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


The Home Course • DuPont

No course saw its fortunes elevated so greatly by the inclusion of readers into our voting panel as DuPont’s Home Course.
Had we stuck with our previous panel, including golf writers, photographers and other industry insiders, The Home Course would have ranked 13th, with less than 10 percent of the total of first-place Gamble Sands. Adding in the reader votes, it’s No. 7, with nearly 50 percent of Gamble’s total — and a laser sight set on No. 6.
That’s how much our readers love The Home Course. The “home course“ of the Pacific Northwest Golf Association, the John Fought design opened in the shadow of Chambers Bay in 2007 — both given the latter’s U.S. Open award, and in the sense that they’re only 12 miles apart. The similarities extend to its links style and Sound views, making The Home Course almost a “Chambers Bay lite” for local golfers who’d rather spend $60 than $160.
Good enough to host the U.S. Amateur, but affordable enough to be your weekend go-to track, it’s right in our sweet spot. And, apparently, in yours, too.

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