Gamble Sands • Brewster
When we saw how high Gamble Sands was in the rankings in 2015 — its first year on the ballot — we theorized that it might give Chambers Bay a run for its money in 2017. But even we never imagined this.
Gamble Sands was a runaway winner with both our experts — nearly two-thirds of whom ranked Gamble at the top of their “best of” lists — and readers, who overwhelmingly favored the links-style course nestled between the Columbia River and the rolling hills of north-central Washington.
So, what is it about Gamble Sands that has so captured the hearts of golfers statewide, and incited them to elevate it past the two-time champ with a U.S. Open pedigree? We’ll let the voters speak for themselves.
“Gamble Sands looks and plays like it’s been there for 100 years,” said reader Tanner Ketel. “It’s perfect.”
“Gamble Sands is the very best golf experience I’ve ever had!” added Evie Mulholland. “Breathtaking views. Exceptional fairways and greens. Very user-friendly! So much fun!! Just what golf should be.”
That pretty much says it all. If you’ve been there, you know. If you haven’t — well, now you know what you’re missing.