Seattle Golf Club - Seattle, WA
Seattle Golf Club is one of the oldest and finest golf clubs that I have had the privilege of visiting. The course was established in 1900 with the original mission to "facilitate and encouragement the development of the noble game of golf." That mission remains the same today. The course was originally located in a cow pasture north of Gasworks Park and members needed to boat across Lake Union to reach the dirt path that led to the golf course. in 1907, the course moved to it's current location with clubhouse views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.
Seattle Golf Club was most recently redesigned by Arnold Palmer in 1996. The course features relatively tight Douglas fir lined fairways and well manicured greens. The design variety and elevation changes allow the course to separate itself from the majority of Pacific Northwest country clubs. With the cherry blossoms in bloom, the course was a pleasure to photograph even on a somewhat rainy and windy day. Our foursome found the course to be a great test of golf skill while providing an excellent atmosphere for a memorable round of golf.