Downriver Golf Course Irrigation Replacement Begins After Labor Day

16 holes to remain open for play

Media: Fianna Dickson, 625.6297. Golf/Parks & Recreation: 311 or 509.755.2489

Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 11:54 a.m.

SPOKANE – A full irrigation replacement will begin at Downriver golf course in September. Construction is scheduled to last through late spring/early summer of 2022, and the improved irrigation system is estimated to save approximately 7 million gallons of water a year.

Please call the course for the most up-to-date information on course impacts: 509.327.5269. The date when the course will be reduced to 16 holes is unknown. A 25% discount will be applied to all golf rates when that time comes. Construction will rotate through the course, closing just two holes at a time. 

The upgrades at Downriver golf course coincide with a larger Public Works stormwater project, which continues work 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 the Public Works Cochran Basin Downriver Stormwater Management project can be found here.

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.

“Golfers are investing in irrigation improvements that not only save millions of gallons of water, but improve the quality of play,” said Garrett Jones, director of Parks & Recreation. “Working with Public Works to align their stormwater project with our irrigation upgrades brings additional savings and efficiencies to both projects.”

Golf course irrigation upgrades were recently completed at Indian Canyon (2019) and Esmeralda (2020). Combined, the courses are seeing approximate savings of 22 million gallons of water annually.


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