Located on the edge of the Wenatchee National Forest, half way between Seattle and Spokane, the Lakes and Desert nines comprise the 18-hole golf course at the Desert Canyon Golf Resort in Douglas County.
Designed and built by owner Jack Frei in the early 1990s, the course lies on high ground above the Columbia River, back dropped by the Cascade Mountains to the West, with fairways routed across genuine desert terrain.
Notable holes on the Lakes nine include the 411-yard 2nd – rated stroke index 1 – which plays uphill to an elongated putting surface, the 425-yard 6th, with a tricky back-to-front green, and the 224-yard 8th, where a canyon fronts the three-tiered green.
On the Desert nine, the 690-yard 15th is one of the most outrageous par fives you’ll come across anywhere. The fairway runs downhill, along the edge of a deep canyon, offering fabulous views of the river below, but approach shots can’t afford to miss the green left or long.