In 2015, Chambers Bay golf course in University Place will mark a milestone for golf in the Northwest by hosting the region’s first U.S. Open Championship. The event caps a trend in dynamic course construction that has made Washington a noted golf destination. Tee off on some of these tracks.
- In Walla Walla’s wine country, the brand-new, Dan Hixson–designed Wine Valley Golf Club offers reasonable rates and striking K views of the Blue Mountains.
- In Pullman, the fairways of Palouse Ridge Golf Club ribbon over amber hillsides, providing a rewarding challenge that has been rated highly by both Golf Digest and Golfweek.
- Spokane’s municipal Indian Canyon Golf Course was designed by H. Chandler Egan and hosted the U.S. Amateur Public Links championships twice in the 1980s.
- In the foothills of the Cascades, the Prospector course at Suncadia Resort has wowed guests with its scenic tee boxes (such as the pinetree chutes at nos. 2, 9, 11, and 18) since opening in 2006.
- The Golf Club at Newcastle—with its two Bob Cupp/Fred Couples–designed 18s—serves as the flagship course for Oki Golf, a Bellevue-based group that operates 11 top-notch courses in the Seattle area, including The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge in Redmond and Harbour Pointe Golf Club in Mukilteo.
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