Classic Golf Club

4908 208th St East
Spanaway, WA 98387

Review Date: 5/08/2011
Course Reviewer: Jason

I’ve played The Classic the last two Sundays in a row. The first round was in excellent weather (65 and sunny) and the second was right after a rain storm.  In both cases the course held up well with the exception of a few of the greens.  This is the second season in a row that the Classic’s greens have been a bit off (see photo below).  They are not horrible but 4 or 5 of them have dead spots that will effect your putting if you have to navigate over them.  As I mentioned in my past review this course is not long but it still offers a challenge with narrow fairways and a few forced lay-ups.  A couple of the par 3s are under 120 yards but remain challenging due to the multitier greens. The super long fescue-like grass is no longer an issue but they keep their rough longer then average so be careful.  You may find yourself having to hack out instead of going at the green.  The practice area remain sold with a good range (both covered and grass hitting areas), multitier putting green and a chipping green. The Classic remains to be a great value with the $20 (after 2 PM) twilight rate and  a small bucket of range balls for only $4. The Classic offer a great value but needs a little work on a few greens. rating: 18.5/25
Customer Service: 4
Condition of Greens: 2.5
“Perceived” maintenance level of course: 3
Value: 5
Amenities: 4  

Rating Notes:
– Nothing stood out negative or positive as far as customer service.
– Second season in a row with issues on the greens (multiple greens with dead spots).
– Other than the issue with the greens the rest of the course was in good shape.
– One of the better values in the state of WA with the $20 weekend twilight rate.
– Good practice area with range, putting green, and chipping green.


Review Date: 7/03/2010
Course Reviewer: Jason

The Classic Golf Club in Spanaway proves that a course does not have to be long to present a challenge. Ranging from 6008 to 6902 yards this course doesn’t kill you with length but narrow twisting fairways and elevated multi-tiered greens give you all you can handle and then some. The range and practice areas are excellent. Grass hitting area on the range with multiple targets, large practice green and chipping green makes this one of the better practice facilities in Western Washington. The course itself was in very good shape with the exception of three of the greens that are in the more shaded areas. The green on the par 5 14th was in the worst shape and was rolling very slow. The course did have a lot of tall fescue grass in areas behind the greens which looks great but can be a bit harsh and slows down play. The Classic offers a great value at just $20 for weekend twilight play. A small bucket of range was just $4 and the staff was polite and helpful. rating: 19.5/25
Customer Service: 4
Condition of Greens: 3
“Perceived” maintenance level of course: 3.5
Value: 5
Amenities: 4

Rating Notes:
– $20 Weekend twilight green fee is an excellent value.
– 3 of the greens are still in recovery mode due to a lack of sunlight. (other 15 are in great shape).
– The practice area and driving range is great.
– The long fescue grass just over some of the greens can be a bit harsh and slows down play.

One thought on “Classic Golf Club

  1. Love this course. management is not the most friendly, but the course is fun and challenging. a true hidden gem, and that twilight price is a STEAL.

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