Saturday, September 3, 2011

Salish Cliffs Golf Club in Shelton, Washington soon to debut

(SHELTON, Wash.) - Little Creek Casino Resort announces that Salish Cliffs Golf Club will debut Sept. 16, with tee-time reservations accepted starting Sept. 6 at

The much-anticipated, Gene Bates-designed golf course is an amenity of the award-winning resort, which is owned and operated by the Squaxin Island Tribe.

Fred Couples, who hails from nearby Seattle, will help commemorate Salish Cliffs' Grand Opening Weekend (Sept. 16-18), headlining an all-day, pay-to-participate event for the public.

"Salish Cliffs is a special course, one we hope golfers will rate among North America's finest," said Head Professional David Kass, PGA.

The championship golf course is the latest high-quality amenity offered by Little Creek Casino Resort, a destination leader in the region, offering upscale lodging, top entertainment acts, museum-like atriums with priceless, authentic Indian artwork, and much more.

Couples - who won the 1992 Masters and last week's Senior Players Championship - will be stationed on one of the holes, where he will meet and greet all 128 players during a first-come, first-served shotgun event. The cost for participating in the event - which also includes lunch and a clinic given by Couples - is $500 per twosome and $1,000 per foursome.

For more details, or to reserve a spot in the event with Couples, call Takara Thale at 360.432.7043. Limit of two foursomes per person.

Located 20 minutes from Olympia and 75 from Seattle, Salish Cliffs features a par-72, 7,269-yard layout with five teeing areas and a variety of holes that are as diverse as they are titillating.

"Salish Cliffs Golf Club represents the Squaxin Island Tribe's commitment to the highest quality possible, " said David Lopeman, Tribal Council Chairman. "It's an environmentally sensitive, beautiful course that we spent years ensuring was done in an exceptional fashion."

A sinewy, inspired course layout showcases dramatic elevation changes and 360-degree views of the Kamilche Valley. The Salish Cliffs clubhouse - which includes a full-service restaurant and pro shop - is an artistic wonder, with a wrap-around porch and mezzanine that overlook hole Nos. 9 and 18, which share a 15,000-square-foot green.

Public rates through September are $89 for 18 holes and $50 for nine, including green fees and cart (but not applicable tax). MVP Player's Card Holders will pay $84. The newest-model Titleist rental clubs will be available for $50 (18 holes) and $30 (nine holes).

Tee times can be booked up with a major credit card up to 10 days in advance at Advanced tee-time booking up to 60 days in advance is available for those with confirmed Little Creek Casino Resort hotel reservations by calling the golf shop at 360.462.3673.


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