The Takeaway: One of the best options in Central Washington, this Jim Engh design uses creative earth moving to doll up a relatively flat parcel of ground and create a good, affordable golf experience. Certainly worth the stop if you are in the area but not a course you’d build a trip around. Grade C-
Designer: Jim Engh in 1997
Cost: $36.00 - $46.00 (cart additional $13.50) Click for current rates
Phone Number: (509) 946-0710
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Columbia Point's official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - 225 Columbia Point Drive, Richland, Washington 99352
Accolades: Ranked 29th in Washington on Golf Course Gurus' Best in State list.
What to Expect: Located in the Tri-Cities of Central Washington, Columbia Point is a wide open course of moderate length. The natural terrain is pretty flat but a significant number of moguls and hills were created to give some separation from the holes and surroundings. Jim Engh did a great job with a less than inspiring parcel of ground and was able to create some memorable holes including the risk/reward finishing par five. The course, located between the interstate and the Columbia River, has a half links half parkland type feel which is highly playable for all skill levels. Columbia Point is not one of the elite level courses in the Pacific Northwest, but it is certainly an above average muni and one of the better Central Washington tracks.
By the Numbers
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 18th Hole – 515 Yard Par 5
Best Par 3: 12th Hole – 180 Yards
Best Par 4: 14th Hole – 309 Yards
Best Par 5: 18th Hole – 515 Yards
Birdie Time: 2nd Hole – 307 Yard Par 4
Bogey Beware: 8th Hole – 249 Yard Par 3