Best Golf Courses In Shoreline, WA

What’s available when it comes to finding the best golf courses in Shoreline, Washington?

If you are like most golfers, you are always looking for more tips to improve your game and shoot lower scores. Even if you are brand new to golf, I am sure you already know that the game is more challenging than any other sport. Learning some tips from pro should be learned, maybe reading some golf tips on the website and of course learning it in the big field.

Well, if you love to golf, you’ve probably heard of the Famous St. Andrews golf course in Scotland – my dad actually got to play there once – where the year-round rain keeps the grass nice and green.  Well, Shoreline, WA is a lot like that – no snow in winter and you can golf year-round as long as you don’t mind a little damp.  Of course, our summers are dry and awesome, best summers in the world – not like when I went to Ireland for two weeks in August and it rained every day.

Anyway, just a quick quote for today is as they always say when you are playing golf is, “The most important shot in golf is the next one.” So, today I’m going to tell you about our Shoreline area golf courses so if you love to golf and you live here, you can make sure you’re playing on a variety of courses and keeping your skills sharp in case you one day get to join a foursome at St. Andrews as well.

The Best Golf Courses In Shoreline, WA (And The Surrounding Area)

1) The first place I want to tell you about is Jackson Golf Course in East Seattle around 145th St. Just on the border of Shoreline and Seattle.  This is where I played golf growing up.  It’s an inexpensive public course and they have a nice, short 9-hole pitch and put (par 3), which is great for kids.  Now, I was no young Tiger Woods, I remember missing the ball more than hitting it, but my Dad was very patient, and now we’ve had the chance to take my kids here for lessons as well through First Tee in Seattle.  They’ve got a putting green and a driving range now here, too, as well as a full-length 18-hole course.  On the downside, this park also is going to have a good view of the new light rail track that is going in.  They had to take down some trees that were shielding the view of the freeway, and now it feels a little less “away from it all.”  Stay tuned for my upcoming video on what is going on with the light rail system here.

2) Another well-known golf course in the area is the Shriner’s golf course off Ballinger way, this is right by the freeway in Edmonds/Lake Forest Park/Mountlake Terrace area.  I actually haven’t golfed here, but I know them well for having an awesome haunted house every fall.  So, if you are too old for trick or treating and liked to be scared, look for the giant lights come October and go have yourself a little scare!

This course gets great reviews for being in good condition, having nice scenery, and affordability costing under $30 bucks at this time.  They offer private lessons, a pro shop, and restaurant, too.

3) For something a little more upscale, check out the Inglemoor Golf Club in Kenmore at the north end of Lake Washington.  I’ve been to a wedding there, and it was lovely. They are well-known for hosting all kinds of events at their facilities.  The golf club is private and reputed to have hilly, fast greens and a private, scenic location.

4) And if you want to go high end, it’s the Arnold Palmer-designed Seattle Golf Club course on the West side of Shoreline, North of 145th.   This is reputed to be the nicest place to golf in the Seattle area. It’s an invitation-only members club with a strict dress code and no cell phone policy.  

Best Golf Courses In Shoreline, WA

If you love to golf, you’ll find plenty of nice courses in Shoreline and beyond in all price ranges and localities.  Golfing is a great way to challenge yourself mentally as well as physically and enjoy our beautiful climate here in Shoreline, WA.


If you have any questions about more fun things to do in the Shoreline area, make sure you click here for weekly updates on outings and entertainment in and around the Seattle area.

If you love golfing or have other fun things you love to do, be sure you let us know in the comments below.  We love featuring local businesses that Shoreline residents love!

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Emily Cressey

Emily Cressey is a real estate broker residing in Lake Forest Park, WA who services the Greater Seattle area including Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Lynnwood, Kenmore, Bothell and Edmonds, WA.

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