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Indian Canyon (Spokane, Washington)

Indian Canyon logo Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield

The Takeaway:  One of the classic courses of the Pacific Northwest and Spokane’s flagship municipal track. Huge pine trees and large elevation changes throughout create a dramatic setting for golf and reward the player that can work the ball. One of the great value courses in the west and a must-play when anywhere near Spokane.  Grade B-

Quick Facts

Designer:  H. Chandler Egan in 1935

Cost:  $27.00 - $29.00 (plus cart) Click for current rates

Phone Number:  (509) 747-5353

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Indian Canyon's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 4304 W West Drive, Spokane, Washington  99224 – UNITED STATES

Photos:  See additional photos of Indian Canyon

Accolades:  Ranked 18th in Washington on Golf Course Gurus' Best in State list.

What to Expect:  Indian Canyon is Spokane’s darling course. A favorite muni among the locals and visitors alike, patrons revere Indian Canyon due to the mature layout that boasts towering pine trees, classic architecture, strong elevation changes, and impressive views. From the clubhouse, 1st and 10th tees, views of Spokane valley are abundant and iconic at this course that Bing Crosby was known to visit. At one time the course employed GPS carts but they were later abandoned due to the interference the massive trees found throughout the property created. The course is short by today’s standards, but there is still teeth in the track due to the sloping fairways and demanding nature or working your ball through some of the narrow fairways and on the old school greens. There are no water hazards found on the course and it is a challenging walk due to the number and degree of elevation changes. Located near to the airport, Indian Canyon is an excellent option for a quick round before or after a flight. In the battle of Spokane munis between Indian Canyon and The Creek at Qualchan, Indian Canyon will win over the old-school classic crowd while Qualchan will prevail with players that prefer newer layouts with more dramatic shots.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Blue 72 6255 69.8 124
White 72 5915 68.3 121
Red (Women) 72 5336 70.2 125

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  10th Hole – 443 Yard Par 4

10th Hole at Indian Canyon (443 Yard Par 4)
10th Hole at Indian Canyon (443 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 3:  11th Hole – 224 Yards

11th Hole at Indian Canyon (224 Yard Par 3)
11th Hole at Indian Canyon (224 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  14th Hole – 438 Yards

14th Hole at Indian Canyon (438 Yard Par 4)
14th Hole at Indian Canyon (438 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  12th Hole – 536 Yards

12th Hole at Indian Canyon (536 Yard Par 5)
12th Hole at Indian Canyon (536 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  17th Hole – 267 Yard Par 4

17th Hole at Indian Canyon (267 Yard Par 4)
17th Hole at Indian Canyon (267 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  8th Hole – 224 Yard Par 3

8th Hole at Indian Canyon (224 Yard Par 3)
8th Hole at Indian Canyon (224 Yard Par 3)

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