Courses owned by Indian Tribes in Washington

Updated: July 30, 2022

• The Kalispel Tribe of Indians purchased Kalispel Golf and Country Club in 2015.

Kalispel Golf & Country Club

The course is private, but there is still opportunity for the public to play via the many charity events held each year or through the Northern Quest Resort Stay and Play Packages.  The Club and PGA professional staff are heavily involved with local junior golf, introducing Spokane youth to the game and aligning with the community and child focused philanthropic goals of the Tribe.  This historic course is located in North Spokane along the Little Spokane River. The inaugural U.S. Women’s Open was hosted there and the updated course is kept in pristine condition for golfers to enjoy.    

Oaksridge Golf Course was bought by the Chehalis Indian Tribe

Oaksbrook Golf Course

in 2019 – a course which was long owned by Rich and Denise Walker. The golf course gives the tribe a new amenity to go along with its Lucky Eagle Casino. The tribe has made changes to add to the golf course look.

Salish Cliffs Golf Club is owned by the Squaxin Island Tribe

Salish Cliffs Golf Club

and located in Shelton. The best description for the golf course is stunning. It is world-class golf that plays to 7,269 yards from the tips or as short as 5,313 yards from the forward tees – 5 sets of tees to choose from. Bentgrass fairways and greens and total privacy on 16 of the 18 holes that are encircled in lush forestry. Carts are required as the course covers over 300 acres with several long distances between holes and frequent elevation changes. The cedar log clubhouse has a full service restaurant.  The adjacent Little Creek Casino Resort is a perfect get away with spacious rooms, the Seven Inlets Spa, and RV Park.

• The Puyallup Tribe of Indians also got into the golf business by buying North Shore Golf Course

North Shore Golf Course

in Tacoma. It is the perfect amenity to go with its brand new casino that just opened along Interstate-5 and its other casino and a hotel. There is a second hotel next to the new casino as part of the Emerald Queen property. New pro shop and practice area have given North Shore a new look.

• The Jamestown Skallam Tribe

The Cedars at Dungeness

bought Dungeness Golf Club and changed the name to The Cedars at Dungeness and started making significant improvements to the entrance and the grounds around the clubhouse. They then began a major remodel of the clubhouse, adding a new restaurant and updating the entire building. The course has been manicured to resort standards with new tees, bunker upgrades, and cart paths redesigns as part of their master plan. 

• The Swinomish Indian Tribe

Swinomish Golf Links

bought Similk Golf Course in Anacortes and changed the name to Swinomish Golf Links. The resort comes complete with a hotel, casino and terrific RV park overlooking the water. There are plenty of restaurant choices as well as other amenities to go with the Swinomish Lodge and Casino.

White Horse Golf Club is owned by the Suquamish Indian Tribe

White Horse Golf Club – Kingston, WA

which operates the Clearwater Casino Resort located between Poulsbo and Bainbridge Island. The course was recognized by Golf Digest as one of the top 10 new public golf courses in 2010.

• Loomis Trail in Ferndale was bought by the Lummi Nation Tribe

Loomis Trails

in October of 2018. While the course has always been in great condition, no changes are expected. The clubhouse grill has been remodeled to create a sports bar feel.  Being affiliated with the Silver Reef Casino provides several stay and play options to guests. There are also 15 rooms at the golf course that are available. There is a shuttle between the course and the casino. The Silver Reef has 10 dining options from The Steak House to The Cantina Bar.

• The Nez Pearce Tribe bought the Clarkston Golf and Country Club.

Red Wolf Golf Club, formerly Clarkston Golf & Country Club

The tribe owns a casino resort in Idaho but expanded by buying the golf course which is located in nearby Clarkston, Wash. The Nez Pearce casino is called the Clearwater River Casino and Lodge in Lewiston, Idaho.