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Sunday, February 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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2017 GOLF - Fabulous Foursome in Wenatchee-Lake Chelan

Golf’s Sunday comebacks can be epic

In professional golf, victory is never assured until the final putt drops on the last hole of the Sunday round. Or during the playoff that follows.

Alta Lake has deception at every turn

At first glance, one might jump to the conclusion Alta Lake is a pushover. The first hole quickly changes that perception. The tree-lined, 543-yard par 5 is flat-out tough. The last 150 yards ascend sharply uphill, creating a challenging approach.

New-and-improved Rock Island a long-distance test

Rock Island opened in the 1970s but it doubled in size with the debut of nine new holes in 2011. The new side stretched the course to 7,153 yards from the tips, 6,639 yards from the blue tees, and added variety to the layout.

Welcome back to Desert Canyon, a gem near Wenatchee

If you haven’t played Desert Canyon in a while, it’s time to come back. The desert-style course just outside of Wenatchee has been around for nearly 25 years, but it endured a rough financial patch in the 2000s with a bankruptcy filing and an ownership change.