North Bellingham Golf Course

Updated: December 30, 2023

North Bellingham Golf Course

Back in July of 1995, it was like Scotland came to Bellingham, Wash. when North Bellingham Golf Course opened for play. Designed by Ted Locke, the course featured a sprawling layout, with very few trees and a feel of playing in Scotland.

Not nearly 30 years later, nothing has changed at North Bellingham Golf Course. It is still the terrific links-style golf course it has been since that days it opened and has improved with age through the years.

And with the Pacific Northwest in the midst of winter and the whatever Mother Nature might throw our way, North Bellingham is a course that can deal with it. If you are looking for a course that holds up well in the winter, this is it. The drainage through the years has improved, giving North Bellingham Golf Course good conditions in the winter – and year-round for that matter. The course’s Frostbite League during the winter is always a popular deal.

North Bellingham was opened on old farmland, formerly known as the Wilder Ranch and had a solid design by the veteran Locke, who also a handful of courses in the area. . OK, so the course might not be the total links course that you see across the pond, but with the lack of trees, occasional wind throughout the course and some pot bunkers you must negotiate, it still feels very Scottish.    

And along the way you will have some views of Mount Baker, which might distract you when you stand over that 90-yard wedge shot.

The course has five sets of tees – and is playable for all levels. It can be stretched to 6,793 from the back tees, which might not seem long but when the winds start whipping, the course plays longer.

Winter rates are $40 on Monday through Thursday, $46 on Friday and $54 on Saturday and Sunday. Seniors are $36 for 18 on Monday through Thursday while juniors get 50 percent off the rates.

For information call 360.398.8300.