Top 4 "Must-Play" Golf Courses in Spokane

Planning a golf trip to Spokane and not sure where you want to play yet? Let me make this fairly easy for you. The following are my favorite courses to play in Spokane, and for a variety of reasons. Each has a very different layout and feel, each has a lot of challenges, and each has it's own unique character. These are not in any order of preference, so if you have time to play them all, I would highly recommend it. Spokane boasts some of the most inexpensive golf courses to play that would match most top-rated golf courses in the country. 

Now you won't go wrong with any of the courses in the region. We have some of the best golf courses in Washington and at rates that are unheard of in many other regions. If you only have time to play one or two of the courses, flip a tee in the air as you won't be disappointed with any of them. However, only playing one or two courses will make you want to come back and enjoy the rest of what this region has to offer.  

    #1 The Creek at Qualchan

    The Creek at Qualchan

    Spokane's newest golf course features a creek meandering throughout the course, five ponds, wooded and hilly areas, and holes with open beauty and well-protected greens. Qualchan is located in a very natural setting, and is a sanctuary for many species of birds and wildlife. Qualchan's par 72 and 6,559 yards will give all skill levels a special golf experience. Qualchan also offers many challenges with bunkers surrounding all greens and a number of ponds throughout the course, not to mention the creek that runs through the course, it's a visual beauty to play.

    #2 Kalispel Golf and Country Club

    Kalispel Golf and Country Club

    Located on the north side of scenic Spokane, WA., the historic Kalispel Golf and Country Club provides the ultimate Inland Northwest golf experience. Members enjoy a challenging, yet beautiful course, a world-class dining experience, and the highest levels of service and quality in a picturesque setting along the Little Spokane River. Owned and operated by the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, the renovated Kalispel Golf and Country Club provides the ultimate golf experience. Founded in 1898 as the Spokane Country Club, this elegant and historic course has provided decades of golfers with a haven to relax, socialize and simply enjoy the game. The Kalispel Tribe of Indians purchased the course in December 2015, continuing the tradition of excellence at the renamed Kalispel Golf and Country Club – and providing an exciting commitment to the future. The best way to get a tee time is through a stay-and-play package at Northern Quest Casino.

    #3 MeadowWood Golf Course

    MeadowWood Golf Course

    Technically not in Spokane, MeadowWood Golf Course is an 18-hole par-72 championship public golf course located in beautiful Liberty Lake, Washington (18 miles east of Downtown Spokane). MeadowWood is a Robert Muir Graves designed, Links style golf course. Opened in 1988, MeadowWood is mainly an open course with strategically placed trees, bunkers, and water features. With a varying set of tees, it can be enjoyed by golfers of all skill levels. In 1996, Golf Digest ranked MeadowWood “One of the Top 10 Best Public Golf Courses in the State of Washington”. With a number of bunkers on every hole and water hazards throughout the course, MeadowWood offers many challenges but is very forgiving at the same time.

    #4 Indian Canyon Golf Course

    Indian Canyon Golf Course

    A Spokane favorite for most golfers, Indian Canyon was designed in 1930 by H. Chandler Egan and has been chosen by Golf Digest many times as one of the top 25 public courses in the United States. The Canyon sits atop the west entrance to Spokane, overlooking the city. Indian Canyon requires accuracy from the tee to the green. The site of many major tournaments, Indian Canyon has hosted the U.S.G.A. three times; the United States Amateur Public Links Championship in 1941 and 1984; and the United States Women's Amateur Public Links Championship in 1989. Built on a canyon wall with a vertical drop of 240 feet amid many towering pines, the Canyon offers a very diverse and unique playing environment. It is well bunkered and has undulating greens which require a deft touch if par of 71 is to be achieved over the hilly 6,255 yards.

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