Saturday, July 20, 2013

Richland’s Horn Rapids Golf Course Utilizes Desert Surroundings

Horn Rapids Golf Course
Horn Rapids Golf Course incorporates the surrounding desert landscape into the club’s 18 holes which are the centerpiece of the golf course community. 

The Horn Rapids subdivision is located a few miles out of Richland, Washington, proper, though it is still within the city limits. The golf course is surrounded by upscale housing which is surrounded by the desert. Inside the golf course community, the fairways are lined with sagebrush. There are many ponds on the golf course and it is not unusual to see ducks paddling away.

Horn Rapids Golf Course opened in mid-90s

Horn Rapids Golf Course opened in 1994. It was designed by Keith Foster who has designed and renovated golf courses across the United States.

The course features 18 holes spanning 6,988 yards. There are six tees, the black tee being the longest; the aqua tee is the shortest at 4, 455 yards. The black and blue tees’ hole 12 is the longest hole at 579 yards. The black tee’s hole 13 is the shortest tee for the course at 200 yards. The golf course website has hole by hole descriptions and diagrams of the course.

Horn Rapids Golf Course is a par 72 course.

Horn Rapids offers year ‘round golfing

The Horn Rapids Golf Course is open year ’round. Cheapest greens fees are Monday through Thursday or in late afternoon any day of the week.

The golf course has a driving range, three practice greens and an 18-hole bent grass putting course. Carts and clubs are available for rent through the pro shop. A full-service restaurant with banquet facility is located on site.

Horn Rapids Golf Course Has RV Sites

The Horn Rapids Golf Course offers golfers the opportunity to play in close proximity to their recreational vehicles. The course has four RV sites which have 30-amp electrical hook-ups as well as water and sewer hook-ups. The Horn Rapids RV Resort is located right across Highway 240 from the golf course community. It has more than 200 full hook-up sites for RV’ers. The resort also has a recreation hall, convenience store, internet access, fenced run for dogs, deli and laundry.

The Horn Rapids Golf Course is one of 10 golf courses in the Tri-Cities area of southcentral Washington which encompasses Pasco, Richland and Kennewick. West Richland, a growing town which borders Richland, is considered part of the Tri-Cities area.

Horn Rapids is located just off Highway 240. The golf course is at  2800 Clubhouse Lane.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Seattle's Pike Place Market named a top free attraction

Spring onions
Seattle's Pike Place Market, which has been serving up fresh produce to shoppers for more than a century, was just named one of eight top free attractions in the United States.

The CNN article the famous waterfront market is copied by farmers markets throughout the country.
The market, set on nine acres on a hill overlooking Puget Sound, is a mixture of produce vendors, restaurant, bakeries, butcher shops and boutiques.

The produce is artfully arranged, but watch out for the flying fish as fishmongers toss fresh salmon and other fish, sitting on ice out front to behind the counter where they're wrapped for customers.

Pike Place Market opened in 1907 as the result of a consumer revolt about the rising price of onions. The market today is a Mecca for shoppers and visitors alike as it is one of the state's top tourist attractions..

Other top free attractions on the list were the Smithsonian Museums in Washington, D.C., the Alamo and the National 911 Memorial.