1 IS LOWEST - 10 IS HIGHEST
COLWOOD NATIONAL GOLF
COURSE - OUR COMMENTS
Maintenance: Probably the best
kept public golf course we've played so far in the area.
Lush, green fairways, well-aerated greens, and very green and
nicely kept rough. Makes for a lovely course.
Scenery: Very green fairways and
roughs are complemented with nature as you walk over bridges
crossing back and forth over the Columbia and Whitaker
Sloughs. You can watch herons and killdeers looking for
food while you walk. The only downside is between
the 7th and 8th hole where you have to walk along a major
roadway where it seems there could have easily been a bridge
over the slough. Arbor Vitae hedges block out the
roadway from the rest of the holes.
Fun: Hitting back and forth over the
natural hazard of the slough makes for a fun game. This
isn't the most difficult course around, and there are some
long, straight fairways, but there are also several dog-legs,
some hills (especially the 9th hole), and quite a bit of
Safety: Most of the course is nicely
laid out for this. Private holes without balls flying at
you. The exception is crossing back and forth across fairly
busy Alderwood Drive. Rather than having you cross at a
stop sign nearby, you cross in the middle of the street as
cars go by at about 50 miles per hour. No signs really
to warn the cars of golfer crossing either. Pretty
dangerous, we think.
Staff: They seem nice enough, but
they made a big hassle for us when we tried to use our
Entertainment Book discount of 20% off. They
tried to claim we needed a coupon when that's not the case
according to the Entertainment Book. In the end, though,
they gave in and we got our discount.
Design: Very enjoyable layout - well
incorporated into Columbia and Whitaker Sloughs for maximum
enjoyment. Good variety and layout for safety.
Nice dog-legs on some holes. Not too hard, but fun for a
public course. The only exception, of course, is between holes
8 and 9 and stated above.
Value: For the $11 for 9 holes
or $21 for 18 holes you'll pay with the
Entertainment Book or the
Golf Card, this course is a heck of a value for
Other Comments: There are golf
leagues at this course too - kind of fun. There is a
large restaurant area for banquets and the like. You'd
never know it was in the middle of the industrial district.
We just love how green it is.