North Shore Golf Club

3.3728352941 3.4 stars from 5 (138)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6305 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 69.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6305 yards 69.9 126
White 71 6039 yards 68.7 123
White (W) 73 6039 yards 74.3 128
Red (W) 73 5442 yards 71.0 121

North Shore Golf Course in northeastern Tacoma has been a local favorite since it first opened in 1956. It has built its reputation on the quality of the greens and fairways. The classic layout provides enough of a challenge for experienced golfers without being too intimidating for beginners. The layout will test your short-game skills with undulating greens that roll fast and true. Bunkers are also carefully placed around the greens and there are trees lining the narrow fairways. Accuracy is essential for a low score but it will also take some quick and strategic thinking since the setup on each hole presents a different challenge. North Shore is a tough, but fair course for players of all skill levels. There is also an all-grass driving range and practice facility available.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 138 Reviews
5 stars:
21
4 stars:
72
3 stars:
30
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

118 out of 137 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers walkers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers elevation changes   Great for drinks patio dining dinner  

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Russel3803545's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"wil not come back until.........."


u000006646310's avatar
Age:  45-54

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

i live right up the street and i will not play another round until they deal with all of the kids and other folks all over the course on the back 9 playing football, riding bikes and other shenanigans going on out there. local apartments are a disaster to the course!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



Chaepak's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



jjkim03's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Awesome!"


aztromn's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
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Reviewed on

Everything was great and fun. We wanted to eat after but the grill and restaurant closed by 6 pm or so. The food looked really good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



2552387's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course was little soggy in places, ended up skipping 5 holes due to slow pace lead group was three holes behind.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



Haey2000's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Ibrahima8223807's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000003316206's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day for golf. We were treated great and enjoyed the course. I got to play the course my Dad and husband played before we were married. Pretty wet. Not the courses fault just the weather


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u00000762438's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice Day"


tomy2sho's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day at North Shore GC,

Course in good shape, greens were fast for winter and well groomed !

New carts, working on improvements this is a GC we will be returning to!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun"


Jarrod2338270's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is really growing on me. The staff is very friendly and has the answers to any question.

I'm really starting to love the course it can be hard at times but it can also be forgiving. It is by far my favorite course for the winter.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Day at North Shore"


u000002518035's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Another good day at North Shore!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"very nice"


traceprewitt's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in excellent shape. Club house needs an update to keep this course viable for the future.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"going downhill"


mpreiss's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

a really nice layout but the condition is going down hill, but i guess its better than having it bull dozed over for houses.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"North Shore"


jparker4's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course. Well maintained, fast greens. Staff was friendly . Good pace


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good challenge"


Craig8196372's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well, the greens are tough. The bunkers are dirt with little room for error. The carts are garbage. It smoked and brakes were metal on metal. You would think for the price you pay for a cart, that it would work right. The "club house" has been under construction for years, without any results. I will still keep playing here, but only for discounted rates.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/06/2016

Good news sir. We are aware many areas of our facility need attention and improvement, I trust the staff at least was good to you.

So now to the good news, on Friday, September 9th of this year, new owners and a highly regarded, world class management company will be assuming the operation of the North Shore golf course. They are committed to "substantial capital improvements to both the golf course and the facilities". Will everything be done at once, no, but I can confirm that there will be immediately noticeable improvements and that urgency is one of the primary values of the new operators. I invite you and other golfers to send us your thoughts on what you would like to see around at North Shore.

I can also tell you this, the outgoing owners are grateful that the improvements they had hoped to make but couldn't will now become a reality.

Sincerely, North Shore Golf.

PS -

you can send your comments to us directly at ns.golf.email@gmail.com or if you prefer use this site


"My review"


roncornilles's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in fair to good condition. I found the green difficult because of slopping. The pro shop and dinning area are very old and in need of upgrading. The carts are old also and should be replaced. It looks to me that they are short of funds to it look like the last time I played over 10 years ago. Lots of up hill shots. Use one more club.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Enjoy it every time"


nickdew253's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoy, get there early...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course but pricey"


flyguy44's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun round of golf. Very walkable. Couple of goofy holes but overall good round. Paid$46 walking .,.seems like $35 more reasonable for course and conditions.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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