originally posted on this blog March 13th, 2014
Here in the Portland Metro Area we have a variety of golfing opportunities. From a casual 9 hole experience right up to a professional 18 holes; you will not have to drive far to enjoy a sporting favorite among the retired crowd.
There are roughly 75 public golf courses within 30 miles of Vancouver, WA. Seventy Five! 30 miles too far to drive? Yeah,me too; narrow the reach to just 10 miles and you still have an astounding 17 choices. With this kind of selection any player at any level can find multiple places to play.
Personally I am a pretty weak player. I have played at King City as well as Glendoveer and Heron Lakes in Portland; Camas Meadows and Green Mountain in Camas; Fairway Village, Green Meadows, Lake View, Pine Crest, and Hartwood in Vancouver; Tri Mountain in Ridgefield, Lewis River in Woodland and The Cedars in Battle Ground.
These courses are a real mixed bag from easy and kid friendly to links that are challenging enough for Tiger Woods. I have not even begun to tickle the surface of great golf opportunities in Southwest Washington and our nearby neighbor Portland, OR.
Check out more information on local golf on my golf page here.
When choosing to retire in Washington State you can keep more of your income with our highly rated, retiree friendly tax system. Then you can spend extra cash on the latest high tech golf gear and the finest links. It is 'tee' time in Washington State, come enjoy the Evergreen state and keep more of your pension in your pocket!