9-hole courses: Plenty of places to tee it up

Updated: August 31, 2011

From Shelton to Olympia to the Washington Coast, there are nine-hole golf courses throughout this area that provide a wide variety of styles and difficulties.

The Shelton area boasts two quality nine-hole courses in Bayshore and Lake Limerick. Bayshore, located along Highway 3, plays between stands of tall trees to challenging small greens. Lake Limerick was upgraded a few years ago and is popular with local golfers.

Both of these courses have tall trees that define the fairways and both have small and well conditioned greens.

In the Olympia area, Scott Lake and Delphi are another pair of nine-hole courses that offer a good, be it a shorter, experience.

Airport Golf in Tumwater is another good nine-hole test for beginning and advanced players. Airport Golf also features plenty of room to practice and has some indoor batting cages.

South of Aberdeen along the Washington Coast there is Willapa Harbor in Raymond, Surfside and Peninsula GC in Ocean Park.