If you’re an avid golfer, Lake Chelan is your dream destination. Located within a short driving distance of Lake Chelan Valley, each course is guaranteed to satisfy your golfing itch. Whether you’re a competitive golfer or you play just for fun, you’ll be sure to find what you are looking for.
Just ask local resident Weston Dillon Chelan, who has spent time golfing at every course in the area.
Let’s take a look at four of the best courses in and around Lake Chelan.
Located high above the Columbia River, Gamble Sands was built by Scottish architect David McLay Kidd. Just 45 minutes north of Lake Chelan, Gamble Sands’ views include the snow-capped Cascade Mountains, thousands of acres of apple and cherry orchards, and multiple river vistas. You won’t regret playing Gamble Sands!
Bear Mountain Ranch Golf Course
An 18-hole masterpiece, Bear Mountain Ranch Golf Course opened in 2005 with every hole designed to showcase lake and mountain views. This course is enjoyable for golfers of varying abilities and levels of experience.
Rock Island Golf Course
Located just outside East Wenatchee, Rock Island Golf Course has 18 new and revamped holes. Complete with views of the basalt cliffs in Central Washington, Rock Island will provide you with the views you are looking for. The course is well-groomed and offers some of the best fairways and greens in the area.
Alta Lake Golf Resort
Just 20 minutes from Chelan, Alta Lake Golf Course (located in Pateros) is one of the hidden gems of the Methow Valley. Although much of the resort was destroyed in the Carlton Complex Fire of 2014, Alta Lake Golf Resort revived itself with a brand new pro shop and maintenance facility. Not surprisingly, the course is even more beautiful than it was before! There is no doubt that you’ll enjoy playing at Alta Lake.