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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
91.8%
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187 out of 206 reviews
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4.3
12 Reviews (12)
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4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
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4.1
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3.9
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4.4
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4.4
37 Reviews (37)
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Conditions
4.3
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Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
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4.1
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4.5
89.2%
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6861 yards
Slope 140
Rating 74.0

The Resort at Port Ludlow sits along the shores of the Puget Sound with views that stretch across the Port Ludlow Bay. Located just 90 minutes from Seattle, the resort offers a luxurious waterfront inn, a marina, an award-winning restaurant, and a championship 18-hole golf course. Robert Muir Graves designed the course. He crafted a layout that challenging but rewarding, all while preserving the beautiful natural surroundings. The golf course is just one of 10 in the state of Washington that is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. During your round, you'll enjoy abundant wildlife and panoramic views of the Hood Canal and Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges. The golf course isn’t long but it's tight and will require both accuracy and strategy. Many holes are dramatically sloped and there are hazards facing you at almost every turn.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6861 yards 74.0 140
Blue 72 6317 yards 70.6 130
Blue/White 72 6091 yards 69.7 125
White (W) 72 5942 yards 74.8 133
White 72 5942 yards 69.5 124
Gold (W) 72 5165 yards 69.8 120
Scorecard for Resort At Port Ludlow
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: 74.0/140 424 342 178 490 397 143 412 590 381 3357 366 398 539 428 233 428 409 206 497 3504 6861
Blue M: 70.6/130 379 322 162 465 364 128 384 515 367 3086 347 392 513 396 219 381 370 161 452 3231 6317
White M: 69.5/124 W: 74.8/126 355 294 156 434 353 107 363 480 337 2879 329 383 493 350 208 362 349 156 433 3063 5942
Gold M: 65.4/113 W: 69.8/120 284 279 144 385 252 90 345 405 300 2484 296 323 445 267 138 319 306 128 380 2602 5086
Handicap 9 11 17 3 13 15 1 7 5 14 10 2 6 16 8 12 18 4
Par 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 7 15 1 13 17 5 3 9 14 12 2 8 18 6 10 16 4

Course Details

Year Built 1975
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Muir Graves

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $18
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy 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
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

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Reviews

4.4
206 Reviews (206)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 20
Drinks 17
19th Hole Scenic Views 16
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 46
Bunkers 32
Water Hazards 30
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 46
A Weekend Splurge 35
Advanced Golfers 29
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 45
At a Resort 29
Convenient to the City 6

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5.0
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Previously Played

Fairway frolic

Stay in the fairways and chip close to the pins.Otherwise you will be in recovery mode way to much.Enjoy the scenery.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

A disappointing round

Last year when we booked this course through GolfNow.com, the price included a cart. This year I paid more and had to buy the cart separately. Not a good deal.
The greens had been recently sanded, the snack bar was closed, and there is no decent restaurant in the area for miles. The wet and windy weather was the crowning touch.
It was a disappointing round of golf.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 05/16/2019

Hi. We appreciate you taking the time to review Port Ludlow Golf Resort and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again in the future.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Course is in Great Shape and Beautiful Surroundings

Course management has invested a great deal of time in money maintaining the course and it shows. Well groomed fairways and plush greens. Love the addition of the 150 yard sticks in the fairways. Niblics Café has great food, beverage and service. Call ahead using the # provided on the 9th tee box and pickup your food on the turn. It would be difficult to find a more professional and friendly pro shop staff, they are great. If Port Ludlow is a bit out of the way for you, do what you can to make it out for a round of golf, you won't be disappointed. If close by, come on out and enjoy a round at one of the best courses in the Northwest!

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

Great course

I played it 3 times in late March - early April. Great fun. The restaurant serves one of the best Rubin sandwiches ever.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Ludlow Saturday ‘

I lost $18 in a poker game in KP match play against my friend Bob the course is in good shape, we got stuck behind for old-timers and it took forever to get around ,three of them are pushing their cards it was like playing behind they Havencamps from Caddyshack!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course

It’s a beautiful course with lots of hills, trees, doglegs, and hazards. I was amazed at how few people were there on a sunny Saturday afternoon. We just sailed along through the front nine, stopped for a nice lunch, and sailed through the back nine. I was playing with my nephew from the Seattle area and he thought it was a bargain.

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

Golf Round March fourteenth

Shot a great round today! Driving and iron play could’ve been better.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

I lost $14.00 !

The course is in great shape considering there is still snow on the roads to get there, beautiful greens beautiful set up a lot of work is been done clearing trees and making the greens more excess a bowl I don’t believe it like this but it’s a beautiful new look, well worth the trip!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Beautiful day!

A beautiful chorus with a little damp fairway action, the course was in better shape than expected! And only one temporary green but well worth the trip ! ⛳️

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

Round of golf 3/14

Excellent front nine, but back nine wasn't as good. But overall, a great day!

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

Thanks

Nice winter/ fall day. Perfect conditions. Course in great shape. Back nine greens diabolical. Lol. Will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Dry for this time of year!

Just played in a winter series tournament and had a great time! Course was pretty dry and greens were true. Staff was friendly and food was solid. Looking forward to coming back to this track in the woods.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great views, variety, and woods

I generally play Port Ludlow once a year. The design is excellent, with great variety among the holes, and the aesthetics are fine -- it is quiet, the woods are close but not too close, and there are occasional great views of water and beyond. The course is well maintained, and the staff is very friendly and helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played

Slow

The pro shop allowed a single to jump in on 10, we were already waiting on every hole....awful

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Response from Port Ludlow Golf Resort on 12/10/2018:
Hello, thank you for reviewing our course, Port Ludlow Golf Resort. We strive to provide the best possible customer experience to our golfers, and we apologize if we missed the mark. Your loyalty to our course is valued and we hope you will see improvements the next time you are with us. Thank you for choosing to play our course, in the Jefferson County area, and we hope to earn your business again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beautiful views and great layout

My favorite course in the Pacific Northwest. Great course design, amazing views, and well maintained greens. Surprisingly low green fees for a course of this caliber. Highly recommended!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Original Pacific Northwest Golf

Golf in the Puget Sound, in its truest formation, can be defined by a round of golf at Port Ludlow Golf Course. Everything you could want in an original Pacific Northwest design can be found here, with character that can rarely be found anywhere else on the West Coast. Narrow forested routing, moderate topography changes that are managed with ease, and large putting surfaces with numerous hole locations that can change the way each hole is played. Course designer, Robert Muir Graves, spent over half his career in this part of the country, bringing us Black Butte Ranch, Canterwood, and Meadow Springs among so many others. As one of his earliest attempts at golf course construction, he carved out a fair, yet thought-provoking layout that plays the same as it did the day it was finished in 1975. Port Ludlow is an original Pacific Northwest destination, and in less than two hours from Seattle, can provide you with a golf experience that is as entertaining as it is beautiful.

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

Perfect Fall golf

A beautiful Sunday to walk nine holes with my husband after watching the Seahawk game! The course is still fast thanks to dry weather. The good aeration rate made this the perfect deal.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 10/15/2018

Thank you for this review- glad we could be part of your Seahawk Sunday!! Maybe 18 this Suinday since its a bye week???

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I Recommend This Course
5.0

Had a lot of fun

Port Ludlow is a great course for all levels. The course is in great shape and the carts have GPS. I have played here a few times and it never disappoints. I would recommend this course to anyone looking for a challenge. There are lots of elavation changes and offers a different feel on each hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens had just been plugged and only partially sanded but the plugs were scattered around the greens and all over the approach on many of the holes. This prevented any ball run up using the approach. Most traps were in poor condition and full of debris.
Course was in overall poor condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Response from Port Ludlow Golf Resort on 10/15/2018:
Hello, thank you for reviewing our course, Port Ludlow Golf Resort. We strive to provide the best possible customer experience to our golfers, and we apologize if we missed the mark. Your loyalty to our course is valued and we hope you will see improvements the next time you are with us. Thank you for choosing to play our course, in the Jefferson County area, and we hope to earn your business again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

ludlow

This is one of the best courses on the entire Olympic Peninsula.
The greens were just punched which is not an indication of the usual condition which is absolutely amazing !
If you never played this course it will challenge you as it is intriguing and very difficult . The back nine is my favorite with holes 15 1617 and of course the uphill 18 been in major challenge , you will not be disappointed ,enjoy!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 10/15/2018

Thank you for this review- the course is in great shape and the best on the Peninsula.

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