Top five public golf courses to play around Seattle

After hosting the 2015 U.S. Open, the Seattle-Tacoma area is back in the major championship spotlight as the host of the the 2016 KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club .

Unlike Chambers Bay , Sahalee is a private club. But while some cities' private golf course options are far superior to the public menu, that's not necessarily the case in this part of the Pacific Northwest, which has a nice collection of affordable and scenic destination courses to choose from.

It begins with Chambers Bay, of course, but there are plenty more options to choose from. I shared my top five courses to play with Gary Williams on Golf Channel's Morning Drive:

Video: Ginella's 5 courses to play in Seattle-Tacoma


Matt Ginella is Golf Advisor's Editor-at-Large and host of Golf Advisor Round Trip travel series on Golf Channel. Matt serves as resident buddy trip expert and captains a collection of VIP trips called Golf Advisor Getaways.
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The opening of Chambers Bay in 2007 and the announcement that it would host the 2015 U.S. Open put the Seattle area on the golf tourism map. There's no better place to enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest's mountains and evergreen forests than from an elevated tee box or green. With that in mind, Jason Scott Deegan offers up a top 10 list of the best public golf courses within an hour's drive of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
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Top five public golf courses to play around Seattle
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