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Western Washington Public Golf Courses
Chart compiled by Mark Yuasa Chris Taylor, The Seattle Times

Course/Descriptions Holes Yards+ Par Slope Daily 9/18 Weekend 9/18
Airport Golf Center 9 1,692 29 89 $10-$15 $11-$16
Two par-4s on this short course, bent-grass greens
8080 Center St., Tumwater
360-786-8626

 

Alderbrook 18 6,037 72 114 $32 $35
More to course than famous double-dogleg par-5
300 Country Club Drive E., Union
888-898-2560

 

Allenmore 18 6,026 71 115 $23 $24
Popular Tacoma course off Highway 16; dry in winter
2125 S. Cedar St, Tacoma
253-627-7211

 

Auburn 18 6,014 71 109 $18/$25 $20/$30
Keeps improving; par-3 No. 16 is a gem
29630 Green River Road, Auburn
253-833-2350

 

*-Avalon 27 6,406 72 122 $35 $45
27 holes, worth the drive; free golf on your birthday
19345 Kelleher Road, Burlington
800-624-0202

 

Baker's Edge 9 2,471 33 90 $9/$16 $10/$18
Many improvements in recent years
8225 Kendall Road, Maple Falls
360-599-2416

 

*-Ballinger Lakes 9 2,408 34 105 $15.50 $14-17
Rebuilding completed in 2000; now an asset
23000 Lakeview Drive, Mountlake Terrace
425-775-6467

 

Battle Creek 18 6,153 73 117 $23 $30
Now worthy of comparison with sister-course Snohomish
6006 Meridian Ave. N., Marysville
360-659-7931

 

Battle Creek Short 9 9 1,113 27 None $7.50 $9.50
Holes well-separated; one of top par-3 courses in state
6006 Meridian Ave. N., Marysville
360-659-7931

 

Bayshore 9 2,946 36 117 $12.50-$19 $14.50-$21
Wonderful bay views; nice old-growth trees; fun course
E. 3800 Highway 3, Shelton
360-426-1271

 

*-Bellevue 18 5,547 71 105 $26.50 $29.50
Busy, well-maintained muni; back nine superior to front
5500 140th N.E., Bellevue
425-452-7250

 

Birch Bay Golf Club 18 3,135 57 67 $15 $18
Waterfront, executive-length course built in 1929
7878 Birch Bay Drive, Blaine
360-371-7933

 

Blue Boy West 9 2,199 33 None $12/$17 $13/$18
Low-key family course; stump in play on No. 2 green
27927 Florence Acres Road, Monroe
360-793-2378

 

Brookdale 18 6,203 71 117 $18 (before 2 p.m.)/$25 $18 (before 3 p.m.)/$25
Nothing fancy, just solid, walkable course
1802 Brookdale Road E., Tacoma
253-537-4400

 

Camaloch 18 5,801 72 118 $25 $31
Back nine added in 1991 and has some of the best holes
326 N.E. Camano Drive, Camano Island
800-628-0469

 

*-Capitol City 18 6,233 72 120 $20 $26
Undisputed king of the wet-weather courses
5225 Yelm Hwy. S.E., Olympia
360-491-5111

 

Carnation 18 5,462 71 107 $27 $32
Friendly as a small town; grass tees on quality driving range
1810 W. Snoqualmie River Road N.E., Carnation
425-333-4151

 

Cascade 9 2,595 36 97 $15/$24 $15/$25
Good place for beginners ready for "real" course
14303 436th S.E., North Bend
425-888-0227

 

Cedarcrest 18 5,811 70 112 $28 $32
Marysville muni was rebuilt in 1997
6810 84th St. N.E., Marysville
360-659-3566

 

Chevy Chase 18 6,217 72 118 $28 $31
Wonderful clubhouse; quality new nine opened in 1997
7401 Cape George Road, Port Townsend
360-385-0704

 

Christy's 9 1,100 27 None $7/$13 $8/$15
Some good holes and some real short ones
37712 28th Ave. S., Federal Way
253-927-0644

 

The Classic Golf Club 18 6,387 72 131 $27 $34
A must-play; golfers rave about the par 5s
4908 208th St. E., Spanaway
800-440-3540

 

Crossroads 9 800 27 None $7 $7
Nice introductory course for children
16000 N.E. 10th St., Bellevue
425-453-4874

 

Dakota Creek 18 5,500 71 103 $10/$20 $12/$24
Nice setting; fifth year as 18-hole course
3258 Haynie Road, Custer
360-366-3131

 

Delphi 9 1,944 32 102 $11.50/$17.50 $12.50/$19.50
Short nine in subdivision
6340 Neylon Drive, Olympia
360-357-6437

 

Druids Glen 18 6,004 72 127 $40 $55
A must-play; wonderful par-3s; nice variety of holes
29925 207th Ave. S.E., Covington
253-638-1200

 

Dungeness 18 6,034 72 122 $29 $32
Enjoyable course in "sun belt;" "Old Crabby" hole
1965 Woodcock Road, Sequim
360-683-6344

 

***-Eaglemont 18 5,766 72 127 $45 $58
Some splendid holes; no longer ball-eating monster
4127 Eaglemont Drive, Mount Vernon
360-424-0800

 

Echo Falls 18 5,484 70 118 $37 $49
Holes 17-18 among stateís most lethal combo
20414 121st Ave. S.E., Snohomish
360-668-3030

 

Elk Run 18 5,724 71 121 $30 $$35
A lot of folks donít know how good this place is
22500 S.E. 275th Place, Maple Valley
800-244-8631

 

Enumclaw 18 5,561 70 106 $20 $20
Owned by King County; creek on many holes
45220 288th S.E., Enumclaw
360-825-2827

 

Evergreen 9 2,145 31 None $10/$15 $10/$15
Flat, friendly low-key country course
413 E. Main, Everson
360-966-5417

 

Flowing Lake 18 4,265 66 100 $11/$17 $15/$21
Friendly rural course; plenty of water; varied terrain
5001 Weber Road, Snohomish
360-568-2753

 

Fort Lewis Golf Course 27 6,388 72 121 $30 $30
Psst. The public can play here; 27 quality holes
I-5, Exit 116, Mounts Road, Tacoma
253-967-6522

 

Fort Steilacoom 9 2,500 68 98 $18 $18
Walkable nine-hole Pierce County muni
8202 87th Ave. S.W., Tacoma
253-588-0613

 

Foster 18 4,804 68 98 $16/$22 $19/$25
Major improvement program under way
13500 Interurban South, Tukwila
206-242-4221

 

Gallery 18 6,101 72 115 $25 $25
Scenic Oak Harbor course near Navy base open to public
3065 N. Cowpens Road, Oak Harbor
360-257-2178

 

Gleneagle 18 5,901 70 136 $22 $27
Better hit it straight on this tight, residential course
7619 Country Club Drive, Arlington
360-435-6713

 

Gold Mountain (Cascade) 18 6,059 71 117 $25 $28/$32
Not as pedigreed as Olympic course but still quality golf
W. Belfair Valley Road, Gorst
360-415-5432

 

Gold Mountain (Olympic) 18 6,034 72 122 $$35 $42/$50
A must-play; simply one of the nationís best munis
W. Belfair Valley Road, Gorst
360-415-5432

 

Golf Club at Newcastle (Coal Creek) 18 6,011 72 129 $150 $150
Stunning views; stateís most expensive course
15500 Six Penny Newcastle, Newcastle
425-793-GOLF

 

Golf Club at Newcastle (China Creek) 18 5,562 71 119 $95 $95
Nice variety of holes; not as many views as sister course
15500 Six Penny Newcastle, Newcastle
425-793-GOLF

 

*-Golf Club at Hawks Prairie (Links Course) 18 6,331 72 118 $26/$35 $41
Formerly known as Vicwood; tamer than sister course
8383 Vicwood Lane, Lacey
360-412-5367

 

*-Golf Club at Hawks Prairie (Woodlands Course) 18 6,159 72 123 $45 $53
A toughie previously named Meriwood
9051 46th Ave. N.E., Lacey
360-412-5367

 

Grandview 18 6,109 72 113 $19 $25
Visible from I-5; walkable, tougher than it looks
7738 Portal Way, Custer
360-366-3947

 

Green Lake Short 9 9 705 27 None $5 $5
Affordable pitch-and-putt golf for the masses
5701 W. Green Lake Way N., Seattle
206-632-2280

 

*-Harbour Pointe 18 6,162 72 118 $48 $59
First-rate course that has won national recognition
11817 Harbour Pointe, Everett
425-355-6060

 

High Cedars 18 6,260 72 113 $30 $40
Solid course in wonderful setting; worth the trip
14604 149th St. Ct. E., Orting
360-893-3171

 

High Cedars Short 9 9 1,518 29 78 $14 $18
Two par-4s on course; place to improve short game
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14604 149th St. Ct. E., Orting
360-893-3171

 

Highlands 9 1,250 28 None $9 $9
Some good views on this par-64 course
1400 Highland Parkway N., Tacoma
253-759-3622

 

*-Holmes Harbor 18 4,035 64 112 $25 $30
Some good views; owned by ex-Sonic Jack Sikma
5023 Harbor Hills Drive, Freeland
360-331-2363

 

Homestead 18 6,033 72 124 $45 $55
Famous island green on 18th hole of resort layout
115 E. Homestead Blvd., Lynden
800-354-1196

 

****-Horseshoe Lake 18 5,800 71 109 $18/$34 $20/$40
Cart needed on rigorous back nine; fun course
15932 Sidney Road S.W., Port Orchard
253-857-3326

 

Interbay 9 1,327 28 NA $12.50 $15
Among stateís best par-3 courses; slow play a problem
2501 15th Ave. W., Seattle
206-285-2200

 

Island Greens 9 1,355 27 None $7 $8
Sharp par-3 course in bucolic setting
3890 E. French Road, Whidbey Island
360-579-6042

 

Jackson Park 18 5,878 71 112 $25 $30
Reduced fees while front nine undergoes major renovations
1000 N.E. 135th, Seattle
206-363-4747

 

Jackson Short 9 9 903 27 None $12 $12
Good place for beginners and families
1000 N.E. 135th, Seattle
206-363-4747

 

Jade Greens 9 2,531 34 108 $15/$22 $17/$26
Rural layout encircles wetlands
18330 S.E. Lake Holm Road, Auburn
253-931-8562

 

Jefferson Park 18 5,820 70 110 $25 $30
The United Nations of golf courses; solid layout
4101 Beacon S., Seattle
206-762-4513

 

Jefferson Short 9 9 1,225 27 None $12 $12
Could be turned into something special
4101 Beacon S., Seattle
206-762-4513

 

Kayak Point 18 6,109 72 127 $29 $35
A must-play; "Northwest golf" personified
15711 Marine Drive, Stanwood
360-652-9676

 

Kenwanda 18 5,336 69 101 $15/$20 $15/$25
Nice views; name a combo of Ken and Wanda
14030 Kenwanda Drive, Snohomish
360-668-1166

 

Lake Cushman 9 2,951 36 111 $16/$22 $17/$25
Interesting nine-hole course; good range
210 West Fairway, Hoodsport
360-877-5505

 

*-LakeLand Village 27 6,086 72 126 $15/$25 $18/$33
27-hole complex; nines named Generation I, II, III
Old Ranch Road, Allyn
360-275-6100

 

Lake Limerick 9 2,948 36 111 $12/$18 $14/$20
Tight, dual-tee nine-holer; better be accurate
E. 781 St. Andrews Drive, Shelton
360-426-6290

 

Lake Padden 18 6,124 72 121 $15/$19 $26
Outstanding Whatcom County muni; a bargain
4882 Samish Way, Bellingham
360-738-7400

 

Lake Spanaway 18 6,394 71 118 $15.25/$23.25 $15.25/$23.25
Probably state's best "bang-for-the-buck" bargain
15602 Pacific Ave., Tacoma
253-531-3660

 

Lake Wilderness 18 5,081 70 106 $23 $29
Routing through neighborhoods; senior bargains
25400 Witte Drive S.E., Maple Valley
425-432-9405

 

Lams Links 9 1,151 28 None $6/$9 $9/$12
Par-3 golf on north end of Whidbey Island
597 W. Ducken Road, Oak Harbor
360-675-3412

 

Legion Memorial 18 6,111 72 109 $23.50-$34 $26.50-$38
Redone in 1998; much drier now; enjoyable
144 W. Marine View Drive, Everett
425-259-4653

 

Lipoma Firs 27 6,200 72 118 $13/$20 $16/$25
27-hole complex; some nice views of Cascades
18615 110th Ave. E., Puyallup
253-841-4396

 

Lobo Country Club 9 1,090 27 None $8/$12 $8/$12
Par-3 course in rural setting
12015 84th St. S.E., Snohomish
360-568-1638

 

Loomis Trail Golf Club 18 6,192 72 132 $55 $65
No. 81 on Golf Digestís list of courses you can play
4342 Loomis Trail Road, Blaine
360-332-8138

 

Lopez Island 9 2,711 35 93 $18/$25 $18/$25
Low-key, community course
Airport Road, Lopez Island
360-468-2679

 

Lynnwood 18 4,741 65 100 $16/$25 $16/$27
Architect made the most of available land
20200 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood
425-672-4653

 

*-Madrona Links 18 5,193 71 106 $17/$23 $19/$26
Tree-lined course near Narrows Bridge
3604 22nd Ave. N.W., Gig Harbor
253-851-5193

 

*-Maplewood 18 5,669 72 117 $17/$22 $17/$28
Improved; will surprise folks who left it years ago
4000 S.E. Maple Valley Hwy., Renton
425-430-6800

 

*-McCormick Woods 18 6,165 72 125 $30/$42 $35/$59
Once ranked among nationís top 50 public courses
5155 McCormick Woods Drive, Port Orchard
360-895-0130

 

*-Meadowmeer 9 2,765 35 122 $14.50/$19 $17/$23
Semiprivate nine on Bainbridge Island
8530 Renny Lane N.E., Bainbridge Island
206-842-2218

 

*-Meadowpark 18 5,763 71 117 $16/$22 $17/$25
Busy muni outside Tacoma; has driving range
7108 Lakewood Drive W., University Place
253-473-3033

 

Meadowpark Short 9 9 1,475 29 None $9/$13 $9/$13
Place to sharpen short game; good course for kids
7108 Lakewood Drive W., University Place
253-473-3033

 

Meridian Greens 9 1,350 29 None $7/$12 $9/$14
Flat, easy to walk; facility includes driving range
9705 136th St. E., Puyallup
253-845-7504

 

Monroe 9 2,451 33 96 $12/$17 $13/$18
Good course for families; nice rain shelters
22110 Old Owen Road, Monroe
360-794-8498

 

Mount Si 18 6,024 72 111 $18/$30 $24/$39
Friendly; nice views; reputation for good greens
9010 Boalch Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie
425-888-1541

 

New World Golf Center 9 947 27 None $6/$8 $6/$8
Affordable par-3 golf in Bellingham
5022 Guide Meridian, Bellingham
360-398-1362

 

Nile Temple 18 5,000 67 104 $17/$28 $20/$30
Smile with Nile; enjoyable 5,000-yard course
500. 244th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace
425-776-5154

 

Nisqually Valley 18 5,839 72 114 $10/$17 $12/$20
Improving, affordable; pleasant setting
15425 Mosman St. S.E., Yelm
800-352-2645

 

North Bellingham 18 6,179 72 118 $20/$34 $23/$39
Tough links-style layout; bunkers, water make it a test
205 W. Smith Road, Bellingham
888-322-6242

 

*-North Shore 18 6,039 71 126 $15/$25 $18/$33
Solid course that always receives high marks
4101 North Shore Blvd, Tacoma
800-447-1375

 

Olson Mansion 9 2,727 35 117 $15/$21 $17/$23
Former Course at Taylor Creek under new ownership
21401 244th Ave. S.E., Maple Valley
425-433-0711

 

Orcas Island 9 3,006 36 116 $22/$30 $22/$30
Scenic course in splendid setting
2171 Orcas Road, Orcas Island
360-376-4400

 

Overlook 9 2,026 33 97 $10/$17 $12/$22
Country 9-hole course; some fun par-3s
1753 Highway 9, Mount Vernon
360-422-6444

 

*-Point Roberts G&CC 18 6,029 72 123 $46.90 $53.60
Opened last year; enter through Canada
196 Marine Drive, Point Roberts
360-945-GOLF

 

Port Townsend 9 2,731 35 114 $12.50/$20 $12.50/$20
Nine-hole course in interesting town
1948 Blaine St., Port Townsend
360-385-4547

 

Raspberry Ridge 9 2,585 34 115 $12.50/$18.50 $12.50/$18.50
Enjoyable, well-bunkered nine-hole course
6827 Hannegan Road, Everson
360-354-3029

 

*-The Resort at Ludlow Bay 27 6,179 72 132 $49 $55
True Northwest flavor at this 27-hole complex
Paradise Bay Road, Port Ludlow
800-455-0272

 

*-Riverbend 18 6,260 72 112 $20/$30 $22/$35
Stateís busiest course; a success story for City of Kent
2019 West Meeker, Kent
253-854-3673

 

*-Riverbend Par 3 9 1,174 27 None $9 $12
Decent length on some holes
2019 West Meeker, Kent
253-854-3673

 

Riverside 9 3,000 36 102 $8.50/$13 $9.50/$14
Flat, walkable course in Ferndale
5799 Riverside Drive, Ferndale
360-384-4116

 

Rolling Hills 18 5,936 70 120 $16/$25 $18/$28
Site of 2002 PNGA Womenís Public Links
2485 N.E. McWilliams Road, Bremerton
360-479-1212

 

San Juan Golf and CC 9 3,115 35/36 110 $23/$40 $23/$40
Fun course that isnít easy to score on
2261 Golf Course Road, Friday Harbor
360-378-2254

 

Sauk Mountain View 9 2,452 33 114 $10/$15 $15/$20
Rural setting; previously named Gateway
839 Fruitdale Road, Sedro-Woolley
360-856-0315

 

Scott Lake 9 2,622 35 93 $9/$16 $10/$18
Family-run nine-hole course near Olympia
11746 Scott Creek Drive S.W., Olympia
360-352-4838

 

Semiahmoo 18 6,003 72 123 $55 $65
No. 70 of Golf Digestís best U.S. public courses
8720 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine
360-371-7005

 

Shuksan 18 6,259 72 125 $29 $39
A four-star course; gorgeous; hard to walk
1500 E. Axton Road, Bellingham
800-801-8897

 

Similk Beach 18 6,177 72 110 $15/$22 $18/$25
Grip it and rip it; plenty of room on many holes
1250 Christiansen Road, Anacortes
360-293-3444

 

*-Snohomish 18 6,325 72 119 $16/$23 $18/$30
Well-routed, interesting, always a good test
7805 147th S.E., Snohomish
360-568-2676

 

Snoqualmie Falls 18 5,452 71 102 $17/$27 $19/$30
Flat and friendly; good place to end scoring slump
35109 Fish Hatchery Road, Fall City
425-392-1276

 

Sudden Valley 18 6,143 72 126 $35 $44
Few courses leave you with as much to talk about
2145 Lake Whatcom Blvd., Bellingham
360-734-6435

 

*-Sumner Meadows 18 6,196 72 120 $17/$25 $23/$33
Links-style golf with plenty of water
14802 8th St. E., Sumner
888-258-3348

 

Tall Chief 18 5,218 70 106 $25 $29
Blue-collar golf after lovely tree-lined entry road
1313 W. Snoqualmie River Road S.E., Fall City
425-222-5911

 

Tanwax Greens 9 2,908 36 111 $12/$22 $14/$24
Nothing "mom and pop" about this owner-built track
36510 Mountain Highway E., Eatonville
360-832-8400

 

*-Tapps Island 9 2,786 35 117 $14/$21 $16/$24
A candidate for best nine-hole course in the state
20818 Island Parkway East, Sumner
253-862-7011

 

Trilogy at Redmond Ridge 18 6,032 70 NA $49 $64
Opening May 23, 2003.
Between Redmond and Duvall on Novelty Hill Road
866-305-1857

 

Trophy Lake 18 6,162 72 129 $55 $70
A must-play; good routing; holes you won't forget
3900 S.W. Lake Flora Road, Port Orchard
360-874-8337

 

*-Tumwater Valley 18 6,108 72 113 $25 $30
Want distance? This place has it; good range, too
4611 Tumwater Valley Drive, Tumwater
360-943-9500

 

Twin Rivers 18 5,760 70 101 $30 $30
18 holes, flat; enjoyable course for low-key outing
4446 Preston-Fall City Road S.E., Fall City
425-222-7575

 

Tyee Valley 18 5,255 70 106 $17 $20
Like golf? Like airplanes? This is where you get both
2401 South 192nd, SeaTac
206-878-3540

 

University Golf Club 9 2,732 35 101 $9/$15 $9/$15
Campus course at Pacific Lutheran University
754 124th S., Tacoma
253-535-7393

 

Village Greens 18 3,255 58 87 $15 $15
Executive-length 18 owned by Kitsap County
2298 Fircrest Drive S.E., Port Orchard
360-871-1222

 

Walter Hall 18 5,817 72 111 $16.50/$24 $19.50/$28
Underappreciated Everett muni; good holes on back 9
1226 West Casino Road, Everett
425-353-4653

 

*-Washington National 18 6,424 71 130 $77 (starting 6/1) $94 (starting 6/1)
Home of NCAA Womenís Championships last year
14330 S.E. Husky Way, Auburn
253-333-5000

 

Wayne 18 4,326 65 93 $19 $22
Front nine always fun; back nine is too short
16721 96th N.E., Bothell
425-486-4714

 

Wellington Hills 9 2,608 34 102 $10.50/$17 $11.50/$18
Affordable, no-frills golf in Woodinville
7026 240th St. S.E., Woodinville
425-485-5589

 

West Seattle 18 6,175 72 117 $25 $30
Considered the best course of Seattle munis
4470 35th S.W., Seattle
206-935-5187

 

*-Willows Run (Eagle's Talon) 18 6,364 72 117 $36 $48
Longest and toughest of the two Willows Run tracks
10402 Willows Road, Redmond
425-883-1200

 

*-Willows Run (Coyote Creek) 18 5,831 72 114 $40 $55
Nice variety of holes here; links-style golf
10402 Willows Road, Redmond
425-883-1200

 

Willows Run (Heron Links) 9 1,118 27 None $11 $13
Among best par-3 courses in the state
10402 Willows Road, Redmond
425-883-1200

 

* ó weekday green fees effective Monday through Thursday; green fees Friday through Sunday, including holidays, may be higher.
** ó nonresident greens fees.
*** ó includes golf cart.
**** ó includes golf cart for the back nine holes.

Prices listed may fluctuate, and most offer special prices including senior, junior, and twilight rates. All information current as of May 1, 2003.

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