Just south of the Canadian border at the tip of a spit reaching out into Drayton Harbor, the Semiahmoo Resort is home to two challenging and astoundingly beautiful golf courses. Each of the resort’s courses, the Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club and the Loomis Trail Golf Club, has individually been rated the top public course in the state of Washington in recent years, making this a prime destination for serious golfers. The Semiahmoo course, designed by Arnold Palmer, puts its generous fairways in a natural tree-lined setting. Loomis Trail is known for its enormous Tudor-style clubhouse and the course’s abundance of water—a system of canals and lakes means that every hole has a water feature.
This award-winning oceanfront resort is named for the Native people who lived on the coast of Washington and British Columbia and who today form British Columbia’s Semiahmoo First Nation. Built on the site of a former salmon cannery, the resort boasts an atmospheric oyster bar and stylish lounge housed in the former packing area. It’s located on a 1,000-acre wildlife preserve that reaches almost to Canada, with scenic paved bike and jogging paths. Golf widows can enjoy Semiahmoo Resort’s full-service European spa or go salmon fishing or beachcombing. Exploring Drayton Harbor by sea kayak is a special adventure for birdwatchers, as the waters surrounding Semiahmoo Resort are ranked among the top birding areas on the West Coast—herons, cormorants, belted kingfishers, and a host of other shorebirds all make the preserve their home.