EdCC golf course: a better kind of clubbin’

Lynnwood Municipal Golf Course, located right behind the Woodway building, is a wonderful spot for the average golfer to play a quick round of golf.

With its convenient location, beautiful short holes, narrow fairways, and friendly pro shop staff, the course is sure to be enjoyed by many, if not all golfers that enjoy golfing closer to home. Working with the school, this golf course has great opportunities for college attending players, and is eager to take on more.

After solving the persistent shortage of parking for golfers over the last 25 years, the course is proud to boast its increased parking after losing customers over the years. They hope to bring back golfers who have left due to that problem.

The parking area is closed to college students and staff during field busy hours, but at 2 p.m., the course opens its parking to everyone who wish to park, including Edmonds Community College staff and students.

The Golf Pro at Lynnwood, Dan Smith, was quick to point out that unlike other courses, they provide reduced rates for those attending college. You do not have to be attending EdCC to receive this discount either; it applies to any college, in or out of state. For the 2018 season, with your college ID, you and any of your college-going friends can save $10 off the regular green fee weekday rates.

Being the first golf professional of the course since it opened in 1991, Smith is a strong advocate for the courses many perks.

This includes its well-known title of being the driest course in the area during the fall and winter months. He takes pride in the course for its easy walking and quick play-ability. With shorter holes, golfers may take their time working out their short game, and the precision that goes along with it.

Smith also hopes in the next two to four years to add a hitting net and lessons to newcomers and old-timers alike, along with a snack bar to satisfy those who wish to have a bite to eat before or after a round.

Smith provided some advice for new and upcoming golfers, who wish to partake in the sport. “Relax, don’t take it too seriously,” he said. “Focus on the good shots, not the bad.”