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Sunday, December 16, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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100 years ago in Spokane: Country club expands beyond golf

Social change was in the air in wartime Spokane. The following excerpt comes straight from The Spokesman-Review’s society page:


Blanchette: Gary Lindeblad provides perfect fit for Kalispel Golf and Country Club

Gary Lindeblad


The Kalispel Tribe will open the Spokane Country Club to some public play

The Kalispel Tribe took ownership of the venerable Spokane Country Club this week with plans to preserve the course for private-member play with just a few tee times each day …


100 years ago in Hillyard: Hillyard voters reject plan to join Spokane

From our archives, 100 years ago Hillyard voters soundly defeated a proposition for annexation to Spokane, by a vote of 573 to 252.


Shawn Vestal: Spokane Country Club could have avoided legal saga by treating members equally

The Spokane Country Club went down fighting. But it probably didn’t need to go down at all. The club’s drawn-out legal battle to preserve a tradition of charging women full …


Kalispel Tribe crafts deal for country club

The Kalispel Tribe is poised to buy the Spokane Country Club for more than $3 million, according to a last-minute deal reached Thursday. At least two bidders were prepared to …


Kalispels bid for Spokane Country Club

The Kalispel Tribe has bid $3 million to buy the members-only Spokane Country Club and would fold the golf course and amenities into its Northern Quest Resort and Casino operations. …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The headlines were dominated by the stunning war news out of the Atlantic: “Big Liner Lusitania Is Sunk By Submarine Off Irish Coast: Crew …


Give and Take: Letter to the sports editor

Country Club sale could be a good thing I was not surprised when I read the Spokane Country Club could be sold. The rumors and stories about the membership having …


Spokane Country Club could be headed for sale

The Spokane Country Club could be sold to settle its multimillion bankruptcy case as dozens of members quit and business slows in the aftermath of a gender discrimination verdict. The …


Injunction against Spokane Country Club takes on deep-rooted gender discrimination

First, the Spokane Country Club was ordered to pay around a half-million dollars for discriminating against its women members. Then, after spending hundreds of thousands of dollars defending the traditions …


Country club seeking bankruptcy protection

The Spokane Country Club has filed for bankruptcy to avoid paying $1.7 million in legal costs tied to its loss in a gender discrimination lawsuit. The private golf club, formed …


Vestal: Case could impact country clubs across nation

Drusilla Hieber and Nancy Van Noy played golf on July 23, 2008. Or, in Hieber’s words, they “had the audacity to play golf” on July 23, 2008.


Jury finds against golf club in bias case

The Spokane Country Club must pay more than $500,000 for discriminating against female members. A Spokane County Superior Court jury Thursday ruled in favor of four women who argued they …


Gardening: Students, golf courses connect for day of learning

There’s nothing quite like a field trip to make classroom lessons come alive. Recently, about 50 students from local schools spent a day on the beautiful grounds of the Spokane …


Marking history

Spokane Country Club will celebrate its 100-year anniversary of the move to its current site with an open house from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29. As part of the …


Carbery was one of golf’s gentlemen

Golf columnist Steve Bergum reflects on the life of former Spokane Country Club pro Gene Carbery, who died on May 31.


Lawsuit alleges sexism at Spokane Country Club

When a Spokane businesswoman joined the Spokane Country Club nine years ago, she drew curious looks when she played in a members-only tournament dominated by men. The next year, she …


Golfers, private clubs retrench during economic downturn

The Spokane Country Club has an unusual spring sale going on. A few of its golfers are willing to part with their memberships for $2,000. That, and a $6,000 initiation …