Washington is a land of contrasts. The deep forests of the Olympic Peninsula, such as the Hoh Rain Forest, are among the only temperate rainforests in the continental United States, but the semi-desert east of the Cascade Range has few trees. Mount Rainier, the highest mountain in the state, is covered with more glacial ice than any other peak in the lower 48 states.
Washington could have been named “the Evergreen State” for its plentiful public and private fairways alone. So break out your clubs, center those hips and get a grip—it’s tee time. Choose your favorite golfing environment: a water-view, desert plains, urban resorts, rural fairways on beautiful islands or courses in close proximity to state and national parks. We’ve got ’em all. But try not to be too distracted. When it comes to scenery, Washington State has the fairest fairways of them all.