When you think of a visit to Lynnwood, Washington, what first comes to mind is probably shopping, dining, and exploring north of Seattle. You may not be thinking outdoor recreation right away. But with the 18-hole Lynnwood Golf Course open year-round, and 17 scenic golf courses in Snohomish County, your next visit to Lynnwood could actually be a golf getaway!
Whether you’re traveling to Lynnwood exclusively to golf in the Pacific Northwest, or simply adding golf to an already packed itinerary, you won’t run out of things to do.
Photo credit - Lynnwood Golf Course
Golf in Lynnwood, Washington - Where to Stay
Wherever your first tee-time might be, Lynnwood is the place you’ll want to book your hotel room for your golf getaway. Whether you are looking for a room or a suite, an indoor or outdoor swimming pool, a continental or full cook-to-order breakfast, there are over 1,000 rooms and suites to choose from, priced as much as 40% lower than neighboring Seattle.
If you’re traveling with the family, there is plenty in Lynnwood to keep them occupied while you tee it high and let it fly. From shopping at Alderwood Mall to splashing around in the indoor water park at the Lynnwood Recreation Center. You can even join the family for 18 holes of mini golf at High Trek Adventures, which is an aerial adventure park with ziplines and 70 challenges!
Lynnwood Golf Courses
Make your first tee-time at Lynnwood Golf Course, where the combination of tight fairways and hole layout will test the skills of any golfer. Open year-round, with a full-service pro shop that includes merchandise and rentals, you don’t even have to remember to pack your clubs if you don’t want to!
In addition to the Lynnwood Golf Course, there are 17 scenic golf courses in Snohomish County to choose from, as well as the Snohomish Valley Golf Center where you can work on your game, rain or shine. Seattle and Bellevue are both a reasonable driving distance (by car, not your actual driver), and feature dozens more courses to explore.
Dining and Recreation for your Golf Getaway
Just as there’s a golf course for every handicap in and around Lynnwood, there are hundreds of Lynnwood restaurants to try, with something for everyone! From Italian to Seafood, Greek to Vietnamese, familiar establishments, and family-owned gems to discover, Lynnwood’s food scene offers a ton of variety at breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Sneak into Cafe Ladro for a delicious Seattle roast coffee to fuel your morning tee-time, and grab a pastry from their in-house bakery to enjoy on your drive to the golf course. After your round, hit Yeh Yeh’s Vietnamese Sandwiches (one of our favorite hidden gems) for lunch. Squeeze in another 18-holes before the sun sets, then make plans for a delicious dinner at a familiar mainstay like the Cheesecake Factory at Alderwood Mall.
Mix it Up - Wine, Beer, and Distilling
We can think of no better way to take the edge off a challenging round than by visiting Temple Distilling. Plan ahead and make an appointment to visit this award-winning gin distillery outside of their standard Saturday hours (12 pm-5 pm). Sample their traditional London dry style gin and navy strength gin. Then take a bottle or two of each home so you can enjoy a 19th-hole worthy cocktail wherever you are!
About a 20-minute drive from Lynnwood, you’ll discover Woodinville wine country, home to over 140 wineries. A day of wine tasting is a great way to break up your golf getaway. We love Woodinville for the diversity of its offerings. Taste wine from the Columbia Valley, Walla Walla, even the Puget Sound AVA, in one convenient location.
From convenient, budget-friendly lodging to family-friendly activities, shopping, dining, and more, Lynnwood is the ultimate home-base for your next golf getaway. Start planning your adventure for a golf getaway any time of year, and look forward to your best rounds, and best vacation, yet.