Brookdale Golf Club

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3.7
123
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
58
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.3
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.4
90.3%
Recommend this course
109 out of 123 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
26
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.3
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
92.6%
Recommend this course
25 out of 26 reviews
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Average Rating
3.7
44
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.3
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.2
90.9%
Recommend this course
40 out of 44 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6556
Slope 115
Rating 70.4
Opened in 1931, Brookdale Golf Course has a classic design that has hosted generations of local golfers. The course features large, undulating greens and wide, rolling fairways lined with old-growth firs. The player-friendly layout is ideal for beginners with wide, open fairways and generous landing areas, but there are still challenges in store on the greens, which are bordered by thick rough and strategically placed bunkers. There are several interesting holes with downhill approaches to the green. It may not be what you're looking for if you want a truly formidable test, but Brookdale is a fun and forgiving golf course where high handicappers can build their confidence. Located just 20 minutes south of Tacoma, it is one of the most affordable rounds in the area.
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Brookdale Golf Club (Tacoma)
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 71 6556 yards 70.4 115
Back (W) 74 6556 yards 76.4 127
Middle 71 6242 yards 69.1 113
Middle (W) 74 6242 yards 74.9 122
Red 71 5834 yards 67.4 109
Red (W) 74 5834 yards 72.9 113
Scorecard for Brookdale
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Back M: 70.4/115 381 387 416 498 164 404 367 524 249 3390 385 452 175 505 380 172 375 425 297 3166 6556
Middle M: 69.1/113 W: 74.9/122 375 365 405 480 150 375 357 515 245 3267 375 400 155 490 370 150 350 395 290 2975 6242
Forward M: 67.4/109 W: 72.9/116 360 365 393 465 127 365 326 505 238 3144 333 398 133 481 339 148 255 346 257 2690 5834
Handicap 7 9 1 13 17 5 15 11 3 8 2 12 6 10 14 18 4 16
Par 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 36 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 5 7 11 3 17 9 13 1 15 6 16 10 2 8 14 18 4 12

Course Details

Year Built 1931
Golf Season Year round
Architect Al Smith

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.7
123

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 8
Drinks 6
Watching the Game 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 16
Walkers 16
Beginners 9
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 8
Worth the Drive 7

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Cold weather
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great Course!

It’s a shame this course will be closing in a few months. Recommend playing before it closes. Great round for the value$$$$.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Late season round

The Hot Deal was great value. Beautiful day midweek. The course has been there since 1931 and will not be around much longer as it is being sold, rumored to be to a developer.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

CHECK THE WEATHER

If there is any chance of sunshine the course is going to be packed out. Be patient and plan for delays.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Another course bites the dust......

So sad to learn that Brookdale Golf Course will be closing its doors for business early next year. It's been a good track and will be missed....

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrible

This course has thrown in the towel they are selling the land and it shows they do not care about up keep

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Decent course, HORRIBLE...

Bathrooms!!! Hands down the most disgusting bathrooms Ive ever used at a course. They have a port-a-potty near the practice greens and I opted for that to change my shirts after 9. Couldnt even stand to be in the filth of that bathroom for minute!!! YUCK!!!!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play

We had a tee time at 12:30 on Friday. The course was pretty full. The twosome that was 2 head of us would take 2 or 3 balls on the tee. The foursome directly I, front of us, also walk I,g,wouldn't hit until the twosome walked off the green. These were not long hitters, and not straight. Made for very slow play. Brookdale needs a Marshall out on the course to speed up play. "While we're Young".

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Nice Course

This is a great course to play. Nice long open fairways with not many hazards. If you have a long straight T shot you will be on in two most of the par 4's. Most of the par 3's you will be able to be on in one. Some air force jet noise and neighborhood noise on a few holes. We walked the 18 in just over 3.5 hours and could have done it faster if the two some in front of us was not slowing play down on the last 6 holes. I would recommend this course to anyone looking for a relaxing but challenging golf outing.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather

Summer time golf.

The course is in good shape, considering the heat and minimal maintenance.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sunny day golfing

Nice day of golfing. Back side was much faster after passing 5 some in front of us the first 9. Greens were good, but some if the fairways were really dry. But, it has been really hot the last few weeks.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather

Great course to play

We play this course when we can get a mid week hot deal. The staff is always great and friendly. The club house is a charming older building with decent food. The course is easy to play with wide fairways and very few hazards. The greens, tee boxes and fairways are in good shape but get off the fairway and the grass is very tall and dry. We got paired up with two very nice guys making it a foursome. Playing on the slower side we let the faster pairs behind us play past something I wish more golfers would do when they are holding up play. This course has great views of Mt Rainier and you will see plenty of air force jets doing fly byes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

this is a older course and is always fun course to play

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Golf Now disadvantages

I am a VIP Golf Now member, and happy with it, but as a result of my Golf Now available tee times are bunched together so that all Golf Now users are slotted for noon to 1 p.m. As a result the course is crowded during these times.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent value

This course gives plenty of challenge from the blue tees. Tree lined fairways and thick rough adds to the fun. Plenty of birdie opportunities.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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