One of the most scenic locations in Mountlake Terrace is the Nile Shrine Golf Center that features an 18-hole public golf course, gorgeous views of Lake Ballinger, and a large facility available to rent for weddings and special occasions. The Nile offers catering too.
Located along the King-Snohomish County line and just west of Interstate 5, the Nile is very conveniently located for golf or special events.
The Nile Shrine purchased 135 acres of waterfront and adjacent land at Lake Ballinger and construction of their clubhouse began in 1927. Seattle-Tacoma service of the Interurban Rail Line ended in 1928 after Highway 99 opened and car travel increased. The Seattle-Everett line ended in 1939 and the line was abandoned .
The Nile deeded 35 acres of their property to the State of Washington in 1961 for construction of Interstate 5 for nearly $242,000. The city bought 1 ½ acres of the Nile’s lakefront property for the park for $45,000 and the Nile sold off additional acreage east of the freeway. The proceeds of these sales helped the Nile remodel their clubhouse and build a golf course that opened in 1968.