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Palouse Ridge ranked among world’s top new golf courses
November 21, 2008

PULLMAN – WSU’s recently completed Palouse Ridge Golf Course has been ranked the ninth best new golf course in the world for 2008 by “Travel + Leisure Golf,”  a bi-monthly magazine published by American Express.

Designed by John Harbottle III, the 7,335-yard, par-72, links-style 18-hole course opened Aug. 29, featuring what the magazine describes as “top shelf greens and whisker-edged bunkers.”

Palouse Ridge is one of six new courses in the Western U.S to be included in the magazine’s most recent list of top new courses, which is headed this year by The Castle Course in St. Andrews, … » More …

Palouse Ridge Clubhouse preview
March 5, 2008


The Palouse Ridge Golf Course clubhouse is well on its way to being finished, with the framework and roof already installed.


Project Manager Terry Baxter-Potter, Capital Planning and Development, explains that the clubhouse is more than just your basic golf course hut. To hear Potter’s comments and see photos of the construction and course site, click on the following link.


As an architect himself, Baxter-Potter worked with Design West Architects to finish the building plans and get the project on its way.  The overall development started in October 2007 with a budget of $4 million.  Construction of the clubhouse is … » More …

Designer sees course as dramatic, diverse
March 2, 2007

Tee times won’t be available until late summer 2008, but the rough contours of all 18 holes at WSU’s new Palouse Ridge Golf Course are clearly visible and the “shaping” is in progress.According to course architect John Harbottle III, it is proving to be an intriguing, dramatic course. “I really liked the opportunity we had to create diversity with the character and length of holes,” Harbottle said. For instance, the course includes a par 3 hole that is 140 yards, and another par 3 that is 240 yards.“You’ll be able to use every club in the bag,” he said, and laughed. Harbottle, whose offices are … » More …

WSU golf course bids 20 percent over estimates
March 23, 2006

Bids for construction of a new 18-hole golf course at the site of the current nine-hole course on the WSU-Pullman campus were higher than anticipated, according to university officials.Bids were opened late last week. Mel Taylor, director of special projects for WSU’s Office of Business Affairs, said the university still plans to move forward with the project, which is expected to take about two years to complete. The university will reexamine the project in light of the bids and will determine how the course can be built within the original budget of $8.4 million. Taylor told The Spokesman-Review that the bids were about 20 percent … » More …

Golf course teed up for expansion bid
February 17, 2006

No dirt has been moved, no sod has been laid, but work on WSU’s new 18-hole golf course expansion project is under way. Now in the final stages of design, the $8.5 million project is slated to go to bid later this month, with a potential groundbreaking set for late spring when the weather is drier.The most visible indication of the project’s progress is the $2.2 million construction of a new Vet medicine teaching barn at Carver Farm just south of the veterinary hospital, and an 8,000 sq. ft. research barn on the corner of Terre View and Airport Road. Relocating these activities will allow … » More …

Regents approve plan for 18-hole golf course
October 29, 2004

The Washington State University Board of Regents approved a plan Friday, Oct. 22, for construction of a new 18-hole championship golf course and practice facility to replace the university’s current 9-hole course.University administrators said that the course, to be built on a 315-acre site on the Pullman campus, would be a recreational amenity to students, faculty, staff and visitors, while protecting open space. Estimated cost of the golf course and practice facility is $8.4 million. University officials plan to raise private funds to pay for the project.During their regularly scheduled meeting on the Pullman campus, the regents approved the schematic design documents for the golf … » More …