Course of the Week Archive:

Trophy Lake Golf & Casting

No. 18, Trophy Lake (photo by Rob Perry / robperry.com)

Port Orchard, Wash. | (360) 874-8337
Web:
www.trophylakegolf.com

When our 2017 rankings of Washington’s top-10 public courses came out last year, there was only one “newcomer” on the list — Trophy Lake, appearing for the first time ever in our rankings.

It’s […]

The Home Course

Photo by Rob Perry (robperry.com)

DuPont | (866) 964-0520
Web:
http://thehomecourse.com/

Play it on a sunny day, and there are few courses in the Seattle area more scenic than The Home Course. Play it on a cloudy, or even rainy day, and there are few courses that drain better, or are more fun […]

Lake Spanaway Golf Course

Spanaway | (253) 531-3660
Web:
www.lakespanawaygc.com

Designed in 1967 by A.V. Macan (whose other notable works include Broadmoor and Inglewood Country Clubs in Seattle, and Fircrest Country Club in Tacoma), Lake Spanaway’s narrow layout and oversized greens have held up to over five decades of play and 50 years of innovation in the […]

Resort at Port Ludlow

Port Ludlow Tide No. 2

Port Ludlow | 800-455-0272
Web: www.portludlowresort.com

I’ve seen Port Ludlow at its best – with tens of thousands of colorful flowers in full bloom around the greens, towering cedars splicing the sun into shafts of light like cathedral windows, stumps left over from the property’s timber-logging past rising […]

Mount Si Golf Course

Mount Si, North Bend

Snoqualmie, Wash. | (425) 391-4926
Web:
http://www.mtsigolf.com/

Exactly 10 years ago, in April of 2008 — just the third-ever issue of Cascade Golfer — we visited and wrote about Mount Si Golf Course for the very first time. At the time, we wrote, “Mount Si combines beautiful landscaping and picturesque […]

White Horse Golf Club

Kingston, Wash. | 360-297-4468
Web:
http://www.whitehorsegolf.com/

White Horse Golf Club returned to the Cascade Golfer Cup schedule in 2014, and our players received quite a treat.

Built by Cynthia Dye McGarey in 2007, the course has always been a stunner, with its creative mounding, unique hole designs and plethora of natural scenery. It wasn’t until […]

Trophy Lake Golf & Casting

No. 18, Trophy Lake (photo by Rob Perry / robperry.com)

Port Orchard, Wash. | (360) 874-8337
Web:
www.trophylakegolf.com

When our 2017 rankings of Washington’s top-10 public courses came out this week, there was only one “newcomer” on the list — and it was actually one of the oldest courses in the entire […]

Eagles Pride Golf Course

Eagles Pride Golf Course (Photo by Rob Perry)

Joint-Base Lewis-McChord | 253-967-6522
Web:
www.jblmmwr.com/eagles_pride/

It’s no secret that we owe many of the trails, campsites, mountain lodges and other elements of our “great outdoors” experience here in the Northwest to FDR’s Works Progress Administration, which put millions of Americans to work during the […]

McCormick Woods Golf Course

Port Orchard | (800) 323-0130
Web:
mccormickwoodsgolf.com

If you haven’t been to McCormick Woods for a couple of years, you might not recognize it — nearly 3,000 trees were removed on the property in 2015 (not all on the course itself), to increase light and airflow to the greens, increase pace of play, and […]

Desert Aire Golf Course

Mattawa | (509) 932-4439
www.daoa.org

Many of our best courses are in Central Washington — but, as the list of “best courses by price point” that will appear in the August issue of Cascade Golfer will illustrate, they’re also many of our most expensive. But not all of them.

If Desert Aire were anywhere except […]