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Kayak Point Golf Course15711 Marine Dr
Stanwood, WA 98292
Phone: (360)652-9676Fax: (360)652-3812
This course is a local favorite that plays longer than the yardage indicates because of the hills and hidden greens. The course was originally intended to be the recreational centerpiece for a housing development and an oil refinery, but environmentalists squelched the industrial plans and home builders chose lots well away from the fairways. The layout rises and falls through the forest and offers novel holes that match the terrain. The signature hole is #18, a 420-yard, par 4, requiring a tee shot over a gully, then an uphill approach shot to a well-bunkered green. The dining room in the clubhouse overlooks the green on hole #18, and the tee box on #10 faces Puget Sound and Camano Island. "Golf Digest" rated this as the 8th "Best Public Course" in the state for 1996, and the 39th best out of "America's Top 75 Affordable Courses" from their list of "America's Best Golf Courses Everyone Can Play" for 1996. The same publication awarded it "Best in State" in 1997-98, and 38th in the category of "Top 75 Public Courses" in 1990. In 1997, this facility opened a Jim McLean Golf School and an eighteen hole putting course complete with sand bunkers, water hazards and undulating grass greens.
|Holes: 18||Greens: Poa Annua Grass||Fairways: Winter Rye|
|Dress Code:||No tank tops or cutoffs|
|Season:||Open all year|
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Beautiful Beast, Jul 06, 2005
from Edmonds, Wash.
|I have never scored well and I always lose a lot of balls at Kayak, but I love the course. The layout is awesome, the course is immaculate and the views are breathtaking. The people in the clubhouse are among the friendliest you will ever find, and you are certain to plan a return trip -- even if you shoot in triple digits!|
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Golf in the Forest, Jul 01, 2005
from Kirkland, WA
|If you are a golfing purist a'la architect Tom Doak, then this course isn't for you. Purists tend to detest trees on the course. This shortish course is carved through mature evergreen forest on hilly terrain. Your test is apparent on hole 1, a straightaway downhill par 4 tighly lined by mature evergreens. It doesn't get any easier after that with narrow fairways on virtually every hole. Not recommended for those who insist on walking with hilly terrain and some long stretches from one green to the next tee. Otherwise, a perfect example of northwest golf|