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4050 Maple Valley Hwy
Renton, WA  98058-2874
United States
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Maplewood Course

18 hole regulation length course

Municipal golf course

71 par | 5,712 yards | 115 slope

68.8 rating | Blue grass

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Maplewood Golf Course

Maplewood Golf Course in Renton, Washington, is a charming municipal course owned and operated by the city of Renton, just 21 minutes from Seattle. The 18-hole, par-72 layout stretches 6,112 yards from the blue tees, and also offers white (5,698) and red (5,115) tees for golfers looking for a shorter loop. The course has earned high praise, collecting four consecutive “Best Public Golf Course” nods from the South County Journal while offering excellent greens. If you head into Maplewood Golf Course with your wedges and short game dialed in, you have a chance to turn in a low score. Four front-nine par-4s measure 310 yards or less from the white tees, leaving plenty of opportunity for appetizing birdie putts if you can avoid the numerous bunkers, penalty areas, and out-of-bounds stakes. Weekday green fees at Maplewood run $41 for 18 holes, but juniors with a paid adult can play for just $5. The facility includes a driving range with 30 covered, lighted, and heated hitting bays where the professional staff offers lessons. There is also a practice putting green, pro shop, and full-service bar and grill, the River Rock Grill, on site. The course rating is 69.1 and it has a slope of 124 the blue tees. Designed by Al Smith the Maplewood Golf Course opened in 1927. Steve Meyers manages the course.


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Reviewed September 26, 2020

Maplewood is a beautiful municipal golf course located in the Seattle suburb of Renton, a quick 11-mile trip from the city limits. In addition to being a challenging, yet playable course, Maplewood offers great amenities for a full day of fun.

The course itself is well-maintained for a public golf course and the greens are in exceptional shape. Mature trees line most of the holes, testing golfers at every turn while providing a picturesque backdrop. Play a round during the fall and really enjoy the colors and sounds of nature.

The par-72 course is of moderate length, even from the back tees which play just over 6,100 yards. Ponds and creeks border many of the holes so this course is sure to provide a challenge for water-wary golfers. The par-3 sixth hole is particularly tricky with a tee shot over water, a bunker behind the hole and a back-to-front slope on the green.

The 11th hole is the number one handicap hole for golfers, regardless of the tee they are playing from. The hole is not particularly long for a par-4 – it's 401 yards from the back tees – but an errant shot is trouble. Trees and a creek border the right side of the fairway and tall pines are located on the left. The two-tiered green is surrounded by mounds and a bunker.

Overall, there are a good variety of holes, some straight, some with dog legs to the left or right. The course is walkable, if so desired, or golfers can choose to take a cart for a reasonable price. Since the golf course is quite popular in the area, expect to wait on holes during busy times like Saturdays and Sundays. The popularity is due, in part, to the fact that the cost to play on the quality course remains quite affordable.

Maplewood is also very close to the highway, which is convenient but also noisy at times. The noise is a distraction for some golfers, but others barely even notice the sounds.

One of Maplewood's most notable features in addition to the course is its 30-station double-decker driving range. Since the driving range is heated, covered and lighted, golfers can work on their game late in the day and deep into the golf season.

Feeling hungry? Maplewood is home to River Rock Grille which boasts a full-service bar, patio and banquet area. The bar area has a good selection of beers and TVs, perfect for watching college football after a round of golf on Saturdays in the fall.

Maplewood was voted "Best Public Golf Course" four years in a row by readers of the South County Journal. You will definitely want to check out the course on your next trip to Seattle and stay for the many great amenities.

Beverages Available Cart Included Challenging Food Available Friendly Staff Good For Beginners Great Deal Pro Shop Putting Green Scenic Spikes Ok Walkable Well Maintained
Reviewed June 17, 2010

06-17-10 Played a nine holes after work. Very busy and the golf course is OK. Don't expect much for $22 but fair for the value. Greens were in good conditions. Boring lay-out and short course from the blue 6,112. Quality of golfers with high handicap which creates slow play. Noisy because of the highway. Club house had a fun ambiance. Watching the Lakers beaten the Celtics in Game 7. I recommend the location if you would like to play after work with average players.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Chuck B. 28 43 15 10/22/10
2 Reymichael M. 36 51 15 09/25/11
3 Don H. 33 51 18 08/15/07
4 Jeff J. 27 51 24 08/03/10
5 Brian S. 24 49 25 06/21/11
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
26 Joe E. 38 110 71 08/04/21

Golf Course Information

About Maplewood

Maplewood Golf Course

Golf Only facility

30 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at Maplewood

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Course Staff

Steve Meyers, Manager
Kirk Gleason, Golf Professional
Tim Marrapodi, Superintendent