Palouse Ridge Golf Club at Washington State University

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4.9
Value
4.9
Layout
5.0
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.8
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7308
Slope 140
Rating 75.9
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Crimson 72 7308 yards 75.9 140
Blue 72 6723 yards 72.9 134
Gray 72 6172 yards 70.2 126
Gray (W) 72 6172 yards 75.8 135
Black (W) 72 5552 yards 72.1 129
Black 72 5552 yards 67.1 119
Green (W) 72 5106 yards 69.4 125
Scorecard for Palouse Ridge
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Crimson M: 75.9/140 463 379 484 190 589 253 489 447 540 3834 626 175 455 232 401 369 138 527 551 3474 7308
Blue M: 72.9/134 407 369 440 158 552 217 426 382 483 3434 566 156 426 217 401 345 119 508 551 3289 6723
Gray M: 70.2/126 W: 75.8/135 379 339 414 158 530 184 359 339 476 3178 527 133 387 179 376 307 119 475 491 2994 6172
Black M: 67.1/119 W: 72.1/129 353 328 389 124 510 146 316 292 411 2869 499 114 348 154 292 271 102 451 452 2683 5552
Green W: 69.4/125 346 318 362 118 453 146 260 271 370 2644 473 94 278 136 285 271 96 434 395 2462 5106
Handicap 3 17 5 9 1 7 15 11 13 8 10 4 2 14 18 16 12 6
Par 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 5 36 5 3 4 3 4 4 3 5 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 9 3 17 1 15 13 11 7 4 12 8 16 10 14 18 2 6

Course Details

Year Built 1954
Fairways Kentucky Bluegrass
Greens T-1 Bentgrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect John Harbottle III (2008) Robert Muir Graves (1954)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

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4.9
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

World class

This is a world class, championship course. The Monterey Penninsula courses were in dog-patch condition the two times I went there. Palouse Ridge is always in tournament shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Not fun

This course is very difficult. Greens like putting on undulating sloped asphalt with back and front edges that are shaved where your ball rolls to the abyss. Fairways steeply sloped to make them narrower than they appear. Good shots usually not rewarded.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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singlewide32
Commented On 04/06/2017

How much tax payer money/student fees fund this course?

We played Palouse Ridge last June and paid $52.00 (including cart) on a golf promo.

In July we assumed we could get the same rate however we did not have a promo. (our mistake) We were informed the non resident rate would be $100.00 and the young man in the pro shop would not extend a promo or resident rate of $57.00. We politely passed and headed to Idaho.

Our opinion is this rate is excessive for a course in the middle of nowhere that appears to get little play.

Very marginal layout overall-with the first two holes blind shots off the tee as well as two up hill par 3's that are hit and hope holes. The overall course was in good condition.

The club house and restaurant were new and very nice however zero patrons and only ten vehicles in the parking lot.

We played the University of Idaho Course 8 miles away and paid the full price of $41.00 including cart for 18 holes. 60 miles north is Circling Raven GC-Great layout, scenic, first class and well worth the $100.00 rate.

My review is Palouse Ridge is a $50.00 course yet trying to charge out of town golfers $100.00 - Locals should be thankful it is owned by the university or it probably would go broke.

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Scrapiron
Commented On 09/30/2015

Should add got on right after a college tournament had ended. All pin locations were tucked and overall course setup was difficult. Hopefully this is not how they set the course up for everyday play?

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

A Must Play

Played Palouse Ridge at the beginning of our Eastern Washington buddies trip. Well worth the drive to Pullman. Excellent layout, very nice fairways and excellent conditioned bent grass greens. The $45 senior rate we paid included the cart and was an awesome value for a high quality golf course. A must play if you ask me. We had lunch afterwards and the food and service was excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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craigamason
Commented On 08/22/2018

World class golf course. Monterey Penninsula courses are in crap-condition for the general public. Palouse Ridge is always in tournament condition.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

wow

Really fun, very challenging, good value. Emphasis on challenging. Great conditions, definitely worth it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Not impressed

Green fees are expensive for the course conditions, has challenging holes but the fairways are not in great shape. $99 for out of town rate is pretty high for a low demand for golf when students are not in school. Hard to justify playing there often when green fees and season passes are so expensive.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Shot maker course, with best conditioned grass I've had the pleasure of playing on!

Shot maker course, with best conditioned grass I've had the pleasure of playing on!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

great experience

Well maintained course. Lots of different challenges on each hole. Can be played by any level of ablility. A must play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A Breezy Challenge

Palouse Ridge is a great golf course which is especially challenging in the wind. On this particular late September day, skies were blue, the wind was gusting at 20 mph, and the greens were fast and rolling true. Control distance and direction on most shots and it will be an enjoyable round. But if you find yourself off the beaten green path and in the tall, brown Palouse grass too often it will be a long day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Would only recommend if rate is 50%, more

If paying full rate, play circling raven. Lots of ball above your feet, below your feet shot in the fairways

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course is Awesome!

Wow! What a great day of golf. The course is setting in the middle of the Palouse with grain fields all around, just fantastic views on every hole. The staff was very friendly and we were allowed to go out about 30 minutes early. A beautiful layout in great condition. Not many flat lies and speedy greens with lots of break. I will try to play this course anytime I'm in the northwest.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

GREAT COURSE....GREAT PRICE

We booked our tee time with the hot buy of the day with Golf Now so got an incredible rate. But that has nothing to do with the review. Palouse has become a top on my favorite courses in Washington. It rewards good shots but does not cripple a golfer that can occasionally spray a ball. For mid August the course was in incredible condition. Both fairways and greens were immaculate. Greens were fast but hitable at the same time. Definitely worth drive from western Washington and plan to do it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Good weather

One of the U.S. best college courses open to the public

It seems like every tee box, you get panoramic views of the course and beyond that stretch 50 or 60 miles. Much of the course plays like a links course, which can make for some very interesting bank shots and strategy. And there isn’t a house in sight and only a few trees, which makes a for an unique golf experience that more resembles golf around the world than in the United States.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

PAC 12 championship course

Third time played and a great deal! A good fair test of your skill. Beware greens are fast.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Palouse Ridge is fantastic!

Challenging course with some forced carries. You must place your ball in the correct spot in the fairway to have a good shot at the green. Most fairways are sloped so pay attention to where you need to hit your tee shot. Greens are fast but roll true. Awesome course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Challenging, bring your game!

Looked forward to playing Palouse for a long time and it was worth the wait. Very challenging, expansive and unique as there is a rural farm like atmosphere with all of the animals, barns and fields. Bring your game as you will need it here. Very challenging!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best Course In Eastern Washington/Idaho

Fantastic links layout with tee boxes which play fair for various skill levels.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day, Great course

It's a long way to travel, but I'm glad I made it out there. The course is in good shape and quite a challenge. There aren't many trees and or white stakes so typically you can let your tee shot go, but there is plenty of danger in the landing areas. Greens are well protected with bunkers. Sand was soft and easy to hit out of, which I think is rare these days. Greens played to medium speed and had an average amount of undulation.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great links style course

It was my first time playing there. It's well marked, except for landing ares from tee box. A gps would be perfect. Luckily I drove the ball in the right places all day. The greens were very fast and the smoothest I've ever played on, though they really did not hold the shots I hit into them. I rolled thru most of them all day, next time, if I do not have a GPS, I will just try and land on front, though most have a bunker right there. The lunch was awesome as well. If you want to play on a course that you would see the pros play on TV, go play this place..it's first rate all the way and golf now gave me a great deal as well. In the morning, before I played the WSU course, I played the University of Idaho course, it was fun also. A great day of 36 holes, well worth the drive from Spokane

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

rock hard greens

It is April, and the greens are slow (not normal for them) and rock hard. Not sure with spring weather, how a green can be rock hard late April, but they are. Fairways are cut way too tight for this time of year with many "non grass" areas mixed in with the decent grass.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor

worth the trip.

We really do enjoy this course...except one of the par 5s...snicker. Pace of play depends on the crowd & sometimes the wind...In our case we had a "slow" player in the group......HATED IT!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
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