Salish Cliffs Golf Club
Salish Cliffs Golf Club, part of the Little Creek Casino & Resort, is located 20 minutes from Olympia and is just a little over an hour from Seattle. When the course opened in 2011, it was named "Best New Course" by both Golfweek and GOLF Magazine. The dramatic landscape of the course travels up and down over 600 feet of hillside, providing panoramic views of Kamilche Valley. The golf course is covered in bentgrass turf more frequently found in tropical climate, but that is just one of Salish Cliffs' many unique amenities. Each hole offers a unique challenge. Though the fairways and large greens roll true, accuracy is essential or you'll be severely penalized for missing them. The course finishes on a positive note with an opportunity for a birdie if you favor the left side all the way.
|Players (W)||72||6312 yards||76.3||140|
|Masters (W)||72||5848 yards||73.8||134|
|Forward (W)||72||5313 yards||70.7||125|
|Black M: 75.3/139||532||305||291||420||405||168||448||601||409||3579||587||445||434||223||437||411||455||161||537||3690||7269|
|Red M: 73.0/135||514||276||233||401||378||157||371||576||380||3286||568||428||394||188||414||390||428||156||514||3480||6766|
|White M: 70.9/132 W: 76.5/141||490||250||211||363||358||130||351||550||355||3058||540||382||386||155||383||367||409||140||492||3254||6312|
|Green M: 68.6/126 W: 73.9/135||473||245||188||332||333||125||346||508||294||2844||490||374||335||135||344||338||381||136||471||3004||5848|
|Yellow W: 71.1/126||433||219||184||326||292||108||300||440||228||2530||437||368||327||129||338||311||352||115||406||2783||5313|
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Salish Cliffs GC, Hole 1, Par 5, 532 yds Photo submitted by David168485 on 06/27/2015
Salish Cliffs GC, Hole 9, Par 4, 409 yds Photo submitted by David168485 on 06/27/2015
Photo submitted by mscheelar on 09/10/2014
There are no homes to clutter the views at Salish Cliffs. Photo submitted by JasonDeeganGA on 02/24/2014
7th Tee Photo submitted by Qxgolfer on 09/18/2013
12 Green Photo submitted by Qxgolfer on 09/18/2013
16 Tee Photo submitted by Qxgolfer on 09/18/2013
17 Tee Photo submitted by Qxgolfer on 09/18/2013
18 Fairway to Shared Green with 9. Photo submitted by Qxgolfer on 09/18/2013
Beautiful Track Photo submitted by Spencer3502694 on 08/13/2013
Photo submitted by blazinfairways on 05/23/2013
I played with a couple of friends from our group, as we were attracted by the winter rates for green fees. The staff was very friendly when we checked in, but was adamant that we must keep the carts on the path as the course was wet and we could tear up the turf if we got off the concrete cart paths. The course was one of the wettest I've ever played, even on the holes that were the highest in elevation. I was wearing winter golf boots and almost had one sucked off my foot a few times while walking to my ball. The course played at least 30% longer than listed on the card due to the wet conditions. The greens were o.k., but their speeds were inconsistent. We may try this course again in the summer, but never again in the wet season. As a last comment, we were quite religious about staying on the cart paths, but about every third hole, our carts would shut down and the touch screen would tell us that we were in a forbidden area. After a few seconds, the cart would be restarted and we could continue. We never left the paths.
You can tell that the course is beautiful but yesterday was not the day to enjoy the course. The fog was so bad that every shot was a blind shot until you were near the green. The course was so wet that going from cart to ball was excruciating as my feet went so far into the mud that it reached my ankles. Hitting was like soggy and super difficult. I will go back once conditions are dry and fog less as you can tell that the course would be a beautiful and satisfying experience. I just hate that yesterday was my first experience, especially after driving for about 1hr to play.
Will definitely be playing again. Beautiful course and best conditioned course I have played on in a long time. Fairway grass great but wet and soft from dew and rain and had some trouble adjusting but that was probably just me. Each hole separated from others. Wide fairways . Some of the holes seemed to play much longer than their listed distances.
A must play.
Made a special trip to the course. Stayed in a motorhome at their RV park, which also is top notch.
Will definitely be back, but this time when greens hadn't been airated........but, in their defense, the green fees were reflective of .
First class experience.
Customer Satisfaction is not a priority
Sadly, had high hopes - first time playing at Salish Cliffs - arrived an hour early to hit balls and warmup
1) middle of summer - expansive practice area - hitting off of mats
2) course policy - can not use the range till 30 minutes prior to tee time - played golf in many locations - never heard of that policy - are you kidding?
3) course policy to not provide a cart till 30 minutes prior to tee time - chipping area is 300 yds away
Hidden course of disappearing balls
Why this is a top rated course is baffling! Super narrow with no off fairway maintenance. If you’re ball rolls off the back of the green, its gone! If you get a bad bounce it’s gone! There are no views of anything. No cliffs. The course is boring and irritating.
A bit bland and high priced
The course was in good condition from tee to green, and greens rolled true. This was a nice track overall and moderately challenging, but thought it fell a little flat in creativity at times, and was not the best value in town. If I could find a discounted rate, would play again.
Course and overall experience well worth getting on with it. Be sure to finish with the Fish & chops, beer alongside(of course!)
Salish Cliffs is an 18-hole course in Shelton, Wash., about 1 hours south of Seattle by the South Puget Sound. It's a great layout by golf architect Gene Bates, and is up the hill from the Little Creek Casino Resort where we stayed. There is no surrounding development, so the course is peaceful and stunning. Lots of evergreens and native grasses frame the holes which are in immaculate condition. The holes offer great variety, and are very memorable. Three of my favorites include No. 3, a long, downhill par 3 with a green nestled along a hillside to the right, with large bunker guarding the front left; and no. 9 and 18, which share a green, and have water and lots of bunkers to factor. The customer service is first class, and the clubhouse is designed with a Native American motif. Two carved, painted totems frame the entryway of the wood, glass and stone building. The course and resort is owned by the Squaxin Island Tribe, and artwork abounds throughout the property, giving everything an excellent Native American vibe. I love this course and play it every time I'm in or near Seattle.
A romp in the Washington woods
Really enjoyed my visit to Salish Cliffs on a recent media trip. The Gene Bates-designed course is carved out of some impressive, dense woods and combines great course conditions with an engaging design, highlighted by some distinctive and sometimes treacherous bunkering. Favorite hole: the short (i.e. reachable) par-4 second hole.
The course is part of a nice casino resort with excellent rooms and good food. Great for a weekend trip and as a compliment to a round at Chambers Bay about 40 minutes east.
(Pictured: the fun risk-reward par-5 18th.)
Very nice experience
Can I give this a 4.9999?
Really enjoyed playing here. The layout is beautiful and kept in perfect condition. Staff is friendly and helpful. It really is a resort course feel.
$95 is pricey, but it did come with a cart with GPS, range balls, and tees. Course is near the ocean (about 40 minutes away) and the fairways a lush. So, it has heavy air and no roll, so the course plays longer than the yardage says, ended up having to hit a lot of 4s and 3s to greens and not 6s and 7s.. Greens were perfect, no bumps and few tricks, they just rolled beautifully.
Why would I mark them down a little? My GPS didn't work for the first four holes (they brought me a new cart), the coffee shop is, well, a coffee shop, not real nice for a place of this type. Finally, their was a drunk group of guys behind me on the back 9 yelling and being obnoxious. Not what I expect from a resort course. Finally, I didn't get my 10% 55+ discount, even asked for it.
I'm being petty, sorry.
I loved the place and will be back.
Costco pack mistake led to an unmistakable day of golf.
First off I lost like 20 golf balls. You hit it anywhere off the fairway or fringe and the balls was gone. Eaten by the hungry fescue. The course was amazing. Staff was amazing. Del is the man. I cant wait to someday go back.
By the way if you are curious I went to buy a 2 pack of rounds to Auburn golf course for $45 and they gave me Salish instead.
It only takes one...
A lovely course I've wanted to play for some time. I'd definitely like to come back in the summer. The only blemish on an otherwise great experience was the slow play. The group ahead of us took 18 min. to play the 1st hole. It took an hour to play 4 holes! The staff fixed things at the turn. That was 8 holes too late to my mind, though.
4 holes in an hour...were the mext 4 in an hour too? Then if you played the ninth in 15 minutes that is 2 hour 15 minutes for 9 holes so about 4 hours and 30 minutes for 18.....sounds like a good pace for Salish as it is normal to play in 4 1/2 to 4 3/4 hours there.
Wet but playable
With all the rain the greens were outstanding. Cart path only slowed things down. Course was totally worth the drive.
End of year frost delayed start and left 11 holes closed. Staff is very friendly and the young man (Caleb) working as valet were great. With the frost, staff was able to open seven holes and allowed unlimited play or till dark. The course does not allow walking and with someof the distance between holes it is understandable. I feel the winter rate is way to high considering many other courses are cheaper. 40 to 60 dollars for winter golf is pricey. I had a Golfnow promo code and reserved a Hot Deal for $45.00 and only got 14 holes in. Restaurant is great with awesome burgers and tremendous staff. Perhaps I may play again in the spring or summer if I can get another good deal.
this course has great features
winter golf in the northwest. it was in good shape little wet in places greens were better than expected
Beautiful Course in excellent setting
First time played. Would play the course more since it's only 20 miles from my house but cost of green fees are too high for me to play more than every so often.
A must play if you're in the area
Great course with lots of features. First time playing there, but will return. Lots of elevation changes. The course was in great shape, considering the recent drought. Greens were fast but ran true. Nice practice facility and range balls included in price.