The Nile Shrine Golf Course, located minutes from Downtown Seattle and Everett in Mountlake Terrace at the intersection of Interstate-5 and the King / Snohomish county line (exit 177, 205th Street), celebrates its 40th anniversary on April 30 with a 8:00 am shotgun tournament followed by lunch and awards. First opened on May 1, 1968 as a nine hole layout, the course expanded to 18 holes in 1996 and opened to the public the same year. Characterized by gently rolling fairways, challenging greens, beautiful firs, water hazards, and wildlife, the Nile at 5000 yards and a par 67, is a ton of fun to play and will not stretch your wallet nor severely test your cardiovascular fitness level. Owned and managed by the Shriners, a dedicated and terrific organization synonymous with helping children, Nile Golf Course is open to the public and offers a well-stocked pro shop and a full luncheon menu at the Oasis Restaurant & Bar. Yes, takeout food and beverages are always available between the “nines.” For more information on upcoming events, including the Lets Play For The Children tournament, Nile Junior Golf Camp, and Armed Forces Day Tournament, look for details in next month’s issue of Golf Today Magazine or call Randy Puetz, PGA Golf Professional at 425-776-5154.