Named after George Washington, Washington State lies in the Pacific Northwest and is the most northwesterly of the contiguous United States. Known as the Evergreen State due to its coniferous forests and marine climate that creates ideal grass growing conditions, Washington has the perfect ingredients for golf.
The Home Course is where golf began in the Evergreen State and is the HQ of the Washington State Golf Association and also the Pacific Northwest Golf Association. The WSGA serves more than 600 golf clubs in the state of Washington and Northern Idaho so there’s a smörgåsbord of golf courses to choose from in the area.
Sahalee Country Club was Washington’s highest profile championship facility, but RTJ II’s Chambers Bay (opened in 2007) is claiming the limelight, having already hosted the 2010 US Amateur Championship (won by Peter Uihlein), and the club host a rather controversial 2015 US Open, which Jordan Speith won. Big, bold, vertical - Chambers Bay.
Our Washington Best In State Rankings were last updated in April 2016. Click the link to read the story.