In the heart of the Olympic peninsula, Gold Mountain Golf Club is across Puget Sound from Seattle. Owned by the City of Bremerton, Gold Mountain Golf Club has two championship golf course, the Cascades and the Olympic courses. Gold Mountain Golf Club was discovered after hosting multiple USGA championships, the US Amateur Public Links in 2006 and the US Junior Amateur in 2011. Ranked municipal courses are a great value as prices as reasonable and quality is excellent.
Golf Magazine’s 2016 ranking has the Olympic course #6 in the state.
The Gold Mountain Golf Course – Olympic Course
The newer of the two courses, the Olympic Course designed by John Harbottle III was opened in 1996. Known for preserving natural resources, wildlife habitat and scenic beauty, his courses fit the terrain.
The Olympic peninsula comprises heavily wooded rolling terrain. Towering pine trees are prevalent. As a result, the golf holes are framed by towering pine trees. Tees, fairways and greens are bluegrass and the rough is a fescue. There is a bucolic feeling in getting close to nature. There are no houses on the course. The Olympic Course is steeper than the Cascades course but still walkable. Water comes into play on only three holes. The picturesque Par5 Hole #9 is a signature hole. A well guarded green demands a precise downhill approach shot.
Cutting through the thick pine forest in the Olympic peninsula, you feel close to nature. The Olympic course at Gold Mountain received well by every level of golfer and worth a stop for any golfer visiting the peninsula.
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