Sneaking in a Little Golf…In Seattle

It’s only a half-hour drive southeast of Seattle but you’ll know you’re in Husky territory from the moment you arrive until you finish up on the 18th, where the giant purple “W” flanks the green. Tees are named freshman, sophomore, and so on all the way to the Husky tips at 7,304 yards. Nestled in the foothills of Mt. Rainier and home of both the University of Washington Men’s and Women’s golf teams, the course is in great shape regardless of the season. It’s become the go-to course for serious players in the area; you’ll find the die-hards here on the gloomiest of Seattle days. The John Fought design has generous landing areas for those who like to grip it and rip it. It plays tough enough for some of the best college amateurs in the country, but with tee options aplenty you can pick what challenge you’re up for. Expect a pretty good pace and walk if you like, but if you take a cart you may be able to squeeze in more holes with the replay rate. Stop by the Varsity Grill, a low-key sports bar with some local craft beers on tap, big-screen TVs, and a patio overlooking the course.