Rope Rider: New course at Suncadia opens for play

Updated: August 31, 2011

As one of only a small number of new courses opening in the country in 2011, Suncadia opened its third golf course, called Rope Rider. The new course, located 90 minutes east of Seattle at the year round mountain resort, will challenge experienced golfers with more than 7,300 yards from the back tees and accommodate other golfers with multiple tee offerings.

Built along the site of historic Roslyn Mines No. 9, No. 10 and Tipple Hill, the Jacobsen-Hardy Golf Course Design is named in honor of the miners who precariously balanced themselves on the roped coal cars that maneuvered the steep mine shafts. The front nine holes, and holes 11 and 12, were completed in 2006 and the remaining holes completed in 2010, with grow-in of all 18 holes completed in time for the opening weekend.

The par-72 course features family-friendly shorter loops and youth tees with distances of 80 to 150 yards from the center of greens. Holes one through six can be played in a short loop that returns to the clubhouse, located at Swiftwater Cellars. Holes seven through nine can be played as a three-hole loop and the traditional nine-hole loop can be played from holes one through nine. Rope Rider has a more than five-acre short game area with a large practice putting green and three chipping greens. Reservations can be made by calling: 886-904-6301.