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Conditions
4.1
Value
3.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
78.5%
Recommend this course
11 out of 14 reviews
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3.3
3 Reviews (3)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
2.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
3.7
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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3.8
4 Reviews (4)
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Conditions
4.5
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Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
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4.0
75.0%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7304 yards
Slope 143
Rating 75.5

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect John Fought (2000) Brad Bartell Todd Schoeder (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire and etiquette required. No denim is allowed at the facility. Collared shirts with sleeves required.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Reviews

4.0
14 Reviews (14)
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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

What a Joke

I have played this course many (+25 times) over the years and this was by far the worst experience and last time.. They say that a cart is included however that depend on availability. They rushed a cart to us right as we were getting ready to tee off on 1st. Thankfully it appeared to have been cleaned. Then the cart died on the 15th, right before the only steep hill to climb on the back nine. .We ended up walking the rest of the way.

i don't want to sound like i am whining about the carts but these were pathetic My point is that if you pay over $100 and they say a cart is included I expect to have a cart that works the whole 18.. Courses that cost half the price have carts that are in better shape.

They have lost a long time customer. I will not be back.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Long & Beautiful

I've now played it 3x and it has dominated me everytime. Plays super long from what we thought were the "blue tee' equivalent. I will go back at least once more to get a score I know I am capable of there. Moderately recommend but I think there are better options closer to Seattle.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Nobody does it better

I've played Washington National several times and this course is always friendly when it comes to drainage, wide fairways and big greens. It rained all morning & afternoon yesterday so we played twilight after the wet weather. There was only minor puddles in a few places and the course drained impressively well considering the storm earlier in the day. The greens still rolled fast and the fairways had some roll without plugging. It makes sense why University of Washington has chosen this as their home course with how much it rains here. I usually have some of my best rounds here because of how wide it is and the greens are big targets. My brother even had a hole-in-one on 16 last time we played here and he is a high handicap golfer. The staff is made up of friendly college students and they sell cheap tall boys of Rainier at the turn. The value can range to expensive during peak times and good deals during twilight. This is one of my favorite courses to play in the Seattle area and out of the Oki courses. It's worth the trip down to Auburn if you are looking for a dry course with a beautiful layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Staff

Since my 13 year old son is a golf addict I have played plenty of courses over the past year. One thing I can say for certainis the staff here is top notch and the best in the biz! Always welcoming!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Washington Nat’l....home of the Huskies

A hard yet fair test of golf from all tees. Greens were firm with much contour. Can’t ask for more from a round in late fall.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

It is a shame to see that this great course has gone down hill

I have lived in the Seattle area for almost five years and I have purchased the Oki Card every year that I have lived here. It used to be a great value and the courses were always top notch. I played last Saturday with two good friends and on the first fairway we notice a lot of brown spots. When we got up to the green, the grass was just as bad. Not sure if there is some sort of a fungus growing, but it looks downright terrible or the grounds crew decided to stop watering the course.

Weird thing is that we have had a somewhat wet summer in the Seattle area and it has not been hot at all. Mostly overcast and cloudy all summer, so the course should not be brown and looking sickly.

I also noticed that all of the coolers on the course were bone dry. Could not get a drink of water, unless I paid for it when the beverage cart came around.

Not a great experience all around. Greens were in good shape, but that is I can say positively about the whole round. Everything else was disappointing.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/26/2019

We're sorry to hear this. Please rest assured that we are constantly working to better course conditions as we understand there is always room for improvement. We have shared your comments with our teams and the General Manager as well. If you would like to share additional feedback regarding any of Oki Golf's golf courses, we'd be happy to hear from you. You can reach us at feedback@okigolf.com. Thank you for your review.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

One of my favorites

I drive about an hour from the north side of Seattle to Auburn at least once a week to play this course because I truly believe it is one of the better experiences in the area. The course is challenging but fair - and it has championship-level length to it as well from the deeper tees. But it is generally in great shape regardless of season, and I've always found the staff to be friendly and engaging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

One of my favorites

Washington National is one of those course designed for all level players. We've played it for years and it's always a great challenge. Course conditions are super, especially good this last winter.

Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/12/2019

We couldn't agree more--the course is challenging and fun for players of all abilities! Thanks for the awesome review. We hope to see you out here again soon!

Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Washington National

Course was in very good condition for winter play.Drains very well. Greens in excellent condition as well.

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

Thank you for your review, jparker4. We're glad you enjoyed your round and hope you'll be back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Afternoon Golf

I snuck out and played 9 holes on a weekday afternoon. It took about 2 hours as lots of other folks had same idea. Course is in good condition overall. Greens are still a bit sandy and slow. Bunkers are wet and firm. They have a small club house with about four beers on tap. Its a great winter value if you arrive on a nice day. The only draw back is that singles cannot make a tee time. We have to walk-on and take our chances.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/29/2018

Thanks for coming out, Jesse! We're glad you enjoyed your afternoon round.

Played On
Reviews 216
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Alberta Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Washington National GC

A gracious welcome from the pro shop staff. I think they were pleased to have more than a few die hard golfers out playing under gloomy, overcast skies and a steady light rain falling. The kind of day when top of the line rain gear pays huge dividends.

With todays wet weather and incredibly soft conditions, deciding which tee box to play off was an important decision. There were areas of standing water on many of the wide fairways so even well struck tee shots didn't run out. As a huge fan of great bunkering on any course I was blown away by both the waste bunkers and the brilliant white sand bunkers on this course. I only had to play once out of the waste bunkers when I snap hooked my approach shot into the generous green on Hole 18.

Weather and wet conditions aside, Washington National provided a great layout and a good test of golf. Would love to play again...but under ideal conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/18/2018

Thanks so much for coming out, David! We're so glad you enjoyed your round despite the infamous Seattle rain you endured. We'd love to have you out here again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Not a good experence

I'm a 12 index and I play in a tournament every weekend somewhere in Western Washington. We had a two day tournament the 26th and 27th of Aug 17, Washington National on Saturday and the Home Course on Sunday.

The greens at Washington National where in very good shape, but that's about the only good thing I can say about the course. 10 to 20% of every fairway are dead grass or bare dirt, 8 of my drives in the fairway ended up on dirt. On hole 17, my drive and lay up shot (both in the fairway ended up on dirt. I was in 3 sand traps and one of the was hard pan, the other two there where lots of rocks in them, I put a nick in my SW getting out of one of them hitting a rock that was under my ball that I could not see.

I was charged $95.00 for the round that included a cart, I like to walk and the still charged me for the cart.

After the round I went back into the pro shop to express my disappointment of the condition of the course and there response was "everybody is entitled to there option"

They took my contact information down and said that someone would get back to me to talk to me about my experience. It's been 5 days and I've not heard back from anyone.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Married

We just got married here and it was beautiful. The staff made everything so easy and fun to work with. The course is magnificent, the prices to get married there were rock bottom prices but we got rock star treatments! We had funny traditions that everyone was great with and we got to work with the most amazing person ever, his name is ANDREW. This man will take an otherwise stressful day and make it into a magnificent beautiful event. Stating that it was great customer service is an understatement, he even went as far to give us his cellphone number! Now that is dedication. I knew a few other people who were getting married and heard of the horrors, we were so lucky to find this venue and to be able to work with all the staff and the GREAT Andrew. I am so appreciative of everything that was done and would recommend this place to anyone that is trowing a party, event or wedding! This place is amazing, the staff are all friendly and awesome and Andrew is THE MAN. Great job, great place.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/12/2015

This is called golf advisor, not hey, we had a wedding here and it was great advisor.

Played On
Reviews 44
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Early Morning Golf

Played again, this time at daybreak. It was cold and had rained recently. The course was in great shape considering the time of day and the amount of rain. Stay out of the bunkers, there are some pea size gravel mixed in with the sand. The greens rolled true and about 9. I really enjoy the final 4 holes. The staff is the very best at any course I've played.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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