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Glenoma: Go Golfing — or Maybe You Prefer Hang-Gliding

The 9-hole course at the Ironwood Green Golf Course facility in Glenoma features 1,512 yards of golf from the longest tees, with a par of 30. Designed by James Redman, the Ironwood Green golf course opened in 1983. James Redman, Jr. manages the course as the owner.

The course is located at 8138 U.S. Highway 12 and can be reached at (360) 498-5425.

Glenoma also features the Rainey Valley Winery. Situated on 103 acres with creeks, pasture and hills, the primary business there is a large Coho salmon rearing operation for the restaurant market. The bulk of the salmon production goes to the East Coast, though local outlets include Anthony’s Home Ports.

The winery is located at 8178 U.S. Highway 12 and can be reached at (360) 498-3060.

Little old Glenoma, believe it or not, is also famous for its hang-gliding from Dog Mountain, near the intersection of Highway 12 and Kosmos Road. The area around the lopsided mound over Riffe Lake is also good for fishing, parks, boat launches and hunting.

If you happen to spot a confederate flag flying in Glenoma, you’ve found the Rowdy Rebel, a novelty shop celebrating Ol’ Dixie.

Another point of interest is at the flats on the northeast bank of the Riffe Lake; the old logging town of Kosmos, that intermittently reappears when Tacoma Power officials draw down water, or there is a drought. The town was purposefully flooded in 1968 when the utility activated the 606-foot Mossyrock Dam, tallest in the state. Although tours are usually available at the dam, it is closed to the public for now, because of major maintenance operations there.

The old Glenoma schoolhouse, at 119 Glenoma Road, was built in 1932. The former elementary school was closed by the White Pass School District in 2003, following declining enrollments.

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