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Fore the Love of Golf: Part 2 - A Winning Gamble

Reblogger Roy Kelley
Industry Observer with Retired

Named the #1 Public golf course in Washington State and #19 on the list of golf courses in the United States, Gamble Sands Golf Course is a place for golfers to enjoy the feeling of a unique golf experience with panoramic vistas.


Original content by Carol Williams

"Golf is not a game of striving for all perfect shots. It is a game of minimizing bad shots." 

Gamble Sands Golf Courses are located in Brewster, Washington just 75 miles north of Wenatchee.

State and National Accolades
Named the #1 Public golf course in Washington State and #19 on the list of golf courses in the United States, Gamble Sands Golf Course is a place for golfers to enjoy the feeling of a unique golf experience with panoramic vistas. It offers views of the beautiful Cascade Mountains and the mighty Columbia River, meandering through the distance on every hole.

Hiding In Plain Site
You won't experience any planes buzzing overhead, or traffic noises in the background. It's you, your playing partners, and golf in a tranquil setting. It's a hidden gem. You'd probably never stumble upon it unless you know where you're going. Even when you have directions, you won't be sure you're going in the right direction the first time you go. Just follow the directions and keep your eyes peeled for signs.

Three Courses, One Resort
There are 3 distinctly different courses at the Gamble Sands Golf Resort. There is the full-sized 18-hole "Sands" course, a 14-hole Par 3 course called the "Quicksand", and a challenging putting course. I haven't played either the Quicksand or the Putting Course, so I can't give a review on those. I have played the Sands course 3 times, and let me advise you for the first time you play it, be sure to play with someone who has played it before. It's a course that requires course knowledge, or you'll end up in some nasty bunkers and maybe even get lost between holes. The bunkers are not your friend. You'll probably end up in a few bunkers anyway, but less so if you have someone to give you some pointers on what to avoid.

Let's Talk Money
I might also add it's not an inexpensive course to play. The current open rates are listed at $242. Thankfully, one of our local Country Club members is related to the family who owns the Resort, so she gets us a special rate twice a year.

Lodging & Food Available:
Since Gamble Sands is located a bit off the beaten track, it's convenient to have a full restaurant and accommodations available onsite. 

Don't Take My Word For It: Outside Testimonials
"Don't let the travel time discourage you. The course is well worth it. The fairways are perfectly groomed and the greens are even better. The entire layout of the course is genius. The risk/reward is 10/10. Definitely a course worth playing at any level of experience. I played the course last fall and wish I had more time to play it again. I'll make this an annual golf outing, and I'm sure you will want to do the same."   -8Zcvr

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"Massive rolling fairways, enormous greens, & vistas of the Three Rivers confluence framed by the N Cascade Mountain Range all combine for an unparrelled Golf Experience!"  - u00000681098

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"It was definitely more fun than any round I have played this year!!"  -lovebirds55

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This is my second entry into the ActiveRain September Challenge hosted by Dr. Paula McDonald and Kathy Streib.

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Knowledge, Experience & Integrity Are Priceless."

- Carol Williams

Retired: Real Estate Broker/Owner, Property Manager 
Coaching, goal setting, and marketing consultant

Active: Golf & Travel Blogger
"Golf isn't a sport. It's a lifestyle."

Posted by

Roy Kelley, Retired, Former Associate Broker, RE/MAX Realty Group

Gaithersburg, Maryland  

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog post by Carol Williams

Sep 29, 2023 03:41 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Thank you so much for the reblog, Roy Kelley !

Sep 29, 2023 11:14 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Carol Williams 

Thank you very much for sharing this series of posts. 

Dolores is the golfer in our family and she wishes she could be playing rather that still recovering from a hip replacement.

Sep 29, 2023 11:26 AM
Carol Williams

I hope Dolores is doing well and she'll be back out on the course soon!

Sep 29, 2023 12:24 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. Your feedback is always welcome.

Oct 02, 2023 09:42 AM