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4.5
379 Reviews (379)
5 Stars
236
4 Stars
111
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
93.6%
Recommend this course
357 out of 379 reviews
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4.3
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
87.5%
Recommend this course
21 out of 24 reviews
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4.4
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.4%
Recommend this course
32 out of 35 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

4.5
379 Reviews (379)

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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Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

I did better than I thought.

The only drawback is the price of the ferry ride. Pro shop staff was very accommodating , friendly, and efficient. I’’m always satisfied when I play here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
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Previously Played

Worst golf experience in years

An unethical course management that did not post sanding of greens. First hole was micro punched and was ok. The rest had the bigger punch holes with much sand.

To make things worse we had to play the same 9 twice. Not done. Then as groups finished their first 9 and went back to the same beginning tee the course did not take ten minute tee time intervals and make them ²0 min to accommodate the replay groups.

I would give a negative number if possible

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Great facility

First class outfit all around from check in to finish. Look forward to playing again in 2023

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

WH

Excellent Course. My only objection is when I am paired up with other golfers staff should assign at 1st tee box. A number of times I am waiting at tee box for others to show up only to find out others left early. I don’t mind playing by myself, but annoying to be waiting 10-15 minutes for group to show. Other than that White Horse is in excellent condition. Tough course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

White Horse just keeps getting better

I make the early September trip to White horse every year to roll the best Public greens in the state and yesterday was no exception. PURE is the best description. They are fast, but fair. Read and roll as intended. The whole course was in PERFECT condition, with the misses being punished and the good shots rewarded. Rough was gnarly if you really miss in a bad spot (hello left half of 10 - next time just cut a 4 iron off that tee) but playable if the ball bounds just into it. Only had 2 bunker shots, but those were consistent and well maintained. 4 sets of tees allowed me to play the BLUES while my playing partners had a LOT more fun from the WHITES. Service was outstanding; We ordered lunch to go and told the bar tender we had a Ferry to catch. He looked at the clock then even searched the FERRY waiting list to assure we had time and would make our intended boat. This has to be played by every Washington GOLFER to appreciate how well the course has grown up. When first opened, it was so firm and tricked out - just balls bounding into bushes. The last 10 years though, the vision and approach to the course and grounds keeping has turned this into a TOP 5 public course in the state of WA. It is tough - the shorter the hole, the smaller the landing areas. All the par threes are pretty and I hit every single club in my bag -- on the front nine alone! ( holes, 9 different irons (or 3 wood on 9 from 210 out - what a hole!) I have played them all and put Whitehorse right along side Gold Mountain Olympic, Salish Cliffs, Wine Valley and Chambers. In some ways, it exceeds those because the Ferry ride builds anticipation and sets up a scenic start and end to the whole round make you feel like you've got nothing but a GOLF COURSE to explore - but then you are right back in town after a 25 minute ferry crossing. Count me in every FALL for my ride on the White HORSE.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Course Condition!

Grass is in excellent condition all over the course.

Request the Shuttle Van at Kingston Ferry Dock return to service.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Can be slow

Whitehorse golf club has a great location & challenging layout. Multiple tees to suit your ability. Don’t let short yardage fool you into thinking this course is easy. Staff was great & Bev cart was out on the course. Only 1 major Complaint….Pace of Play on a Wednesday afternoon was 5:15!!!!! That is way too slow to be able to enjoy a round of golf. No marshals or anyone paying attention to slow play. It reall made the day more irritating than enjoyable.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love the course, hate the pace of play

Best conditions ive seen yet there, but as ALWAYS, the slowest round imaginable

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ridiculous

No marshall in sight, pace of play was abysmal. 4 some in front of me took 1 hour before completing 3 holes without anyone in front of them.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

White Horse

Brother came up from TX to play golf so I took him here are 2previous practice rounds.. I hadn’t played in 7+ years but loved the challenge WH provided. Fun times had by all…all could have played better but dividing time with teaching 11 yr old grandson how to be a caddie and driving a cart. Not a golf multi-tasker. Terrific track. Tribe doing a marvelous job

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

White Horse

Overall course was excellent. Just do not like when having to start off #10 vs #1 hole. But I understand reason.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome course, bring your A game.

Pete Dyes daughter designed it! Enough said. Very challenging but playable from whites. Undulating fairways and greens, elevated greens that are heavily bunkered. Lots of uphill and downhill lies.
Beautiful setting near the historic seaside vacation town of Indianola.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sunday White Horse is a challenge

White horse is well sited and offers very challenging topography. The condition of the course has much improved over the past 10 years. In the past the narrow fairways were right next to the woods, which led to many lost balls. The course is more forgiving that way. The pro shop staff is very friendly and helpful.
This course is a good outing, including a ferry ride and play in a quiet, woodsy venue.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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