Palouse Ridge Golf Course
A venture of Washington State University, Palouse Ridge occupies 315 acres at the east end of the WSU campus and is the home course of the Cougar men's and women's golf teams. A links-style design built to championship standards, the eco-friendly course fits the rolling topography of the Palouse and offers panoramic views of distant mountains in Idaho and Oregon. Palouse Ridge also features a practice facility with a spacious double-ended driving range. One end of the range is reserved for use by the Cougar men's and women's golf teams, as well as a 120-yard practice hole.
The success of the golf course is attested by its selection to host the Pac-12 championships in 2012 (women) and 2014 (men). Golf Week listed Palouse Ridge at No. 3 for college courses, behind Yale and Williams College. The length, creativity and decision-making the course requires demands the best from the best.
Golf Digest and Golf Week both pegged it in the second slot in 2009 for the best new courses, and it's already designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.
Palouse Ridge played host to the 2012 Pac-12 Women's Golf Championship and the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Regional and will welcome the Pac-12 Men's Championship in 2014.