Lake Padden: A walk in the park

Updated: April 30, 2010

Lake Padden has one of the best public practice facilities in the area. There are two covered driving ranges, up to 30 grass tee stalls, large 70 yard pitching area and green, and a huge putting and chipping green. Lake Padden is home to an 18-hole championship golf course measuring 6,675 yards, which plays about 20% longer than the actual yardage. It is also home to the Bellingham Amateur Tournament held every Labor Day Weekend and has hosted the Washington Senior Open.

A traditional style layout, the course has many holes that seem as though they are tucked away in the outdoors and make you feel like you are on your own, personal golf course.