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4.0
81 Reviews (81)
5 Stars
19
4 Stars
40
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
93.3%
Recommend this course
74 out of 81 reviews
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3.7
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.8
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
83.3%
Recommend this course
5 out of 6 reviews
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4.1
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.4%
Recommend this course
27 out of 28 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 5930 yards
Slope 116
Rating 68.1

Located just 45 minutes southwest of Tacoma, Tahoma Valley Golf Course has garnered a reputation for being the driest course in the Puget Sound. The course boasts well manicured greens that putt fast and true. The greens showcase the best of the Northwest's undulating, bump-and-run golf. Its location provides every hole with a stunning view of Mount Rainier. Just shy of 6,000 yards from the back tees, it's not an especially long layout but it is narrow enough to present a challenge. The wide fairways are forgiving, making it player friendly enough for beginners, and there are enough challenges to please high handicappers as well. With an abundance of mature trees throughout, Tahoma Valley Golf Course demands accuracy. The par 3s are particularly memorable for both their views and level of difficulty.

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Course Details

Year Built 1960
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.0
81 Reviews (81)

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
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First Time Playing

Not impressed

There are a few things I dont like about this course, the 1st thing is, there is no driving range available, I usually warm up with the driving range so from the start I wasnt happy. The course is in a very small area so there were a lot of switch backs, we always had people from other holes on our part of the course. No trash cans, ball washing stations, or bathrooms on the course. I feel it was a bit over priced. 44 for the round with a cart.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Friday golf

The course was busier than usual. Even so the players kept pace and we never had to wait.
Staff was great and had a good time

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Yelm’s hidden gem

Grounds and pro staff are awesome. Not exactly a PGA event course but it actually poses hidden challenges that you really have to navigate. Yelm’s hidden gem for sure. Grounds staff have worked their tails off to get this course in great condition and you can’t beat what you’re getting for the price. Rarely slow play and pretty scenery. A much more challenging course than one would think.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Enjoyable

Very friendly and helpful staff. Good course for beginners. Has a couple holes with some distance but mostly straight fairways across the course. I had a to travel a little to this course, so for the price I’ll stick to courses that are closer to me unless a hot deal pops up on the app. If you live closer, the monthly membership looked like a good deal

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

A real value

Pretty easy, straight course. Fairways are fairly narrow, however finding the rough can really hurt for the thick healthy grass. I've always been impressed with how smooth and fast the greens are even in winter. GREAT VALUE. 19th hole has great food too!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played

Fun course

Plenty of challenges. Greens are in great shape and course is fairly wide for high handicappers to enjoy as well as low. Fun staff and great instructor pro. Men’s club is really enjoyable group too.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Well maintained course

Been to this course a few time this past summer. Read from previous reviews tee boxes weren't that great but we found them updated and in great shape. The whole course was in very good shape. Afternoon tee time which seems to work out as course looks to be pretty crowded earlier in the day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Golf in Yelm

I called the course prior to the day of play to inquire about possible plugging of greens. I was told the front 9 would be plugged on Thursday (day of my play), back 9 on Friday. However, we could play in front of the plugging on the front 9. When we arrived, we were told that the front 9 was closed and our play would be twice around back 9. Oh well, still enjoyed it, however the fact that the front 9 would be closed was not communicated on your website. Should have been! Likely would not have booked the tee time.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Tahoma Valley 8/16

This course is nice to play. The staff is friendly. It is easy to walk. Definitely a good course to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Tahoma Valley 8/9/19

First time playing this course. Friendly staff. Nice course to walk. Look forward to playing this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Walkable course

Fun course, a little rough around the edges but green were in good shape and fast. The layout is a little confusing. We had a hard time finding the 9th hole but a nice guy helped us out.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

First time on course

This was my first time playing a round in many years. I spontaneously picked it back up after about 7 or 8 years away. Course was well maintained and staff was friendly. At first I felt very rushed but as the game went on I was able to slow down. Only did front half so I can’t rate the entire course. Already have a tee time scheduled for next weekend for the whole 18.

Conditions Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Deal

The course looks great. The pace was excellent as well. Great for practice.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tee boxes are much better

One of the big complaints has been about the teeboxes being uneven. They are now top notch! I was amazed at the improvement! Pace of play was great! I played 18 holes in 3 hours. The beer afterwards was great too! Fun course with friendly staff!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Great greens and great pace of play

Course has improvements to many of the tees, which were badly needed. The greens are in great shape, rolling true and smooth. Wasn;'t too busy so got 18 in under 3.5 hours Great value and a fun, challenging course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow play and terrible tee boxes

I knew playing in a Saturday morning was going to be slow, but this was amongst the worst I’ve experienced. Men’s club tees off before us and we’re extremely slow, no ranger on course to keep up pace of play. Cleared a little bit more on the back nine.
Tee boxes were a mix of newly sodded, with really long grass, and original tees with no flat spot to speak of!
Good for the money but I won’t be playing again anytime soon, that’s for sure.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
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Commented on 06/17/2019

The Reno of the Tee boxes make trying to tee up a ball so hard...

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