Month: February 2016

Sand Point Country Club, Seattle, Washington

Sand Point Country Club is a private golf and country club located on the north end of Seattle, Washington.  The Club is situated on Lake Washington and has tennis, an amazing Junior Olympic sized swimming pool and an 18 hole golf course.  The club is private, but I had the opportunity to play the course when a friend won a round of golf at an auction and graciously invited me to join.

The clubhouse is stunning.  Here is a view from the first tee:



We chose to play the course during the winter months, so we subjected ourselves to the elements.  Despite the pouring rain, the course was beautiful.  It was Seattle-green, with a few of those brilliant fall colors:



The course was designed by William H. Tucker and opened in 1927.  It’s just over 6,000 yards, so it’s a perfect course to walk.  It has a good mix of side-hill lies, but the views are stunning.





A few of the fairways were narrow, with those pesky evergreen trees always trying to get in the way:





It rained.  It poured.  It rained sideways.  At one point my pull cart suddenly blew into another fairway and off a short cliff.  I wish I were joking.  But being a born and raised Seattleite, I played on.



This was a challenging hole, but a good tee shot proved to be very rewarding.  Thank God for all that time on the range!



The greens played fast despite the soggy weather.  There are also quite a few small greens, so aim is key on this course.  Here’s a view of the 9th hole:





Thankfully, not all the greens were too small!





Overall, I would highly recommend this course.  It’s private, so they keep the riff raff like myself out; it’s in the city of Seattle so the location is perfect/close to downtown; it’s right on Lake Washington; and who can argue with a well-stocked bar with views like this:



If I ever move back to Seattle, I might have to put myself on the membership waiting list!


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