Suncadia is set to open Rope Rider, gives resort third course

Updated: June 30, 2011

Suncadia Resort in near Cle Elum, Wash. is turning into one of the top destination getaways in the Pacific Northwest. Why? How about the golf, the shopping, the lodging and more. The resort has plenty to offer and people around the Northwest are finding out why when they visit or stay for a few nights.

And now comes a third golf course to throw into the mix.
The resort started with the Prospector Course, designed by Arnold Palmer. Then came the private Tumble Creek Course, designed by Tom Doak. And this year comes the Rope Rider Course, which was designed by Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy.

The golf courses are considered among the best in the Pacific Northwest, but the resort has much more to offer in terms of lodging and outdoor activities. There are more than 40 miles of hiking and biking trails around the facility, there are plenty of lakes and streams to try and catch some fish and if you are around in the winter months, skiing at Snoqualmie Summit is not too far away. There are plenty of chances for cross-country skiing in the winter.

Built along the site of historic Roslyn Mines No. 9, No. 10 and Tipple Hill, an impressive 120’ coal tailings rise, this 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. Though Rope Rider challenges even the most experienced golfers with more than 7,300 yards from the tips, it also accommodates family golf, with youth tees on every hole and shorter three and six-hole loops for quick sessions with the kids.

Suncadia adjoins 1,200 pristine acres along the Cle Elum River corridor for family vacation activities like horseback riding, fly fishing and rock climbing.

For more information on the resort see www.suncadiaresort.som