The Walla Walla Valley is home to some of Washington’s very best golf, with a mild and dry climate that calls to golfers almost year-round. Most notably, Wine Valley Golf Club was recently named the No. 3 public course in Washington (and No. 34 public course in the country) by Golfweek magazine, and has become a must-play in the heart of Washington wine country. The emerald green of the Dan Hixson design seemingly blends into the natural surroundings as if the course had always been, offering awe-inspiring views of the Walla Walla Valley and Blue Mountains, and a sense of peace to any golfer. Pair Wine Valley with other nearby courses, including Veterans Memorial Golf Course, Walla Walla Country Club (private), Milton-Freewater Golf Course, Touchet Valley Golf Course, and Oregon’s Wildhorse Golf Course – all less than an hour’s drive from Walla Walla – for a diversity of styles, amenities and challenges that will have golfers dreaming of more.
A number of local lodging properties, among them the historic Marcus Whitman Hotel, offer stay & play packages that combine exclusive access and preferred tee times at Walla Walla’s best courses, with rejuvenating accommodations and proximity to the wineries, restaurants, shops, and activities that make Walla Walla the unofficial capital of Washington wine country.
Off the course, you’ll want to leave ample time to explore the tasting rooms and vineyards that have helped put Walla Walla on the map. Voted America’s Best Wine Region in the 2020 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, Walla Walla’s increasingly contemporary culinary, arts, and cultural scenes will keep golfers enthralled long after their last putt drops on 18.
Located in the southeast corner of the state, Walla Walla is a 4.5-hour drive or short nonstop Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle, less than a three-hour drive from Spokane, and roughly four hours from Portland and Boise. With such a great combination of golf, wine, dining, culture, and lodging, so close to home, and a mild, sunny year-round climate, there’s every reason to make Walla Walla your next golf destination.