Palouse Ridge Golf Club at Washington State University

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Pace
3.4
Amenities
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Conditions
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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.

Reviews

4.6
30

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 3
Drinks 3
Amazing Food 2
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 3
Bunkers 2
Forced Carries 2
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 3
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 3
A Weekend Splurge 2
This Course's Location is:
On a College Campus 2
Convenient to the City 1
In the 'Burbs 1
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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.
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Fair
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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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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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money 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.
Staff Friendliness Poor
Quality of food & beverage Fair
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Poor
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!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money 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
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Fair
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money 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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent

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