Lummi Nation offers double treat with Silver Reef Resort and Loomis Trail Golf Club

Updated: March 3, 2020

When Loomis Trail Golf Club opened for play, it was quickly recognized as one of the top golf courses in the Pacific Northwest. And for good reason. The Graham Cooke-designed course in Blaine, Wash. featured a challenging 18-hole course with water on virtually every hole and views of the surrounding area.

And now, there is more.

After Lummi Nation bought the course in 2018, it became a perfect amenity to go with its Silver Reef Casino Resort, which sits 13 miles to the south in the town of Ferndale.

The course itself has always been rated among the toughest in the Pacific Northwest. Loomis Trail has water on all 18 holes with its extensive canal and water system. There is room off the tees, but with the water you need to make sure to keep the ball in the right spot.

Loomis Trail has played host to some top amateur events through the years and will be a host qualifying site for the 2020 Notah 

Begay III Junior Golf Championships. Loomis Trail has also hosted the 2009 NCAA Division 2 National Championships.

In fact, when the Lummi Nation bought the course, Lummi Nation Chairman Jay Julius said that it will open some doors – giving the Lummi National School a chance for its own home course. “Golf is an expensive sport and we’ve changed that,” said Julius. “We want to make it accessible to everyone.”

Loomis Trail used to be teamed up with Semiahmoo Resort – with one course being public and one private every day. Now, with the sale to Lummi National, Loomis Trail is open to the public seven days a week. The Tudor-style clubhouse features 42,000 square feet of meeting space and 15-room Boutique Hotel is available from group rentals. There is banquet space for weddings, special events and meetings and the clubhouse also has a newly remodeled sports bar and grill. Lummi Nation has pulled out all the stops to make Loomis Trail a complete resort destination with its Silver Reef Casino Resort.

Loomis Trail can play as short or as long as you want. From the tips, the 462-yard seventh hole and 472-yard 17th hole are a pair of monsters from the tips. For more, see