Port Ludlow Golf Resort

4.3749882353 4.4 stars from 5 (207)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6861 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 74.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $18
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6861 yards 74.0 140
Blue 72 6317 yards 70.6 130
Blue/White 72 6091 yards 69.7 125
White (W) 72 5942 yards 74.8 133
White 72 5942 yards 69.5 124
Gold (W) 72 5165 yards 69.8 120

The Resort at Port Ludlow sits along the shores of the Puget Sound with views that stretch across the Port Ludlow Bay. Located just 90 minutes from Seattle, the resort offers a luxurious waterfront inn, a marina, an award-winning restaurant, and a championship 18-hole golf course. Robert Muir Graves designed the course. He crafted a layout that challenging but rewarding, all while preserving the beautiful natural surroundings. The golf course is just one of 10 in the state of Washington that is a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. During your round, you'll enjoy abundant wildlife and panoramic views of the Hood Canal and Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges. The golf course isn’t long but it's tight and will require both accuracy and strategy. Many holes are dramatically sloped and there are hazards facing you at almost every turn.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 207 Reviews
5 stars:
96
4 stars:
77
3 stars:
20
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

188 out of 207 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge advanced golfers   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers water hazards   Great for patio dining drinks 19th hole scenic views  

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"Loved it!"


u000004058962's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2019
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I loved this course. It is a typical Washington State course with lots of elevation changes and beautiful scenery. Course is in great shape and a good test for any level golfer. Loved it!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fairway frolic"


u223625902's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Stay in the fairways and chip close to the pins.Otherwise you will be in recovery mode way to much.Enjoy the scenery.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A disappointing round"


u000004016588's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2019
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Last year when we booked this course through GolfNow.com, the price included a cart. This year I paid more and had to buy the cart separately. Not a good deal.

The greens had been recently sanded, the snack bar was closed, and there is no decent restaurant in the area for miles. The wet and windy weather was the crowning touch.

It was a disappointing round of golf.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/16/2019

Hi. We appreciate you taking the time to review Port Ludlow Golf Resort and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again in the future.


"Course is in Great Shape and Beautiful Surroundings"


Jeff7113113's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2019
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course management has invested a great deal of time in money maintaining the course and it shows. Well groomed fairways and plush greens. Love the addition of the 150 yard sticks in the fairways. Niblics Café has great food, beverage and service. Call ahead using the # provided on the 9th tee box and pickup your food on the turn. It would be difficult to find a more professional and friendly pro shop staff, they are great. If Port Ludlow is a bit out of the way for you, do what you can to make it out for a round of golf, you won't be disappointed. If close by, come on out and enjoy a round at one of the best courses in the Northwest!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u976323760's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

I played it 3 times in late March - early April. Great fun. The restaurant serves one of the best Rubin sandwiches ever.


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


"Ludlow Saturday ‘"


lee3639809's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I lost $18 in a poker game in KP match play against my friend Bob the course is in good shape, we got stuck behind for old-timers and it took forever to get around ,three of them are pushing their cards it was like playing behind they Havencamps from Caddyshack!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


Gary2979140's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It’s a beautiful course with lots of hills, trees, doglegs, and hazards. I was amazed at how few people were there on a sunny Saturday afternoon. We just sailed along through the front nine, stopped for a nice lunch, and sailed through the back nine. I was playing with my nephew from the Seattle area and he thought it was a bargain.


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


"Golf Round March fourteenth"


u198274323's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Shot a great round today! Driving and iron play could’ve been better.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"I lost $14.00 !"


lee3639809's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in great shape considering there is still snow on the roads to get there, beautiful greens beautiful set up a lot of work is been done clearing trees and making the greens more excess a bowl I don’t believe it like this but it’s a beautiful new look, well worth the trip!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful day!"


lee3639809's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2019
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A beautiful chorus with a little damp fairway action, the course was in better shape than expected! And only one temporary green but well worth the trip ! ⛳️


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Round of golf 3/14"


u198274323's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

Excellent front nine, but back nine wasn't as good. But overall, a great day!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Thanks"


u115483491's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice winter/ fall day. Perfect conditions. Course in great shape. Back nine greens diabolical. Lol. Will be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Dry for this time of year!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Just played in a winter series tournament and had a great time! Course was pretty dry and greens were true. Staff was friendly and food was solid. Looking forward to coming back to this track in the woods.


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


"Great views, variety, and woods"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I generally play Port Ludlow once a year. The design is excellent, with great variety among the holes, and the aesthetics are fine -- it is quiet, the woods are close but not too close, and there are occasional great views of water and beyond. The course is well maintained, and the staff is very friendly and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Slow"


u000004479245's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

The pro shop allowed a single to jump in on 10, we were already waiting on every hole....awful


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Port Ludlow Golf Resort on 12/10/2018:

Hello, thank you for reviewing our course, Port Ludlow Golf Resort. We strive to provide the best possible customer experience to our golfers, and we apologize if we missed the mark. Your loyalty to our course is valued and we hope you will see improvements the next time you are with us. Thank you for choosing to play our course, in the Jefferson County area, and we hope to earn your business again soon.

"Beautiful views and great layout"


tpjuWJmVOnP92nbFYxqj's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

My favorite course in the Pacific Northwest. Great course design, amazing views, and well maintained greens. Surprisingly low green fees for a course of this caliber. Highly recommended!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Original Pacific Northwest Golf"


rtnNz7G0HpaXJYv0r52r's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2018
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

Golf in the Puget Sound, in its truest formation, can be defined by a round of golf at Port Ludlow Golf Course. Everything you could want in an original Pacific Northwest design can be found here, with character that can rarely be found anywhere else on the West Coast. Narrow forested routing, moderate topography changes that are managed with ease, and large putting surfaces with numerous hole locations that can change the way each hole is played. Course designer, Robert Muir Graves, spent over half his career in this part of the country, bringing us Black Butte Ranch, Canterwood, and Meadow Springs among so many others. As one of his earliest attempts at golf course construction, he carved out a fair, yet thought-provoking layout that plays the same as it did the day it was finished in 1975. Port Ludlow is an original Pacific Northwest destination, and in less than two hours from Seattle, can provide you with a golf experience that is as entertaining as it is beautiful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Perfect Fall golf"


kris7950684's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

A beautiful Sunday to walk nine holes with my husband after watching the Seahawk game! The course is still fast thanks to dry weather. The good aeration rate made this the perfect deal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/15/2018

Thank you for this review- glad we could be part of your Seahawk Sunday!! Maybe 18 this Suinday since its a bye week???


"Had a lot of fun"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2018

Reviewed on

Port Ludlow is a great course for all levels. The course is in great shape and the carts have GPS. I have played here a few times and it never disappoints. I would recommend this course to anyone looking for a challenge. There are lots of elavation changes and offers a different feel on each hole.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens had just been plugged and only partially sanded but the plugs were scattered around the greens and all over the approach on many of the holes. This prevented any ball run up using the approach. Most traps were in poor condition and full of debris.

Course was in overall poor condition.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Port Ludlow Golf Resort on 10/15/2018:

Hello, thank you for reviewing our course, Port Ludlow Golf Resort. We strive to provide the best possible customer experience to our golfers, and we apologize if we missed the mark. Your loyalty to our course is valued and we hope you will see improvements the next time you are with us. Thank you for choosing to play our course, in the Jefferson County area, and we hope to earn your business again soon.


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