Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club turns 50 years old and returns to private

Updated: June 30, 2017

As Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club turns the big 5-oh this year, there is plenty that the club has to celebrate – mainly the fact that it will return to private status this month.

Twin Lakes opened as a private club in Federal Way, Wash. 50 years ago but through the years, times turned and a few years ago the club was forced to open up the course for public tee times. But now, with plenty of new members since the first of the year and a stable of members already in place, the club will return to being a private club.

The course is owned by its membership and features a layout that winds through a Twin Lakes neighborhood and offers some challenging holes and terrific views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains on the back nine.

Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club has plenty to offer including a driving range, practice facility, indoor simulator and a clubhouse with a restaurant, bar and banquet room.

There is also an adjoining building called the Garden Room that the club uses for special events and sits next to a swimming pool, which is used for the members and for the Twin Lakes swim team, that numbers nearly 150. The club also has a tennis course to add to its list of amenities available for the members.

The golf course is what gets the attention of the new members and some of the holes get your attention right away. The back side features a three-hole stretch of a lengthy par-4 with a Puget Sound view, followed by a narrow par-5 and then a steep uphill par-3.
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