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Old 11-02-2017, 03:32 PM
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It looks like I need to travel to Seattle this month for 3 days of business and then I may spend a few days with family in Bellingham. What are the "must play" courses in Seattle and along I-5 between Seattle and Bellingham? SeaTac and Tall Firs have the highest ratings.
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Old 11-02-2017, 06:51 PM
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Sea tac and tall firs are great courses. if you make it to sea tac I would recommend hitting up Lakewood also it’s five minutes from SeaTac and also a very fun course.

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Old 11-02-2017, 07:53 PM
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How far are you willing to drive? North Park is the only course that's actually in Seattle, but not the best experience. SeaTac is a little south of the city but a great course, and if you are down there and 27 holes wasn't enough, Lakewood is only a short drive away. Terrace Creek is nice and relatively close to I-5 north of the city but can be really swampy in parts depending on rain. Tall Firs is great, as mentioned, and costs $5 to play.

SeaTac, Lakewood, and Tall Firs would be my recommendations. If you have an extra day and are willing to drive south, I'd check out Fort Steilacoom (two distinct 18-hole courses and a 9-hole course.)


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Old 11-08-2017, 01:32 PM
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SeaTac/Lakewood best bang for your buck on a moments notice. Tall Firs is great, but out of the way. Sedro is another great course but out of the way. Be sure to print of a current map for SeaTac/Lakewood as navigation can be a bit of an issue for first timers. Be sure to play them early while there's plenty of light.
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I did this trip a few months back.

SeaTac is very fun. Lakewood was fun enough, but navigation is an absolute nightmare. No signs, no real flow...if you don't have a picture of the map or hook with some locals, good luck. Hell, even if you do have a map, good luck.

I thought Terrace Creek was a ton of fun...but take a map there as well. The locals seem to not love it, and I don't understand why. NSRA is pretty fun. Church Creek is a fun little niner. Lake Stevens is fun-ish...and has the most unique baskets you'll ever run across. Cornwall in Bellingham is fun, but disjointed.

The whole region seems to suffer from lack of navigational tools, though. I have reviews up for all of the mentioned courses ( as well as others in that path) if you're interested.

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Old 11-09-2017, 09:37 AM
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Ooooh and if you want to play something completely interesting and horrible, go play Mineral Springs. It's completely crappy and awesome all at the same time.
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Old 11-09-2017, 03:08 PM
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I second the SeaTac. I took a bus from downtown Seattle (there's a stop close by) and then took an Uber back. My only regret was that I didn't get there earlier. I would have loved to make it through the course twice. I can't speak to the others people are mentioning, but SeaTac had good golf and was a very nice park for disc golf. I played in late spring, after rain wasn't a big issue. I'm not sure if rain's a problem yet or if SeaTac is particularly affected by "wet."
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Old 11-09-2017, 03:17 PM
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Another bright idea (and this is totally the course bagger in me). I spent a year living up in Blaine, and my family did a couple nice drives up into BC. Very pretty. It sounds like you'll have a car, so why not drive up to Langley Passive Park just across the border? 20 reviews for a 3.78, and looks worth playing. Google says it's a 45 minute drive from Bellingham, it looks like a nice course way better than the Ferndale/Bellingham offerings, and you'd knock off a new country.

You might need a passport to cross the border, but that would be my play if I were up there.
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You might need a passport to cross the border..
Pretty sure to can leave for free, but a passport or enhanced DL will be required to return to the US.

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Personally, I didn't think Lakewood was all that fun of a course. It's pretty open and there were a lot of pedestrians in the way during my visit. If you're worried about navigation, don't be. You can grab a map at the disc golf store on site.

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