Lake Padden Golf Club - Bellingham, WA

Lake Padden Golf Course is woven through towering pines right next to Lake Padden in Bellingham, WA.  After some sleuthing, I was able to conclude that the course takes it's name from the nearby lake.  Lake Padden measures only 6,575 yards from the back tees, but I found it to play significantly longer.  Perhaps it was the dense forest air, perhaps I had just worn out my Taylor Made Tour Preferred golf ball.

Unfortunately, the putts didn't fall for me on this weekend afternoon in April of 2016, but the experience remained pleasant as I hit some good shots and the pace of play was brisk.  The course also has a great remote feel to it.  Almost every hole is surrounded by forest giving the course a serene feeling to it.