The intricate sport of golf is mentioned as early as the 1450s in the world’s history, but it wasn’t until 1744 that the rules of the game were finally written by the Honorable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. These rules became known as the Thirteen Articles, and over the next 100 years, those 13 rules went on to be adopted by more than 30 clubs. From there, the traction of the game continued, going on to be the celebrated and televised sport that it is today, enjoyed by millions worldwide. And whether it be played for fame or fun, there are plenty of golf courses in the Tri-Cities community where people can get their game on.
Canyon Lakes Golf Course
3700 Canyon Lakes Dr., Kennewick
The Tri-Cities’ highest-rated and most popular golf course, Canyon Lakes Golf Course, is eagerly waiting for you to come enjoy a tee time. Golfers can expect nothing but the best as they’ve been voted Best Golf Course in the Tri-Cities for nine years in a row and the best wedding/event venue for four out of the last five years. Currently, they offer over 20 different membership options for golfers looking to get some serious practice on and work those strokes off their games. They also offer amazing daily deals and specials, such as Military Mondays, where all military personnel and veterans get the $50 special. On Senior Tuesdays, all seniors get the same $50 special, including green fees and a cart. It’s an unparalleled golfing experience you won’t soon forget on a course that tests your accuracy with intricate fairways, water hazards, and sand traps. Stop by and take on the challenge!
Columbia Point Golf Course
225 Columbia Point Dr., Richland
Eighteen holes, par-72 6 100 yards, designed by James J. Engh, await those who dare to take on Columbia Point Golf Course. This course decided to take a fresh approach to its layout, offering vertical elevation to a relatively flat surface while creating moderately challenging greens. It’s the perfect course for all levels of golfers and provides a wide variety of amenities, such as a fully-stocked golf shop, cafe, covered patio, and men’s and ladies’ lockers. Those looking to improve their game can also enjoy lessons from Columbia Point’s golf professionals, who will develop a lesson plan based on your skill level to help you get those perfect swings in every time!
Sun Willows Golf Course
2535 N. 20th Ave., Pasco
Robert Muir Graves designed the 18-holes at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco, with the course making its grand debut in 1960. The course consists of 32 bunkers and five lakes that all come into play and challenge golfers’ shot selections. Swing by their golf shop before heading out onto the course to browse their name-brand merchandise to pick up the best gear. After the game, stop by their Willows Cafe for a victory meal and celebratory drink.
Columbia Park Golf Tri-Plex
2701 Columbia Park Trail, Kennewick
A scenic 18-hole course can be found at Columbia Park Golf Tri-Plex, located in Columbia Park next to the beautiful Columbia River. This course is specifically designed to allow for a quick round of golf and challenge all skill levels. Besides getting your golf on, patrons of this golf course can also enjoy a few rounds of disc golf or footgolf, a newer sport that combines both soccer and golf, where athletes use soccer balls on a traditional golf course with 21-inch diameter cups to try and get that hole in one!
Zintel Creek Golf Club
314 N. Underwood St., Kennewick
Zintel Creek Golf Club holds the title of original Golf Club of the Tri-Cities community as the club itself was designed in 1938, known back then as the Twin City Golf Club. Throughout the 50s and 60s, Zintel Creek became known as the premier golfing destination in the Tri-Cities, hosting prestigious events and tournaments. Today it is known more as the “shotmakers” course, along with being the most couple-friendly course in the area. Though the times have changed, the greens are still the original “push-up” style greens with tree-lined narrow fairways and great bunkering, creating quite the challenge for golfers.
2450 N. Columbia Blvd., Richland
Golfing with a twist can be found at Divots Golf in Richland, where they use cutting-edge TruGolf TruFlight simulator technology to bring competitive virtual golf to casual and experienced golfers alike. Their new-age technology can capture the direction and speed of each golfer’s swing, paired with top-of-the-line software that offers players a fully immersive indoor golf experience. This experience allows golfers to play more than 100 courses from around the world, no matter the temperature, season, or weather. It truly is tee time anytime at Divots Golf, where those visiting can come and play a round of golf, practice on the driving range, or simply play fun target games 365 days a year from sun up til sun down and beyond!
West Richland Golf Course
4000 Fallon Dr., West Richland
The land currently serving as the West Richland Golf Course was originally farmland owned by the federal government and used as an emergency landing and dropping point for planes during World War II. After the war, the Army Corp of Engineers rebuilt the area into a nine-hole golf course, and in 1953, the original course opened after it was transferred into a community trust. As time went on, the fairway was eventually converted into the 18-hole course that we know today. When you play at the West Richland course, you are playing on a historic part of the Richland area community, so come in and see why this course has been around for over 50 years!
Horn Rapids Golf Course
2800 Clubhouse Lane, Richland
With over 300 days of sunshine a year and less than seven inches of rainfall, Horn Rapids Golf Course offers year-round golfing to the Tri-Cities community. Here, golfers can enjoy one of Washington’s finest desert courses, with The Links at Horn Rapids being an experience that no golfer should pass up. This desert course features narrow fairways lined by sagebrush, small greens that are undulating and fast, and rolling terrain to create quite the challenge for serious golfers.
With all these golf courses in the Tri-Cities community, what are you waiting for?! It’s time to hit the greens and see how many holes in one you can score!