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181 Reviews (181)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
94.7%
Recommend this course
170 out of 181 reviews
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4.2
13 Reviews (13)
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
92.3%
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4.1
30 Reviews (30)
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.7%
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29 out of 30 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6887 yards
Slope 124
Rating 72.8

The Golf Club at Hawk's Prairie offers two 18-hole courses, the Links and the Woodlands. Located just a few miles north of Olympia in Lacey, Washington, the club is one of the best golf values in the South Sound. The Links Course joined the original 18 holes in 1999, providing a stark contrast to the aptly named Woodlands Course. The classic Scottish-links design features open fairways and undulating greens. The layout sprawls north towards the mouth of the Puget Sound. There are some rolling hills but the course is still a nice walk, especially with the views of Mount Rainier along the way. You'll encounter numerous bunkers strategically placed throughout and water hazards come into play on half of the holes. It's a challenging but fair golf course with five sets of tees making it playable for all skill levels.

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Course Details

Year Built 1999
Golf Season Year round
Architect Peter Thompson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Yes
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire is required (no denim allowed). Collared shirts with sleeves are required. Shorts must be Bermuda length.

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4.1
181 Reviews (181)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Patio Dining 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 33
Water Hazards 19
Undulating Greens 16
This course/club is great for:
Locals 25
Walkers 18
Advanced Golfers 17
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 19
Worth the Drive 18
In the 'Burbs 12

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Love playing these courses, though the Link is my favorite. Always seem to find too many trees on the Woodland side.
I have always enjoyed the course and the overall experience. Would recommend the course to others.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/02/2019

Thank you for your review, Mariner98! We're glad you enjoy both courses here at The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course for the money.

I play here at least once a year. The course was nat in as good a shape as it has been in the past, fairways a little dry and rough dry and sparse around some of the greens. I played the links course this time. Price was right and pace of play was great. I will be back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Overpriced and poorly maintained

I’ve played both courses several times over the past 3 years and continue to question why i would come back again. The staff are great; very friendly and accommodating at the pro shop and restaurant. The issue is the course(s) itself. A friend and I paid over $40 per person for 9 holes and a cart at 545 tonight. Fair if it’s a great track, it’s not. The blue tees i played today (Links) hadn’t been mowed in 5-7 days. 10 feet off most fairways is no longer grass, but a mixture of weeds, hardpan dirt, or both. The bunkers have more rocks than I’ve ever seen, to the point i wouldn’t hit a ball out of them in fear of damaging my wedge. The collars around the greens are mowed maybe once every 3-5 days and are very inconsistent. Greens were good in all fairness. I’ve worked at multiple golf courses in the pro shop and on maintenance during my college years and have been playing the game i can remember. There is much better value for your money in the local area at courses not surrounded by housing developments. Could be a great track if they had the money for herbicides, fungicides, regular mowing, and a big enough crew to maintain it but that clearly is not the case.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/25/2019

Thank you for your review. We're always happy to hear feedback from our guests as we understand that there is always room for improvement. Please know that we have shared your comments with our teams here at Hawks Prairie to help us make improvements to the courses.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great for all skills

Two of us took our wives to play this course which was the 1st time for both and they enjoyed it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/15/2019

We're glad you all enjoyed your round and hope to see you out here again soon!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Links review

Enjoyable course..nice layout..challenging greens nice fairways

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/15/2019

Thank you for recommending our golf course!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Wonderful setting, great company

I had a good round, it was great for about the first fifteen holesm Age and some old bad habits caught up with me , but I did enough good things to return. The course is in great shape , the greens are challenging but true. The weather was perfect for golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wide open

Open course with water and sand in strategic areas

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fast Greens

Course was ok. Rough was brutal and greens super fast and hard. Overall a good round.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/03/2019

Thanks for the review, rick4247! We hope to see you out on The Links again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Golf

Good course for the money. Excellent iv you were on the fairway, off the fairway needed mowed. Greens are fast and a challenge.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

This no flat land course

This course will test ur game. Many kinds of lies
Tees A
Fairways B
Rough B
Traps B
Greens B
Rough is especially tuff when u have many non flat lies with the grass fairly high in many places.
The greens are large and QUICK with many undulations... u will have to play these greens many times to figure them out.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Windy weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, great staff

Excellent conditions for winter. Greens in fine shape compared to other local courses. Always a good check-in experience, too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/06/2019

Thanks for the kudos, Steve! We hope to see you out on the links again soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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