Holmes Harbor Golf Club

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4.0
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5 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
4.2
Amenities
2.2
97.0%
Recommend this course
10 out of 12 reviews
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4.0
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.0
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4.0
100.0%
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1 out of 1 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 64
Length 4279
Slope 110
Rating 62.1
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 64 4279 yards 62.1 110
Blue (W) 64 4279 yards 61.4 105
White 64 3935 yards 61.1 107
White (W) 64 3935 yards 63.8 109
Red (W) 64 3559 yards 60.7 106
Scorecard for Holmes Harbor Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
White M: 60.8/99 300 76 107 280 118 166 231 141 308 1727 117 329 121 245 121 303 159 376 437 2208 3935
Blue M: 60.0/96 W: 62.0/103 314 83 116 298 136 170 253 160 321 1851 114 83 116 298 136 170 153 360 421 1851 3702
Red W: 63.0/106 261 62 98 278 109 154 215 116 273 1566 79 295 105 234 105 292 134 338 411 1993 3559
Handicap 2 16 18 6 14 12 8 10 4 15 3 13 9 17 7 11 1 5
Par 4 3 3 4 3 3 4 3 4 31 3 4 3 4 3 4 3 4 5 33 64
Handicap (W) 1 15 17 5 13 9 7 11 3 16 2 12 8 18 10 14 4 6

Course Details

Year Built 1953
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

4.0
12

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 7

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Holmes Harbor

This beautiful,well constructed course , is a pleasure to play. The greens are in the best condition ever, though a little long . It's wet now , but drains as well as any course on Whidbey Island. Never mind the "hazard" sand traps, just toss the ball out, no closer to the hole. Sand IS however, on the way. And the price is right.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Harbor Point Improvement

Played 18 today, course is rough, expected after being closed for the years. Improvements being made. Sand Traps are next, removing weeds is needed. Course as executive course will be great by end of summer. I look forward to playing more rounds.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Not like it use to be

This course has really gone down hill. The bunkers are weed traps, the tee boxes were like playing from the rough and the greens were covered with grass clippings. The carts are filthy too. Only good thing as that Golfnow price was $35 but was only charged $25 to play 18.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Total surprise

I was recently on Whidbey for a vacation and found some time to squeeze in a quick round. Chose Holmes strictly by location. As I pulled into the parking lot, I was very dubious about the potential round. If you go, don't let the "clubhouse" put you off. Just pay your green fee and get ready to play a unique round of golf. Yes, the bunkers are over grown w weeds and some of the rough areas are terrible, but the bones of this course are amazing. It's definitely not an "executive" course. No, you can't hit the driver on every hole, but it's plenty long to make it a legitimate test of golf. A little context...I'm a 6 handicap and play 80-100 rounds per year. This course made me think and plan and execute more than most. I honestly used every club in my bag. The elevation changes, doglegs, and tilted fairways make for a fun and interesting round. My only caveat is unless you are in great shape, don't try to walk this beast. The hills will have you breathing so hard that you can barely putt.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Not like it use to be

Played this course many times over the years and until a few years ago was a great course excellently maintained and staffed. Not any more. Bunkers have become weed patches, greens are so-so and service is nil. Its a shame. The layout is outstanding.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course for beginner golfers

If you are just starting out this is a great course to build confidence, yet challenge yourself during your round. My only critique, is I'm not sure what they are trying to do with the sand traps. They are completely overgrown and could be called a weed trap instead. Overall it was a great round and I look forward to playing it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Fun on Whidbey Island

I have played at this course for over 10 years. It is always fun with lots of par 3's. Good iron practice! The greens were very slow and seems like that may have been punched recently. I sure hope that the new? owner works on getting the bunkers back into play and increases mowing schedule as it was sometimes very difficult to find the ball even just if off the fairways.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Huge potential

They're working very hard to bring this scenic and fun layout back to total playability. It's a well bunkered course, but their restoration is not yet complete, with those still needing attention being playing as "ground under repair." The use of recycled water is perforcely the future of golf course management but, upon reaching the par three12th hole, or "Stinky, " as one might dub it, the reality of this practice wafts acridly from the storage pond over which you fly your tee shot. Thankfully the next tee box is far enough away from the 12th green that you can once again inhale the clean air of the Island.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Tight Course but Fun to Play

Very hilly and very narrow fairways. A short course that plays a little longer than the scorecard because of some of the uphill shots. Greens were above average in speed and tricky pin placements throughout with some undulated greens. Nice views of the Sound from the course. A few real nice golf holes. No clubhouse yet or restaurant. Smelly ponds on the back 9 with reconditioned water.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Very good, and improving steadily

I first played this course shortly after it was re-opened. It was also a different time of year, but the course is in much better shape now, including the greens, which still aren't perfect, but are WAY improved. The owner, and I assume his daughter, were working on bunkers when I was there, which she said at the beginning of the round were considered ground under repair. The views are spectacular, the course has nice challenges without being terribly difficult, and the price is reasonable. I think the club house is undergoing renovation too, since my check-in was handled at a temporary trailer, instead of the building, as it was last time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Par 64

I enjoyed the golf & the views....some change is going on re: the restaurant... new owners? not sure did not ask... did not mater to us, but heard it mentioned... Only thing I noticed was no place to sit & have drink & add score & get paid all the money owed me from my playing partners...SO can rate food/beverage left it at ave.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

improving

although the front 9 was just punched & sanded, the back was much better. It's drying up and coming around nicely. There is still some work for the new owners to complete but it was a good time.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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