West Seattle Golf Course Blog

West Seattle Golf Course

The West Seattle Golf Course opened in 1940, designed by the legendary Henry Chandler Egan, a 2 time U.S. Amateur champion who partnered on occasion with the famed course architect Alister MacKenzie. Egan also played in the 1935 Masters and finished 6th in the 1906 U.S. Open at Onwentsia Club in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Many players call West Seattle the best municipal course in the area. The score card for the course shows the black tees playing at 6805 yards and the USGA's Course Rating and Slope Database™ rates the back tees at 71.5 with a 125 slope.

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Fix Your Slice

Do you fight a slice that prevents you from playing at the level you desire? If so, you have to learn what a slice really is, why it happens, and how you can begin to change your swing to improve your ball flight. If you can learn to turn your slice into a fade, or even a little draw, you can and will get better.

There is nothing wrong with playing a shot that curves slightly left to right (for right handers). Some of the greatest players in history have played a fade, and some of today's current top players love that shot. But when a slight fade becomes an out of control slice, there is trouble ahead ...

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Other Seattle Courses

Seattle Parks and Recreation offers four municipal golf courses that are all terrific options when playing in the Seattle area. In addition to West Seattle Golf Course, the city also runs Interbay, Jackson Park, and Jefferson Park.

Besides the great munis, there are plenty of options for great golf in the area. From Chambers Bay to Trophy Lake and Washington National there is no shortage of great venues in the Seattle area.

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