Golf News for Thursday, December 15, 2016 | Courses

Salish Cliffs Golf Club, Little Creek resort garner multiple accolades

SHELTON, Wash. -- Salish Cliffs Golf Club ( and Little Creek Casino Resort recently earned honors from KING5's "Best of Western Washington" and Golf Vacation Insider's "Best Golf & Casino Resorts" national rankings.

An annual survey of area residents, the Best of Western Washington poll identifies peoples' favorite places and things by their votes. Salish Cliffs ranked highest among on-course golf shops, also ranking in the top echelon of area golf courses this year.

The golf shop features an array of apparel brands including Nike, Footjoy and Cutter & Buck, as well as gloves, outerwear, golf bags, shoes and more. Salish Cliffs is a Titleist Fitting Partner, with custom fitting available by Titleist-certified staff. The shop regularly presents a variety of offers for golfers through creative displays and specials. The shop staff is known for its expertise and exceptional customer service.

"It's extremely gratifying to earn 'Best of Western Washington' voter praise -- those people are our core customers," said Salish Cliffs Head Golf Professional David Kass, PGA. "We strive to understand what types of programs and merchandise they enjoy, and we like to surprise them with new things by staying current with the latest golf industry innovations."

On the national stage, Golf Vacation Insider bestowed Salish Cliffs and Little Creek with Platinum status - the highest-rated tier of casino and golf resorts in America. Winners were selected based on a weighted, statistical formula combining Golf Digest, Golfweek and GOLF Magazine rankings with user-review sources like TripAdvisor, Yelp! and social media sites.

"The Squaxin Island Tribe committed to provide its resort guests with first-class recreational amenities," Kass said. "That Golf Vacation Insider's formula finds our golf course, hotel, restaurants, spa and casino among the finest in the United States shows that the tribe's commitment is being met."

The superbly conditioned golf course is an expansive 18-hole, par-72 layout that traverses 600 feet of elevation change. Pristine forest-lined fairways, vantage points providing 360-degree views and a collection of Gene Bates-designed holes combine for a memorable experience. The nation's first Salmon Safe certified course, Salish Cliffs maintains the course in a manner protecting local water quality and fish habitats.

About Salish Cliffs Golf Club
Opened in 2011 as an amenity of Little Creek Casino Resort, the award-winning 18-hole, championship-length layout is one of noted-architect's Gene Bates most respected design achievements that is often heralded for its exceptional course conditioning from tee to green. Additionally, there are no homes or buildings on or near the course allowing for magnificent panoramic views of lush forests and the Kamilche Valley. Salish Cliffs is also home to the popular Salish Cliffs Grille and the well-appointed Salish Cliffs Golf Shop.

About Little Creek Casino Resort
Proudly owned and operated by the Squaxin Island Tribe, Little Creek Casino Resort is minutes away from Olympia and Tacoma in the Kamilche Valley. In addition to Salish Cliffs Golf Club, the resort is home to the luxurious Seven Inlets Spa, the state-of-the-art Skookum Creek Event Center and the latest in electronic and table gaming with one of the largest and newest smoke-free casinos in the region. The 190-room resort boasts the area's best appointed amenities featuring the latest in concerts and entertainment with numerous casual and fine dining options. Combined with a spectacular display of Native American artwork amid the stone, glass and wood d├ęcor, the resort is truly an unmatched destination for the Pacific Northwest.

Ryan Noll

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