The Olympic at Gold Mountain Golf Course

4.6503941176 4.7 stars from 5 (235)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7168 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 74.1
  • Layout

  • 7263 W Belfair Valley Rd, Bremerton, Washington 98312, Kitsap County
  • (360) 415-5432
  • (360) 415-6880
  • www.goldmountaingolf.com

Year built: 1996
Architect(s): John Harbottle III
Type: Public/Municipal
Greens: Annual Blue
Fairways: Annual Blue
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Pro 72 7168 yards 74.1 135
Tourney 72 6505 yards 71.3 129
Player 72 6034 yards 69.1 124
Player (W) 72 6034 yards 74.4 132
Scoring 72 5607 yards 67.2 120
Red (W) 72 5220 yards 70.2 122

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 235 Reviews
5 stars:
170
4 stars:
51
3 stars:
6
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

227 out of 233 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining 19th hole scenic views  

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"Trip for every penny"


Ken4891817's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Worth the drive from Vancouver. Would be more fun second time around. Highly recommended.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Perfect"


u289414860's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All aspects top notch:

Best public Greens you will find.

Course in absolute perfect condition

Driving range, putting greens and pitching practice areas are not to be missed


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u717489003's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"My go-to course in the NW!"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a pleasure to play at Gold Olympic. Although the course is challenging, the set-up, conditions and service is always better than par.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful, Challenging Track"


u000002977842's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Gold Mt Olympic Course continues to rival all courses in our area for beauty, layout, and design. Very challenging, but always fun and a wonderful golf experience. Golf Now offers some very competitive rates if you are willing to play outside the prime days/times parameters.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u000007305626's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"HATES GOLF NOW"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

GOLD MOUNTAIN DOES NOT LIKE GOLF NOW PLAYERS AND DO NOT HONOR TEE TIMES FOR GOLF NOW PLAYERS. LOVE THE COURSE. THE CASCADE SIDE IS MORE PLAYER FRIENDLY . HAVE PLAYED SEVERAL TIMES AND WILL BOOK WITH THEM THE COURSE,FROM NOW ON.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"If any course could convince me to move, it's this one"


u000004771284's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I can't wait until my kids are out of school. I'm moving to kitsap county.

That's all I have to say.

I could rave about this amzing course and the kind people on the peninsula for a page, but no need. I don't want to ah are this secret beyond what I've already done.

This is how TRUE gold, I mean golf, should be done.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Brian9022242's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


adp1059's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
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Generous fairways! All about the second shot. Lots of elevation changes!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u5992784's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Outing on the Cheap"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played the course for the first time through a GN Hotdeal. I arrived an hour early and utilized their practice facilities including driving range, chipping area, bunker, and putting areas. These areas were perfect and provided for a good warmup. The course was lush green even for later July. The fairways are rolling and landing areas fairly narrow. There is few water and bunker hazards protecting the greens, but there is plenty of deep ruff and steep terrain around the greens to offer plenty of problems. Surely would play again especially at the rate I paid.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u575276150's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Worst Pro Shop I have ever encountered- avoid if you are from out of town"


gkane02's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Booked a 07:16 tee time through Golf Now, very excited about playing Olympic course after reading reviews. Drove 1.5 hours from Seattle to course, checked in, hit range balls, was getting ready to go to the tee box when I was told I was to join another single going off 10- did not think much of that and played a very quick 9 as we were the only two on the back. Got to the front and was told that they could not accommodate us on the front. We could wait for an undetermined amount of time or we could play one of the 9's on the Cascade course which is referred to the hackers course.

I went to the pro shop to protest, and was actually told by one of the staff it was actually my fault for playing too fast, they had not planned on us being in until later. When I told the pro I did not pay to play a second rate course, he told me I could take it or leave it. I left it, I will make calls on Monday. One of the other staff told me this is becoming regular at this course as they overbook and split people on each course.

I say if you pay to play a course, you should be allowed to play it, and make the turn fluidly.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



u000006478630's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great overall golf experience"


sorenj's avatar
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Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Funny(ish) story, when I started my round at Gold Mountain, my wife and I went through our usual routine for this trip of selecting the tees I’d play based on rating, slope and distance; from what we read, we decided to play the blues (it was in the wheelhouse of the 120-125 slope we have been playing). As it turns out, it’s important to pay attention to which course you are playing as the 122 slope for the Cascade course is not the same as the 135 of the Olympic (the actual course I was playing). A few holes in, as I was commenting that this course seemed to play a bit tougher than its slope, we discovered this mistake.

That preface is necessary because I probably played the most complete round of golf I have played in some time, and still shot about 6 strokes worse than the scores I’ve been posting lately. The Olympic Course, at least from the blues, demands no less than your best if you want to post a decent score. That is not to say it is overly punitive or gimmicky in a way that will frustrate; it is simply long and complex enough to create issues for a bogey golfer who isn’t on top of his game.

The first thing I noticed (and really liked) was the high grass at the top of most of the bunkers. While the majority of the traps are smallish and fairly playable, the grass does add an extra dimension. Further, I actually had a tougher time playing out of that elongated rough the one time I was in it than either of the times my ball graced the traps.

The course is as beautiful as it is challenging and makes good use of its surrounding trees, water, and natural elevation changes to increase the value of both its aesthetics and playability. The short (271) finishing hole includes all of these elements and arguably the heaviest bunkering on the course as well. I teed off with a 7 iron and still almost hit it too far (admittedly I pulled the ball a little too far to the left trying to avoid the water front right). Fortunately my ball stayed in the yard and I was left with a wedge into the green. A little discipline is necessary here as it would be easy to grab too big a club and wind up out of bounds.

The par 3’s which range from 137 to 227 (downhill) are a good indication of the variety of shots required to navigate the course, as I used anything from a pitching wedge to my 3 wood to reach these greens in regulation. Ultimately, this round allowed (forced?) me to use every club in my bag except my 64 degree wedge (and you could argue I should have used that at one point, I just lacked the confidence to do so).

The pace of play was great as far as I can tell. I went off first as a single, but a group of two right behind me and a similar group behind them never lost touch. As I chatted with some folks near the clubhouse, the subsequent groups rolled in on time as well. The staff was also very friendly and helpful, adding to the overall experience.

I would recommend Gold Mountain to anyone with the chance to play it; and, since I have cause to visit the Seattle area fairly often, am sure I will play it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




Scott2207105's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



gon126's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best Course"


u000001520795's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the best course for the money that I have ever played!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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