New Eaglemont clubhouse offers sweeping views

Updated: June 30, 2011

If you tee it up at Eaglemont Golf Club in Mount Vernon, Wash, after Aug. 1, you might not recognize the place. If you pull into the old parking lot, you will be in the wrong place. You will want to keep going up a new road, and up and up some more. A new clubhouse, which is perched high on a bluff above the course will open next month and give the course the look it had been looking for since it opened 17 years ago.

The 20,000-square foot clubhouse will feature just about 360-degree views, including great looks at Mount Baker, the Olympic Mountains and the San Juan Islands. The new clubhouse will feature an upstairs restaurant and 270-person banquet room as well as a fully stocked pro shop on the first floor. A fitness center will also open.

“There won’t be a better place in the valley to watch the sun go down,” said head golf professional Kevin LeDuc. “This is the perfect way we have been looking for to increase our food and beverage activity and bring in more weddings, banquets and golf tournaments.”
Eaglemont has been rated as the 10th best course in the state of Washington by Golf Digest and is a four-star award winner by Golf Digest. And that all might change when the course and new clubhouse open with the new look in August.

The new opening hole will be the old 13th hole, a downhill par-4. “We will be doing things to help ease the difficulty of our starting hole,” said LeDuc.

In addition to reconfiguring the course, new scorecards have been printed and new tee signs for each hole will be installed.
For more information call the course at 360.424.0800.