Gamble Sands Golf Course

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Gamble Sands Golf Course Est. 2014

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Gamble Sands Golf Course: This spectacular new "high desert" links course is built on a sandy ridge close to the Columbia River in eastern Washington state. David McLay-Kidd's modern dramatic "minimalist" design is laid out in a stunningly natural 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. Located a 3-hour drive east of Seattle in stunning surroundings, Gamble Sands is slated to open a boutique-style lodge in 2016.

Stay & Play: on-site accommodation is available in The Inn at Gamble Sands (see Where2Stay section below).

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Making Contact

Gamble Sands Golf Course
200 Sands Trail Rd,
Brewster, Washington 98812
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Office   +1 (509) 436 8323
Pro Shop   +1 (509) 436 8323


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Golf Pro
David Christenson (PGA, General Mgr) / Luke Luttrell (PGA, Head Golf Professional).
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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
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7169 5631 4797
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.2 67.1 66.9
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How2Get There?

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

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (mid-May thru' mid-Oct): Mon-Thur $125; Fri-Sun $150. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Walking permitted. Golf carts available to rent. Caddies available (book in advance).

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Did you know?

Gamble Sands is laid out on part of the century-old Gebbers Farm. 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.

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Published Ranking
2017/18 Golf Digest rating: 37th best public course in the USA; 4th best golf course in Washington state.
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Latitude: (48.075745)
Longitude: (-119.651253)
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The Inn at Gamble Sands 
200 Sands Trail Road, Brewster, WA 98812.
+1 (509) 436 8323

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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