Gold Mountain Golf Club - Bremerton, WA

There are 2 18 hole golf courses at Gold Mountain, the Olympic Course and the Cascade Course.  The Olympic Course receives most of the attention and has hosted a number of prestigious NCAA and USGA events.  Designed by John Harbottle III, the Olympic Course features tree lined fairways with plenty of elevation changes.  The course is relatively open off of the tee which makes it enjoyable for all skill levels.  The Cascade course is much more tame by comparison and features a more simple design through the trees.

Originally, I was only planning on playing 18 holes on a fine Sunday afternoon in February of 2015, but after carding a 74 on the Olympic Course, I pushed for a full day of 36 holes.  With the Cascade course to myself, I was on track to finish 18 in about 2 hours and sneak in right before sunset.  I found myself on the 18th tee needing a birdie on the par 5 finishing hole to break 70.  After two good shots, I pitched it to a foot and the 69 was mine.  My lowest stroke count for 36 holes ever by 1 shot. 143!!