Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club

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McCormick Woods (Port Orchard, Washington)

McCormick Woods logo Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield

The Takeaway:  Grade B-

Quick Facts

Designer:  Jack Frei in 1987

Cost:  $39.00 and up Click for current rates

Phone Number:  (360) 895-0130

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

Directions:  Get here! - 5155 McCormick Woods Dr SW, Port Orchard, Washington  98367

Accolades:  Ranked 17th in Washington on Golf Course Gurus' Best in State list.

What to Expect:  McCormick Woods is one of the best greater Seattle public courses and is found on the “other” side of the Puget Sound in the city of Port Orchard. The course enjoys gently undulated terrain carved through large evergreens; a classic feature of golf in the Northwest. The course is plenty challenging from the tips while contending with the heavy, damp air prevalent inside the sea level forested areas near the Sound which tends to make the course play longer. Homes are found on the perimeter of the course but aren’t a huge factor or distraction given the size and frequency of trees located between the fairway and the residences. The key to good conditioning in the coastal Pacific Northwest is having proper drainage substructure to handle the amount of rain prevalent in the area. Drainage at McCormick Woods is better than most courses, though not perfect, which helps lead to lush fairways where the ball sits up and greens that can be made firm if desired. A scenic, affordable, and enjoyable 36 hole day is to take a trip to the west side of Puget Sound and tee it up at McCormick Woods in the morning paired with Gold Mountain’s Olympic course in the afternoon; then repeat the next day.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 72 7040 74.6 136
Blue 72 6658 72.6 131
White 72 6165 70.5 125
Red 72 5758 68.7 119
Gold (Women) 72 5299 71.0 124

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  12th Hole – 350 Yard Par 4

Best Par 3:  4th Hole – 235 Yards

Best Par 4:  3rd Hole – 427 Yards

Best Par 5:  9th Hole – 575 Yards

Birdie Time:  7th Hole – 142 Yard Par 3

Bogey Beware:  6th Hole – 445 Yard Par 4

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