Play winter golf in Liberty Lake | Weather
The hills in the distance are still covered with snow, you can see your own breath and the greens are cut into the fairways, but Trailhead Golf Course in Liberty Lake is open for business.
The course has made it a goal to be open every day there isn't snow on the ground this winter. With the milder temperatures of late, the 9-hole track has been open the last two days.
“If you've got that bug, you're going to find a way to play,” Chris Johnston, head golf professional, said.
Trailhead is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Feb. 15, when it will start opening at 8 a.m. and closing at 4 p.m. For $10 you can play all the golf your cold hands and face can stand.
Trailhead regular Edgar Shields, 84, says he plays the course every day that he has the chance.
“The course is playing pretty good, it's a little chilly of course,” he said. “But if there is ice on the pond, I don't mind hitting the water, because then I get a good skip and the ball goes a lot further.”
The course will continue to be open until the area gets hit by more winter weather.
“If it snows tonight, the course will be closed tomorrow,” Johnston said.
But even if you can't get out and play 9 holes, the course's range remains open yearround.
“We had guys hitting balls when the entire range was covered in snow,” Johnston said.