Brookdale Golf Club

3.7443705882 3.7 stars from 5 (110)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6556 yards
  • Slope: 115
  • Rating: 70.4
  • Layout

  • 1802 Brookdale Rd E, Tacoma, Washington 98445, Pierce County
  • (253) 537-4400
  • (253) 537-0640
  • www.brookdalegolfcourse.com

Year built: 1931
Architect(s): Al Smith
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 110 Reviews
5 stars:
22
4 stars:
51
3 stars:
27
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

97 out of 110 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals walkers beginners   Great for patio dining drinks watching the game  

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1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great course to play"


rtwhite's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
Previously played Walked Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



eemontoya's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2018
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this is a older course and is always fun course to play


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Golf Now disadvantages"


u000006413019's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent value"


joeangel321's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
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This course gives plenty of challenge from the blue tees. Tree lined fairways and thick rough adds to the fun. Plenty of birdie opportunities.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great little course."


JohnWes40's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
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Perfect course to bring your youngster to learn the game. Wide open fairways and it’s not too hard to find your ball if you are spraying it everywhere. I hear they are closing at the end of the year so I don’t think maintenance is a big concern for them at this time. It was like hitting off concrete on most of the course. My Dad taught me how to play on this course in my early 20’s. It holds sentimental value which is well above 5 star. Sad to see it go.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Pack em in"


u000006296549's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
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Course was in good condition but the staff packed us in so tight it took almost 3 hours to play the front nine.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000007031698's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Friendly local golf course"


pataliroxy's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2018
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Not a lot of water features and some sand. Fairly long. Great basic course for all levels of player.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Pace of play"


snowcapray51's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
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I could never figure out why, but the pace of play was terrible. Two of the players in our group left after nine .It would have beeb really nice if there had been a marshall.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Some challenges, worth the visit"


u000006413019's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
First time playing Walked Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is, for the most part, wide-open. The greens are in good shape. The back nine is challenging and makes the whole course worth the trip.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


Nyamenti's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
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Reviewed on

It started raining at first; but the Weather changed later.

I enjoyed my Birthday treat at this Course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Standing tall since 1938"


u000007488714's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a fun round at Brookdale, played after the senior club tournament so the course was in great shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The weather was perfect and the golfing always fun. The course is in good shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Yuck"


bjackso's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
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Unfortunately I did not have anything nice to say about my recent golf outing at Brookdale. We teed off at 12:15 on a Wednesday and after nine holes we were on 6 hour pace. 6 hour pace is not acceptable ever especially midday during a work week. On hole 6 we called the club house and asked if a marshal could be sent out to see if there was a group holding everyone up. We were told it was very busy and they did not agree to send out a marshal. After nine holes we asked for a rain check for the back nine and the staff gave it to us. We left. I don’t know that I’ll be back because of this experience and that the course is closing. I have played Brookdale many times and I will miss it once it’s gone but this last time leaves a bad taste in my mouth and bad memory.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Very quiet, it felt private."


Paul6105995's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/09/2018
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Reviewed on

Great value and no one was there. Rumor has it that it could be sold an go away, which would be a shame....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



lv2playgolftacoma's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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