History

The Indian Summer golf course was originally part of a community development which included new housing, wildlife corridors, and the donation of a three acre parcel to the historical society for the Chambers Stockade. The Chambers Stockade was a 10,000 square foot building used to house 32 families during the Puget Sound Indian Wars of 1855-1857.

When architect Peter L.H. Thompson began designing Indian Summer, he first spent two weeks meandering through the magnificent forested terrain and "walking, touching, feeling, stumbling over stumps, and wading through water." By understanding the site's natural hills, valleys and environmentally sensitive areas, and by applying more than two decades of experience as a golf course architect, landscape architect, and land planner, he was able to create a course where enjoyment and playability abound.

The original owners, Hiroshi Tanaka and Norikazu Aoki, opened Indian Summer April 23, 1992 as a semi-private club. Two years later in April 1994, it became a private country club. The clubhouse was opened in 1995 and became the largest banquet facility in the Olympia area.

Known for its year-round playability, the 18-hole, par 72 golf course at Indian Summer is built to rigid tournament caliber specifications. With six tees per hole, golfers of every skill level can have a challenging and enjoyable experience.

The course, like other Thompson creations, is designed to stand the test of time. Each green encompasses graceful lines, different characteristics and contouring that allows multiple pin placements. The result is a facility that maintains interest and the desire to play the course round after round.

Indian summer ranks among the best-conditioned courses in the Northwest. Players voted it "Best of Nike Tour" and Golf Digest named it on of the "Top Ten Courses in Washington" for 1997.