North Shore has been bringing the people back for 53 years

Updated: December 30, 2014

North Shore Golf Course, on the border of Tacoma and Federal Way, has withstood the test of time. After being around for more than 50 years (opening in 1961), it’s still a very popular standout with golfers of all skill levels.

While not a long course by today’s standards at 6,305 yards from the back tees, and with a slope of 126, its no pushover – the variety of holes helps to makes this course a good test of golf. Many tree-lined fairways, some water and elevation changes makes this par 71 course a formidable challenge.

One of the standout holes has to be the par-3 17th hole that requires a long 225-yard shot to a sloping, bunker guarded, green. It plays to 150 yards from the forward tee.

As a practice facility, North Shore is one of the best. A real grass driving range with some covered stations that can be used when the weather is bad, along with two practice putting greens and a chipping green, makes North Shore a complete practice facility.

If you look at all of the many reviews on this course one constant is the friendly atmosphere. It’s nice to find a course where the people behind the counter make you feel welcome and important. It starts with their greeting, “It’s a great day at North Shore,” when they answer the phone. What a positive way to start your round.

The restaurant is another winner with a great menu variety and a patio deck that overlooks the course. Even if you are not there to play golf, it’s a great place to eat and enjoy the activity and scenery.

For tee times and more information about what North Shore Golf Course has to offer, visit their website