Best Golf Courses You Can Play in Washington, 2016-17

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Jones designed links-style Chambers Bay to play firm and fast, with the idea of forcing players to get creative with their shotmaking.

Every two years, GOLF puts together the best of the best when it comes to golf courses you can play. Sure, you can't get on to Augusta National or Pine Valley, but you still have access to some of the best courses in the world like Pebble Beach, Bandon Dunes, Harbour Town, Erin Hills and more. Some of these gems are closer to you than you think, too, and we made it easy for you by breaking it down state by state. If you want the complete rankings of the Top 100 Courses You Can Play, click here.

1. Chambers Bay, University Place

2. Gamble Sands, Brewster

3. Wine Valley, Walla Walla

4. Salish Ciffs, Shelton

5. Palouse Ridge, Pullman

6. Gold Mountain (Olympic), Bremerton


5. Olympic Course at Gold Mountain, Bremerton, Wash. -- One of the best values in the U.S. is this Seattle-area track that played host to the 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur, won by Jordan Spieth. The Olympic course, a 7,104-yard, 1996 John Harbottle III design, features a flattish, forested front nine, followed by a hilly journey on the back, highlighted by the 357-yard, par-4 15th, which plays to a peninsular green at lake’s edge.

7. Semiahmoo, Blaine

8. Loomis Trail, Blaine

9. Suncadia (Prospector), Cle Elum

10. Trophy Lake, Port Orchard

11. Suncadia (Rope Rider), Cle Elum

12. Desert Canyon, Orondo

13. Washington National, Auburn

14. Port Ludlow Resort, Port Ludlow

15. Indian Canyon, Spokane

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