Gold Mountain Golf Club
The two courses that make up the Gold Mountain Golf Complex are shining examples of what can be accomplished when talented architects work their magic in a pristine northwest setting. The Cascade and Olympic courses wind their way through the wooded foothills around a little town called Gorst, just a short drive south of Bremerton. Tall trees, natural vegetation, and native wildlife are the trademarks of western Washington golf, and they are all wonderfully showcased at Gold Mountain. The Cascade course, the first of the two built in 1971, is the tamer of the two tracks. The elevation changes are not as dramatic, the areas surrounding the greens are more forgiving (fewer bunkers, rough, hazards, etc.) and it plays nearly 400 yards shorter than it sister course from the tips. The Cascade course is also the more walkable of the two. So for you higher handicappers or those of you dead set on toting your own sticks, the Cascade course is your best bet.
The Olympic course, on the other hand, is much newer (opened in 1996) and ranks as one of the finest 18-hole layouts in the state, if not the entire northwest. It has received high praise from many of the local and national golf publications and has hosted several high profile state & regional tournaments - In comparison to the Cascade, the Olympic course is longer, has more elevation changes from tee to green, features more hazards, and has tighter fairways (not brutal though) than its sister course. In short, the Olympic course is a tougher test of golf - Don’t let this dissuade you however. Because of the elevation changes and the location of the layout, the Olympic course offers some outstanding views and if you play the appropriate set of tees for your game, I’m sure you’ll find the experience well worth it.
The overall maintenance of both courses is also outstanding. The tee blocks and fairways were in great shape the day I played, and the greens were fast and true.
Aside from the scenic location and great condition of both courses, Gold Mountain also excels in added amenities. The natural-grass driving range and practice green are both well maintained and located close to the pro shop. Gold Mountain also features a full service restaurant featuring a spacious outside deck that’s perfect for summer barbecues and cocktail parties. If you haven't yet played the courses at Gold Mountain, you should definitely do soon! Visit their website at: Click Here