Pacific Northwest’s new courses

Updated: March 1, 2011

Here is a listing of courses which opened last year and will open in 2011 the Pacific Northwest.

• THIS YEAR: Salish Cliffs in Shelton will open this summer for public play. The course was designed by Gene Bates. The course is owned by the Squaxin Island Indian Tribe, which also owns the Little Creek Casino. All 18 holes of the course are set to open to public play in July.
• THIS YEAR: Rope Rider at Suncadia Resort is expected to open later this summer, giving Suncadia Resort its third golf course. The resort already has the public Prospector course and the private Tumble Creek course. The Rope Rider course was designed by Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy.

• LAST YEAR: Bandon Dunes Old Macdonald Course opened for public play, winning awards aplenty. Tom Doak designed the course to give Bandon Dunes Resort its fourth golf course now, joining Bandon Dunes, Pacific Dunes and Bandon Trails.
• LAST YEAR: Club at Paradise Ranch is in Grants Pass. This course was co-designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son Jack Nicklaus Jr. and the Southern Oregon course will open this summer for play.
• LAST YEAR: Northwest designer Dan Hixson completed a re-model of the nine-hole Crestview in Waldport which will be open for play this year.

• LAST YEAR: Huntsman Springs in Driggs, a David McLay Kidd design, opened last year and was named among the top new courses for 2010.
• LAST YEAR: Galena Ridge in Kellogg was designed by John Thronson and is owned by Jeld-Wen, which owns and operates some of the top resorts in the Pacific Northwest. The project is expected to be completed this summer in Kellogg.
• Credit: Golf Construction News and Jeff Shelley.