Lake Spanaway is a majestic golf course carved out of a forest of native firs that truly is a great test of golf. A long straight driver at Lake Spanaway is a great tool to have to lower your scores. The greens are large and the breaks are somewhat subtle at times. This is a challenging, yet fair, golf course for golfers of all levels and ages.

The 18 hole, championship layout Lake Spanaway, designed by legendary A. V. Macan, (who also designed, among others, Fircrest in Tacoma, Broadmoor and Inglewood in Seattle, and Royal Colwood in Victoria), opened in 1967 and is located at 15602 Pacific Avenue in Spanaway, a community south of Tacoma in central Pierce County adjacent to Spanaway Lake. The course has been recognized on a national level and consistently ranks as one of the top courses in the Pacific Northwest. Only recently Lake Spanaway was acknowledged with the following: in 1999 the Seattle PI rated it as one of the regions driest golf courses.

In 2002 Lake Spanaway’s 15th hole was selected by the Seattle Times as one the top 18 holes in the Puget Sound, with 7 of it’s other holes receiving Honorable Mention or Runner Up recognition as well. In 2003, the Seattle Times referred to Lake Spanaway as one of the "Best Bang for the Buck" courses in the area. In 1997 it hosted the 14 Annual Pacific NW Men’s Amateur Public Links Championship. Again, in 1998 it hosted the 1st Annual Pacific NW Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship. September 2003, Lake Spanaway hosted the USGA Mid-Amateur Qualifier. In 2004 Lake Spanaway hosted the Washington State Golf Association Men’s Amateur Championship.

Gold Tee 5,473 yards - Par 74 Red Tee 5,919 yards - Par 74
White Tee 6,394 yards - Par 71 Blue Tee 6,965 yards - Par 71

Scorecard

Hole Black Blue White Red Men's Handicap Women's Handicap Par
1 422 402 382 318 3 7 4
2 458 425 407 358 1 5 4
3 195 170 144 125 17 17 3
4 423 378 358 299 11 9 4
5 501 492 476 451 9 3 5
6 195 173 164 118 15 15 3
7 399 377 359 339 13 13 4
8 463 382 363 300 5 11 4
9 525 519 502 468 7 1 5
OUT 3581 3318 3155 2776 OUT OUT 36
10 458 452 425 406 12 4 5
11 419 406 396 336 4 10 4
12 444 397 382 347 2 14 4
13 524 500 484 454 8 2 5
14 157 143 131 110 18 18 3
15 471 422 397 358 6 8 4
16 428 413 390 329 10 6 4
17 190 174 161 148 16 16 3
18 411 376 357 340 14 12 4
IN 3502 3283 3123 2828 IN IN 36
               
TOTAL 7083 6601 6278 5604 TOTAL TOTAL 72

 

  Black Blue White Red
Men's Rated 73.5 71.2 69.9 67.4
Men's Slope 125 121 118 114
Women's Rated 79.5 76.2 73.6 71.2
Women's Slope 138 131 124 117