Public Golf Courses--City of Spokane
There are four city-owned golf courses less than ten minutes from downtown Spokane:
4304 W. West Drive, Spokane, Washington
Indian Canyon was designed in 1930 by H. Chandler Egan and opened for play in 1935. Indian Canyon has been chosen by Golf Digest as one of the top 25 public course in the United States, and it has hosted many major tournaments. Built on a canyon wall with a vertical drop of 240 feet, it offers a unique playing environment.
3933 East Courtland, Spokane, Washington
Esmeralda offers open space and flat fairways lined with over 2,000 trees. Esmeralda's layout lends itself to all levels of golfing skills.
301 E. Meadowlane Road, Spokane, Washington
The Creek at Qualchan is Spokane's newest golf course. Qualchan is located in a natural setting, a sanctuary for many species of birds and wildlife.
3225 Columbia Circle, Spokane, Washington
Downriver Golf Course is a layout that can be enjoyed by players of all skill levels. Downriver is one of the oldest golf courses in the Spokane area built in 1916. The golf course is heavily treed and lies along the Spokane River and is bordered by Riverside State Park.
Spokane's golf season is April 15 to Labor Day.
2009 rates, All courses:
18 Holes Monday - Thursday $25 ($27 at Indian Canyon)
18 Holes Friday - Sunday/Holidays $29
9 Holes Monday - Thursday $19
9 Holes Friday - Sunday/Holidays $29
9 or 18 Hole Junior Rate $12 M-Th, $22 Fri-Sun/
Biggest Theme Park in the Northwest
The Silverwood Theme Park has over 65 rides, shows, and attractions. There are 4 roller coasters, classic carnival rides, kiddie rides, a Victorian “Main Street” and a 1915 steam train (complete with train robbers.) Boulder Beach, included in the Silverwood admission, has 10 waterslides.
Opens at 11 a.m. - Daily in the summer; weekends only in May, Sept., Oct.
Daily Admission –$41
Youth (ages 3-7) and Seniors (ages 65+) - $22
Two Day Pass (must be used on consecutive days):
General Admission - $65; Youth & Seniors - $35
One Day - After 5pm - $21
Parking Fee $4.00
(+ 6% Idaho sales tax)
Address: 27843 N. Hwy 95, Athol, ID
Directions: East on I-90 to Coeur d’Alene; then north on Hwy 95.
Spokane river and one of the Islands
Once again the contrast between the tow parts of the river is amazing.
There is a form of spillway to ensure anyone on the river is not swept into the rapids and later the waterfall.
I guess in this year of 2004 there is a 30th anniversary of the original Expo 74. the leagacy of the expo is the enhanced Riverfront Park and the fun and pleasure it gives to both visitors and residents alike.
Spokane River Falls.
The previous photo of Gonzaga University showed the Spokane river as a serene, calm river gently moving from east to west. I have also shown the two side of the river at Riverfront Park. One the calm waters great for boating, the other views show the rapids on the almost uncontrolled section of the river.
Now you see the combined streams of the river come together and crash down a waterfall and then flow west in the narrow canyon towards High Bridge Park.
I believe the repairs are to the Monroe Street Birdge.
Spokane has a pretty dreary reputation. It is one of the largest cities in the state of Washingtong and for that reason has a fair amount of crime and "bad neighborhoods" if you avoid them though you will find that their are many desireable things in Spokane. The best of which is the largest (by volume) waterfall in Washington state (Spokane Falls) and the city has made that attraction very acessable.