• Local courses offer up a fun round. By Colin

Stretch Your Legs


Golf is a great way to let off a little steam, challenge your mind and socialize responsibly. Luckily for Gig Harbor residents, there are several great courses just a short drive from home. Each has its own unique style and setting, and a bad round on the links sure beats a bad day at the office!

Madrona Links Golf Club Built in 1978, Madrona Links has long been a local favorite. Its tree-lined fairways and silky-smooth greens create a fun and welcoming place to golfers of all levels. With a membership of more than 750, many in the community make this their golfing home. Madrona offers some of the most affordable rates in the region, especially twilight golf, which is just $20 when you book a tee time after 4pm. Food and drinks are available on-site at Hacker’s Bar and Grill. MadronaLinks.com

Gig Harbor Golf Club If you want to get in a quick 9 over lunch or on a Sunday morning, look no further than the Gig Harbor Golf Club. Approaching 60 years in business, this course is perfectly suited for the casual golfer and those looking to hone their skills. Director of Golf Instruction Troy Kelly brings years of knowledge as a 10-year PGA competitor and especially loves working with kids to develop the next generation of avid golfers. This is a membership-based course; however, there are several levels of membership to fit each individual or family. GHGolfClub.com

Canterwood Golf & Country Club Another membership course that offers more than just golf is Canterwood Golf & Country Club. Here you will find a championship-style 18-hole course with five sets of tees. A full-service clubhouse, tennis courts, pool, exercise facilities and dining make this a place for friends and families to enjoy all day long. Canterwood can also host your next company meeting, golf tournament, event or wedding. ClubCorp.com/Clubs/Canterwood-Golf-Country-Club

Chambers Bay Golf Course Probably the most well-known public course in Washington thanks to its hosting of the 2015 U.S. Open, Chambers Bay is an incredible links experience not easily found in this part of the country. Club members, Pierce County residents and Washington state residents are given discounted rates, so be sure to mention your status when booking a tee time. This is your chance to play a Robert Trent Jones II designed course just minutes from your home—a truly unforgettable experience. ChambersBayGolf.com

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