Washington

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.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Washington

Chambers Bay

1st Washington - Best in Area

Chambers Bay might be one of Washington's newest golf courses – opened in June 2007 – but it is set to be a high flyer in the rankings.

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Gamble Sands

2nd Washington - Best in Area

David McLay Kidd was entrusted with the design of the course at Gamble Sands and his reputed budget of only two million dollars to construct and grass the holes...

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Sahalee (South & North)

3rd Washington - Best in Area

Sahalee Country Club played host to the 1998 PGA Championship and the 2002 World Golf Championship so it goes without saying that Sahalee is championship calibre.

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Aldarra

4th Washington - Best in Area

Constructed on a 560-acre property that once belonged to the Boeing family, Tom Fazio’s course at Aldarra Golf Club was his first project in the Pacific Northwest region, opening in 2001.

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Wine Valley

5th Washington - Best in Area

The course at Wine Valley Golf Club was designed by former touring professional Dan Hixson and is laid out over an expansive property with the Blue Mountains as a dramatic backcloth.

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Tumble Creek

6th Washington - Best in Area

Laid out on high ground above the Cle Elum River, the spectacular 18-hole Tumble Creek mountain golf course is an understated Tom Doak layout...

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Seattle

7th Washington - Best in Area

Seattle Golf Club was founded in 1900 and the course lies on a rather compact site with holes laid out around a forest of stately pine trees.

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Salish Cliffs

8th Washington - Best in Area

Designed by Gene Bates and opened for play in 2011, the course at Salish Cliffs Golf Club is the main sporting draw at the Squaxin Island Tribe’s Little Creek Casino Resort.

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Palouse Ridge

9th Washington - Best in Area

Situated within the rolling hills on Washington State University’s Pullman campus, the course at Palouse Ridge Golf Club is a bold, dramatic design...

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Royal Oaks Country Club - Washington

10th Washington - Best in Area

One of the few courses built immediately after WW II, the tree-lined track at Royal Oaks Country Club lies on an enclosed parcel of land four miles east of Vancouver.

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