We can’t think of a better way to soak in Seattle’s greenspace than spending some time on the links.
Whether you’re looking to connect outdoors with friends or you’re honing in on the perfect swing, here are 16 golf courses to make a tee time around the Emerald City region.
Sahalee Country Club, 21200 NE Sahalee Country Club Dr., Sammamish | The 27-hole, year-round course is regularly ranked among the Top 100 clubs in the US by Golf Digest. You’ll need to score an invite to get in, though, and availability is limited.
Fairwood Golf & Country Club, 17070 140th Ave. SE, Renton | The year-round course is suitable for all skills levels. You can also bring the whole fam for fun club events, junior programs, and swimming.
Sand Point Country Club, 8333 55th Ave. NE, Seattle | Try not to be distracted by the scenery along Lake Washington when you’re teeing up at the undulating healthland-style course. Amenities include a 24/7 fitness center and special meals during the holidays.
Seattle Golf Club, 210 NW 145th St., Shoreline | Established in 1900, the course was redesigned in 1996 by none other than the legendary Arnold Palmer, so you know it’s gotta be good. You need to get recommended by an active member for access.
Bellevue Golf Course, 5500, 140th Ave. NE, Bellevue | The year-round facility offers a challenge for all levels and terrific landscaping for just a leisurely weekend stroll. PGA-certified pros are also on-hand for lessons.
Jackson Park Golf Course, 1000 NE 135th St., Seattle | This Pinehurst club bills itself as the “driest public course” in the city, which is saying something considering how much it rains around here. It also hosts cool events like Ladies Wine & Nine.
Jefferson Park Golf Course, 4101 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle | Take in sightlines of Mt. Rainier at the beautiful Beacon Hill club, which includes a driving range, restaurant, and lessons for all levels. Its nine-hole “executive” course is a good option for those who want just a taste.
West Seattle Golf Course, 4470 35th Ave. SW, Seattle | You can spy downtown Seattle and Elliott Bay from certain holes. If you’re in a hurry, try the “fast lane” program Monday-Friday, which guarantees a full round in under four hours.
Interbay Golf Center, 2501 15th Ave. W., Seattle| Even when the weather gets chillier, you can stay cozy here with heated + covered stalls. Look for virtual gaming options and mini golf, too.
Willows Run Golf Complex, 10402 Willows Rd. NE, Redmond | Practice your drive on one of 20 high-tech stalls that include in-range tracking, targets, and more. There’s also an online leaderboard if you’re feeling competitive.
University of Washington Golf Range, 2800 NE Clark Rd., Seattle| There’s plenty of room to spread out at the low-key spot that’s lighted for night driving. You don’t need to attend the school to use the range (though students get a discount), and clubs are complimentary with bucket rental.
Puetz Golf, 11762 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle | If you’re looking to shop for gear while you swing away, this is the place to be. See how that new iron feels at the store’s range, which includes heated stalls and launch monitors.
Take it indoors
Topgolf, various locations | The brand with outposts in Kirkland, Bellevue, and Renton is billed as an entertainment complex with golf as a focus. You can chill at the bar + grill, hang on the rooftop terrace, or practice your swing in a virtual golfing suite.
Five Iron Golf, 1525 11th Ave., Seattle | Leaning into the franchise’s clubby vibes, this Capitol Hill lounge lets you book simulators and lessons in advance — or throw a blow-out, swingin’ party for dozens of guests.
GolfTEC, various locations | Those who really want to hone their game may want to head to South Lake Union or Bellevue to receive instruction from the pros. Get a 60-minute swing evaluation and club fitting.
Flatstick Pub, various locations | Mini golf for adults is the general theme behind this local chain of golf bars. Fore your info, it’s best to book a tee time early during busier times and then grab a couple of pints while you wait.