Course of the Week Archive:

Resort at Port Ludlow

Port Ludlow Tide No. 2

Port Ludlow | 800-455-0272

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

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

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 /

Port Orchard, Wash. | (360) 874-8337

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

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

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

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 […]

Cedars at Dungeneess

Cedars at Dungeness

SEQUIM | (360) 683-6344

There’s no bad time to head to the Cedars at Dungeness. In the winter and spring, its relatively dry climate makes it one of Western Washington’s busiest and most attractive courses. In the summer and fall, the scenic drive up the Olympic Peninsula makes it […]

Salish Cliffs Golf Club

The view from the first tee at Salish Cliffs.

Shelton, Wash. | (360) 462-3673

Practically from the day it opened in 2011, Salish Cliffs has been one of the most talked-about golf courses in Washington.

At first, before it even opened, it was the pedigree — the Gene Bates signature goes a long […]

Kalispel Golf & Country Club

Spokane, Wash. | 509-466-2121

When Spokane’s Kalispel Tribe of Indians stepped in to buy the venerable Spokane Golf & Country Club last year — with plans to rename it Kalispel Golf & Country Club and open up limited tee times to non-members — there were a fair share of skeptics. The Tribe […]