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3.1
285 Reviews (285)
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
132
3 Stars
45
2 Stars
25
1 Stars
16
Conditions
2.5
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
57.8%
Recommend this course
227 out of 285 reviews
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2.6
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
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Conditions
2.0
Value
3.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.1
38.9%
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6927 yards
Slope 140
Rating 74.1

Editor's Note: Course closed for business in 08/2023.

Course Details

Year Built 1993
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bill Overdorf

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Sports

Fitness

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Washington (2019 #9)

Reviews

3.1
285 Reviews (285)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Patio Dining 21
Dinner 15
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 39
Bunkers 31
Forced Carries 14
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 31
Locals 22
Seniors 18
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 25
In the 'Burbs 13
Convenient to the City 12

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Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Needs water and work

This course is completely dried out. The traps are unplayable. There’s lots of water and with the fairways dry and hard, it’s almost impossible to keep the ball on some of them and out of the water. Greens were ok mostly. Cheap golf but not really worth it.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Poor course condition

The course condiion is very poor. I guess that's why the fee is reasonable.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Goat Pasture

What was once one of the best courses in the County has been majorly neglected. The fairways are like concrete and the greens are so dry they're cracking. I heard that the club manager is fighting with the HOA owners of the property. If this course has a greens keeper, he should find a new job. I've played over 100 golf course and this was in the bottom 5 regarding maintenance.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not a serious course

The owner of this course isn't serious about running it. This place hasn't been watered in some time. The fairways, greens, and tee boxes are all dead, dusty, and hard as a rock. The bunkers have gravel and grass growing in them. They're unplayable. The greens have weeds, divots, the previous cup placements never grown back into the green. I've never played a course this bad. They can't serve drinks on the course cause the LCB revoked their license. This used to be a premier course. Whoever owns it is either lazy, a grifter, or bad at business.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 58
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Layout fantastic...unfortunately everything else has gone to unplayable...

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Here’s hoping new ownership can revive the course conditions

The pro shop staff was great! Unfortunately this once great course to play has fallen to terrible condition. Several of the greens have large areas lost to fungus. In addition to weeds growing on several of the greens. All the sand traps throughout the 18 holes are overgrown with weeds with no sand to hit out of. I’ve heard the course has a new owner. My hope is this challenging layout can be revived to its former nice playing condition. Knowing this will take a lot of time & money. I vacation in Lynden every summer & stay @ the Homestead. Fingers crossed on this course with a good layout can be brought back to life???!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Nice layout but not in good condition

Sandtraps are unplayable as they are not being maintained. Some greens are diseased and have rough areas.,

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Homestead Golf Course 2nd Time Around

Aftet losing 11 balls on day one, I only lost 3 today, 2 on the last hole. The course layout is amazing with strategically place traps and water hazards. A real challenge to play. Most unfortunate that greens and traps are in disrepair. When the new owner takes possession, I suspect most of these issues will be quickly resolved.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Good Course Gone EXTREMELY Bad!

DO NOT PLAY THIS COURSE!!! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!! This is an example of a good course that has fallen into ruin. While the fairways were actually green, that was about all that was good about the course. Even the green fairways were rock hard and balls took weird bounces (I hit a bomb down the middle of a relatively flat fairway and the ball took a 90 degree kick into a mud hole of a hazard. The tee boxes were chewed up, the sand traps were overgrown with weeds and should have been classified as ground under repair, the greens had so many ball marks that it was impossible to miss them while putting, and that was on the green parts of the greens. For the most part, the greens were diseased, dry and cracked, hard as a rock, had poorly replaced holes (from previous locations...one was actually sunken about an inch below the green level), and there were mushrooms growing in places. The ground around the water hazards was so sloppy but you couldn't see it below the overgrown grass that you step at your own risk (I sunk un knee deep). I gave up after 7 holes and got a 9 hole raincheck. I asked if the course was going to be fixed anytime soon and was told probably not until someone else buys the course and puts the money into it to fix it. Again, DO NOT PLAY THIS COURSE!!! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!! (Note: I have played this course at least 30 times in the last 5 years, so I know what it used to be like.)

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Not recommended for play

Course is in terrible condition. Brown spots on all green. Barren fairways. Dried grass. Bunkers are full of weeds.
Five years ago this course was great, but now it is sad. If you check out their website, looks like big problems in 2021 as that is last update.
Not recommended.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs to work on the greens

I have played here since it opened. Like playing here but the greens are in very bad shape. Bunkers should be removed if they are not maintained. I am sure it is a finincial thing so i am very understanding and hope they can turn it around.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

In poor shape

I have played this course for years. Great course. Today its in very bad shape. The tees are burnt and have very little grass, very lumpy. The greens are in very bad shape, lots of bare spots, weeds, and look burnt from chemicals or weather. They should have paid me to play this course in the shape it's in. The sand traps are full of grass and look like ground under repair but not marked as such. No sand in the sand traps. Also fairways very hard, looks like they are not watering. Course in very bad shape

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

very poor conditions

many tee boxes and greens were in extremely poor condition - dead, diseased, or dormant grass. Fairways were very hard and dry. All bunkers are overgrown and have zero sand in them. Fortunately I only paid $17 on a GolfNow hot deal.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 22
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

The price we paid was very good but equal to the quality of the course. No sand in the traps, but lots weeds growing. Greens were very in poor shape. Most of the tee boxes were brown with very little grass.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointing Day

Homestead is a potentially high end course.
However maintenance very poor
sand traps are not maintained, tees are not moved so little grass grows, the signage to the next tee is often missing and the lack of a starter leads to confusion to someone who has not played here.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Value

A little rough around the edges but a good test and really good value.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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