Salish Cliffs golf course is part of Little Creek Resort & Casino.
91 WA-108, Shelton, Washington 98584, US
(800) 667-7711
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About Little Creek Casino Resort

The Little Creek Casino Resort feels worlds away from civilization in the rustic Kamilche Valley, but in reality is only 15 minutes south of Olympia and less than an hour from Chambers Bay, the 2015 U.S. Open host. The hotel offers newly renovated rooms and suites, the Seven Inlets Spa, an events center, five different restaurants, a coffee café and the casino, home to slots, table games, a cigar and wine bar and the Starlight Lounge featuring live music, DJs and karaoke. The Salish Cliffs Golf Club is one of the state’s premier courses, roaming across 600 feet of elevation changes and lush evergreen forests.

Facts

Price Range$$, $$$
Property Class★★★
Year Opened1995
Number of Units100-300

Amenities

RestaurantsFine, Bar, Casual
Room TypesRoom, Suite
PoolIndoor
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
CasinoYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Services

ConciergeYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Little Creek Casino Resort

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3.4
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Skill Advanced
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1.0
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Salish crap

The fairways we're like hitting out of a swamp and it was cart paths only. The course doesn't allow you to bring your own push carts. I will never waste my money at this course again. The pace of play was horrendous and it took 5 hours with no marshal anywhere on the course to be seen.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Don’t Play in Spring Wait Till Summer

I’ve played twice. This course is pricy, if you’re gonna charge top of the line prices I want a top of the line experience. When I played in August it was well worth the $120. When I played in April it was very much not worth $80. Respect for lowering the price but definitely wouldn’t recommend playing in the spring but that’s Western WA

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Soggy conditions but worth playing

The course was soggy and cart path only. But considering all the rain that we have had here, it was in better shape than i had thought it would be.
Only con is that the cart gps system stopped working on hole 5 and didnt start working again until 16. Since it was cart path only, getting distances on the course was a little difficult.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Really wet

Nice course an facility, but it was really wet, and greens were really slow.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great experience

Took advantage of discounted rates. This course is fabulous. Tucked away in the hills

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of my favorite WA courses

Great course with a fun layout. Every hole is unique. We played winter rules obviously due to wet conditions, and it was wet!! I expected course to be little drier given the elevation.
Staff is always super helpful and friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Winter Golf

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Round

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

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

Friendliness Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 191
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
California Advisor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Eyes2&armsone

Course and overall experience well worth getting on with it. Be sure to finish with the Fish & chops, beer alongside(of course!)

Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Pure golf

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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