Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Salish Cliffs Golf Club Unveils Course During Grand Opening Weekend

TOUR Star Fred Couples Helps Introduce Long-Anticipated,
Much-Ballyhooed Amenity of Little Creek Casino Resort

(SHELTON, WA) – Salish Cliffs Golf Club at Little Creek Casino Resort celebrated in style its long-awaited Grand Opening Weekend, Sept. 16-18, with nearly 220 golfers teeing it up at the spectacular new course on Friday and Sunday, and PGA TOUR star Fred Couples wowing participants on Saturday.

“Salish Cliffs is an outstanding course,” said Couples, the 1992 Masters champion and a native of the Seattle area. “It has well-designed holes that are unique and interesting and will challenge players of all different abilities. I encourage golfers to try Salish Cliffs. I believe they’ll be impressed.”

Golfers took full advantage of the course debut, nearly selling out the tee sheet. In addition to the superb golf layout and immaculate course conditions, participants enjoyed live jazz and a salmon and wine tasting at the Native American Indian-inspired log clubhouse, which features a full-service restaurant and golf shop as well as a wrap-around porch and mezzanine overlooking hole Nos. 9 and 18.

After conducting a clinic on the Salish Cliffs practice range and a Q&A inside the clubhouse, Couples – the captain of this year’s U.S. Presidents Cup team – was stationed on the tee of the 411-yard 15th hole during Saturday’s event where he met and greeted every golfer during the shotgun format. Couples hit a shot with each group, signed countless autographs and took pictures with the participants before, during and after the day’s festivities.

Couples – whose father worked in the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department and introduced his son to the game – is making his second stint as captain of the U.S. Presidents Cup team, which will travel to Melbourne, Australia to play the International squad, Nov. 14-20, at Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

“It was fantastic to have Fred Couples help us open our beautiful new golf course to the public,” said Head Professional David Kass, PGA. “Fred enjoyed himself and was wonderful with the participants in Saturday’s event. It’s easy to see why he is arguably the most popular golfer in the world.”

Located 20 minutes from Olympia and 75 from Seattle, Salish Cliffs is an amenity of the award-winning Little Creek Casino Resort, owned and operated by the Squaxin Island Tribe. Designed by renowned architect Gene Bates, the course is the latest high-quality amenity offered by the resort, a destination leader in the region, offering upscale lodging, top entertainment acts, museum-like atriums with priceless, authentic Indian artwork, and much more.

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 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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