Vote For the Top-10 Public Golf Courses in Washington State

Published on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 in News | Slider

Make sure your voice is heard by submitting your own top-10 in the comment field below!

Gamble Sands stormed the castle in 2017 and took the top spot in Cascade Golfer’s ranking of the top-10 public courses in Washington state. Will Chambers Bay reclaim the title in 2019 — or might a new course have its day in the sun?

Cascade Golfer’s ranking of the state’s top golf courses is back, and we need your help! In the coming months, we’ll be canvassing the state to collect as much data as we can for our fourth bi-annual ranking of Washington’s top public tracks.

Chambers Bay captured the top spot in both 2013 and 2015, but it was David McLay Kidd’s Gamble Sands that surged to No. 1 in 2017, more than doubling Chambers’ total of first-place votes. Will Gamble Sands go back-to-back in 2019, or will Chambers Bay’s new greens be enough to lift it back to the top? Or, might this be the year that Wine Valley, Salish Cliffs or Palouse Ridge take the honors, or when the Olympic Course at Gold Mountain finally pushes the new kids out of the way to reclaim its place on the throne?

In addition to gathering input from our team of golf writers and industry experts, we want to hear from you! What are your favorite public courses in Washington state? Are there any hidden gems that you think we need to check out? Just as we did in 2013 and 2015, we’ll be breaking down rankings by region, price point and more, so feel free to list any of your favorites in your personal top-10, even if you think they might not make the final list.

To nominate a deserving course or courses, comment below or send an e-mail to Include your name and hometown. Each reader to make a nomination will be automatically entered to win a twosome of golf; submit a comment along with your picks, and we might even publish your thoughts in the August issue of Cascade Golfer, when the final votes will be revealed!

151 Responses to “Vote For the Top-10 Public Golf Courses in Washington State”

  1. Kevin Drugge Says:

    1. Tacoma Country and Golf Club
    2. Chambers Bay
    3. Gold Mountain Olympic
    4. TPC Snoqualmie
    5. Ocean Shores Golf Club
    6. Trophy Lake Golf and Casting Club
    7. Suncadia Rope Rider
    8. The Home Course
    9. Desert Canyon
    10. Washington National

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