THE PUBLIC IS ALWAYS WELCOME
HOLMES HARBOR GOLF CLUB!
New operator and golf pro, Paul Lavin, has been busy setting up shop, and more and more golfers have been seen taking advantage of the recent sunny days. Also, it isn't taking long for enthusiasts to purchase annual memberships ...including a cart... at the remarkable price of $699 plus tax!
Work will soon begin on the greens but should not interfere with play. Paul brings experience and business acumen to successfully re-establishing Holmes Harbor Golf as the enjoyable, challenging and well-respected executive course that it once was. And of course the panoramic views of mountains and water are still incomparable!
For those not familiar with Holmes Harbor Golf, it is located about 40 miles north of Seattle on Whidbey Island. It’s fun to take the 20 minute ferry ride from Mukilteo. Then, from state highway 525 turn east onto Honeymoon Bay Road in Freeland and then east again on Harbor Hills Drive. The clubhouse is at the end of Harbor Hills overlooking the bay. Holmes Harbor Golf is open to the public.
Playable in just over three hours, this par 64 course measures 4,279 yards and provides undulating greens and illusive fairways. Course rating for men from the blue tees is 62.1 and slope is 110. Course rating for ladies is 61.4 and slope is 105.
The signature hole is #8, a 160 yard par 3, with a 100 foot drop in elevation from tee to green. The 18th hole, the lone par 5 at 463 yards, concludes the round with a spectacular view of the bay for which the course is named: