Well Traveled Golfer
On this page:
- Suncadia Fall Golf
- Summer Specials at Salish Cliffs
- Moses Lake – the best place to experience summer!
- Gamble Sands – experience pure award-winning golf
- Summer Just Got Better – The Coeur d’Alene Resort completes renovation
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Suncadia Fall Golf
Suncadia Resort, only 80 miles east of Seattle along the Cascade Mountains, offers not only traditional resort amenities, but two championship golf courses. The two scenic courses are situated amongst the expansive 6,400 acres. Each course offers unique challenges and breathtaking views.
Set within a pine and fir forest with lakes and ponds, Prospector Golf Course is adjacent to the 18-room Inn at Suncadia. The family-friendly Rope Rider Golf Course is named after the coal miners who precariously balanced themselves on the coal cars that maneuvered the steep slopes of mine shafts. The foundations and portals of mines No. 9 and 10 remain on the course, along with Tipple Hill, a 120-foot hill of coal tailings.
During your next visit, Stay and Play at Suncadia. Stay in one of our unique overnight accommodations, where you can wind down and prepare for your next day of golf.
In addition, Suncadia Resort offers many amenities:
Glade Spring Spa
The world is a busy place, between the carpool schedules, your business deadlines and everyday errands, so let’s be honest, sometimes you need more than your everyday coffee fix to recharge! Glade Spring Spa focuses on providing an environment that takes you on a personalized journey to relaxation, rejuvenation, and renewal. Taking time for yourself has never been more important and our Seattle spa resort brings to life a place where relaxation is more than just a state of mind.
Just for Kids
Junior Rangers is a collection of fun activities that inspire kids to explore the outdoors, take care of themselves in the wild, and plan their own adventures. Designed to keep kids engaged throughout the year, Junior Rangers incorporates activities for every season. With the activities rotating daily, each session offers a different experience, and returning Junior Rangers will discover something new each time they attend.
Hiking & Biking
Get outside and explore what Suncadia Resort and the beautiful Pacific Northwest has to offer at a pace that nature intended, your own! Enjoy more than 40 miles of both paved and unpaved trails throughout Suncadia. Mountain bike, hike, walk, run, stroll, ski, snowshoe, and take all the time you need.
Visit www.suncadiaresort.com for more details.
Summer Specials at Salish Cliffs
Great summer specials are still happening at Salish Cliffs Golf Club in Shelton, Wash.
Kids Play ‘Free After 3 ‘ at Salish Cliffs Golf Club…EVERY DAY!
Through the month of September, kids 17 & under play FREE when accompanied by a paid adult’s greens fee! This is a great way for you and
your junior golfer to experience Salish Cliffs Golf Club
together. Book your tee time online here!
Beer, Brats & Shots – 4:30pm on Thursdays!
Salish Cliffs’ newest weekly event, “Beer, Brats & Shots ,” helps you kick off the weekend early! Every Thursday at 4:30 p.m., enjoy 9 holes of golf with cart included, a brat from the grill, a draft beer and a shot. The latest Titleist products will also be available to demo with our PGA Professionals. Make it 18 holes for only $20 more!
Steak Nights at Salish Cliffs Grille
Steak Night is back by popular demand every Thurs-Sun from 4-8 p.m. for just $24.99 through the end of September! What a great way to cap off a round of golf, or just come to the clubhouse to enjoy the peace and serenity that is Salish Cliffs.
Women’s Wine & Nine – 4:30 p.m. on Mondays
This summer, Salish Cliffs served as an official host of Women’s Golf Day. This global golf initiative introduced women of all ages to the game and encouraged current female players to “tee it up” in a fun and highly inclusive environment. That mission continues at Salish Cliffs every Monday
at 4:30 p.m. with Women’s Wine & Nine. Start with a glass of wine, participate in a clinic with our PGA Professionals and play 9 holes with the natural beauty of Salish Cliffs. Make it 18 holes for just $20 more!
Summer Specials at Seven Inlets Spa
Located inside Little Creek Casino Resort, Seven Inlets Spa features a wide array of massage, facial, and body treatments. We also have a salon for manicures and pedicures to provide that extra bit of relaxation and pampering, whether you are staying at the resort or simply in the area for
a few hours. Check out our monthly specials at seveninletsspa.com
Live a Little!
Little Creek Casino Resort is located just 15 minutes from Olympia off Hwy 101 and features nearly 200 hotel rooms, RV Park, Vegas-style gaming, eight dining options, an arcade, conference rooms, an event center, pool and
fitness area, and much more! Learn about us at littlecreek.com
Moses Lake – the best place to experience summer!
Moses Lake and the surrounding area has become a favorite destination forgolfers from throughout the Pacific Northwest. From championship caliber tocourses perfectly suited for beginners, the Columbia Basin has a number ofexcellent choices. Eight courses within 50 miles of the lake offeramenities including pro shop, restaurants, beverage cart, practicefacilities and scenic patios. With competitive luscious green golf coursesand 300-plus days of sunshine per year, it’s no wonder that the Moses Lakearea has become a favorite stop for golfers of all skill levels.
Eight Distinct Courses
Moses Lake Golf Club
Championship 18-hole private club, with driving range, pro shop, restaurantand clubhouse.
The Links at Moses Pointe
18-hole resort, open to the public. Perched high above the west shore ofMoses Lake, The Resorts at Moses Pointe is 400 acres of desert beautysculpted centuries ago by the glacial forces that carved out the ColumbiaBasin of Central Washington. Given this backdrop, it’s no wonder that TheLinks at Moses Pointe is a favorite golf course to players from throughout
the Pacific Northwest. Discover for yourself why Seattle Golf Guide and so many others are saying, “I love thiscourse.” With desert conditions that provide 300-plus days of sunshine peryear, and a living environment of beauty and warm community, Moses Pointeis sure to become your home away from home, or who knows, maybe your newhome
Sage Hills Golf Club RV Park – Warden
Sage Hills Golf Course was built in the early 1960s, originally as aprivate club, but has been open to the public for more than two decades.Sage Hills Golf & RV Resort is located 15 miles south of Moses Lake inthe heart of the Columbia Basin. Situated amidst the sand and sagebrush youwill find an oasis of lush green fairways, mature trees, and perhaps thefinest greens in Eastern Washington. This championship course offers foursets of tees to challenge all golfers. The course rating is 74.2 and has aslope rating of 122. The pro shop is stocked with everything from golfequipment to apparel. Power and pull carts are available, as well as rentalclubs. The Sage Bar & Grill is on site. Banquet-type services can bearranged for larger groups or tournaments.
The Legacy Resort at Frenchman Hills – Othello
18-hole public golf course that overlooks O’Sullivan Dam and the PotholesReservoir State Park.
Oasis RV Park & Golf Course – Ephrata
The Oasis RV Park & Golf Course offers nine holes of excellent golfingright here at the park. The par 27, 930-yard executive golf course offers afun and challenging golfing experience. For beginners and “putt experts,”the park offers a fun and challenging 18-hole mini-golf course adjacent tothe full-size golf course.
Royal Golf Course RV Park – Royal City
This regulation 9-hole course is located in the heart of EasternWashington’s agricultural region with a spectacular view of the SaddleMountains to the south and the Frenchman Hills to the north.
Desert Aire Golf Course
Desert Aire’s beautifully groomed, championship 18-hole public golf coursewinds through the sand and sage of the natural Central Washington desert.
Vic Meyers Golf Course at Sun Lakes
Vic Meyers Golf Course is open to the public, so whether you’re staying atthe resort or just in the area, you are welcome to come and enjoy a greatday on the links. Check it out, and play a round! The course is openseasonally from March through October. Season passes are available forlocal residents and frequent visitors and offer the best value in the area.
Moses Lake offers more than 120 miles of shoreline with year-round fishing,an abundance of water sports opportunities, and over 3,000 acres of rollingsand dunes for your ATV, ORV, dirt bike, or sand rail making it the perfectplayground for individuals and families alike, no matter what time of year.
Centrally located in the downtown area is Surf n’ Slide premier water park(open Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend) designed for swimmers ofall ages and skill set, with 200-foot water slides, a lazy river, FlowRider, zero depth pool, two diving boards, large deck and patio area,picnic area and volleyball courts. The perfect off-course adventure forlocals and visitors alike.
Working up an appetite? Moses Lake restaurants offer scrumptious meals andfriendly customer service with a unique small town charm, rich history, andpicturesque surroundings. From authentic traditional Mexican dishes,fresh-off-the-farm steaks, to world-class cuisine. The diverse selection ofdining options are sure to satisfy any craving you may have.
There is always a place to rest your head in Moses Lake, whether you chosecamping with the family or staying in one of the many hotels. There isalways a way to find the perfect balance between playing hard and restingeasy.
Gamble Sands – experience pure award-winning golf
When Gamble Sands was named the “Best New Course” in 2014 by Golf Digest, the Gebbers family, owners of the award-winning layout, could have stopped there. Enjoyed the fruits of their labor. Reveled in one of the highest distinctions a golf course can earn, by one of the most trusted publications in the industry.
But that’s not what Gamble Sands is all about.
Yes, the centerpiece of the Brewster, Wash. property is the 115 acres of fine fescue grasses, designed by renowned golf course architect David McLay Kidd (Bandon Dunes, Sand Valley) to be extremely playable by golfers of all skill levels. There’s a reason he described the location as a “once in a lifetime site that every designer dreams of.”
But what needs to be experienced to be understood is the feeling of pure golf, with panoramic vistas on every hole, and the beautiful Cascade Mountains and Columbia River meandering through the distance on every hole. There are no planes buzzing overhead, no traffic rattling in the background. It’s you, your playing partners, and golf – the way it was meant to be played.
That doesn’t mean players can’t have a little fun with many of Gamble Sands’ endearing features. Like making sure to take the photo of a lifetime from the tee box of the signature second hole, with a majestic river view in the background. Or pulling out the putter from 150 yards out on the tee box of the par-3 fourth hole to find out there’s more than one way to earn a green in regulation at Gamble Sands.
There’s also an opportunity to set a personal best longest drive on the par-5 18th hole, if you’re able to funnel your ball an extra 70 yards down a ridge in the center of the fairway. Limitless opportunities to remember Gamble Sands for the rest of your playing days are only a round away.
And now that the Inn at Gamble Sands is in the midst of its second full season of operation, golfers from around the world can list Gamble Sands as a true Stay and Play destination.
Unwind in spacious rooms that perfectly match the wide-open nature of the award-winning golf course. The spacious accommodations and relaxing spaces sprinkled throughout the Inn provide a renewing respite for those seeking peace and quiet, while still encouraging exploration of the many refreshing outdoor attractions found in this unique corner of Washington.
Set some time aside for first-class dining at Danny Boy Bar and Grill, where Gebbers family beef, apples and cherries highlight a wide array of delicious dishes. And finish every glorious day with a visit to the 100,000 square-foot Cascades Putting Green, a wildly shaped, pure fescue putting course inspired by the ancient and famed Himalayas Putting Course at St. Andrews.
Fit all of these outstanding amenities into the same day, and the experience is complete.
Stay. Play. Dine. Putt. Repeat. Gamble Sands is calling – all that’s left to do is answer!
Summer Just Got Better – The Coeur d’Alene Resort completes renovation
A round of golf at The Coeur d’Alene Resort is referred to as “A golf experience like no other.” The reasons for this are many, from supreme customer service, to luxury (and recently renovated) accommodations, to immaculate course conditions, to the iconic Floating Green.
The resort recently completed a $10 million renovation, updating guest rooms with new furnishings, wall treatments, artwork, beds, television displays, new mobile device charging stations. Some of the updates include incredibly cozy new beds in all 338 guest rooms, which have been splashed with a modern vibe, featuring stylish headboards, chic furniture, plush beds, contemporary carpet, new wall coverings and a handful of advanced amenities, taking all the upgrades to the next level. New technology has been installed throughout each room, including state-of-the-art charging stations for all of your devices, and includes new ultra-high 4K definition television screens simplify streaming personal photos and videos from your mobile devices.
In response to the completion of the three-year project, the resort is offering a “Renovation Celebration Overnight Package,” which includes overnight lakeside accommodations, $30 dining credit and a complimentary tour of Beverly’s award-winning wine cellar with wine tasting. The package starts at $269.
With new greens being installed in the spring of 2016, the course is seeing some of the best playing conditions they’ve ever had.
The Floating Green continues to draw golfers from around the world to play the iconic hole. It seems the majority of the course’s summer golfers are playing the course for the first time. They’ve seen pictures, heard about it from friends or played the course in a video game and have always dreamed of playing the famous island hole. Checking it off the “bucket list” is a common phrase heard in the clubhouse.
The full-service resort is an un-ruffled stream of comfort. From the moment the golfers check into the resort, their clubs are taken to the golf course. Guests then take a newly-remodeled lake shuttle to the course, where they are greeted at the dock by their forecaddie for the day. Their golf clubs are all pre-loaded in custom carts with touchscreen GPS, with unlimited pre-round practice balls at the lakefront practice tee, pre-round warm-up sports massage, personalized certificate of achievement is presented upon completing the Floating Green, and personalized engraved bag tag is presented at the end of the round. Golf bags are then automatically transferred back to the resort bell desk.
The resort offers some the region’s best stay-and-play packages. The 2018 Floating Green Golf Package includes overnight lakeside accommodations and golf for two players. The Sticks & Stones Golf-Spa Package is built for the best of both worlds, allowing you to play a round of golf and then relax and rejuvenate at The Coeur d’Alene Resort Spa. All packages include the extra amenities the resort is famous for.