Announcing New Maintenance Staff at Indian Canyon Golf Course

City Golf Division hires Golf Course Superintendent, Assistant

Al Vorderbruggen, Director of Recreation & Golf, 509.363.5464


Monday, February 16, 2015 at 9:04 a.m.


The City of Spokane Golf Division has recently made some significant and exciting changes to our full-time maintenance staff at Indian Canyon Golf Course. We are very pleased to officially announce Fred Marchant as the new Golf Course Superintendent and Josh Harty as his Assistant Superintendent.

Fred and Josh have built a positive reputation in the golf community by assembling successful crews and finding creative solutions to the challenges of maintaining public golf courses. We trust that these staff changes will aid in the effort of breathing new life into the course conditions and restoring Indian Canyon back to one of the best public golf courses in the nation.

About Fred Marchant

Fred Marchant started his professional golf maintenance career at Indian Canyon in 1978, where he was a seasonal employee for 10 seasons. He became a full-time Assistant Superintendent at Indian Canyon in 1991 through 2005. Fred also thrived as the Assistant Superintendent at Downriver and the Creek at Qualchan through 2009. Fred promoted into the Golf Superintendent at Qualchan in 2010 and has had five successful seasons leading the maintenance crew through some challenging times at this course.

About Josh Harty

Josh Harty also began his career at Indian Canyon Golf Course as a seasonal employee in 1995. He went on to Walla Walla Community College and received his AAAS Degree in Turf Management. Josh was hired as the Assistant Superintendent at the Wenatchee Golf and Country Club where he remained for six seasons. In 2007, Josh returned to the City of Spokane and has succeeded as an Assistant Golf Superintendent at three of the city golf courses: Esmeralda, Indian Canyon and Downriver.

We are looking forward to sensational public golfing opportunities at Indian Canyon that will be provided by this great new maintenance team!

About the Golf Program

The Spokane Parks and Recreation Golf Division maintains and operates four championship municipal golf courses all less than ten minutes from downtown Spokane. Enjoy excellent facilities, beautiful scenery, and challenges for the beginner or professional.┬áThe courses include Indian Canyon, Downriver, Esmeralda and the Creek at Qualchan. The courses are operated as an enterprise fund that is not supported by tax dollars. Spokane’s courses welcome major tournaments from all over the country. Special arrangements can be made by calling or submitting a written request to the attention of the golf course Professional where you wish to play. For more information, please see our web site www.spokanegolf.org