Our Favorite Five Golf Courses in Seattle, Washington

When we are not busy with our BMWs here in Seattle, we love to golf in our spare time.  And beautiful Seattle, Washington, is a great place to hit the links.  With so many great options here in the Pacific Northwest, here are our top five golf courses to play here in the Seattle area.

  1. Chambers Bay – This course when it opened was rated the best new course in American by Golf Magazine, Golf Week, and Travel & Leisure Golf magazine. Located near the Pacific, this course’s wide open play and links-style (walking only) layout set it apart.  Chambers Bay has also hosted the U.S. Open.  Green fees start at $89 for this Par 72.
  2. Gold Mountain – Located in Bremerton, this course showcases all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer in natural beauty, from evergreens to scenic vistas and everything in between. The course is set on a watershed, which means the surround area has not been developed.  So if you’re looking to play a peaceful and serene 18 holes this is the place for you.  But watch out for Hole No. 9 on Gold.  It’s a doozy.  Green fees start at $28, which makes this course even more attractive.
  3. White Horse – Another quintessential Northwest/Seattle course, White Horse is visually stunning and a fun play. Each hole is uniquely laid out, and as a result it was ranked as one of the top new courses in 2007.  Green fees start at $30, and its location in Kingston makes it an easy drive from Seattle.
  4. Kayak Point – This course opened in 1977, but is regularly ranked as one of the best public courses by Golf Digest. Kayak Point incorporates a variety of terrain into its holes to keep you on your toes and going back to your bag to find the perfect club.  Getting a cart is a good bet on this course due to the changes in elevation, but with green fees starting at $25 this course will keep you coming back again and again.
  5. Golf Club of Newcastle – This course is all about two things that we love here in Seattle: Golf and the views. While playing at Newcastle you can see not only the Seattle skyline, but Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and Mt. Rainer.  Filled with elevation changes, these courses will provide a welcome challenge.  And to top it all off, a bagpiper plays at sunset during the summer.  Green fees for this picturesque course start at $55.

So those are our top picks for golfing here in Seattle, Washington.  Hope you enjoy them when you are not driving your Ultimate Driving Machine.