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Salish Cliffs prepares to start spring schedule

(SHELTON, Wash.) – Start your season with anticipation and for a good cause at Salish Cliffs Golf Club ( by registering to play in the Summer Kickoff (May 7) and 16th annual Squaxin Island Tribe Museum Library and Research Center (June 5) tournaments. 

The Summer Kickoff is a 2-person, best-ball event with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee includes greens fee, cart, range balls, BBQ at Salish Cliffs Grille, “Buy One, Get One” golf-round coupon and polo shirt from the new G-Mac (Graeme McDowell) clothing collection.

The MLRC Tournament is Salish Cliffs’ largest event of the year and raises funds to help preserve artifacts and cultural experiences at the Squaxin Island Tribe’s nearby Museum Library and Research Center. Sign yourself or a team up for the scramble-format event – with several sponsor opportunities at this history-reinforcing occasion – that includes nearly $300 in tee prizes per player and features a catered banquet and awards ceremony. 

Salish Cliffs Golf Club – the award-winning course at Little Creek Casino Resort – recently garnered distinction from Golfweek as the No. 4 course in the state, second only to erstwhile U.S. Open venue Chambers Bay among Western Washington options.

Located on the South Sound in Shelton – 20 minutes from Olympia, 70 from Seattle and 2 hours from Portland – Salish Cliffs will host an array of events this season:

  • Summer Kickoff Best Ball Tournament (May 7)
  • Couples Clinic (May 17)
  • Cascade Golfer Cup (June 3)
  • The 16th Annual Museum Library and Research Center Tournament (June 5)
  • Women’s Clinic (June 12)
  • Men’s Master-40 Amateur Championship (June 27-30)

Recurring events include Ladies Night Wine & Nine clinics, Short Game School and Salish Cliffs Golf League outings. Full details and entry is available at or by calling (800) 667-7711.

Many of these events coincide with the completion of wide-scale renovations to hotel rooms at the accompanying Little Creek Casino Resort. Golfers can take advantage of new stay-and-play packages that combine golf rounds, accommodations, spa treatments and other upgrades for one flat rate. Additional information and pricing is available at  

“We’re very fortunate to be able to offer golf, gaming, entertainment and accommodations all in one place,” says Salish Cliffs Head Golf Professional David Kass, PGA. “The Pacific Northwest lends itself to ideal golf conditions in the summertime and there’s no shortage of on-site activities here to enjoy in between rounds.”

The 18-hole, par-72 course is located a short drive from Olympia, Tacoma and Seattle. Traversing up and down 300 feet through the unspoiled Kamilche Valley, Salish Cliffs offers a pure golf setting that is free of houses, parallel fairways and other distractions. The Gene Bates design is regularly named one of the best in the state by media, course raters and golfers.  

Little Creek Casino Resort, also owned and operated by the Squaxin Island Tribe, features Vegas-style gaming, multiple dining options, a large spa and 200+ rooms and suites. Unique amenities include a 2,000-seat event center, wine lounge and state-of-the-art RV park. 

More information: or (360)-462-3673.

About Salish Cliffs Golf Club

Conveniently located in Shelton, WA, Salish Cliffs Golf Club is just one of the amenities offered by Little Creek Casino Resort. Both properties rest in the scenic Kamilche Valley on the southern tip of the Puget Sound and are owned/operated by the Squaxin Island Tribe. With bentgrass greens, tees, and fairways accompanying unique challenges at each hole, this par-72 championship course designed by award-winning architect Gene Bates offers a memorable round for all golfers.


Tommy Glasgow, Buffalo.Agency