When the Lummi Nation tribe purchased Loomis Trail Golf Course this fall, it not only changed its status from semi-private to public, but also added a valuable amenity to its hotel and casino holdings.
Loomis Trail, an 18-hole course with 180 acres of land, was purchased for $3.62 million from Resort Semiahmoo LLC on October 1, according to Whatcom County records. Lummi Nation chairman Jay Julius says the purchase of the golf course was important to the Lummi people and their history as the golf course is located on original tribal land.
The purchase of the golf course will also provide visitors of the tribe’s Silver Reef Hotel and Casino another amenity. The hotel and casino are located about 13 miles south of the golf course. Rita Jefferson, chief operating officer of Silver Reef, says the hotel and casino will also be looking to host tournaments and fundraisers with its access to the golf course.
The Loomis Trail Golf Course is the fifth-ranked public golf course in Washington state, according to Golf Week Magazine. The course was host to the 2016 U.S. Amateur Qualifier and the 2015 U.S. Senior Open.
The previously semi-private course is now open daily to the public. Greens fees for the weekdays are $42 for 18 holes and $25 for nine holes.Weekends are $52 for 18 holes and $32 for nine holes.
“We want to make Loomis Trail available for everyone to enjoy, so the course will be open to the public every day,” Jefferson says. Additionally, Loomis Trail Golf Course features banquet space and serves as an outdoor wedding venue which will continue to be used by the public and Silver Reef.
Loomis Trail Golf Course
4342 Loomis Trail Rd., Blaine
360.332.1725 | golfloomis.com
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