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3.9
115 Reviews (115)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
67
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.0
82.6%
Recommend this course
89 out of 115 reviews
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3.8
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.5
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
78.6%
Recommend this course
11 out of 14 reviews
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3.9
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
84.0%
Recommend this course
21 out of 25 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6902 yards
Slope 134
Rating 73.2

The Classic Golf Club in Spanaway sprawls across rolling hills blanketed with towering Douglas firs. Located just 30 minutes south of Tacoma, it is one of the area's hidden gems, offering not only a beautiful natural setting but also a challenging round. The layout features elevated greens, tree-lined fairways, and ponds and wetlands that come into play on several holes. The greens are the most challenging element of the golf course. Some are small, which is tough enough to maneuver as it is, and most are framed by mounding. Sand bunkers also provide contrast against the smooth and fast-rolling greens. The Classic is a challenging course but still playable for all skill levels.

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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Bent Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bill Overdorf

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2016 #17)

Reviews

3.9
115 Reviews (115)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 24
Bunkers 23
Undulating Greens 22
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 20
Locals 19
Walkers 19
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 19
In the 'Burbs 12

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

nice course to play for mod. skilled player.

Since the course has cleared out a bunch of trees, it makes it much more friendly to the avg. golfer.

It was a very nice place to spend the afternoon on a Friday. Not too crowded, weather was really good for Nov.11th--( tee shirt/shorts were plenty )

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Too many 5somes

Heck, I even saw one hole with 4 power carts and at least 6 players. Greens are in pretty good condition

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 45
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

6

They finally put sand in bunkers, if they charged a little less I would rate it a 7 or 8

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice

Nice fairways! Greens very true and in good shape!! Thank you

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 51
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice and Friendly

Great course, staff was friendly and welcoming! Price can be a little steep for the quality of the course but with no issues at all and as mentioned above the friendly staff, it makes up for it!

Definitely will play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

When paying, was told that booking this course through Gold now. Is $20 more expensive then just calling the course and booking a tee time,

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ready to build houses

I went to the golf course and 70 feet from the clubhouse was a brand new house being built. They changed the entire golf course putting in several hills and it was very confusing finding the next hole to play. I was exhausted after nine holes due to all the extra walking. I told the guy at the counter I couldn’t go anymore and he just said OK. He didn’t careThat I spent $31 to play he just looked at me like get the heck out of here who cares. I will never play this course again and they might as well put in the houses because I think it’s going to sell and the place is gonna be housed very soon.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 34
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 Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great attention to detail

Beautifully manicured. Designed to keep your attention. A bit too short for my taste, but that doesn’t take away from the experience at all. You have to think your way through it and hit precise shots into greens surrounded by trouble. Rolling hills and subtle details will bring me back. Number 18 under renovation due to houses being built. Putting/chipping greens are top notch. No range. You can tell Ryan Moore had some input on the structure of the course. It definitely has the touch of someone who wanted to give us common folk a taste of the tour.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
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 Good
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