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Bellevue Golf Course – Review

October 13, 2009 by Chris  
Filed under Washington Courses

Hole 18 300pxBellevue Golf Course just underwent an ownership transition with the course being sold to Premier Golf Centers (they operate such other courses as Jackson Park, Interbay and West Seattle).  Premier inherits one of the busiest courses on the eastside, and switched the layout up to try and improve the speed of play at the course. The old back nine is now the front and the old front is now the back nine.  This new layout has allowed for better course flow and, in my opinion, a better layout.   

Bellevue Golf Course is a favorite for those living in the Seattle-Metro area.  For a municipal course it offers a variety of challenges and smooth easy rolling greens.  The course is surrounded by tall mature trees that make driving accuracy imperative.  Even though the course is a little tight you can get away with not hitting driver all day if you like.  The golf course stretches just over 6,000 from the back tees and just under 5,000 from the front tees.  None of the holes are overly intimidating; if your tee shots are offline, you will run into a lot of longer approach shots or even some punch-outs.   

As mentioned earlier, this is a very busy golf course so be sure to make your tee-time well in advance.  The course is not only busy during prime time hours but gets a lot of business at twilight so make sure to call ahead before heading down to the course for your evening summer round.   The greens at Bellevue are typically in very good condition and roll quite true.  The course offers a large putting green accompanied by a rather small chipping area.  The driving range at Bellevue also tends to see a lot of action, however it does leave a little to be desired.  The range only stretches about 200 yards; so long hitters will have to keep their drivers in the bag.  While I have not personally taken lessons at the Bellevue, I have heard good things about the teaching pros at the course, and the prices are pretty affordable. 

The course also boasts an improved pro shop with a good selection of merchandise.  Bellevue also has a full restaurant with several large televisions so that you can take in all the sports action.   Bellevue Golf Course is a good municipal course that offers golfers a short but challenging layout.  A local favorite for a number of years, the course is as good now as it ever was.  We look forward to continued improvements to the course now that it is under the ownership of Premier Golf Centers.

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