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Tumble Creek (Cle Elum, Washington)

Tumble Creek logo Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield



The Takeaway:  Grade B

Quick Facts

Designer:  Tom Doak in 2005

Cost:  Private

Phone Number:  (509) 649-6484

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

Directions:  Get here! - 5350 Tumble Creek Drive, Cle Elum, Washington  98922 – UNITED STATES

Photos:  See additional photos of Tumble Creek

What to Expect:  Tom Doak ventures out into his first design in the Pacific Northwest with his Tumble Creek offering located in the Suncadia Development about an hour east of Seattle. Typical to Renaissance Team designs, the course features wide fairways with no rough, waste areas outside the short grass, and large, quick undulated greens that present interesting pin locations. Like most Washington courses, trees surround the property but there is rarely a feeling of them encroaching the golf course due to the wide playing corridors. Speed slots are what Doak utilizes to reward accuracy on his wide fairways which can generate 30 more yards when you play it down the correct portion of the short grass. Adrenaline junkies will enjoy the back nine more than the front due to the increased elevation changes, water hazards, and risk/reward hole designs. Words such as beautiful, immaculate, and strategic likely will leave your lips when describing the scenery, conditioning, and course design at Tumble Creek. Tom Doak has risen to the elite level of course architects in the world and his efforts at Tumble Creek give you a taste why this course finds itself listed among the finest in the Evergreen State.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Swiftwater 71 6928 72.9 126
Back 71 6492 71.1 123
Doak 71 6209 N/A N/A
Middle 71 5967 68.3 121
Forward (Women) 71 5136 69.5 117

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  15th Hole – 485 Yard Par 5

Best Par 3:  11th Hole – 172 Yards

Best Par 4:  9th Hole – 455 Yards

Best Par 5:  4th Hole – 585 Yards

Birdie Time:  15th Hole – 485 Yard Par 5

Bogey Beware:  18th Hole – 485 Yard Par 4

18th Hole at Tumble Creek (485 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at Tumble Creek (485 Yard Par 4)

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