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4.6
344 Reviews (344)
5 Stars
213
4 Stars
103
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
98.0%
Recommend this course
325 out of 344 reviews
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4.5
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
28 out of 28 reviews
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4.5
43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
97.7%
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42 out of 43 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7093 yards
Slope 141
Rating 74.7

White Horse Golf Club has one of the toughest courses in the Northwest. Situated on the Kitsap Peninsula, the course is located just five minutes south of the Kingston ferry terminal. The course sits on the Puget Sound between the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, offering panoramic views on every hole. When the Suquamish Tribe bought the club in 2010, one of their top priorities was to make the course more playable. They enlisted John Harbottle for the job, a local architect who has designed several layouts throughout the state. By taking out nearly half of the bunkers, he opened up the greens and made them more approachable. He also widened the fairways and made the landing areas more generous. Since the update, White Horse Golf Club has become one of the most popular on the peninsula.

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Course Details

Year Built 2007
Golf Season Year round
Architect Cynthia Dye McGarey (2007) John Harbottle III (2012)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $17
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.6
344 Reviews (344)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 34
19th Hole Scenic Views 30
Drinks 30
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 46
Undulating Greens 41
Elevation Changes 36
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 38
Locals 32
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 32
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 49
In the 'Burbs 10

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Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Great design and layout. Each hole separated so you never see any other golfers except those directly in front and behind you. Course condition good but not great but mainly an aesthetic issue. Well maintained bunkers. Clubhouse and bar/ restaurant very nice.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

White Horse

A very challenging course for us as intermediate players…and we had a blast.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Aim at the center of the green

Played the course for the first time. Condition is great but the most memorable part is how small and challenging the greens are. The day I played my irons are slight off so the balls get banked into bunkers. The greens are small so the sand shots need to spin and stop for the sucker pins, making par-save tough.

On my second round, I aimed at the center of the green and my score dramatically improved. If you aren't hitting irons like lasers, I highly recommend this strategy for this course.

Overall condition is wonderful from tee-box, fairways to greens.

Comparing to Gold Mountain (Olympic), even with similar slopes/rating, White Horse to me is much more challenging due to its punishing greens and bunkers, and slightly narrower fairways.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 173
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Arizona Advisor
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Previously Played

Love this difficult track

Cool and moist today. Greens were quick even with the moisture. Played with a couple of bombers who left a lot of ammo in the woods. Staff was great, as was the course, even the sand.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Would definitely recommend it and would certainly play it again. Fairly tight and difficult but fair

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Friday the 13th

White Horse Golf Club had never looked better. All aspects is in superior shape including bunkers tee boxes and greens despite the lack of rain. Staff was very professional and friendly. Best conditioned course I've played all year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of Play

Took almost 3 hours to play the first 9 holes due to a jam of a senior 4-some and senior 2-some that were not picking up their balls after 8 strokes and not playing up to speed (waiting on the group ahead to be completely off the hole when they had ZERO chance of hitting into them). Deflated momentum and frustrated the 3 groups behind them as we all had plenty of time to talk to one another. Had to pair up with the 2-some behind me to pick up some speed for those stacking up between holes. . It would be nice to see a Marshal assist in advising slower groups to let faster groups play through or mentioning some golf etiquette reminders. Other than that, great day for golf at White Horse once again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable round

Beautiful course which is in excellent conditions even after the recent drought. Only complaint is the sand traps are pretty rocky and shallow. Overall a great round at a good value. Definitely will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bring lots of balls unless you hit it pretty straight.

The course is lined with trees and thick underbrush. Don't bother to look for your ball if you hit it out there. Lots of unlevel lies. Better hit the green and hope your ball stops. Greens are in great shape, but bunkers all around the green and they are like the top of a table. If the ball goes off you'll be chipping from down below. Bunkers sand was very shallow and hard. Looked like sand from Puget Sound beaches. And lastly, the inability to find a ball in the woods led to slow play. People ahead spending too much time trying to find a ball in thick underbrush.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sprinkles in June

Always in great condition it’s a pleasure to play. One draw back living on the other side of the water having to take the ferry there and back makes it an all day event.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem

I grew up belonging to a country club and I've played courses all across the US in tournaments, this course ranked right up there with the best.

Great layout, tough pin placements, and tight greens that rolled true. The course was in excellent condition and the club house, staff, and food were all excellent as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Conditions, Little Mundane

super well kept; superb conditions! But the holes seem to blend together, especially on the back...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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