Debuting in 1992, the Apple Tree Golf Course is the focal point of a residential development within the Apple Tree Resort. The par three 17th, which plays to an apple-shaped island green, is considered by many to be one of the best golf holes in the Evergreen State.
This is a fun course, but could very easily become a great course. This has been my home course for the past 12 months and I have seen it through every shape. In March and late in the year(November-December) the greens are firm, fast and the course plays amazing. Every other month of the year(especially when the water is on) the greens and even the fairways are always mushy and wet. I understand that there are challenges with types of grass, but the turf team is more concerned with things being green than anything. On the other hand, it is a "resort style" course and this makes it more playable for the average golfer.
The front 9 has a lot of great variety, challenge and intrigue. The back 9 leaves something to be desired until you it 15 and then 15-18 is a good stretch. The layout is a plus, the conditioning is the only thing holding this course back! The staff in the pro shop, and the restaurant are great!