Avalon Golf Links

Located just an hour North of Lynnwood in Burlington, Avalon features 27 mostly level holes that wind over, around and through an abundance of lakes, streams and other natural water features, surrounded by wetlands grasses and the wildlife who call them home. In addition to allowing golfers to vary their experience each time they play the course, the additional nine holes allow for a quicker pace of play, even at peak times, as groups are spread out across a greater number of holes. Avalon’s par-5s are some of its best holes, with South No. 4 and North No. 9 among the most enjoyable challenges in the state.

Swinomish Golf Links

Formerly Similk Beach Golf Course, Swinomish Golf Links has been renamed and revitalized by its new owners, the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, who also own the nearby Swinomish Lodge and Casino. A “hidden gem” on a narrow isthmus separating Similk and Fidalgo Bay, the course has long been a favorite of locals for its scenic views, open fairways and affordable rates. Superintendent Matt Atterbury, who honed his craft at Suncadia Resort, has returned to his Anacortes roots at Swinomish, where he is overseeing a re-conditioning of the course’s greens, collars, approaches and fairways, along with minor aesthetic changes to accentuate the property’s eye candy. While the front nine plays along Fidalgo Bay to the north, the back nine turns south towards Similk Bay, each offering a unique set of holes and views.