Best of 2016: Top 15 golf courses in Washington

From Seattle-Tacoma to Spokane, we're counting down the top-rated courses in Washington based on your reviews from 2016. The pacific northwest is a spectacular place to play, whether it's on U.S. Open host Chambers Bay or on top municipal and daily fees around Seattle or Spokane. Among the courses that made this list are some well known value picks and lesser-known resort courses.

To compile our state lists, we used a similar method to that of our our national Top 50 ranking. A course's score is based on their overall (50%) rating and subcategory average (50%). Reviews are weighted based on how prolific that reviewer is on Golf Advisor, and a course receives a bump in their rating if their score is better than that reviewer's average score.

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Top courses by subcategory in Washington in 2016

Course layout: Chambers Bay
Course conditions: Olympic Course at Gold Mountain Golf Club
Value: Camaloch Golf Club
Off-course amenities: Skamania CLub & Lodge
Pace of play: Whispering Firs Golf Club
Staff friendliness:Gleneagle Golf Course

Top 15 golf courses in Washington in 2016

15. Camaloch Golf Club

Camano Island

14. Whidbey Golf Club

Oak Harbor

13. Three Lakes Golf Course


12. The Home Course


11. White Horse Golf Club


10. Port Ludlow Golf Resort

Port Ludlow

9. Chambers Bay

University Place

8. Elk Ridge Golf Course


7. Oakbrook Golf Club


6. The Links At Moses Pointe

Moses Lake

5. Cascade Course at Gold Mountain Golf Club


4. Skamania Lodge Golf Course


3. Apple Tree Golf Course


2. Salish Cliffs Golf Club


1. Olympic Course at Gold Mountain Golf Club


Mar 15, 2017

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Brandon Tucker is the Managing Editor for Golf Advisor. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and over 500 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at BrandonTuckerGC.