Gamble Sands Headlines Washington’s Top-10 Public Golf Courses of 2017


Chambers Bay • University Place

Don’t take its second-place finish the wrong way — voters still love Chambers Bay.
The two-time defending champion received 17 first-place votes (only Chambers, Gamble and Wine Valley received more than six), and even voters who picked Gamble noted how hard it was to choose between the top two.
Reader “Stevo,” commenting on our website at, called Chambers Bay “The total package, from an authentic golf-experience standpoint. So many signature holes. It feels like the course came out of the topography. My favorite public course in Washington.”
Only one course in Washington is ranked among Golf Digest’s top-25 public courses in America. Only one course makes our hearts beat a little faster when a friend tells us he or she has scored us a free round. And on a sunny day, with the sun glinting off the gentle waves of Puget Sound and a light breeze blowing in past Lone Fir, there’s no place we’d rather be.
Some of our most special golf memories have been made at Chambers Bay — and whether it’s No. 1 or No. 2, we can’t wait to make some more.

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