Praised by CityVoters as the best course in western Washington, Avalon Golf Links lays out three nines that offer eye-pleasing glimpses of the Skagit Valley below. Though each nine conceals its own unique set of obstacles, every 1 of the 27 holes place golfers amid a picturesque sweep of Northwestern flora, challenging them to bend shots around towering evergreens and send drives screaming against the backdrop of the Olympic and Cascade ranges. The North Nine bookends the toughest stretch on the course in holes four through seven, a rigorous test requiring approaches as steady as the hand of a neurosurgeon playing Operation. Though short in comparison, the West Nine is notable for its tight fairways and frequent East-to-West orientation, yielding panoramic views of the Cascade Mountains. The South Nine punishes poor approaches with challenging greens, where balls frequently run away from their owners when struck too firmly or distracted by a particularly attractive goose egg.
After testing mind and body over 18 holes, Avalon's Sweet Bite Cafe stands at the ready to refuel tuckered-out golfers with breakfast served starting at 7:30 a.m. on weekends and sandwiches served starting at 11 a.m.
Course at a Glance:
Three nine-hole, par 36 courses
Total length up to 6,803 yards from the back tees
Course rating up to 72.3 from the back tees
Course slope up to 126 from the back tees
Four sets of tees
Designed by Robert Muir Graves
Martial arts at Bow's North Sound Karate is a great workout that will leave you feeling Zen.
Sign up for one of the kickboxing classes and learn basic kickboxing and self-defense moves.
Learn both offensive and defensive techniques in one of these mixed martial arts classes.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Top class instruction from an International level rider with more than 15yrs of teaching experience. Located at Walker Valley Ranch, a beautiful facility with large covered arena, big stalls, turnouts, and more.
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
We all start out as beginners! Horses are our passion and we look forward to sharing it with you.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
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It's time to take it from the driving range to the full on course at Overlook Golf Course in Mount Vernon.
Every great place has a restaurant on the side. When you come to this course, it's no different.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this course — they'll love the scene here as much as mom and dad.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
The veteran athletes at Peregrine Expeditions nurture their already intimate relationships with Mother Nature during skiing and climbing excursions into the icy peaks of Mount Baker or jagged rock faces of Mount Erie. Backcountry skiing courses hone snow-skimming techniques, and intense skiing tours toe the border between the United States and Canada on two-day treks that embark each morning from a hut at base camp. Adrenaline junkies foray into Forbidden Peak for two or three days, conquering the ins and outs of navigating ice, performing mountaintop rescues, and backpacking in challenging conditions. Kid-specific expeditions tone tiny muscles and teach bird calls used to ask eagles the way to the nearest latrine as youngsters grouped by age engage in courses that span one to five days.