Course Map & Information
19345 Kelleher Road | Burlington, WA 98233 | PH: (360) 757-1900
Par: North Nine 36, South Nine 36, West Nine 36
Architect: Robert Muir Graves
Head Professional: Eric Ferrier
Superintendent: Ron Furlong
Practice Facilities: Grass teed putting green, chipping/pitching green, and driving range.
Amenities: Full-service pro shop, restaurant, beverage cart, club repair, lessons, tournament/event facility, and pull carts.
Accolades: Host site of the 1994 and 2001 US Open Qualifier, Host Site of the 2007 Pacific Northwest PGA Senior Championship and 2009 Pacific Northwest PGA Championship
The North Nine is unique in that it offers three par 3s, three par 4s
It is very important to get off to a good start on this nine because holes 4 through 7 will test the limits of any golfer’s abilities. These four holes represent the most challenging stretch anywhere on the course.
The 4th hole requires a long, accurate approach shot to a green that is narrow and undulating. The par 3, 5th hole measures 227 from the back tee…enough said. The 6th, at 594 yards, is our longest hole. Both your second and third shots must stay clear of a large lake that protects the green. The 7th hole requires both an accurate tee ball and an approach that must finish on the appropriate half of the green to have a reasonable shot at
The South nine is truly one of the toughest nines to master in the Northwest, in spite of the fact that it is not too long. What makes the South so very tough is the challenging greens. Trying to avoid downhill putts is critical to your success on this nine. The ball will run away from you repeatedly if you find yourself above the hole. The nine starts with our toughest hole on the course. Even the best tee shot will leave a long iron to an elevated green that slopes right to left.
As was the practice of great golf course designers of generations past, Robert Muir Graves designed the greens in such a fashion that only allowed them to be attacked from certain landing zones. The dogleg right, 362 yard, par 4, 5th hole on the South nine is an excellent example of this design characteristic. To properly position yourself on this green, a player should leave his/her tee ball well short of the green to allow a spinning second shot. While a big drive here may feed your ego initially, the remaining approach shot will not have the required spin to hold on this shallow sloping green.
It is a design with subtleties, such as these, that truly distinguish the exceptional work of Robert Muir Graves at Avalon. The course design is fair. The player can see the challenges that lie ahead. The greens are absolutely full of character and speed. The holes are diverse and the setting is most serene.
While shorter than the other nines, the Wes is also the tightest driving nine of the three. Each of the par 4s requires accuracy and adequate distance off the tee.
The greens are relatively small, which fits in nicely with the shorter nature of