Golf Course

Ranked "#7 Among the Top 10 Courses in Washington" by Golf Digest (2007)

Known for its superb, year-round conditioning, Indian Summer Golf & Country Club is among the Northwest's premier, private golf clubs designed for the enjoyment of individuals and families alike. The Peter L. H. Thompson designed golf course is built to rigid, tournament-caliber specifications with magnificent, old-growth forest, and an abundance of water features. Voted "Best of Nike Tour" by players, the course is rated one of the top five toughest courses in the state of Washington. However, with six sets of tees, golfers of every skill level will have a challenging and enjoyable experience round after round.

Course Conditions

Throughout the off-season, mother-nature determines which projects can be tackled and the focus can shift on a daily and even hourly basis.  Thanks to the great October weather, the turf maintenance team had a very productive month.  Immediately following aerification of the greens, verti-drain work began on the fairways completing holes 1, 2, 3, and 9.  Based on the dry conditions, project work shifted away from fairway aerification in order to begin the process of hauling and spreading 430 tons of tan bunker sand.  To date all 13 truckloads of sand have been delivered with 12 truckloads spread into the bunkers.  The last truckload will be hauled and spread over the next couple of weeks.            
Currently, the falling leaves are forcing us to shift away from bunker work to debris cleanup.  To avoid turf smothering the leaves must be routinely cleaned and if they get too deep the vacuum struggles to collect the leaves which means hand removal.  Once a majority of the leaves are cleaned and the trees are bare, project work will shift back to completing the bunkers.  The feedback on the additional bunker sand has been positive.  Although still fluffy, the sand will settle and become consistent with rainfall. 

Verti-drain work on the fairways will continue throughout the winter.  The goal is to minimize cart restrictions as much as possible.  There will be times when carts are restricted for safety reasons.  The timing and severity of rainfall can create excessive slippery conditions until the water is able to pass through the soil profile.  Based on observations from last spring, the verti-drain greatly accelerates the drying process, maximizing cart usage.  As always, ropes will be also be used to manage traffic and protect worn areas of turf.  Thank you all for taking care of our golf course and have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!!