Washington Golf Resorts

Updated: August 2, 2019

Semiahmoo Resort

Semiahmoo Resort, which is located in Washington’s northwest corner in Blaine, offers guests the chance to play a terrific championship golf course near the Canadian border.

After the resort closed the hotel in 2012, Wright Hotels, a Seattle-based management company, came in to buy the property and pumped millions into renovations. Semiahmoo Resort with it’s 212-room destination hotel features a pool, full-service spa, fitness center, multiple and diverse restaurants. There is plenty to like when you make the trip to Semiahmoo Resort.

Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club is an Arnold Palmer designed layout. It’s a great layout and playable for all levels of golfers.

The acclaimed Jeff Coston Academy is also located Semiahmoo Resort. With two courses and a world-class hotel, there is plenty to like at Semiahmoo.

Little Creek Casino Resort

The Squaxin Island Indian tribe got involved in the resort business with its Little Creek Casino. Then came a hotel and then a concert hall. And then followed with the award-winning Salish Cliffs Golf Course, designed by Gene Bates in 2012. The course gives the Little Creek Casino Resort something for everyone.

For those who like a first-class hotel, you are covered. Good food? Covered again. Need to see a show? The resort has big name entertainment, concerts and boxing.

With the opening of the Salish Cliffs Golf Course, the resort boasts one of the top courses in the Pacific Northwest. In fact, the course was ranked among the top new courses in the country in 2012. The course winds through trees and features plenty of water and sand to keep your attention throughout the round. The driving range is a place that will keep you busy all day as well.

The Little Creek Casino Resort also has an RV park with 44 berths and access to an exercise room, heated indoor swimming pool and hot tub.  There are seven restaurants and the Seven Inlets Spa.

Port Ludlow Resort

Port Ludlow has been a golfers favorite for years. And for good reason, the tranquil setting amongst the trees makes playing the 18-hole course literally a walk in the park.  The resort sits on the northern tip of Hood Canal with views of the Cascade Range and the Olympic Mountains. Most people who travel to Port Ludlow Resort usually make a weekend stay out of it, playing 18 holes and then settling in for the night at the 37-room boutique waterfront inn of finding lodging in nearby Port Townsend. There’s also plenty to do, including kayaking, bike riding, hiking and checking out the sights and shops in Port Townsend. Of course, some people come by boat as the resort has a large marina and the course will provide transportation from the marina and back.

Apple Tree Golf Resort

Apple Tree is turning into a full-fledged resort and has terrific golf to offer. But there is one thing you will remember after your round is finished – the apple-shaped 17th green. The par-3 hole features an elevated tee box with the tee shot being hit to an island green that is shaped like, what else, an apple. The stem is a sand trap and the green itself measures more than 10,000 square feet. But there’s also much more than just the island green.

Apple Tree is also home to plenty of housing opportunities along and around the golf course as well for golfers to enjoy.

Suncadia Resort

One of the newest resorts came on the radar in the state of Washington – Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.

The first course, called Prospector, opened all 18 holes six years ago. The second, the private Tumblecreek opened five years ago and the third, The third, Rope Rider, opened last year. All are considered among the top golf courses in the Pacific Northwest.

The resort is part of a large housing community with all of the amenities you’d expect to find a top-notch resort. Also open are a hotel, shopping area and more. 

With the resort located so close to the Cascade mountains, there are plenty of outdoor options. Snoqualmie Pass skiing area is right up the road.

Skamania Resort

Since opening in 1993, Skamania Lodge has been the perfect type of weekend getaway for golfers around the Pacific Northwest.  Tucked on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River, the Skamania Lodge features a hotel with nearly 200 rooms, a place for businesses to bring in outside conferences and outdoor activities for the non golfers in the group. The course itself may not be long, measuring 5,800 yards, but it presents plenty of challenges with some tight fairways and stunning views of the Columbia River. There are also plenty of other things to do nearby, including visiting Multnomah Falls and a walk to the top.

Sage Hills Golf & RV Resort

Sage Hills Golf and RV Resort is one of those laid-back places you love to come back to. The course is fun and challenging and the facilities are well maintained.  For RVers there are 42 level sites with full hook-ups. There is also a swimming pool, laundry, a full-service restaurant and lounge that can accommodate up to 100 people. The course is 18 holes with a par of 71 and is located 17 miles south of Moses Lake along highway 17.

Gamble Sands

This is what the beginning a golf resort looks like. It started with the award-winning David McLay Kidd-designed golf course in Brewster, Wash. and continued with the villas at Gamble Sands, a restaurant and putting course. Next up is expected to be another 18 holes of golf at Gamble Sands, giving the place more of a resort feel with two courses, lodging and more. There is plenty to like about Gamble Sands, with its links-style award winning course and spectacular views above the Columbia River. It is almost a certainty that once you play the course, you will return to play it again and again.

Clearwater Resort

The Suquamish Indian Tribe first got into the resort business with the opening of its Clearwater Resort near Kingston. And more recently, the tribe bought the White Horse Golf Club to give it yet another amenity for the resort. The White Horse Golf Club has undergone some subtle tweaks since the casino bought it and it added a spectacular clubhouse that overlooks the 18th green. The casino hotel features 85 waterfront rooms, a spa and plenty of meeting spaces to lure businesses in from out of town. The course plays to 7,093 yards from the back tees and features tree-lined fairways. The casino has four restaurants

Kahler Glen Golf & Ski Resort

Kahler Glen Golf and Ski Resort, in Leavenworth, features a challenging golf course and plenty of chances to see Central Washington’s forested beauty. If you are a golfer, then the Leavenworth resort (located at Lake Wenatchee) has 18 terrific holes to challenge you. If you are a skier, then there are miles of cross-country trails and nearby Stevens Pass for some downhill action.

If you happen to be a skier and a golfer, then you are a double winner. The resort was created in the late 1980s by a couple of logging families, trying to get the best use out of their logging lands in Central Washington.  Peaceful, serene and scenic is a good description of your golfing experience here. The course might not be long (measuring 5,893 yards from the tips) but you better hit it straight.

Swinomish Golf Links

Course in Anacortes is owned by the Swinomish Indian Tribe. Course was called Similk Beach Golf Links before changing its name. Resort is called Swinomish Casino Resort. Eight holes are nestled between Fidalgo Bay and Similk Bay with Mount Baker as a backdrop. Swinomish Golf Links is an 18 hole Par 72 course located on beautiful Fidalgo Island, just 2 hours north of Seattle, Washington.