Chambers Bay Tops Washington’s Top-10 Public Courses in 2019


Trophy Lake Golf & Casting • Port Orchard

In 2017, Trophy Lake was one of the big newsmakers of our Washington golf rankings, breaking into the top-10 for the first time. This year, Trophy has taken yet another step forward, climbing one more spot to ninth and finishing just 13 points — or, about three ballots — shy of Prospector for No. 8.

It certainly hasn’t escaped our notice that the two courses making notable jumps in this year’s ranking — Trophy Lake and The Home Course — happen to be the two courses that joined the Cascade Golfer Cup rotation since 2017. While correlation seems more likely than causation, we’re glad that readers see the same thing in these courses that we do — fun, exciting designs that are a great fit for players of all abilities.

Of all of the Oki Golf courses, we’ve always felt that Trophy represented one of the best overall values — on par, quality-wise, with Washington National and Newcastle, but $20 cheaper than the former and $70-$140 cheaper than the latter. Hit it after 5 p.m., and it’s one of the best bargains in the state — just $40-$46 for the public, and $25-$35 for Oki Card holders.

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