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This 18-hole championship layout is a must play when visiting Central Washington - The 17th hole features arguably the most recognizable green in the entire state - A large island green shaped like an apple, this hole can play up to 180 yards and when you throw in a little Yakima Valley wind, this hole makes the 17th hole at Sawgrass look like a pitch & putt!



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 Gallery Golf Course

Located on Whidbey Island and sporting scenic views of Puget Sound and Mt. Baker, Gallery golf course is well worth a visit – It is a U.S. Naval facility also open to the public and as such, is very well maintained – As a brief side note, an active firing range is located within earshot so the occasional burst of automatic weapons fire adds a unique ambiance while trying to convert a 6-footer for par! - The course isn't a brute in terms of length, yet smallish greens, dogleg fairways and elevation changes all combine to make the layout enjoyable while at the same time giving it some teeth


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 As much as we enjoyed the course, the scenery at the Gallery is truly exceptional – Sitting on a hilltop on the west side of the Island, sweeping  views of Puget Sound greet golfers on many of the holes – On clear days, Mount Baker becomes part of the scenery looking to the northeast – As far as amenities go, the Gallery is more than adequate – A driving range and practice green are available and are located very near the 1st tee making warming up before your round easy indeed – Snacks and cold beverages are available in the pro shop along with the usual merchandise – The Duffers deli provides a variety of great fare and makes for a relaxing place to “settle the bets” – The staff were extremely friendly and GolfWashington would like thank course manager Jim Smith for his hospitality – Overall we really enjoyed our day at the Gallery and will definitely make plans to return – For the price, this course represents one of the better deals statewide! - To visit their website (you can make tee times on-line if you choose) please, Click Here


horn rapids 250adHorn Rapids Golf Club

Located in Richland Washington and carved through the desert, this layout is definitely for the links enthusiast - It reminds me of many of the course layouts in Arizona and Nevada - There is nice green grass on the tee blocks, fairway-landing areas and around the greens - The fairways are plenty big but all the rest is Mother Nature - No trees at Horn Rapids to speak of, just you, your golf ball and the eastern Washington geology - One of the reasons I like Horn Rapids is the scenery - It sits elevated just west of Richland and several holes provide panoramic views of the Yakima River and surrounding Tri-cities

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North Bellingham GC

north bellingham 575bdThey promote it as a "Real Scottish Style Links" course and, depending on your definition of the words "Real", "Scottish" and "Links", North Bellingham Golf Course is a reasonable facsimile thereof – While the course doesn't sit on a wind-buffeted, seaside bluff, it does not lack for scenery – It is located amid open farmland in central Whatcom county about 15 minutes NE of downtown Bellingham - Sweeping views of the surrounding countryside abound with nearby Mt. Baker as a majestic companion (NW weather visibility depending of course)

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