Inglewood - Washington - USA

Inglewood Golf Club,
6505 Inglewood Road NE,
Washington (WA) 98028,

  • +1 425 488 8800

  • Craig McCrone

  • A. V. Macan, Robert Johnstone

  • Mike Gove

The Inglewood Golf Club sits at almost the farthest north point on Lake Washington, where the Sammamish River empties into the body. It was here that A.V. Macan — a course architect best known for his work in the Pacific Northwest — laid out an 18-hole route during 1919 alongside local professional Bob Johnstone.

Although there are views out to both the lake and the river, the course here is valued more for the tumbling nature of its terrain, as it moves down toward these respective bodies. The result is a number of blind tee shots, where the player must use the signaling evergreens, which line many of the fairways here, to guide where the optimal shot should be. Eventually, however, the course will come down to the river. The No. 8 par three is a 210-yard hole that heads directly at the river; players are more likely to find trouble with its greenside-right bunker, however.

The club’s first head professional, Al Espinosa, was a prominent bridesmaid in the professional ranks of his era; he placed second at both the 1928 PGA Championship (to Bobby Jones, no less) as well as the 1929 U.S. Open.

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