Whether you’re an avid golfer or a beginner, there are many wonderful golf courses on the Kitsap Peninsula and across western Washington. We’ve compiled a list of some excellent places with helpful information and links to easily book tee times.
Bainbridge Island’s Meadowmeer Golf and Country Club
Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place
Kingston’s White Horse Golf Club
Voted one of Washington’s top 5 golf courses on Golf Advisor, White Horse Golf Club includes an all-grass practice facility with three putting greens, a chipping area, 18 holes of golf, and a clubhouse and restaurant with a Northwest lodge feel. “I have really enjoyed White Horse a number of times. The course is challenging, although any course is challenging for me, and the views are spectacular!” says Carter Dotson, Windermere Bainbridge Island Owner.
In 2010, the Suquamish Tribe purchased White Horse and brought in local architect John Harbottle who made it more enjoyable for all golfers, removing approximately half of the bunkers and creating a more accessible approach to shots. White Horse is just a 15-minute drive from the Kingston ferry. So, you can hop on the ferry from Seattle or Edmonds and head to Kingston for a day of golf.
Lake Cushman Golf Course in Hoodsport
A beautiful course with fresh mountain air and wildlife, Lake Cushman Golf Course is perched above Hoodsport alongside the Hood Canal. You can play nine holes or play the different back tees for a full 18-hole round. With a walkable layout, Lake Cushman Golf Course attracts both skilled and newer players. Additionally, there is a wide-open 270-yard driving range, a putting green with a bunker, and 3 stalls under cover. Highly rated, this course is often described as well maintained and in a beautiful setting. If you’re wanting to make a weekend of it, there are some nice places to stay within 30 minutes. We recommend checking out Alderbrook Resort and Spa.
Port Ludlow Golf Club
Designed by golf course architect, Robert Muir Graves, this is a course that golfers of all levels can enjoy. The setting is also quite picturesque: rolling fairways, wildlife, and great views of the Hood Canal, Ludlow Bay, and the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. They also offer private and group lessons with PGA golf professionals. For more information or to schedule a lesson, call (360) 437-0272. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, they offer a Stay & Play package starting at $329 and it includes one night’s accommodations for two, 18 holes for two and a GPS cart rental, and unlimited range balls.
Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club in Blaine
Designed by Arnold Palmer, Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club is one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier private golf courses. Here, you can experience private country club life with unlimited access to golf, as well as pickleball, tennis courts, and a seasonal swimming pool. If you’re not a member, you can still enjoy a day of golf as a guest of a member or as a guest of a Semiahmoo Resort. The resort guest rate is $140 and includes golf, range access, and a cart.
For additional information about our local golf courses, check out Visit Kitsap’s Golf Guide with a map (PDF). And, for more regional fun, check out our article on Must-Visit Wineries in the PNW.