Gold Mountain Golf Club (Olympic)

Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

Quick Facts

Designer:  John Harbottle in 1996

Cost:  $25.00 - $65.00 ($16 for an optional cart) Click for current rates

Phone Number: (360) 415-5432

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Gold Mountain's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 7263 West Belfair Valley Road, Bremerton, WA 98312

Photos:  See additional photos of Gold Mountain (Olympic)

Accolades:  Ranked 4th and 6th in Washington respectively on Golf Magazine's and Golfweek's 2013 Best Public Courses list. Host of the 2006 U.S. Amateur Public Links and annual host of the University of Washington Husky Invitational.

Signature Hole:  16th - 188 Yard Par 3

16th Hole at Gold Mountain Golf Club (Olympic) (188 Yard Par 3)
16th Hole at Gold Mountain Golf Club (Olympic) (188 Yard Par 3)

What to Expect:  The Olympic course at Bremertonís Gold Mountain complex quickly rose to prominence on the Washington golfing scene after it opened in 1996. The John Harbottle design features towering evergreens, a handful of water hazards, and significant elevation changes. Driving corridors are generous for a course cut out of the thick Pacific Northwest forest so the real challenge lies in sticking the greens that are more difficult than the sister Cascade course. The entrance into the course is the most inspiring drives into a muni course Iíve ever experienced. Your car winds up a road that is darkened by overgrown trees dressed in thick moss that helps you forget about the hectic life found outside Gold Mountain and clears your mind in preparation of a great day of golf. The final four holes are fantastic with water coming into play and big swings in your score being possible. Olympicís 18th hole is a unique finishing hole in the golfing world since it is a drivable par four; resulting in an excellent way to finish a match play contest. The flatter Cascade course is more walkable and easier to score on than the Olympic track, thus making Harbottleís design the host course of choice for tournament play. Gold Mountain is comfortably the best golf value in Washington and may only be trumped by Chambers Bay as the best municipal course in the state.

By the Numbers:

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Pro (Gold) 72 7168 74.1 135
Tourney (Blue) 72 6505 71.3 129
Player (White) 72 6034 69.1 124
Scoring (Yellow) 72 5607 67.2 120
Forward (Red-Women) 72 5220 70.2 122


Individual Hole Analysis

Best Par 3:  12th - 251 Yards

12th Hole at Gold Mountain Golf Club (Olympic) (251 Yard Par 3)
12th Hole at Gold Mountain Golf Club (Olympic) (251 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  7th - 462 Yards

7th Hole at Gold Mountain Golf Club (Olympic) (462 Yard Par 4)
7th Hole at Gold Mountain Golf Club (Olympic) (462 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  9th - 621 Yards

9th Hole at Gold Mountain Golf Club (Olympic) (621 Yard Par 5)
9th Hole at Gold Mountain Golf Club (Olympic) (621 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  18th - 325 Yard Par 4

18th Hole at Gold Mountain Golf Club (Olympic) (325 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at Gold Mountain Golf Club (Olympic) (325 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  17th - 467 Yard Par 4

17th Hole at Gold Mountain Golf Club (Olympic) (467 Yard Par 4)
17th Hole at Gold Mountain Golf Club (Olympic) (467 Yard Par 4)

Final Cut:    Grade B

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