Druids Glen Golf Club near Seattle demands all the shots

COVINGTON, Wash. -- On clear days, the snow-capped peak of Mount Rainier can be admired from multiple holes at Druids Glen Golf Club, a 7,146-yard design by Keith Foster.

Over the years, Druids Glen has earned the reputation as one of the state of Washington's toughest golf courses. The 230 acres is littered with trouble -- thousands of evergreen trees, 60 bunkers, nine lakes and poa annua greens faster than most public clubs in the Pacific Northwest.

From the 6,500-yard blue tees, the best hole might be the riskiest. The 281-yard seventh tempts players to pull driver, but the narrow entry to a green sitting on a shelf accepts only perfect shots. Others end up in the three bunkers, water or trees.

Druids Glen Golf Club's picturesque 166-yard 12th hole drops from an elevated tee over a pond. Foster throws some twists at players on the back nine such as mounds that hide greens (and repel weak shots) and subtle ridges in fairways that add extra roll to perfectly struck tee shots.

Save time to sit outside after golf, enjoying a drink from the Druids Glen Tap House. The view of the mountains never gets old.

Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed more than 1,000 courses and golf destinations for some of the industry's biggest publications. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. Follow him on Instagram at @jasondeegangolfadvisor and Twitter at @WorldGolfer.
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Druids Glen Golf Club near Seattle demands all the shots