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“Perfect Pacific NW golf.”

Olympic Course At Gold Mountain
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Owner description: A municipal championship golf course designed by John Harbottle to resemble the King's Course at Gleneagles in Scotland.
Gig Harbor, Washington
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131 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Perfect Pacific NW golf.”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

This is one of my favorite courses. It is very reasonable in price for what you get. This is not a super hard course, which suits me, a mid handicapper. I like that it is not lined by homes. It is more like an out and back course, rather than back and forth. Fairways are well maintained and rough is not too deep. Greens are reasonable, not super fast. The setting is park like with some elevation changes. We usually play midweek in the mornings, and the pace of play is good. The only warning if you walk, is that there is a fairly steep long uphill to the proshop after the 18th hole. It's a really enjoyable course to play.

Visited September 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Great choice for a golf road trip”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Drove down from Vancouver to play this course and Chambers Bay. Chambers was great, but this course was the highlight of the two. Cost 1/3 the price (60 compared to 175). Challenging but fair with a lot of very scenic holes, partly due to the many elevation changes and the forest setting. We played the Olympic course, which is supposed to be the more challenging of the two, but the other course looked similar. They had a play-all-day rate of $65 that we'll probably go for next time.

Visited September 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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88 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Truly gorgeous, challenging and fun!”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

This course never disappoints. It's a Beremerton, WA muni course, and is exceptionally well run. The course layout is awesome: beautiful, well designed, challenging and fair.

We are country club members, and decided to play Gold Mt. after a 5+ year absence. The course has only gotten better with age. We expected a five-hour round, and were pleasantly surprised to find a four + hour pace.

The course is very well maintained. Greens were smooth...not lightning fast, but not bad. The fairways were in great shape as well.

We took a cart, and I was happy that we did. As a "walker," I remembered that this course was a challenging walk....do-able, but you are pretty tired by the end of the round.

Exceptional value, beautiful course, a lot of fun. Definitely worth the trip!

If you are coming from Seattle, take the Bremerton ferry and you are practically there! Makes it a fun day trip.


Visited July 2012
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Port Orchard, WA
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61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“One of the real golfing treasures in the NW”
Reviewed February 12, 2012

Gold Mountain is a fantastic golfing venue by any standard. This is a municipal golf complex with the original Cascade course for high handicappers and the new Olympic course for tournament play and a greater degree of challenge for all abilities. If you don't know about this course, PGA tour pro Anthony Kim lost the US Amateur Public Links Championship here in a playoff in his last season as an amateur. The course hosted the US Junior Amateur in 2011, another testimonial to the caliber of the facility. Both courses are characterized by 18 holes of distinctive variety, but it's much easier to get into trouble on the Olympic Course. It also calls more strongly for a cart rather than walking. The clubhouse is another attraction, added in 2001 to overlook the course built six years ealier. The restaurant has a large outdoor terrace to watch the action on several holes and there is a separate terrace overlooking the finishing hole off the banquet pavilion. Finally, the quality of golf at the Olympic Course is on par with any tournament venue in the region, but the prices are a fraction of the competition. It's worth the trip if you are anywhere around the Puget Sound.

Visited September 2011
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santa rosa, ca
1 review
“Great golf Course”
Reviewed November 13, 2008

Fantastic pulic course to play golf. I've golfed all over this country as I am a pilot that travels with my golf clubs. I would rate this in my top ten of best publice course I've played. Very well kept course and reasonably priced. Tall pines and beautiful views of the surounding area. i would suggest walking it to take in the beauty but only if your in reasonable shape as the back nine gets a little hilly.

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