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Skamania's New Golf Courses Open Early Summer 2021
Coming in 2021, the new golf courses at Skamania Lodge continue to take shape. Deserving of its breathtaking location in the Columbia River Gorge, our new 9-hole short course The Gorge 9, and 18-hole putting course The Little Eagle 18, are purposely designed to provide the impact of a BIG golf feel.
Twisting between the tall timbers in Stevenson, WA, our courses incorporate all the best natural elements of golfing at Skamania with magnificent views of two sparkling lakes and the Red Bluff and Cascade Mountains. The golf experience at Skamania will be energizing, fun, and challenging for all players. On the Gorge 9, you’ll discover holes ranging upwards of 200 yards down to 50-60 yards, and multiple tee options to fit your skill level. Even the experienced golfer will be amazed to find similar shot values to a regulation length golf course, while the novice golfer will enjoy the opportunity to get out and play this historic sport. With so many options to attack the course, you will not want to miss playing golf at Skamania Lodge. Throw on a tee shirt, grab a handful of clubs, a couple of beers, and you’ll be ready to play!
Progress on the Gorge 9 & Little Eagle 18
Meet the Team Making it Happen
Follow along with Brain Costello, Course Architect, Josh Peters, Head of Construction, and Guy Puddefoot, Golf Pro at Skamania as they share exciting progress and what to expect when playing the new courses.
Meet Guy Puddefoot, Director of Golf at Skamania
Guy got his start in the golf industry after attending the San Diego Golf Academy. He spent some time working with Salishan Resort, before heading to the Gorge to become Skamania's first-ever Director of Golf in 1993 when the Lodge opened. Eversince, Guy has proven to be an integral part of the golf experience here. His breadth of knowledge and passion for the sport come across in every conversation. Make sure to stop by and chat with Guy about the upcoming courses in the Backyard Gorge Golf & Adventure Shop.
Meet Brian Costello, Lead Golf Course Architect
Meet Brian Costello, Partner and Lead Architect with JMP Golf Design Group. Brian has spent most of his career designing some of the world’s most outstanding golf courses including Whiskey Creek Golf Club near Washington, DC, and Los Lagos Golf Club in California. His designs reflect a deep commitment to the powerful experiences of the game created through sculptural landforms, contextual landscapes, and by its’ natural setting.
Meet Josh Peters, Head of Construction
Meet Josh Peters, Head Construction Manager with Verde Sports Construction. Josh has been crafting new golf courses since 2000. In his role, Josh works alongside architects and developers on a multitude of extensive landscaping efforts surrounding golf development and has in his career managed multimillion-dollar budgets for properties in the top 100 lists. Josh is a proud member of the Golf Course Builders Association, USGA, Sports Turf Association, and Urban Land Institute.
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