Kayak Point Golf Course

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3.2
246
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
108
3 Stars
44
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
20
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.5
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.1
66.4%
Recommend this course
187 out of 242 reviews
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2.8
18
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
1.8
Value
2.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
44.4%
Recommend this course
8 out of 18 reviews
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Average Rating
3.0
22
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
2.2
Value
3.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.4
54.5%
Recommend this course
12 out of 22 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6719
Slope 133
Rating 72.7
Type Public
Kayak Point Golf Club is one of Washington's most popular courses. It was named one of the "Top 50 Public Courses to Play" by Golf Digest, and the Seattle Times called it a "must play" course. Located in Stanwood, Kayak Point is less than an hour north of Seattle. The layout was carefully carved from an old growth forest of firs and cedars. You'll enjoy scenic views of the Olympic Mountains on several holes. The layout will test you with sloping fairways and large, immaculately manicured greens. There are more than 30 greenside bunkers at Kayak Point, but water comes into play on only two holes. The spacious golf course doesn't have any parallel fairways and it's not short on length at over 6,700 yards from the back tees.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6719 yards 72.7 133
Middle 72 6109 yards 70.4 127
Forward 72 5332 yards 72.8 129
Scorecard for Kayak Point
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: 73.0/137 396 549 203 320 191 378 375 364 505 3281 383 488 176 359 420 612 177 405 418 3438 6719
White M: 70.0/128 W: 75.6/132 376 499 145 314 154 369 352 310 480 2999 363 472 157 341 343 520 145 385 384 3110 6109
Gold M: 65.8/120 W: 71.0/122 361 421 105 286 122 333 301 267 404 2600 342 449 134 331 287 489 117 289 294 2732 5332
Handicap 3 11 13 5 15 1 7 9 17 14 8 16 12 6 10 18 4 2
Par 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 5 17 9 15 3 13 11 1 4 10 18 6 12 2 16 14 8

Course Details

Year Built 1977
Fairways Perennial Ryegrass/Poa Annua
Greens Poa Annua
Golf Season Year round
Architect Ron Fream (1977)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collar-less shirts and denim permitted, no cut-offs or tank tops.

Reviews

3.2
246

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 27
19th Hole Scenic Views 16
Watching the Game 14
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 48
Narrow Fairways 36
Bunkers 30
This course/club is great for:
Locals 34
Advanced Golfers 33
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 33
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 41
In the 'Burbs 18
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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

Good Layout

I liked the course but hadn't played there in 10 years. The greens were in good shape but the fairways were not as green and well kept as I remembered. Pace of Play was great as we teed off on the backside first as 5 foursomes in a mini tournament were teeing off on the front. Made the round quicker and more enjoyable. Disappointing thing was reading the memo on the door when we finished (didn't read it before we played) saying that management was done as of October 21st and status of the course was unknown. So unless someone takes over, Kayak will close. If it does, I'm glad I played it one last time. That may be why it wasn't in as good of shape as before..

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

Conditions need attention

First round here in 2 years. I always love playing this course & have enjoyed it occasionally for over 30 years. Was ranked in a top 100 list in the past, but is really slipping in fairway, bunker & tee box conditioning. Greens are still awesome, although slowest I can remember. What I noticed this time was how little grass and how many mid-fairway weedy lies I hit from, the shallow sand in the 2 bunkers I found, and the several re-routes of the cart path. Still an amazing, quiet track through forest & marshes. I hope management understands they've got something special here & gets it back on track.

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

Bad fairways

I usually play here a few times a year I live near by. The greens are good but the fairways are more like a cow pasture very rough,weeds,clumps of grass , potholes and bumps you can hit the middle of the fairway and bounce in any direction. The bunkers are hard no sand more like gravel. At this time it's a $20.course with cart not $45.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough condition

Course lacking water. Dry and spotty grass with hard pan around greens. Greens ok. Pace was ok

Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Where is the golf course maintenance

I'm torn, I've always loved the layout and surroundings but my last visit was disappointing. It has been two years since I played Kayak Point. I never have had a problem with course conditions. This time it was very different.

Fairways are barely mowed, rough and bumpy.

Hard to tell when the rough begins. Many long uneven lies. Bare patches thru out. Number 9 bunker is no longer. Looks like a waste area. Most bunkers are very thinly sanded. `Greens are bumpy through out. No ball washers anywhere. No refreshments on course.

Rate is inexpensive and reflects lack of course maintenance.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Need help maintaining the golf course

It was nice pace and we had pretty good outing. The greens are fast and well maintained - that was the only nice thing about the Kayak Point GC. The fairways, tee boxes and overall course conditions are below average. The Kayak Point GC once had been rated the beat and hardest in the past but not anymore. DK

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Neglected

The bones of a great golf course are still there, although if you didn't see it in the glory days, you would not believe it once was a beautiful, well maintained, challenging and fun course.

First let me say the staff was great, very attentive and accommodating on a busy Thursday. The price was excellent, $41 including cart.

The golf course looks (and is) in disappointingly bad shape. The grounds around the clubhouse, tee boxes, driving range etc are completely overgrown and uninviting.

The fairways are extremely uneven, leading to unfair bounces and bumpy cart rides.

The greens are very well maintained, though many traps are overgrown with grass and weeds (particularly the 9th and 12th holes).

Hopefully more money will be invested in bringing the course back. I would have been happy to pay more for a better maintained track.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 06/09/2018

Thank you for your comments we started a bunch of winter projects to include reducing the size of some of the bunkers or making them grass bunkers like the ones on 9. Unfortunately we have had some major irrigation issues which I am happy to say are repaired and so we should have things turned around shortly. We have seeded the renovation areas multiple times and due to water issues the seed never took. I promise we are working hard to get back to wonderful. Please feel free to reach out to me directly at Steve.stensland@golfkayak.com.

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