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Conditions
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Value
4.4
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6556 yards
Slope 115
Rating 70.4

Editor's Note: Course closed for residential development in 03/2019

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.

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

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.7
130 Reviews (130)

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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Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Course is CLOSING

Played this course Many times over the years, Now I learned it is closing down. It would have been nice to know this PRIOR to booking. No power carts available. No tee box markers. sporadic yardage markers, and NO BAR< LOUNGE< OR KITCHEN> Everything is closed except proshop, which is still charging full fee. It is sad to see this course go.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Never Played a course I felt more at home at

The day I learned they were selling this historic landmark it was like I had been kicked in the solarplexius. I've played this course 86 times from 1/18/16 until they closed. I hope someday to find a course that makes me feel as good about playing a round as this one did.

Still in mourning........

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked

We’ll miss this course.

Once again another course is going to the bull-dozer. On Sunday this week the course is closing for the last time.
We have had many great and enjoyable rounds on this course. At a great value, and we’ll miss it.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Brookdale is closing

Course is closing in two weeks, sad to see it happen.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

CLOSING

FYI this course is going to close in the near future! We wanting to rent a cart but none were available!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

The course is in very good shape for January. I would highly recommend playing the course before it sell for development.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun day

Nice day at the course. Playing conditions were good considering the course is closing soon. Recent storm had lots of branches down under the trees but fairways and greens were good. Restaurant is closed. Staff is very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Reviews 4
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
Reviews 27
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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 20
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
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 5
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
Reviews 3
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
Reviews 4
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
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 35
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
Reviews 19
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 35
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
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