The Fairways Golf Course’s layout unfurls over rolling terrain teeming with wetlands and native grasses. Multiple water hazards and fast greens pose challenges for experienced players, and relatively open fairways and a set of closer, forward tees cater to golfers of all experience levels. A dramatic conclusion awaits at the par-4, 419-yard 18th hole—the course’s most challenging hole—where golfers must contend with a dog-leg right and a small pond that arches around the front and left sides of the green. Golfers can prepare for the round at the driving range and practice green, or simply ask the course’s beverage-cart operator for the liquid cure for a slice-prone swing.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Boxing based workouts.
Pro Tip: Bring a water bottle and a towel. You will sweat.
Q&A with Chauncy Welliver, Owner/Professional Boxer/Trainer
What makes your business stand out?
We are a workout facility but instead of jogging on the boring old "dreadmill," we spice things up with a boxing-based workout, taught by real professional boxers, doing exactly what they do to train for a fight. The beauty here is you don't get hit.
What inspired you to start or run this business?
I was ranked #5 in the world as a heavyweight boxer and have traveled all over the world visiting gyms and seeing and doing different workouts. I took all this knowledge to build my dream gym and share with the people of Spokane what I've learned and my love of boxing.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
Our best compliment is when people tell us they have started many workouts at different gyms but have never been able to stick with it, either because of intimidation or because they get bored easily or frustrated. We have many members who tell us this is the longest they have ever stuck with a facility or a workout regimen. That proves to us we are doing something right.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
An unexpected perk to all of this has definitely been the camaraderie and encouragement our members give each other—they nicknamed themselves. It surely feels like a Fitness Family.
Teaching professional David Fern gives stance and swing pointers in an effort to make the game easier for his students. Situated on the Spokane River, the nearly century-old Downriver Golf Course welcomes golfers with a practice facility where Fern can identify their swing issues, while videotaping lessons for easy review later. To get an immersive learning experience, players can opt for a playing lesson, during which time the coach and student will play a round of golf. Along the way, Fern will cover the finer points of shot selection and course management, as well as how to determine if a bunker is filled with quicksand.
With the roar of engines, bikes pound through the dirt and fly over manmade mountains at Airway MotoCross Park. After quiet falls, the track is groomed by bulldozers to prepare for a schedule of races, special events, and tea-party-ruining competitions. As bikers slip past each other in mid air and spray up a mist of mud, fans cheer on a favorite to win a purse of up to $5,000. Patrons also suit themselves up during open-practice sessions on a track suitable for those of all skill levels and abilities.
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Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.