Lake Wilderness: A demanding shotmakers course in Maple Valley

Updated: January 3, 2020

Over the years Lake Wilderness Golf Course in Maple Valley, Washington has undergone several changes and the net result is a short, tight, course that requires a golfer’s full attention.        

Being relatively short at 5,409 yards is not a bad thing as it makes it playable by all levels of golfers from the low handicappers to those who don’t bomb-it off the tee. But one thing is for sure, if you don’t keep your ball in the short grass, you will pay for it in strokes as the fairways can get tight.

The wide variety of holes at Lake Wilderness is part of the charm and challenge that attracts golfers to the course.  While many holes are lined with houses, there are strategically-placed mature fir trees that provide a park-like setting on many holes. The greens are always in great condition as the greens keeper is also a golfer. Golfers can expect to encounter several sand bunkers and water hazards, so keeping your focus on club selection is essential to get around this course.

The large clubhouse has a full-service bar and is perfect for banquets and corporate outing, being able to accommodate large groups from 175 to 200 people. Smaller functions are also welcome.

The rates at Lake Wilderness are very attractive, keeping with their plan to be one of the best values in golf. Their winter rates are $25 for 18 holes on weekdays and only $30 on weekends. Seniors get a great deal at $18 weekdays and $19 weekends. They are offering an Advantage Card for $99 ($89 seniors), that includes one free round and $10 off each round there after. Other specials are available so call the pro shop or check out their website for more information at