Gamble Sands Golf Course

200 Sands Trail Rd,

Brewster, Washington 98812

  • Office

    +1 (509) 436 8323
  • Pro shop

    +1 (509) 436 8323
  • Golf pro

    David Christenson (PGA, General Mgr) / Luke Luttrell (PGA, Head Golf Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open, links-style Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Open rolling scrubland with views onto the Columbia River.

  • Designer:

    David McLay-Kidd

SSS or slope






How to get there:

8 mi E of Brewster / 68 mi NE of Wenatchee.

Gamble Sands Golf Course

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 2014

Gamble Sands Golf Course: located a three-hour drive east of Seattle in eastern Washington state, this relatively new "high desert" links layout is built on a sandy ridge overlooking the Columbia River. David McLay-Kidd's dramatic "minimalist" design is stunningly complemented by the layout's natural and spectacular setting.

Here at Gamble Sands you are treated to dramatic 360-degree panoramic views. Apple and cherry orchards sweep down to the impressive Columbia River, behind which sit the Cascade mountains. To the east, basalt hills and mountains provide a rugged backdrop. All around the course is open semi-arid desert, rich in stark scenery.

Sandy sub-soil provides the expansive roaming layout with excellent drainage. It also gave Kidd the opportunity to line the huge rolling fairways with sprawling bunkers and sandy waste areas, as well as traditional fescue grasses. Super wide fairways and massive greens make the course thoroughly playable for all skill levels.

Chip and run golf around the greens is handsomely catered for, while on the putting surfaces your skills with the "short stick" will be thoroughly examined. Rugged and fun rather than refined and fussy is how you might describe this wonderful links-style golf course.

Stay&Play at Gamble Sands: onsite accommodation available; see Where2Stay section below.

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Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (mid-May thru' mid-Oct): Mon-Thur $125; Fri-Sun $150.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Walking permitted. Golf carts available to rent. Caddies available (book in advance).

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Owned by the Gebbers family, Gamble Sands is laid out on part of the century-old Gebbers Farm ... renowned as one of the top apple and cherry growers in the northwestern U.S. The golf course sits atop a sandy mesa above the farm's orchards. Gamble Sands is managed by OB Sports, a leading American company in golf course management.

Published ranking

2019/20 Golf Digest rating: 180th best course and 35th best public course in the USA; 4th best golf course in Washington state.


  • The Inn at Gamble Sands

    200 Sands Trail Road, Brewster, WA 98812.

    +1 (509) 436 8323

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    The Inn at Gamble Sands offers spacious accommodations and relaxing spaces. The Inn’s oversized rooms match the wide-open nature of Gamble Sands – big rooms open on to the big golf course, framed by even bigger views that sweep across the Columbia River Valley.

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