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3.8
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.3
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
89.2%
Recommend this course
46 out of 52 reviews
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3.5
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
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6
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3
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1
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Conditions
3.0
Value
4.4
Layout
2.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
80.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 10 reviews
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4.0
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
3.4
Value
4.5
Layout
3.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.3%
Recommend this course
21 out of 23 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 5930 yards 68.1 116
Blue (W) 71 5930 yards 72.8 122
White 72 5730 yards 67.0 115
White (W) 71 5730 yards 72.0 117
Red 71 5253 yards 64.9 106
Red (W) 71 5253 yards 69.7 110
Scorecard for Tahoma
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 68.1/116 W: 72.8/122 479 510 371 129 181 344 360 330 202 2906 355 388 494 211 303 164 464 521 124 3024 5930
White M: 67.5/115 W: 72.0/117 468 498 351 120 168 332 350 325 183 2795 349 376 488 186 289 155 453 520 119 2935 5730
Red M: 64.9/106 W: 69.7/110 447 399 324 111 145 316 342 296 144 2524 328 344 454 172 263 136 437 503 92 2729 5253
Handicap 4 2 6 18 14 8 10 12 16 11 7 5 13 9 15 3 1 17
Par 5 5 4 3 3 4 4 4 3 35 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 5 3 36 71
Handicap (W) 2 4 8 14 6 12 10 16 18 11 7 3 15 9 13 5 1 17

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

3.8
52 Reviews (52)
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Bang for your buck

Full 18 holes. Nice little course. Not challenging but you can hit all your clubs- no limitations. Greens are small so hone your short game. Tee boxes remain under construction and alternate tee boxes are terrible. Pace of play is almost entirely up to you. Use the Golf Now app and the economics for a full 18 hole course are outstanding. Bar and grill and pro shop with great staff. No beer carts on the course. Overall- it’s a keeper for us cheap duffers just looking to swing some clubs.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Not so much

Disappointed with course - too many holes were blind - greens were good however - likely, won’t play there again

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Temporary Tees

Many of the tee boxes were under construction. They've been rolled flat and sod was being laid out. Which meant the temp tees were move up making the holes shorter in yardage. The greens were in very good shape, firm and fast. My only negative is the small greens, I'll play the course again in a few months time when the grass grows in but I will call ahead to make sure the new tee boxes are in play.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ok for the money

Course was going through some changes in the tee boxes, so some tee boxes had tall grass on them. Also most of the hole signs were not on the tee boxes so knowing how long the hole was was alittle difficult. Getting around seemed confusing as some holes did not have arrows to the next hole and without a cart path on all holes it’s hard to find next hole sometimes. Pace was good, slower groups let me play through.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather

okay

tee- major work being done on many tees
fairways-good
rough-good
greens-fairly slow but in good shape.... many greens are inverted bowls
traps- not many on this course and little evidence of maintenance on the few that were there
overall the course was a little rough around the edges

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

Great value, getting better

One of the complaints on this course has been the uneven tee boxes. They are in the process of getting fixed. Today we could have used a course marshal because a foursome had 3 groups sitting on benches waiting on them. Luckily I was familiar with the course and we skipped two holes to get in front of them. Then we finished with the holes we skipped. We finished in 3-1/2 hrs. I’m sure the groups behind us took 5 hours.

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

Hidden Gem

Great little links course! Straight, clean fairways with respectable roughs and small, yet speedy greens. Fun for all skill levels.

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

Greens

the course had a lot of work in the tee boxes. Course was short and narrow.
Greens were fast. It should be a great course to play in 30 days.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Interesting layout

You need to play this golf course before you can feel comfortable with the blind shots.

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

Sunny day golfing

Beautiful sunny day without a lot of people. Greens were good, fairways had some bare spots.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pleasant surprise

A very enjoyable course to play. Pleasantly surprised that this course was moderately demanding. Some very interesting holes. Overall great experience from pro shop to restaurant. Staff was outstanding.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fast play

It was 90 degrees today. There was only a few people on the course. I was able to play 18 holes in 2-1/2 hours walking. It’s a fun course. My only complaint would be the uneven tee boxes take some getting used to. The staff was great and the price was unbelievable. I’ll be back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good greens

The greens are in great shape, and the course is in good shape, but the layout is flat and boring at best. It feels like a cheap muni course. Still not bad - especially for the price. Very easy to walk if you want.

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

A fun day

This was my first time playing this course. I had read previous reviews that compared it to a pasture. I disagree. I found it to be a good course at a great value. I thought the course was challenging. The greens aren’t very large. I played the blue tees for some added difficulty. Pace of play was good. The course does lack a driving range. That was the only thing that I found negative, but I’ve played other courses in Seattle with no driving range.

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

Excellent pace of Play

My Pastor friend and I played this Course.
It was a great time out.
It’s a nice Course, the gentleman at the Pro Shop was very nice and friendly to us.
In addition, the pace of Play was excellent.
We asked, but there was no Driving range where we had wanted to warm up before our round of Golf.
Altogether, it was great!
Thank you very much.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Nice course.

This course is a 60 minute drive for me, so this was my first time playing. Will definitely play again if I can get a GolfNow price break. Nice layout, well maintained, and the greens were excellent. Negatives: the traps were pretty hard and several of the greens were not visible until you got close (I don't like hidden greens).

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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