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3.8
141 Reviews (141)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
74
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.2
98.3%
Recommend this course
121 out of 141 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.5
2 Reviews (2)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
5.0
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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3.7
3 Reviews (3)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
5.0
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
100.0%
Recommend this course
3 out of 3 reviews
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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.

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

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.8
141 Reviews (141)

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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Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Course reputation of fairways is not being met

I like this course, and enjoy the layout. Today however, I was disappointed in the condition of the fairways. While I was walking down the fairway on the finishing hole #18, I was astonished by the poor condition of the final fairway. I played with a group of friends, and we felt that the condition of the course detracted from our enjoyment of the course.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Don't go if you are at risk for Covid

I have golfed numerous time and still have not seen compliance with state Covid requirements. Understand the course is now owned by the Puysllup Indian Nation. But they could easily put plexiglass up for the cashiers, and make the staff wear mask. I have even see young employees wear a mask bit older managers that do not. Puts a lot of pressure on young employees. All they have done is place signs to wear mask and only 2 people in the pro shop at a time, but they do not enforce.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

It was a great day for golf at North Shore

A buddy and I decided that we wanted to get out and play this weekend and North Shore had openings that fit our schedule. The pro shop had instituted a 2-golfer limit inside it, but we were able to get in and pay without issue. We teed off on time (7:14am tee time) and other than waiting for the group in front of us on the #2 tee box, and the first par-3 (#4) we were able to play our pace and finished our round right on 4 hours. Never had the group behind us on our heels after that, either. Course was in good shape overall. Finally saw the beverage cart as we were walking down the 18th fairway.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 75
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
Reviews 2
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
Reviews 6
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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 2
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
Reviews 1
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
Reviews 2
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
Reviews 12
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
Reviews 7
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
Reviews 1
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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
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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Commented on 09/06/2016

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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