Harbour Point Golf Course – Mukilteo, WA – Review
Oki Golf acquired Harbour Pointe Golf club in 2007, which to me meant that I know get to use my Oki Golf card at this great facility. I recently made my way out to Harbour Pointe and it was worth the short trip. Located in Mukilteo, WA Harbour was designed by legendary designer Arthur Hills and was opened in 1991. In 1996 Golf Digest named Harbour Pointe the second best golf facility in the northwest. I am not sure that is still the case, but the course is offers a great and challenging layout.
Harbour Pointe offers two distinctly different nines that will challenge golfers of all skill level. The front nine requires a lot of target play with water on most every hole and a lot of homes lining the holes. The back nine offers more undulation with a lot of elevated greens. The course also offers a full practice facility with a more than adequate range (it was also very busy when I was there).
I happened to play the course on one of the few dry days we have during the Seattle winter. The course was pretty saturated when I played which made it play a lot longer than the yardage on the scorecard.
The front nine makes you choose your shots wisely with lots of water waiting to snag any of your offline shots. Both par 5’s on the front nine can be reached by long hitters, but not without the risk of getting wet. The par 3 seventh is a picturesque hole surrounded by water with a long green. I actually forgot to take a picture of this great hole and had to run back real quick and grab a shot. The 8th holes is a risk reward Par 4 that can be reached by a truly long hitter, however a nice long iron off the tee will leave you in good position. The front nine provides a nice layout with a lot of diversity in the holes.
I started my round on the backside; due to a frost delay the backside was wide open. As mentioned there are a lot of elevated greens on the backside so club selection is key. If you are visiting the course for the first time like me be sure to have your camera ready on hole 11. A downhill par 4 with breath taking viewing of the Puget Sound this is a hole for the memory books. The back nine is full of undulation with a lot of elevated and downhill approach shots. Be sure to choose your clubs wisely on this side or you may not find a green. If you are walking the course, the back nine is definitely the harder nine to walk, but nothing too overwhelming.
I enjoyed my round at Harbour Pointe and look forward to making a return trip once the conditions are a little drier. The course also offers a full restaurant and bar to meet all your after round needs.