Dear golfers,

As some of you know, a full irrigation replacement will begin at Downriver golf course this month.

Starting sometime next week, we anticipate one hole being closed. Construction plans can change, and it may be an additional week before that happens. Please call the course for the most up-to-date information, at 327-5269.

A second hole may close in October, but again, nothing is certain yet.

There will be temporary greens available to play on directly following each hole that is impacted by construction, so that you may card a full 18 hole round.

As construction rotates through the course and impacts 1-2 holes, we will offer a 25% discount off all rates.  

Again, construction schedules can change, so please call the course for the most up-to-date information, at 327-5269.

Construction is scheduled to last through late spring/early summer of 2022.

Thank you

This investment to replace the irrigation system is thanks in large part to the Facility Improvement Fee you pay on rounds of golf. Thank you for your continued investment in our courses. We know how significantly irrigation systems impact quality of play.

The Downriver project is estimated to save 7 million gallons of water a year. With the Indian Canyon 2019 replacement, and Esmeralda 2020 replacement, these three projects will bring a combined water savings of about 30 million gallons of water each year. We’re also looking ahead to a master plan and irrigation upgrades at Qualchan.

Funding for the Downriver golf course irrigation upgrades is a combination of $2.5 million from the golf Facility Improvement Fee fund, and $409,000 from Public Works.

Public Works Stormwater project

Public Works is contributing financially to our irrigation upgrades because our project coincides with a larger stormwater project – the Cochran Basin Downriver Stormwater Management project – to improve the health of the Spokane River.

To reduce construction impact on the golfing public, a stormwater pipe will be installed through the course at the same time the course’s irrigation is being upgraded. Details on their stormwater project can be found here.


Mark Poirier, PGA

Golf Manager