How to pretend to like golf in Seattle (or just have an excuse to wear argyle)

You don’t have to be a Tiger Woods wannabe to enjoy Seattle’s municipal golf courses. Whether you’re a casual golfer who enjoys hitting the links every now and again, or someone who has never picked up a club before, there’s something out there for everyone.

The greens in West Seattle, at Beacon Hill’s Jefferson Park, and at Jackson Park in North Seattle all offer traditional courses with 18 holes. The Interbay Golf Center, meanwhile, has a 9-hole par 3 course and driving range — and a mini golf course that’s home to a Putts & Pints summer league.

If your priority is just getting some fresh air and socializing — not, you know, golfing — the Green Lake Pitch ‘n’ Putt is the course for you. It’s the type of place where kids are welcome and no one will notice if you completely miss the ball while teeing off. (Been there, done that.) They also rent golf clubs and balls for $1.

Hand-eye coordination not your fore-te? Jefferson Park’s “foot golf” course combines golf and soccer into a casual activity that’s perfect for catching up with friends. Argyle sweater vests are optional.

By Caitlin Moran
Caitlin writes newsletters and stories for The Evergrey. She's worked as a journalist in and around Seattle since 2010 and is a proud resident of Capitol Hill's Summit Slope neighborhood.