An Amazing Course Designed by Tom Weiskopf with an Assist from the Ice Age
When the sprawling glaciers of the ice age receded from the Spokane Valley they carved out outstanding terrain for a golf course. Not a lot of dirt was moved to create Rock Creek, instead it was a matter of “finding” the holes within the existing landscape. When you pair a piece of land like this with an architect of Tom Weiskopf’s talent, it’s a lock that the course will be something special. So it is with The Club at Rock Creek.
Tom Weiskopf has excelled at the highest level in two careers, first as a professional golfer and then as a golf course architect. In the former he was known for his flawless swing and pure ball-striking, which fueled 28 tournaments wins on the PGA and Champions tours, including the 1973 British Open and 1995 U.S. Senior Open. As an architect he’s widely celebrated for his talent for creating a captivating course design while protecting, preserving and enhancing the surrounding environment, resulting in a golf experience at once natural, challenging and enjoyable.
“I’m an outdoorsman at heart, always have been. The rugged, natural beauty of the Lake Coeur d’Alene countryside had me at hello. I’ve been designing golf courses for a long time and I’m particular about the projects I choose. I was thrilled to take part in creating The Club at Rock Creek, and I’m exceptionally proud of the results.”
— Tom Weiskopf, Course Architect
About the Course
Rock Creek is undeniably gorgeous, yet its beauty is far more than skin deep. The wizardry of Tom Weiskopf makes this one of those rare golf courses that succeeds in satisfying every level of player, from the highly skilled to middle and higher handicappers. A round at Rock Creek will test every club in your bag, the mark of a great course, and you can play over and over again and never tire of it – another mark of a great course.
In the spirit of true links-style golf, every green gives you the option of landing your approach shot short and bouncing or rolling the ball onto the putting surface. And though the course lies within a densely forested area close by the lake, there’s plenty of room to play, with numerous wide fairways with generous landing areas and large, inviting greens.
Now, about the beauty. The course is a knockout, plain and simple. Spring heralds the arrival of broad swathes of perennial wildflowers including Buttercup, Trillium, Shooting Star, Dogtooth Violet and Yellowbell; with summer arrives armies of Syringa, Honeysuckle, Sego Lilly, Queens Cup and Pink Pyrola. Each and all spectacularly complement the deep green turf of the rolling fairways and brilliant white of the bunker sand. And of course there are lake views aplenty. But look, words and pictures don’t do Rock Creek justice. Come and play it and you’ll find out how special it really is.