Golf needs more courses like Nile Shrine

Updated: February 28, 2023

The Nile Shrine Golf Course has been providing golfers of all ages and ability a challenging place to knock the ball around without driving a long ways for 55 years (opened in July 1968). The entire golf course is part of the Shriners Fraternal Lodge.

It’s not a long course but it’s a fun course with a lot of character. No two holes are alike and long ball hitters will need control, as many of the fairways are narrow with trouble on either side. The popular course is just 15 minutes north of Seattle off I-5 in Mountlake Terrace.

The course sits adjacent to Ballinger Lake with a few holes right near the edge where you can get a nice view of the lake.

The Nile is proof that it doesn’t have to be long to be a challenging test of golf. At slightly over 5,000 yards, accuracy is premium over distance. Like the number 3 hole: a dog leg left, about 210 yards to the corner, with OB on the left and water on the right all the way down.

The course has some outstanding par 3s like number 13 that is 182 yards from an elevated tee where club selection is difficult and the wind can be a big factor.
Be vigilant when driving to the golf course as the road to the pro shop winds through several of the holes on the front nine – keep an eye out for golfers preparing to hit.
The #19 Bar and Grill is a full-service restaurant and the perfect place to relax after a round..

The course if very affordable with rates for juniors, seniors and various advertised discounts.

Golf needs more courses like this, where the average golfer can enjoy a round of golf on a course that is not designed for bombers, but for the average player.
For tee times or more information please refer to or call the pro shop at: (425) 774-9611 ext. 512.