Salish Cliffs Set to Open in September

The 18-hole course at Salish Cliffs Golf Club is slated to open in September. The Gene Bates design neighbors the Squaxin Island Tribe's Little Creek Casino Resort.

"We're thrilled Salish Cliffs is ready for play and we look forward to opening what we strongly believe will be one of the best golf experiences in the country," said Salish Cliff's head pro David Kass.

Located within a short drive from Olympia and Seattle, par-72 Salish Cliffs stretches 7,269 yards from the back tees; 16 holes are encircled by dense forest. The course also weaves through natural vegetation and involves rock facings, while offering golfers 360-degree views of the Kamilche Valley.

All 18 holes and the driving range/practice facility feature T1 bentgrass turf. The log and cedar clubhouse sits next to a deep ravine and its wrap-around porch and mezzanine overlooks hole Nos. 9 and 18, which share a 15,000-foot green. The clubhouse also plans to include a full-service golf shop and restaurant.

Salish Cliffs has five sets of tees. The black "tips" received a rating/Slope of 74.6/137 from the USGA, while the 5,313-yard forward tees come in with a 70.7 rating and 125 Slope.

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