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From an executive golf course such as Fisher Park to Apple Tree Resorts championship course the Yakima area is home to a variety of places to play for any level of golfer. One of Yakima's finest golfing experience is Apple Tree Golf Course. Located in an orchard in West Yakima, it offers an opportunity to enjoy a gorgeous experience in the country. Apple Tree has gained notoriety for the famous 17th hole, a par-3 apple-shaped island representing one of Yakima Valley's best products.
Public golfing is available at Sun Tides Golf Course, or two community golf courses, Westwood Golf Course and Fisher Golf Course. To beat the summer heat many golf courses will offer twilight specials in July and August. Give them a call or visit their websites for information on current specials. Private and class instruction is also offered at many of the golf courses in our area for beginners and advanced players. Class instruction for youth are also widely available. And as the cooler days and nights get closer remember - with almost 300 days of sunshine it isn’t unheard of to be golfing into early winter in the Valley. A great resource for all things golf in the Yakima Valley is Yakima-Golf.com. This website is a comprehensive resource center; from locating a teaching professional, to keeping your body in shape with golf fitness tips, to supporting a charity fundraiser,
Click here for a complete list of golf courses available throughout the Yakima Valley.