According to Golfweek.com, Washington has three of the top 50 municipal golf courses in 2011. Here they are, and how they were ranked:
#2/50 – Chambers Bay
10311 Chambers Creek Rd W
University Place, WA 98467
Chambers Bay opened in 2007 in University Village, just outside Tacoma. It was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. This 18 hole championship golf course provides a traditional, links-style layout featuring impressive emerald greens, dazzling fairways, and brilliant tees. With plenty of water views, Chamber’s Bay is the home of the 2015 U.S. Open.
#12/50 – Olympic Course at Gold Mountain
7263 W. Belfair Valley Road
Bremerton, WA 98312
The 18-hole “Olympic” course at the Gold Mountain Golf Course facility in Bremerton, features 7,035 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. Designed by John F. Harbottle, III, ASGCA, the course opened in 1996.
#26/50 – Indian Canyon
4304 W West Drive
Spokane, WA 99224
Built on a canyon wall in 1930 by designer H. Chandler Egan, with a vertical drop of 240 feet amid many towering pines, Indian Canyon is a unique playing environment. Opened in 1935, the course is well bunkered and a hilly 6,255 yards. Indian Canyon is the host of the Rosauers Open, the largest PGA section event in the United States.