Washington is one of the more naturally beautiful states in the Union. Located in the Pacific Northwest, its terrain includes the Cascade Mountains as well as the astonishing Puget Sound. The largest city Seattle is a vibrant community with a thriving tech industry spearheaded by Microsoft and their founder Bill Gates. The city is also home Pike Place Market, a public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront in the city. The Market opened August 17, 1907, and is one of the oldest public farmers' markets in the United States and is a major tourist destination. Outside of its city hiking trails wind through vast rainforest like Olympic National Park. The beauty of Washington cannot be justified with words; it’s a place you have to visit yourself.
Washington’s beauty can be seen on its links and there is no better example than Chambers Bay. The course captured the attention of the golf community when it hosted the 2015 U.S. Open where American Jordan Spieth went on to win the Championship Trophy. With tawny fescue grasses, towering sand dunes, massive fairways, and breathtaking views of the Puget Sound and snow-capped Olympic Mountains, the Robert Trent Jones Jr design brings a traditional style of play to the Pacific Northwest. For golf enthusiasts who are also wine lovers, Wine Valley Golf Club may be the perfect place for you. Located in Walla Walla, which was voted as one of the 10 Best Wine Destination in the World by USA Today, the club is another link style course similar to Chambers Bay. Wine Valley Golf Club excites the golfer from the opening tee shot and offers broad fairways to accommodate changing conditions and hole locations, dramatic bunkers that tempt and intimidate, and bold, undulating putting surfaces. A newcomer on the scene of great courses in Washington is Salish Cliffs Golf Club, located just 20 minutes from Olympia and 70 minutes from Seattle. The resort course offers stunning Pacific Northwest views and will challenge golfers of any level playing 7,269 yards from the championship tees.
The Pacific Northwest is a fantastic area in America, with breathtaking natural beauty. The Puget Sound, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean and the area surrounding it offer great tourist atttractions, including whale watching. With 298 courses to choose from, consider Washington for your next golf destination.