When you think of a visit to Lynnwood, Washington, what first comes to mind is probably shopping, dining, and exploring north of Seattle. You may not be thinking outdoor recreation right away. But with the 18-hole Lynnwood Golf Course open year-round, and 17 scenic golf courses in Snohomish County, your next visit to Lynnwood could actually be a golf getaway!
Whether you’re traveling to Lynnwood exclusively to golf in the Pacific Northwest, or simply adding golf to an already packed itinerary, you won’t run out of things to do.
Photo credit – Lynnwood Golf Course
Golf in Lynnwood, Washington – Where to Stay
Wherever your first tee-time might be, Lynnwood is the place you’ll want to book your hotel room for your golf getaway. Whether you are looking for a room or a suite, an indoor or outdoor swimming pool, a continental or full cook-to-order breakfast, there are over 1,000 rooms and suites to choose from, priced as much as 40% lower than neighboring Seattle.
If you’re traveling with the family, there is plenty in Lynnwood to keep them occupied while you tee it high and let it fly. From shopping at Alderwood Mall to splashing around in the indoor water park at the Lynnwood Recreation Center. You can even join the family for 18 holes of mini golf at High Trek Adventures, which is an aerial adventure park with ziplines and 70 challenges!
Lynnwood Golf Courses
Make your first tee-time at Lynnwood Golf Course, where the combination of tight fairways and hole layout will test the skills of any golfer. Open year-round, with a full-service pro shop that includes merchandise and rentals, you don’t even have to remember to pack your clubs if you don’t want to!
In addition to the Lynnwood Golf Course, there are 17 scenic golf courses in Snohomish County to choose from, as well as the Snohomish Valley Golf Center where you can work on your game, rain or shine. Seattle and Bellevue are both a reasonable driving distance (by car, not your actual driver), and feature dozens more courses to explore.
Dining and Recreation for your Golf Getaway
Just as there’s a golf course for every handicap in and around Lynnwood, there are hundreds of Lynnwood restaurants to try, with something for everyone! From Italian to Seafood, Greek to Vietnamese, familiar establishments, and family-owned gems to discover, Lynnwood’s food scene offers a ton of variety at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Sneak into Cafe Ladro for a delicious Seattle roast coffee to fuel your morning tee-time, and grab a pastry from their in-house bakery to enjoy on your drive to the golf course. After your round, hit Yeh Yeh’s Vietnamese Sandwiches (one of our favorite hidden gems) for lunch. Squeeze in another 18-holes before the sun sets, then make plans for a delicious dinner at a familiar mainstay like the Cheesecake Factory at Alderwood Mall.
Mix it Up – Wine, Beer, and Distilling
We can think of no better way to take the edge off a challenging round than by visiting Temple Distilling. Plan ahead and make an appointment to visit this award-winning gin distillery outside of their standard Saturday hours (12 pm-5 pm). Sample their traditional London dry style gin and navy strength gin. Then take a bottle or two of each home so you can enjoy a 19th-hole worthy cocktail wherever you are!
About a 20-minute drive from Lynnwood, you’ll discover Woodinville wine country, home to over 140 wineries. A day of wine tasting is a great way to break up your golf getaway. We love Woodinville for the diversity of its offerings. Taste wine from the Columbia Valley, Walla Walla, even the Puget Sound AVA, in one convenient location.
From convenient, budget-friendly lodging to family-friendly activities, shopping, dining, and more, Lynnwood is the ultimate home-base for your next golf getaway. Start planning your adventure for a golf getaway any time of year, and look forward to your best rounds, and best vacation, yet.
When was the last time that you set a tee time in Lynnwood? Golf is a popular past time in America and Lynnwood is no exception. The National Golf Foundation has estimated that 1 in 3 Americans over the age of 6 have played golf, watched it or read about it. It helps that golf is a game of skill that can be played and enjoyed by the young and old and new and long-time players alike.
If you are looking to schedule some golf Lynnwood has options! The first of these is the Lynnwood Municipal Golf Course.
Buit in 1991, Lynnwood Municipal Golf Course is a fun 18-hole course. You also do not have to bring all of your own equipment. The course has merchandise, available equipment rentals and a Pro Shop on-site. It is also open year round for golf in any month. The course’s design underscores the goal of having fun with golf. There are both tight fairways and a hole layout designed to test a golfer’s skill, but also not prove too frustrating if it has been awhile since you last played. The course is located immediately south of Edmonds Community College with its operations housed in the college’s Woodway Building. You can stop by for an occasional game or visit more regularly. For more regular golfers there is the Premier Golf Club Loyalty and Rewards program. This club is to rewards those golfers frequently visiting the Lynnwood Municipal Golf Course. Rewards take the form of discounts, including those on Green Fees, Range Balls and use of Golf Carts. In addition, there is special pricing available to club members for certain merchandise, which varies over time. Read more about how to join the Premier Golf Club Loyalty and Rewards Program.
Getting to the Lynnwood Municipal Golf Course is easy. There is ample parking spots available right near the course in parking lot Q. Edmonds Community College and the course are conveniently located near several local streets and State Route 99 is less than 1/2 mile away. In addition, the Golf Course Trail provides pedestrian and walking access to the course. Even if you are not playing yourself it is fun to walk the trail and watch golfers as they play through. The Golf Course Trail travels the perimeter of the Lynnwood Municipal Golf Course and alternates between soft and hard surfaces. It is a fun walk as you have the course to one side, homes on the other and greenery overhead. A portion of the trail also goes through the Edmonds Community College campus. You can also follow the course on Facebook where you can keep track of the latest course condition and other news. There is also more information on the course’s website, including the latest rates.
Most would agree that golf is more pleasurable under sunny blue skies. Being located in the Pacific Northwest it does rain from time to time in Lynnwood. On rainy days you do not have to hang up the golf clubs, at least not entirely. Back9 Parlor offers an alternative during wet weather with its virtual golf offerings. Back9 Parlor uses an array of technologies to create this experience for golfers. That encompasses technology such as overhead cameras, use of infrared and tracking software. The software has tools to accurately track how far the ball (virtually) travels and other behavior, all in an entirely indoor facility and experience. Golfing professionals have access to such sophisticated, virtual experiences in their places of residence. Back9 wants to bring this same quality virtual experience to golfers with a wide range of experience levels and goals for improving their game. Back9 also has a spring league, is available for parties and other events and runs lessons and clinics for golfers. If the weather runs you indoors, Back9 is open for virtual golf 7 days per week.