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Value
4.0
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
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3.6
Amenities
3.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6305 yards
Slope 126
Rating 69.9

North Shore Golf Course in northeastern Tacoma has been a local favorite since it first opened in 1956. It has built its reputation on the quality of the greens and fairways. The classic layout provides enough of a challenge for experienced golfers without being too intimidating for beginners. The layout will test your short-game skills with undulating greens that roll fast and true. Bunkers are also carefully placed around the greens and there are trees lining the narrow fairways. Accuracy is essential for a low score but it will also take some quick and strategic thinking since the setup on each hole presents a different challenge. North Shore is a tough, but fair course for players of all skill levels. There is also an all-grass driving range and practice facility available.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6305 yards 69.9 126
White 71 6039 yards 68.7 123
White (W) 73 6039 yards 74.3 128
Red (W) 73 5442 yards 71.0 121
Scorecard for North Shore
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 70.8/129 322 362 497 174 429 172 311 383 515 3165 517 302 480 180 342 366 174 225 554 3140 6305
Blue M: 69.5/127 W: 74.4/128 312 352 487 161 425 152 301 371 497 3058 511 286 457 160 330 351 159 185 542 2981 6039
Orange M: 66.1/119 W: 70.8/120 268 331 444 142 396 126 274 311 448 2740 464 256 432 135 301 295 143 150 526 2702 5442
Yellow M: 62.0/100 W: 65.5/113 242 278 367 99 327 122 225 246 376 2282 408 249 297 120 295 221 102 128 403 2223 4505
Handicap 15 11 5 9 1 17 13 7 3 2 14 4 18 12 10 16 8 6
Par 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 5 36 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 3 5 35 71

Course Details

Year Built 1961
Golf Season Year round
Architect Al Smith

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

3.8
137 Reviews (137)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
Patio Dining 13
Dinner 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 30
Bunkers 28
Elevation Changes 27
This course/club is great for:
Locals 34
Advanced Golfers 18
Walkers 18
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 24
In the 'Burbs 19
Worth the Drive 17

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Played On
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

wil not come back until..........

i live right up the street and i will not play another round until they deal with all of the kids and other folks all over the course on the back 9 playing football, riding bikes and other shenanigans going on out there. local apartments are a disaster to the course!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Awesome!

Everything was great and fun. We wanted to eat after but the grill and restaurant closed by 6 pm or so. The food looked really good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

the course was little soggy in places, ended up skipping 5 holes due to slow pace lead group was three holes behind.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day for golf. We were treated great and enjoyed the course. I got to play the course my Dad and husband played before we were married. Pretty wet. Not the courses fault just the weather

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Day

Great day at North Shore GC,
Course in good shape, greens were fast for winter and well groomed !
New carts, working on improvements this is a GC we will be returning to!

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

Fun

This course is really growing on me. The staff is very friendly and has the answers to any question.
I'm really starting to love the course it can be hard at times but it can also be forgiving. It is by far my favorite course for the winter.

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

Good Day at North Shore

Another good day at North Shore!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

very nice

Course is in excellent shape. Club house needs an update to keep this course viable for the future.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

going downhill

a really nice layout but the condition is going down hill, but i guess its better than having it bull dozed over for houses.

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

North Shore

Beautiful course. Well maintained, fast greens. Staff was friendly . Good pace

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

Good challenge

Well, the greens are tough. The bunkers are dirt with little room for error. The carts are garbage. It smoked and brakes were metal on metal. You would think for the price you pay for a cart, that it would work right. The "club house" has been under construction for years, without any results. I will still keep playing here, but only for discounted rates.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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davewgolfing
Commented On 2016-09-06T20:18:41.000+00:00

Good news sir. We are aware many areas of our facility need attention and improvement, I trust the staff at least was good to you.
So now to the good news, on Friday, September 9th of this year, new owners and a highly regarded, world class management company will be assuming the operation of the North Shore golf course. They are committed to "substantial capital improvements to both the golf course and the facilities". Will everything be done at once, no, but I can confirm that there will be immediately noticeable improvements and that urgency is one of the primary values of the new operators. I invite you and other golfers to send us your thoughts on what you would like to see around at North Shore.
I can also tell you this, the outgoing owners are grateful that the improvements they had hoped to make but couldn't will now become a reality.
Sincerely, North Shore Golf.
PS -
you can send your comments to us directly at ns.golf.email@gmail.com or if you prefer use this site

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

My review

The course is in fair to good condition. I found the green difficult because of slopping. The pro shop and dinning area are very old and in need of upgrading. The carts are old also and should be replaced. It looks to me that they are short of funds to it look like the last time I played over 10 years ago. Lots of up hill shots. Use one more club.

Conditions Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoy it every time

Enjoy, get there early...

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course but pricey

Fun round of golf. Very walkable. Couple of goofy holes but overall good round. Paid$46 walking .,.seems like $35 more reasonable for course and conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Slow Slow Slow

It was extremely slow for a Thursday and course was not it best condition {greens were great shape}

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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4101 North Shore Blvd NE, Tacoma, Washington 98422, Pierce County
(800) 447-1375, (253) 927-1375
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