Suncadia sets opening of Rope Rider
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Suncadia, a resort and residential community in Roslyn, Wash., plans to open its third course, Rope Rider, for public play on Aug. 12.
The course, built by Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design, rests on land formerly used for coal mining.
Rope Rider is a par-72, 7,300-yard layout, but it is built to accommodate family play as well as players who don’t have time to play 18 holes. Youth tees have been set up 80-150 yards from the greens. In addition, the first six holes can be played as a loop, as can Nos. 7 through 9. The course also has a five-acre short-game facility.
To celebrate the opening of Rope Rider, Suncadia will host several events Aug. 26-27. Those include: the Deadliest Open Celebrity Golf Tournament, which will benefit the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial; a golf clinic and autograph session with architects Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy on Aug. 26; and a crab feed and concert.
Suncadia, located 80 miles east of Seattle, is a 6,400-acre property on the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains. Two of its three golf courses – Prospector and now Rope Rider – are open to the public. The third course, Tumble Creek, is a Tom Doak design that is part of a 2,600-acre private residential community.
The resort offers guests three types of lodging. The Lodge at Suncadia is a condominium hotel with studios, one- and two-bedroom suites and penthouses. The Inn at, which overlooks Prospector, has 18 guest rooms. Guests also can rent homes.