Did you know the intricate sport of golf is one of the oldest sports still played today? Its earliest roots date back to the 15th Century in Scotland, with the first 18-hole round being created sometime later at the Old Course at St Andrew’s in 1764. From there, the traction of the game continued with golf’s first major, and now the world’s oldest golf tournament, The Open Championship, being held for the first time in 1860. Today the historic game is celebrated across the globe, appearing as a televised sport watched by millions as the weather warms and it’s time to tee off. Whether it be played for fame or fun, there are plenty of golf courses in Snohomish County where people can go for the green in the hopes of a hole-in-one!  

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Challenge yourself at Legion Memorial Golf Course with water in play at center holes. Photo courtesy: Legion Memorial Golf Course

Legion Memorial Golf Course

144 W Marine View Drive, Everett

Legion Memorial Golf Course is a favorite for golfers of all skill levels. Perhaps this is because their 18-hole course features a play-friendly design and five sets of tees ranging from 6,603 yards at the championship tees to 4,439 yards at the forward tees. These tree-line fairways were remodeled in 1998 and again in 2019 so that golfers can enjoy the area’s most spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains, Puget Sound, Mount Baker, the Snohomish River and the Cascades all from the green. This helps provide the course with a tranquil forest setting to help heighten the experience. The professional teaching staff is also available to players at every age and every level to help them perfect their skills, with individual and group lessons available. The Legion Memorial Golf Course pro shop is also open to help you find the right equipment, tools, and accessories to improve your game.

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Lush greenery awaits golfers at Lynnwood Golf Course. Photo courtesy: Lynnwood Golf Course

Lynnwood Golf Course

20200 68th Avenue W, Lynnwood

The challenging 18-hole course at Lynnwood Golf Course features scenic views of the surrounding mountains and is open year-round for the public to enjoy a round of golf. The course emphasizes fun with a combination of tight fairways and hole layout that will test the skills of any golfer, making it perfect for beginners and skilled veterans alike. Lynnwood Golf Course also features a full-service pro shop golfers can use, offering merchandise and rentals for those needing equipment to start their golf round.

Everett Golf and Country Club

1500 52nd Street SE, Everett

With a tradition of excellence dating back to 1910, the Everett Golf and Country Club offers a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive experience for all to enjoy. For over 100 years, locals have simply referred to it as “The Country Club” as it is indeed a private club that requires a membership to enjoy its 18-hole course featuring a challenging layout. Those who manage to join the exclusive club that stands firmly behind a “membership by invitation” policy will also enjoy the on-site clubhouse with dining and event facilities.

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You’ll enjoy beautiful views with your round of golf at Harbour Pointe Golf Club. Photo courtesy: Harbour Pointe Golf Club

Harbour Pointe Golf Club

11817 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo

Harbour Pointe Golf Club offers two distinctly unique nines to provide its golfers with a challenging and varied golf experience. The 18-hole championship layout routinely earns praise for its course conditions and the challenge it offers, particularly from the back sets of trees as you make your way through its scenic wetland preserve. The front nine of designer Arthur Hill’s acclaimed course challenges golfers as it winds through these wetlands, using water in play at every hole with little elevation, making it truly the essence of target golf that will challenge you to use every club in your bag. In stark contrast, the back nine features rolling hills, with the highlight being the signature par-4 11th, which offers n

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Trees at Walter Hall Golf Course create a tranquil forest atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a round of golf. Photo courtesy: Walter Hall Golf Course

Walter Hall Golf Course

1226 W Casino Road, Everett

A favorite of Pacific Northwest golfers of all skill levels since 1972 is the Walter Hall Golf Course in Everett. Players here can expect to enjoy a round on their wonderfully manicured course, owned and maintained by the City of Everett and managed by Premier Golf Centers. Its player-friendly design features four sets of trees ranging from 6,433 yards at the back to 5,219 yards at the forward trees, all of which create a tranquil forest setting that offers spectacular views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountain Ranges. Walter Hall also offers golf instructions through their professional teaching staff to players at every age and skill level, with individual and group lessons available. These lessons are perfect for swing tune-ups to help you step up your golfing game.

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Find the pros at Nile Shrine Golf Course, where tournaments are frequently held. Photo courtesy: Snohomish County Legal Services

Nile Shrine Golf Course

6601 244th Street SW, Mountlake Terrace

First opening in May of 1968, Nile Shrine Golf Course originally debuted as a 9-hole course with Bob Tindall as its first golf professional. It was later expanded to the entire 18-hole course we now know and love, at the Nile Shrine Center, in 1996, with the addition of the adjacent pro shop in 1998. Today, this full-service golfing facility is open to the public, offering 9 and 18-hole green fees, golf cards, early-bird rates, junior and senior offers, and is even available to host tournaments, picnics, and more formal events for those looking to tie the knot on the green. Currently, the course is managed by PGA Golf Pro Joe Korn, who, along with groundskeeper Peter Echols, keeps the grounds meticulously maintained. Golfers of all ages and skill sets are invited to swing by when they’re ready to play a round, book a tournament, sign up for golf lessons, or simply stop by to pick up some golfing supplies.

And with the weather warming up again to enjoy one of the oldest sports around, what are you waiting for?! It’s time to hit the green in Snohomish County and see how many holes-in-one you can score at these local golf courses in our area!

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