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4.5
245 Reviews (245)
5 Stars
145
4 Stars
77
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
93.7%
Recommend this course
229 out of 245 reviews
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4.4
11 Reviews (11)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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4.6
35 Reviews (35)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.1%
Recommend this course
34 out of 35 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7093 yards
Slope 141
Rating 74.7

White Horse Golf Club has one of the toughest courses in the Northwest. Situated on the Kitsap Peninsula, the course is located just five minutes south of the Kingston ferry terminal. The course sits on the Puget Sound between the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, offering panoramic views on every hole. When the Suquamish Tribe bought the club in 2010, one of their top priorities was to make the course more playable. They enlisted John Harbottle for the job, a local architect who has designed several layouts throughout the state. By taking out nearly half of the bunkers, he opened up the greens and made them more approachable. He also widened the fairways and made the landing areas more generous. Since the update, White Horse Golf Club has become one of the most popular on the peninsula.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Green 72 7093 yards 74.7 141
Black 72 6693 yards 73.4 141
Blue 72 6176 yards 70.8 132
White/Blue 72 5913 yards 69.4 131
White 72 5524 yards 67.9 126
Gold 72 5010 yards 69.4 125
Scorecard for White Horse 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
Green M: 74.7/141 391 439 538 216 408 168 441 563 463 3627 397 354 393 206 561 366 568 186 435 3466 7093
Black M: 73.4/141 363 410 504 202 377 156 426 533 435 3406 374 324 363 187 555 338 550 174 422 3287 6693
Blue M: 70.8/132 325 385 480 174 349 141 404 493 427 3178 339 290 341 177 499 316 504 146 386 2998 6176
White / Blue M: 69.4/131 325 344 480 146 349 141 293 493 399 2970 339 290 341 152 499 316 504 146 356 2943 5913
White M: 67.9/126 W: 73.7/133 311 344 418 146 313 117 293 449 399 2790 306 286 319 152 448 290 451 126 356 2734 5524
Gold W: 69.4/125 268 329 382 122 292 101 281 423 362 2560 285 234 269 133 415 275 418 103 318 2450 5010
Handicap 9 7 11 13 15 17 3 5 1 8 12 10 16 6 14 4 18 2
Par 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2007
Golf Season Year round
Architect Cynthia Dye McGarey (2007) John Harbottle III (2012)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $17
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

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4.5
245 Reviews (245)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 32
Drinks 29
19th Hole Scenic Views 28
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 44
Undulating Greens 39
Elevation Changes 34
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 36
Locals 30
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 30
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 46
In the 'Burbs 10

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5.0
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First Time Playing

Beautiful course

My husband and I had a fun day. It’s a lovely well maintained course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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4.0
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First Time Playing

Enjoyable tour thru the forest

First time playing in the Pacific NW. After a previous days rain, course conditions were boggy but still very playable—only one mud ball all day. Front nine is completely forested—a few homes on the back. Gentle rolling layout with no forced carries. Undulating greens with some difficult reads. Staff was pleasant and helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Management was too terrible.

I have played this course many times but I have terrible experience today. I booked 8 players using Golfnow but unfortunately we had heavy rain and could not continue the game. We decided to quit after 9 holes because of heavy rain and low temperatures. I went to the club house and explained the situation for the rain check but club staffs and manager refused to give us rain checks because I paid to Golfnow.
They explained only their policy but didn't consider customers. We played further 9 holes with rain.

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

Cold round’

A Beautiful course to play! Staff friendliness and food were awesome, course was in great shape considering the conditions with the exceptions of the sand traps most of the bunkers were not raked but a wonderful round well worth the money!

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

Beautiful course!!!!

The course is in excellent condition. The greens are perfectly maitained. I would rate this as one of the top 5 courses I've played in Washington even though it's extremely challenging.

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

Love it

Second time playing back here. I love the layout of this course. I played here last tine I visited too and I’ll definitely play here next tine I visit.

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

One of the driest winter courses

White Horse is one of the driest winter courses in the state, today, a week before Christmas you could still warm up on the grass range and it was not in the least way muddy considering how much rain we’ve had the last couple of days. The entire course was in great shape and the greens are in excellent shape. More than worth the ferry trip over.

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

I love this course! But the greens got the better of me....

I had 6 three-putts today preventing me from breaking 80.

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

This course is well maintained

Great day at White Horse our foursome enjoyed golfing here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hidden Gem

We were surprised to see so few golfers on a Saturday but really enjoyed the round. Very challenging layout but if you pick the right tees it is doable. Barely saw anyone in front or behind us and finished in just over four hours. Greens were fabulous and the course was quite dry despite recent rain. Definitely putting this course in our rotation even though it involves a ferry ride for most of us.

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
Previously Played

Excellent Fall Course

Course is in great condition. Greens were sanded three weeks ago so that’s not a problem. Overall the course is in great shape and very dry. Highly recommended!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
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

46-41

Course was in great shape, beautiful day ! And I want to $16 on the KP on number 17

Conditions Good
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

Home course.

Great day to golf, they had sanded the greens but the course was still in great shape! And I got a birdie on 13 that paid six dollars!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Had a great time playing this course!

Fairways well maintained! Course was amazing and challenging! Greens ran fast and true! Only negative saw the cart girl once at the 6th hole and never saw her again!

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

Nice day despite mosquitoes

Nice early AM round at White Horse. Fairly empty and played at a comfortable 3.5 hour pace. No one's fault, but there were tons of mosquitoes--pack a can of bug spray. Beverage cart staff didn't have any. A little dampness after some drizzle before play but that was probably perfect after dry weather. Nice conditions overall. Had lunch after in the clubhouse and it was very nice with good food and a pleasant outdoor table overlooking the signature 18th hole. Price of round includes tax but not range balls (shared a $10 large basket).

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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