Indian Creek Getting Upgrades

Indian Creek Golf Course is situated about 50 miles east of Portland in Hood River. Opened in 1990, the venue occupies land that winds up, over and alongside various hills and dales. From its upper elevations, golfers enjoy views of Mt. Adams in Washington and Oregon’s snow-capped Mt. Hood, one of America’s prettiest peaks. The course in Hood River’s southwest corner abuts a residential neighborhood and the fruit orchards so common in this area.

The 6,150-yard, par-72 layout is named for one of three creeks (Squaw and Dribble are the other two) winding through it. The layout is split by Brookside Drive, with the separated holes accessed by a tunnel. When the facility was built, over 1,000 trees were planted; they’ve since grown to tighten the fairways. Golfers are also challenged by over two dozen white-sand traps, water hazards on 11 holes, and “flowered bunkers,” clumps of daisies placed in target zones and before greens (golfers get a free drop from them).

In addition to a covered driving range, practice greens and fully stocked pro shop, Indian Creek will be augmented by a new clubhouse. The structure is now under construction and is slated to open this summer. Another feature of the course is affordable green fees, with weekday 18-hole rates of $28 and $38 for weekends. For more information or to reserve a tee time at Indian Creek, call toll-free at 1-866-386-7770.