Best golf courses: Washington

Washington: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Seattle
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

Tom Fazio

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
Coleman, Ray

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

Ray Coleman
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Yakima
Steidel, John

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Yakima

Designer

John Steidel
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
Bauman & Proctor

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

Milton Bauman / Glenn Proctor
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Bellingham
Graves, Robert Muir

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bellingham

Designer

Robert Muir Graves
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Wenatchee
Yount, Scofield & Barth

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Wenatchee

Designer

Robin Yount, Jerry Scofield (the owner) & Don Barth
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Portland
Raugust, Andy

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Portland

Designer

Andy Raugust
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kennewick
Steidel, John

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kennewick

Designer

John Steidel
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
Reimer & Miller

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

Original design by Jack Reimer; redesigned by Mark Miller.

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
Jones II, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

Robert Trent Jones II (lead designers Bruce Charlton and Jay Blasi).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
Overdorf, Bill

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

Bill Overdorf

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Wenatchee
Frei, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Wenatchee

Designer

Jack Frei

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
Foster, Keith

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

Keith R. Foster

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
(Closed in 2020)
Bellingham
Steidel, John

Visitors?

(Closed in 2020)

Nearest city

Bellingham

Designer

John Steidel

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Wenatchee
McLay-Kidd, David

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Wenatchee

Designer

David McLay-Kidd

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
Tyson, Ken

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

Ken Tyson

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
Harbottle, John

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

John Harbottle

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Spokane
Baldock & Baldock

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Spokane

Designer

Bob E. Baldock & Robert L. Baldock. Redesign by Rick Phelps (of Phelps-Atkinson) in 2008.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

Arthur Hills
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
Thompson, Peter L.H.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

American golf course architect Peter L.H. Thompson.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
Overdorf, Bill

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

Bill Overdorf
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Wenatchee
Steidel, John

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Wenatchee

Designer

John Steidel

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
Asmundson, Mike

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

Mike Asmundson
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Bellingham
Overdorf, Bill

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bellingham

Designer

Bill Overdorf

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Spokane
Egan, H. Chandler

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Spokane

Designer

H. Chandler Egan

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2018)
Seattle
Fream, Ron

Visitors?

(Closed in 2018)

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

Ron Fream
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Wenatchee
Sloan, Ron

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Wenatchee

Designer

Ron Sloan

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Bellingham
Proctor, Goss & Steidler

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bellingham

Designer

Original design by Proctor & Goss. Redesigned by John Steidler (1996).
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
Macan, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

Arthur Vernon (Mac) Macan

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Wenatchee
Unknown

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Wenatchee

Designer

Original eight-hole layout (1927); renovated and expanded to 18 holes by William G. "Bill" Robinson (1968).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Portland
Stading, Ralph

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Portland

Designer

Ralph Stading

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Even days of month
Bellingham
Cooke, Graham

Visitors?

Even days of month

Nearest city

Bellingham

Designer

Graham Cooke

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
Frei, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

Jack Frei
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Spokane
Graves, Robert Muir

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Spokane

Designer

Robert Muir Graves

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Wenatchee
Moore, Soushek & Hixson

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Wenatchee

Designer

Mike Moore & Dave Soushek; redesigned by Dan Hixson (2003)

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
Barter & Sanford

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

Gary Barter / John Sanford
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
Cupp, Bob

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

Bob Cupp, with design consultant Fred Couples.

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
Cupp, Bob

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

Bob Cupp, with design consultant Fred Couples.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Bellingham
Locke, Ted

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bellingham

Designer

Ted Locke
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Spokane
Harbottle, John

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Spokane

Designer

John Harbottle III
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
Graves, Robert Muir

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

Robert Muir Graves

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Spokane
Robinson, Bill

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Spokane

Designer

William G. "Bill" Robinson, and younger brother John F. Robinson.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
Panks, Gary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

Gary Panks
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Seattle
Robinson, Ted

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

Original design by Ted Robinson Sr (1969); modifications by Rees Jones (1995).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
Bates, Gene

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

Gene Bates
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
On request
Bellingham
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

On request

Nearest city

Bellingham

Designer

Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Bellingham
Dvorak, Rick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bellingham

Designer

Rick Dvorak

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Portland
Mason, Bunny

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Portland

Designer

Gene (Bunny) Mason

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Seattle
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature course.
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Bellingham
Robinson, Ted

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Bellingham

Designer

Ted Robinson (Sr).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Yakima
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Yakima

Designer

Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Yakima
Jacobsen & Hardy

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Yakima

Designer

Peter Jacobsen & Jim Hardy

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Yakima
Doak, Tom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Yakima

Designer

Tom Doak

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Portland
Robinson, Bill

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Portland

Designer

William G. "Bill" Robinson, and younger brother John F. Robinson.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
Fought, John

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

John Fought
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
Fought, John

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

John Fought & Orrin Vincent
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
Egan, H. Chandler

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

H. Chandler Egan

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
McGarey, Cynthia Dye

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

Designer Cynthia Dye McGarey is part of the Dye family of golf course designers, the niece of its founder Pete Dye.
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
Locke, Ted

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

Ted Locke

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Seattle
Locke, Ted

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Seattle

Designer

Ted Locke

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Kennewick
Hixson, Dan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kennewick

Designer

Dan Hixson

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