Golf Travel Review: Little Creek Resort, Shelton, Washington – Home of Salish Cliffs Golf Club

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
Categories: Golf For WomenGolf LifeGolf LifestyleHOG World TourLifeReviewsTravel
Little Creek Casino Resort

Little Creek Resort – Click to zoom

I had the pleasure of taking a trip up to the northwest last month.  I toured around the fine city of Seattle, Washington as well as going up into Vancouver, BC, Canada.  I’d heard of a cool new course up there called Salish Cliffs and made arrangements to play the course.  Very happy I did.  You can read my review of Salish Cliffs here.  While there I stayed at Little Creek Resort in Shelton, Washington.  This is a resort/casino owned by the Squaxin Island Tribe, the native people of South Puget Sound.  Today I’m reviewing the resort.  Let’s go.


Little Creek Resort is located about 1.5 hours southwest of Seattle in the town of Shelton, Washington, just off of highway 101.  The resort is a short drive northwest of Olympia, Washington.

The area is mountainous, with very dense forest and beautiful pines.  The air is fresh and the area is very quiet.  No traffic, noises or pollution.  This is a great place to get away from the concrete jungle.

Little Creek Resort, Washington

Standard Deluxe Room – Click to zoom


The resort is impressive.  One of the nicest and largest indian reservation casino resorts I’ve seen.  The rooms are new and clean, and very spacious.

There are four types of lodging options at Little Creek:

  • Standard Deluxe Room (where I stayed) – California king or two queen beds, coffee maker, flat screen TV
  • Deluxe Spa Room – California king bed, jetted jacuzzi tub, flat screen TV, stereo, coffee maker
  • Two-Room Spa Suite – California king bed, queen size sleeper sofa, refrigerator, stereo, flat screen TV (2), leather chair
  • Super Suite – Full king bed, full bathroom with jacuzzi tub, private bathroom, furnished living area, stainless steel appliances, full service for 8, executive office area with PC, CD player/stereo, 42″ plasma TV with surround sound

General Property

The resort’s construction, architecture and interior design is quite impressive, much more on the inside than the outside.  The hotel lobby area is beautiful, with a large atrium going up five floors.

A very nice hallway connects the main lobby with the pool, spa and other sections of the resort.  Pictures of that below.


Along with the fine rooms, the resort has a spa, meditation room, eucalyptus steam room, exercise facilities, indoor pool with hot tub, cigar lounge (probably the best I’ve seen), two casinos (one non smoking) and of course Salish Cliffs Golf Course.

Photo Tour

Let’s take a quick photo tour of some of the highlighted amenities…

Cigar Bar

Little Creek’s cigar lounge is very nice with large humidor and individual cigar lockers. Click to zoom

Little Creek Lobby

Little Creek’s Hotel Lobby – Note security guard wondering what I’m doing at 3:12am. Click to zoom.


Pool and hot tub. Click to zoom.


Nice hallway with pool on right and spa on left. Click to zoom.


Little Creek Casino – click to zoom


I almost forgot to mention the dining options at the resort.  I didn’t get a chance to sample much, but I did have a great brunch at the Island Grille Restaurant, one of about seven dining options.  There are also espresso carts/bars around the property.  I had many great lattes.

Squaxin Indian Museum

Squaxin Island Tribe Museum

Squaxin Tribe Museum

While in town we made it a point to visit the Squaxin tribe’s museum. The museum is about a five minute drive from the resort.

Inside the museum are many artifacts, photos, artwork and a wealth of information on the Squaxin tribe, which numbers less than 1000. Out of respect, I did not shoot any photos inside the museum. You’ll just have to go there and check it out on your own!


Little Creek Resort is one of the nicest, cleanest and most enjoyable tribal resorts I’ve been to.  The rooms are spacious and comfortable and the resort itself is new and pristine.  Best of all though, is the on site golf course, Salish Cliffs.


Hooked On Golf Blog Little Creek photo gallery

Little Creek website

Hooked On Golf Blog Salish Cliffs golf course review

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