TPC Snoqualmie Ridge
Snoqualmie | (425) 396-6000
With many of the biggest names in golf history — Couples, Langer, Kite and more — converging on our neck of the woods this week, it was only logical that their destination should be our Course of the Week.
Of course, TPC Snoqualmie Ridge — site of this week’s Boeing Classic and all of its associated events (Rumble at the Ridge, Junior Clinic with Sandy Lyle, etc.) — isn’t merely one of the most popular stops on the PGA Champions Tour, it’s also one of our region’s most enjoyable private courses. And, in what will be of most interest to CG readers, it also happens to be one of our favorite places to sneak in a round during the summer — even though we’re not members.
How do we do it? Well, in addition to the annual Boeing Classic Media Day (a can’t-miss on the calendar for any local golf writer), non-members can tee it up at TPC as part of a stay-and-play package with the nearby Salish Lodge, perched high atop the cliffs overlooking Snoqualmie Falls.
Consider this incredible package for a stay-cation with your partner: spend one night in a Spa Club-level suite at Salish Lodge, with extended use of the Spa soaking pools, relaxing bath salts, robes, slippers, valet parking, concierge service and other amenities to make you forget all about the worries you left at home. Then, in the morning — with your body as relaxed and tension-free as it’s been in months — head across the river for your twosome at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, a rare and enjoyable treat for any golfer. Or, play first and then check in at the lodge, letting those soothing bath salts soak away that typical post-round soreness.
Packages can be booked online at salishlodge.com, or by calling 1-800- 2SALISH. And if your partner doesn’t golf? There are also packages available combining golf for you and a 50-minute massage for them, plus others that incorporate private lessons and other activities.
And of course, if you want to see what you’re missing, the tournament begins Friday with the Boeing Jet flyover, and concludes Sunday with the presentation of the Champion’s Trophy on the 18th green. Here’s hoping this time, it’s Freddy’s turn.