June 7, 2017

The Best Golf Courses in Washington

We rank the top venues in Washington (2017-'18)
Sahalee CC North course hole 9
Rob Perry
  1. (1) Sahalee C.C. (South/North) (9th hole pictured above), Sammamish •
  2. (2) Chambers Bay, University Place ≈^
  3. (3) Aldarra G.C., Sammamish ≈
  4. (4) Gamble Sands, Brewster ^
  5. (5) Tumble Creek Club at Suncadia, Cle Elum
  6. (6) Royal Oaks C.C., Vancouver
  7. (7) Palouse Ridge G.C., Pullman ★
  8. (8) Salish Cliffs G.C., Shelton ★
  9. (10) The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, Snoqualmie
  10. (9) Wine Valley G.C., Walla Walla ★

KEY TO SYMBOLS
(2015-'16 ranking in parentheses)
America's 100 Greatest Course
≈ America's Second 100 Greatest
^ America's 100 Greatest Public Course
★ Other public-access course

Some courses are ranked in Best in State but did not receive enough ballots to be considered for national lists.

America's 100 Greatest & America's Second 100 Greatest requires a minimum of 45 evaluations accumulated within 8 years, 100 Greatest Public 25 evaluations and Best in State 10 ballots. While a few highly ranked state courses do have a higher score than 100 Greatest, Second 100 Greatest or 100 Greatest Public courses within that state, and are listed above them, they will not appear on a national ranking until achieving the qualifying ballots.