Columbia Riverand puts the course in Gorge just 45 miles east of Portland,alignment with the Lodges Skamania Lodge has long been a popularsustainability focus. BE A WINNER ATresort getaway featuring golf, hiking andWe wanted our guestsSKAMANIA LODGEmore. But what Skamania has done in recentto have the option toNo matter your skill level you will years to reimagine its entire landscape hasexperience as much of what we offer as theylove the game at Skamania. Winning created one of the most appealing backyardswant, said Guy Puddefoot, the director ofis easy whether you are solo, with in the Pacific Northwest neighborhood. golf. It used to be, Do I play golf and consumeyour friends, or in a big group. Check Starting with a revision of its 18-holethe whole day, or do I skip golf? We are nowout the course and the fun events golf course to a more enjoyable and time- providing a much more time-friendly experiencethat are planned.conscious golf experience, and continuingso you dont have to make that decision. Beer & Brats Tournamentwith treehouse accommodations, ziplines,With the new golf facilities completedJune 19ropes courses and axe-throwing, Thein 2021, next up for The Backyard is a newGet Shorty TournamentBackyard at Skamania has an outdoorpavilion next to the putting course that willJuly 17experience for everyone. accommodate 120 people. A grill and smokerFlip Flop Putting TournamentAs we built our master plan, we wantedwill provide traditional cookout fare, fromAugust 14to transition from a golf concept to more ofbrisket and hamburgers to barbecue chickenThree Club Fun Club Tournament this backyard concept, said Ken Daugherty,and ribs. Also in the works are horseshoe pitsSeptember 10Skamanias general manager. And we wantedand three new treehouses. Spooky Pumpkin Puttinga golf experience that was more gearedPuddefoot has seen every change andOctober 29towards our guests. evolution of Skamania Lodge since he With a vision for a modern golf experience,started at the resort upon its opening inSKAMANIA LODGESkamania reimagined its previous 18-hole1993. With the revamp of the golf course and1131 SW Skamania Lodge Waycourse and driving range into three gems:the development of The Backyard, he feelsStevenson, WA 98648the Gorge 9, the Little Eagle 18an 18-holeSkamania now offers the perfect experience844.432.4748putting course designed over 2.5 acresand afor groups and families alike, no matter your new 18-hole disc golf course. experience level.For offers and packages, event The Gorge 9, a centerpiece of The Backyard,If I were to create this lodge all over again, Iupdates, and more visitSkamania.comfeatures four sets of tees and can be played inwould do it exactly as we have it right now.about 90 minutes. It also features synthetic turfFollow us on social @skamaniagreens that allow for year-round playabilityChad Hartley20PACIFIC NORTHWEST GOLFER| JUNE 2022'