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ncw recreation

Putter Up These three courses offer challenges, serious fun


his is not miniature golf. No spinning windmill blades to time, no gaping clown-mouths to target, no straddling dinosaur legs to avoid. Nope, this is more like real golf. Just real golf without the triple-digit greens fees, the five-hour rounds, the searches for lost balls, and the endless, fruitless attempts to solve the mysteries of the full golf swing. Folks in North Central Washington are lucky to have three of the state’s few bona fide putting courses within an hour’s drive. Just like “real” golf courses, these have 18 holes, many of which are par 4s and 5s. Each offers actual tightly mown grass playing surfaces, water features (or hazards) and rough that you’d best avoid. A round takes about an hour, and just about anyone can have fun at it, even if they’ve never gripped a club. And clubs — putters only — are provided as part of the deal. Desert Canyon Golf Resort Championship Putting Course, Enzian Falls Championship Putting Course and The Green on Lake Chelan give even nongolfers a taste



September / October 2013

A trio of friends from British Columbia — Barry Sjolin, Dave Phillips and Greg Truman — enjoy

Foothills Magazine Sep-Oct 2013  
Foothills Magazine Sep-Oct 2013  

The premier lifestyle magazine for Wenatchee and North Central Washington