White Horse Golf Club

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  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7093 yards
  • Slope: 144
  • Rating: 74.9
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  • 22795 Three Lions Pl. NE, Kingston, Washington 98346, Kitsap County
  • (360) 297-4468
  • www.whitehorsegolf.com
A view of a green with water coming into play at White Horse Golf Club
A view of the driving range tees at White Horse Golf Club
View of the 13th green at White Horse Golf Club
A view of hole #13 guarded by bunkers at White Horse Golf Club
A view of the 16th green at White Horse Golf Club
A view of green #9 at White Horse Golf Club
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Year built: 2007
Architect(s): Cynthia Dye McGarey (2007)
Type: Public/Community
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Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Green 72 7093 yards 74.9 144
Black 72 6693 yards 72.9 138
Blue 72 6234 yards 70.7 133
White 72 5673 yards 68.2 125
White (W) 72 5673 yards 73.7 133
Gold 72 5022 yards 70.5 117

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Rating Breakdown 195 Reviews
5 stars:
110
4 stars:
63
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

180 out of 195 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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Played on 10/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course / Slow Play"


Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

Played on 09/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

White Horse is a beautiful course and was in great condition, but very slow play has become the norm there.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun Day With Old Friend"


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

Played on 09/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in excellent condition! Wish my game was in the same condition, but it was a fun and memorable day on the course with an old friend!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wonderful golf course in a peaceful setting"


Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

Played on 09/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Thoroughly enjoyed my round. Fairways and greens were immaculate. My only complaint was the pace of play. Just over two hours for the front but three hours for the back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great condition"


Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Been in great shape all year. Caught a slow round though. A few twosomes wouldn't pair up.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

Played on 09/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very nice course. Very well maintained.

The terrain was rather undulating in the fairways as well as the greens. Lots of bunkers on some holes.

Greens were smooth and fast but not crazy fast.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very Slow Play"


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We booked and payed plenty to play. Play was extremely slow. We were paired up with a couple of guys that couldn't play and I think got slightly loaded. So we didn't play fast. When I told the guy at the desk that it took 5 hours and 20 minutes. He said ya it had been slow all day. Didn't offer anything for our inconvenience. I wont be going back anytime soon


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Course play was extremely slow"


Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

Played on 08/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

We played in 5 hours and 20 minutes, Told the staff and they said it was slow all day. Followed a tournament. Offered nothing to make me want to come back. On the 18th par 4 there were actually 4 foursomes on the hole alone.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course - Tough for high handicappers"


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

Played on 08/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

As a rusty 20+ handicap player, perhaps this wasn't the best course to choose, but I sure had fun anyway. I drove up early on a Sunday morning without a reservation. No problems getting on and I was the first one off. Due to the nature of this wooded links layout, I didn't see a soul the rest of the day except going from the 9th green to 10th tee. The greens were firm, true, and fast - might as well be putting on a pool table. They did hold a well shot iron, at least the one or two I hit all day. Long puts usually meant big benders in route to the hole. Rolling hills and elevation changes made hitting shots an adventure. If you stayed in the fairways, you were treated with hitting off a luscious carpet of short cut green grass. Me? I spent considerable time hacking out of the tall grass or moderately shaggy rough area. Most tees had long grassy areas right in front, so make sure you get the tee shot elevated. Water doesn't come in too play very often but some strategically placed marsh areas provided plenty of problems. All in all a high quality course and I recommend it highly. Please take bug spray just in case.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

Played on 07/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"fun course."


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  25+

Played on 07/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time, only con was the long grass just off the fairways in some spots.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"White Horse"


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

Played on 07/12/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was not told that junior rates don't start until after noon and that when paying for a cart you pay for one seat which means you have to pay for two seats if you are playing with someone else which one is usually doing. So the price jumped after I booked. Never good when decisions are already made and unexpected costs occur. Frustrating.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful and challenging course!!!"


Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

Played on 07/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course!! It's so challenging and fun! And it's super quiet as the course is in the middle of nowhere! Perfect course to get away from the world and enjoy a round with the boys. Recommend highly :)


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Worst on-course experience I have had"


Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

Played on 06/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I played Sunday, June 25, 2017 with a 7:12am tee time. I was told my two-some was the second group but I never saw anyone ahead of us.

Probably finished around 10:30. This was my first round at White Horse and will likely be my last. Here's why:

The round was completely ruined by one of the greenskeepers. Starting on the 11th fairway and continuing through the 16th green, 6 of our 18 holes were completely interrupted. As we hit approach shots from the 11th fairway a greenskeeper turned on sprinklers for the 11th green. We then had to wait for the sprinklers to shut off to complete the hole. We initially assumed he didn't see us but he continued even after he new we were there. This pattern continued in each fairway until the par 5-14th. The same employee was standing on the green spraying it down with a hose. We whistled to get his attention as we stood in the fairway wanting to hit our approach shots. He stopped watering after about 30 more seconds, and I hit my approach toward the front pin leaving it about 5 paces short of the green in the fairway. As we drove to the green the guy cuts a new pin in the back left corner of the green and fills the prior front pin placement. As he was doing this we complained to him, and said this should have been done earlier in the morning and his reply was "it is early". This was around 9:30am when sunrise was at 5:18am. I woke up at 4:30am and drove almost 2 hours to play this course.

The watering fiasco continued until the 16th green when we finally got ahead of him. As we walked off the 16th green he was spraying with a hose a few steps behind us. It honestly felt like we were being chased off of the green.

My playing partner and I each have over 20 years of golf experience at courses all over the country ranging from cheap municipal courses to some of the more famous public courses. I have no idea how many rounds I have played in my life, and until today I had never even seen a hole cut for a new pin. The idea that someone would do it after a group has hit approach shots is beyond absurd.

I complained in the pro shop after the round. They seemed a bit embarrassed but basically just said sorry.

I won't make this drive again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great Twilight"


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

Played on 06/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Picked tee time late Sunday afternoon to offset ferry traffic back to Seattle. Worked out great, getting one of the first twilight times was awesome. No back ups, and the cousre seemed to ourselves. Excellent conditions in every category. Very challenging but rewarding also if good shots are executed. Highly recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

Played on 06/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slow Play"


Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

Played on 06/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No marshall's on course. Five twosome on one hole. Disappointed in course conditions. It used to be a solid 8 out of 10 but is now only a 4.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course



Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

Played on 06/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

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



Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

Played on 06/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Take extra balls"


Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

Played on 06/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The entire course is cut out of dense forest. When you walk down a fairway, you can hear your voice echo off the trees like you are in a closed room of Fir. The primary complaint from intermediate golfers is the consequence of slight misses. If you fly off the side of the green or have a bit too much spin off your driver, you'll lose that ball.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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