The Five Best Public Golf Courses in Seattle
Chambers Bay #17
Chambers Bay #17 by @BrianOar

The Five Best Public Golf Courses in Seattle

The Seattle area’s natural assets are on full display at many, if not all of the area’s golf courses. No matter where yo go, there are good options in all directions for golfers looking to play at great courses.

Below is a list of the best public golf courses in Seattle. To be considered for the list, courses need to be at most one hour from the city center since that is our barometer on how far someone would drive on a normal day to play a round of golf.

Chambers Bay

Located in University Place, Chambers Bay is a Robert Trent Jones II design, about an hour south of downtown Seattle. This traditional links style golf course is owned by Pierce County and is most notably known for being the first course in the Northwest to welcome the U.S. Open in 2015.

With tawny fescue, towering sand dunes, massive fairways, and breathtaking views of the Puget Sound and snow-capped Olympic Mountains, it's no surprise this is tops on our list.