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4.1
90 Reviews (90)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.7
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.5
98.2%
Recommend this course
79 out of 90 reviews
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4.0
2 Reviews (2)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
2 out of 2 reviews
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4.1
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
12 out of 12 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6641 yards
Slope 124
Rating 71.0

Opened in 1925, Discovery Bay Golf Club, formerly known as Chevy Chase Port Townsend Golf Course, has the distinction of being the oldest public golf course in Washington. Besides its long history, it has also garnered acclaim as one of the best golf courses on the Olympic Peninsula. Situated on the shores of Discovery Bay, the layout enjoys panoramic mountain views spanning the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. There is more to the course than scenery though. The classic design is challenging enough to appeal to low handicappers while still being accessible for beginners. The course's back nine is more challenging than the front, featuring challenging elevation changes and some tricky lies. Be sure to bring your camera for the breathtaking view on Discovery Bay Golf Club's 10th tee.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6641 yards 71.0 124
White 72 6138 yards 68.1 121
Red (W) 73 5170 yards 69.1 116
Scorecard for Discovery Bay Golf Club
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: 72.6/124 405 315 166 476 536 420 493 207 260 3278 286 554 417 405 164 379 207 421 548 3381 6659
White M: 68.9/123 W: 74.9/133 372 288 158 412 515 359 466 162 260 2992 255 518 364 371 127 330 187 409 501 3062 6054
Gold M: 66.9/117 W: 72.4/128 364 285 149 397 482 309 454 155 260 2855 251 482 317 362 110 271 164 374 432 2763 5618
Red M: 64.4/105 W: 69.2/119 301 213 145 397 441 309 414 153 227 2600 228 432 314 312 101 268 127 332 426 2540 5140
Handicap 7 15 17 1 3 9 5 11 13 14 4 10 8 18 12 16 2 6
Par 4 4 3 4 5 4 5 3 4 36 4 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1925
Golf Season Year round
Architect Michael Asmundson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts 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 Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.1
90 Reviews (90)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 16
Narrow Fairways 12
Undulating Greens 9
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
Locals 11
Beginners 10
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 18

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4.0
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Great Value

I enjoy playing this course. It’s quite long and hilly, and the back nine has many sloping fairways, but the scenery is beautiful and the pace of play is excellent.

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

Good condition for November

This is a long, hilly course with lots of trees and bushes lining the fairways. I thought the course was in surprisingly good condition for this time of year. The greens were clean and relatively fast and the fairways were mowed. My golf towel was quite muddy after 18 holes but that’s to be expected.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wilderness Course

I enjoy this course, though it’s long and hilly and there are many places where an out-of-bounds ball is gone forever. If you enjoy long walks in the woods, this is the course for you. They have nice new carts available, but if you walk all 18 holes, that alone will make you feel like you’ve accomplished something. The amenities are not quite “country club,” but the friendly “down home” atmosphere fits the area very well.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout 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
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disco Bay equals nice day.

Always enjoy Disco Bay. Great greens, views, and they allow dogs.

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

Natural wonder

Early tee time with the wife and our Boston Terrier .
Jeff the course pro was relaxed and hospitable as usual
Had the course practically to ourselves
Deer with fawns and varied bird life all around this well maintained course. Weather was perfect and conditions dry
as it can be wet here
Love it and it's close to home
Cheers

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

Great value

My wife and I played here on Sunday and it was really great. We were the 7:20 tee time so there were very few others in the course. The greens are in pretty good shape and the course is too.
For $15 each (walking) it was well worth the money.
The views are amazing on the back 9.
Full price is hard to swallow but the hot deals make this a great value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Enjoyed the heck out of this course

I had played another course on the peninsula and threw this in as an afterthought for the next morning and I am very glad I did. Lots of challenging holes and the greens were in very good shape. Back nine (up on the hill) was some work to walk but very doable. This course doesn't get as much play as it deserves. It is not fancy but it is very worth your time if you are in the area doing White Horse or Port Ludlow. The staff was great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Five sets of tees.

Played the course in the evening and it was beautiful. The greens were still very fast even though it had been 12 hours since they were mowed. Fairways were like carpets. Five sets of tees allows you to pick a course that plays from 4000 to 6600 yards.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Friendly staff. Uncrowded, very relaxed pace of play. Course itself keeps improving every outing - Kudos to the groundskeepers. A most enjoyable golf experience.

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

Getting better all the time

Getting better al the time Great shape Dogs also welcome if well controlled. New golf carts. Nothing better in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course for the money!

Really wonderful course with old-time charm. Greens were stellar and the relaxed vibe is refreshing. Lots of choices in tee boxes lets beginners and low handicappers feel challenged.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

The course had a lot of dead cut grass left on the course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Old and the New

This course is really a combination of old and new holes of golf.
The old (9) hole Chevy Chase course was redesigned
several years ago when a new (9) was added to the
course on the western hillside.
The course can be challenging the first time you play it. Several of the Par 5's can be reached in (2) strokes. The greens fairly easy to read helping set up birdie puts.
The weather is generally favorable, but prevailing
on-shore / off-shore winds can be a factor at times.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Cart not included any longer,

The course could no longer provide carts, at times exceeding 20% of the carts were going to golf now customers. This course was great with a cart included, but to try and walk this course is a bear The back nine is elevated 10th tee box, with long hike back to clubhouse from 18 green..The course is trying to make a better deal with golf now. Still no progress been made going on 4 months. Walking rate only.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hidden gem

Back nine made it all worth it ! Course totally changes after the turn when you go way up in the hills. Super fun !
Friendly staff and the course was nearly empty so it was very UN rushed.challenging from the blues. Only downside was there was no breakfast available there . lunch only.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

This course is alot of fun and has a great range of different types of holes

We always have fun here, even when it is a bit wet, we live in Wa. so were used to rain and wet. I play this course more than any other.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

We had a great time on our few days away

Lost more golf balls then ever and stunk up the course but we had a great time on our few days away from home. No one was on the course I guess because there was rain in the forecast but not a drop fell.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun regardless of the condition

Due to heavy rains prior to our play, the fairways were very wet which made play a bit more challenging. Greens were drier and tended to be moderately fast.

This is an outstanding course for both the novice and experienced player with some of the most beautiful scenery in the Northwest.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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