Recreational Activities

Golf Courses, Mini Golf, and Disc Golf Information


Whatcom County

Baker’s Edge

A 9-hole course. Located at: 8225 Kendall Road, Maple Falls, WA 98266. For more information, please call: (360) 599-2416 or visit:

The Hitting Zone @ Barkley Village

Located in the heart of Barkley Village, The Hitting Zone is Bellingham's premier golf driving range. With quality facilities and professional service, it is the perfect place for a golf excursion. Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 6:00pm Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm. Located at: 2421 Rimland Drive, Bellingham, WA. For more information please call: (360) 527-8707 or visit:

Bellingham Golf & Country Club

Nestled in the heart of the city, Bellingham Golf & Country Club offers the convenience of accessibility, the benefits of a private club and the beauty of a historical site. Features an 18-hole golf course, outdoor pool and banquet facilities. Located at: 3729 Meridian Street, Bellingham, WA. For more information, please call: (360) 733-3450 or visit:

Birch Bay Golf Club

A public course located on a peaceful bay with 400 feet of tidelands and scenic views of the Gulf Islands and the Cascade Mountains. They proudly offer one of the most challenging 18-hole executive courses on the West Coast. Located in Birch Bay, 18-hole. For more information, please call: (360) 371-7933 or visit: Located at: 7878 Birch Bay Dr. Birch Bay, WA.

Dakota Creek

Is an 18-hole public regulation course located 20 minutes north of Bellingham. It has some of the best views in the county. They tout good prices, a well maintained course and low-key atmosphere. Green fees $12 to $22. 3258 Haynie Rd., Custer. (360) 366-3131


Located in Everson, 9-hole public course. Fees: $12.00. Located at: 413 E Main Street, Everson, WA. For more information, please call: (360) 966-5417 or visit:


Located in Custer, 18-hole, This 18-hole course features nice views of the Cascades, and many wildlife visitors including geese, frogs, ducks, rabbits, and more. A good spot for beginners to test their wings. Located at: 7738 Portal Way, Custer, WA. For more information, please call: (360) 366-3947 or visit:

Homestead Golf Resort

Is an 18-hole very flat course with lots of water and sand. The 18th hole features the only par 5 to F putting course ($5). Green fees $30 to $60. 200 East Homestead Blvd., Lynden, WA. For more information, please call: (800) 354-1196, (360) 354-1196 or visit:

Joe’s Professional Golf Lab

Offers simulated golf with virtual reality graphics, golf instruction from a PGA Pro, custom club fitting, custom golf clubs and repair. Pro Joe Holdridge has many years of experience as an instructor and completed the PGA of America Schools I, II & III. Located at: 4073 Hannegan Rd., Suite E (Hannegan Square) Bellingham, WA 98226. For more information, please call: (360) 752-3337.

Lake Padden

Is an 18-hole very tight and densely treed municipal golf course with a hilly back nine. Recognized as one of the finest municipal golf courses in the Pacific Northwest. This course is carved out of a second growth forest. Green fees $16 to $28. 4882 Samish Way, Bellingham, WA. For more information, please call: (360) 738-7400 or visit:

Loomis Trail

A semi-private an elite course designed by Graham Cooke, has the second highest slope rating in the state with water on every hole. 18-hole course located in Blaine, WA. Located at: 4342 Loomis Trail Rd. For more information, please call: (360) 332-8138 or visit:

New World

The 9-hole "New World" course at the New World Golf Center facility in Bellingham, Washington features all the hallmarks of Washington golf. New World golf course opened in 1960. Located at: 5022 Guide Meridian, Bellingham, WA 98226-8077. For more information, please call: (360) 398-1362 or visit:

North BellinghamM

Is an 18-hole course with water and sand throughout. While golfing, enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Baker. Water is on eight of the 18 holes. Green fees $25 to $40. 205 W. Smith Rd., Bellingham. For more information, please visit: (360) 398-8300 or visit:

Olsen Riverside

This nine-hole course has water hazards coming into play on five holes. The fairways are undulating, and the greens are medium in size and speed. Located at: 5799 Riverside Drive, Ferndale, WA. For more information, please call: (360) 384-4116 or visit:

Point Roberts Golf & Country Club

Located in Point Roberts, WA. The course opened in summer 2001 and was designed by Graham Cooke/Wayne Carleton designs. They have an abundance of wildlife on the grounds at all times including but not limited to, eagles, hawks, rabbits, deer, and turtles. The course record is 68 and is currently held by 3 players, Bryn Parry a Nation Wide Tour Player and BCPGA member, Kyle German the Director of Golf and Nick Taylor a University of Washington golf team member. Located at: 196 Marine Dr., Point Roberts, WA. For more information, please call: (360) 945-4653 or visit:

Raspberry Ridge

Raspberry Ridge Golf Course is perhaps the best year-round golf course in Whatcom County. Excellent drainage makes this 9-hole, par 34 course, located between Ferndale and Lynden, playable on even the wettest days. The 5,170-yard course is well-maintained and features a modest pro shop and restaurant, enormous greens, spectacular views of Mount Baker, open fairways and just enough sand and water hazards to create some interesting challenges and features. Green fees $13 to $19. Located at: 6827 Hannegan Rd., Everson, WA. For more information, please call: (360) 354-3029 or visit:

Semiahmoo Resort

Two courses alternate on odd/even days for public play. Green fees $30 to $69 Semiahmoo, an 18-hole course designed by Arnold Palmer, and is ranked as one of the best in the nation. A private club located at: 8720 Semiahmoo Pkwy in Birch Bay (Blaine) WA. For more information, please call: (800) 231-4425, (360) 371-7015 or visit:

Shuksan Golf Course

Located in Bellingham, WA. Named after one of the Cascade peaks in the near distance, Shuksan is a course that varies over 100 feet in elevation. The layout occupies a rural setting split by Ten Mile Creek, which meanders through the fairways with alarming regularity. With terrain ranging from steep ridges to gentle meadows, the 6737 yard course provides eighteen distinct landscape canvases on which to paint your own masterpieces. Located at: 1500 East Axton Road, Bellingham, WA. For more information, please call: (360) 398-8888 or visit:

Sudden Valley

The Sudden Valley golf course was designed by Ted Robinson, of Westlake Village, California, to be the centerpiece for the private community of Sudden Valley. Rated "Four Stars" by Golf Digest, Sudden Valley has been requested as the site of many major Northwest tournaments including a Washington State Open, four Washington State Men's Amateur Championships, a Master-40, a Washington State Senior Women's Championship, the Men's Mid-Am and numerous PNWPGA Pro-Amateur tournaments. An extremely scenic 18-hole golf course with two very different nines. Green fees $25 to $45. A private club. Located at: 2145 Lake Whatcom, Bellingham, (360) 734-6435 or visit:

San Juan County

Orcas Island Country Golf Club

Public welcome!! Designed and built in 1960 and reminiscent of old Scottish country clubs, the course concept took advantage of gentle rolling hills and natural water hazards to make play challenging for both amateur and professional golfers. The 9-hole course, 3-tee format, has a total 18-hole yardage of 5,930 including two long par 5's and several challenging par 4's. The course rating is 67.8/69.8 slope 115/115. Our quaint cafe invites you for a casual lunch on the deck overlooking our beautiful course. Located at: 2171 Orcas Road, Eastsound, WA 98245. For more information, please call: 360-376-4400 or visit:

San Juan Golf & Country Club

Full service 9 hole golf course. Includes driving range, tennis courts, practice green bunker, Bar and Restaurant with Banquet facilities. For more information, please call Chris Hicks at 360 378-2254; visit: Located at: 806 Golf Course Road, Friday Harbor, WA 98250


Whatcom County

Cornwall Park Disc Golf

Located in Bellingham, WA. The Cornwall Park Disc Golf Course is considered one of the best disc golf courses in Washington State. This 9 hole disc golf course is unique because it is located in a forest of tall cedar trees. While the holes are not challenging due to length, the area is quite challenging due to the obstacles. 8 of the 9 holes are located within the heavy forest of Cornwall Park, Bellingham. The Cornwall Park Disc Golf Course is a 9 hole par 3 Course, but there are alternative tees for 18 holes. For more information please visit:


Whatcom County

Homestead Farms Putting Course

An outdoor 18-hole, 71-par championship putting course located at: 115 E. Homestead Blvd, Lynden, WA. For more information, please call: (360) 354-1196.

Miniature World

“Miniature World” - Family Fun Center. 4 Kidz Karts and racing karts, miniature train ride, petting zoo, miniature golf, and a Christmas train in December for kids and adults. Seasonal schedule. Located at: 4620 Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Birch Bay, WA. For more information, please call: (360) 371-7700.

Dutch Village Mall

Located at: 655 Front St, Lynden, WA. For more information please call: (360) 354-1024.

Borderland Mini-Golf

Located at: 4815 Alderson Rd, Birch Bay, WA. For more information, please call: (360) 371-3330. Season schedule.

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