An Indian Summer, for those unfamiliar with the American parlance, is a reference to an unusually warm, dry period during the autumn. This is all relative, of course and — considering that the Pacific Northwest is noted for its frequent precipitation — no one will be surprised that Indian Summer Golf & Country Club is not a dry round at all. In fact, Peter L.H. Thompson, worked quite a few water hazards into this route, which plays to the trends of its era.
Measuring at nearly 7,200 yards from its back tees, players will be faced with large bunkers, corridors of old-growth trees, and — of course — the ponds, to emphasize accuracy. These are almost easier to find than the greens, which take from the school of Robert Trent Jones and Dick Wilson in their design, often veering toward the skinner end of the spectrum, while occasionally heart-shaped.
The club, which spent the first 30 years of its existence as a private institution, went to a semi-private model during 2021. Members of the public may now call ahead to arrange tee times.