Lake Cushman: Plenty of wildlife

Updated: April 30, 2010

Where can you make a birdie, jump for joy after an eagle, and see elk, deer, coyotes and raccoons in the same day? Lake Cushman Golf Course, near Hoodsport, sits in a valley on the edge of the Olympic National Park. Golfers can walk the beautiful course or take a ride in one of its Yamaha carts.

This nine-hole course, which can be played twice from separate tees to make it a par 72, is popular among locals as well as with campers and vacationers. The natural wooded setting produces a calming atmosphere for relaxing rounds of golf. The course is challenging but playable for all levels of golfers.