White Horse Golf Club

4.4792352941 4.5 stars from 5 (247)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7093 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 74.7
  • Layout

  • 22795 Three Lions Pl. NE, Kingston, Washington 98346, Kitsap County
  • (360) 297-4468
  • (360) 297-5277
  • www.whitehorsegolf.com

Year built: 2007
Architect(s): Cynthia Dye McGarey (2007), John Harbottle III (2012)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - $17
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
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 | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Green 72 7093 yards 74.7 141
Black 72 6693 yards 73.4 141
Blue 72 6176 yards 70.8 132
White/Blue 72 5913 yards 69.4 131
White 72 5524 yards 67.9 126
Gold 72 5010 yards 69.4 125

White Horse Golf Club has one of the toughest courses in the Northwest. Situated on the Kitsap Peninsula, the course is located just five minutes south of the Kingston ferry terminal. The course sits on the Puget Sound between the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, offering panoramic views on every hole. When the Suquamish Tribe bought the club in 2010, one of their top priorities was to make the course more playable. They enlisted John Harbottle for the job, a local architect who has designed several layouts throughout the state. By taking out nearly half of the bunkers, he opened up the greens and made them more approachable. He also widened the fairways and made the landing areas more generous. Since the update, White Horse Golf Club has become one of the most popular on the peninsula.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 247 Reviews
5 stars:
146
4 stars:
77
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

230 out of 247 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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"Great Track"


fredmamiya's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2019
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Reviewed on

Probably one of the best courses in Washington State! Course conditions were outstanding. Greens were the best I’ve played in the states!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2019
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 05/30/2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.


"Beautiful course"


billazehner's avatar
Skill:  Beginner

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My husband and I had a fun day. It’s a lovely well maintained course.


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



RG386412A1D8A85B65D9's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2019
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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


"Enjoyable tour thru the forest"


Teeitup13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing in the Pacific NW. After a previous days rain, course conditions were boggy but still very playable—only one mud ball all day. Front nine is completely forested—a few homes on the back. Gentle rolling layout with no forced carries. Undulating greens with some difficult reads. Staff was pleasant and helpful.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Management was too terrible."


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2019
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Reviewed on

I have played this course many times but I have terrible experience today. I booked 8 players using Golfnow but unfortunately we had heavy rain and could not continue the game. We decided to quit after 9 holes because of heavy rain and low temperatures. I went to the club house and explained the situation for the rain check but club staffs and manager refused to give us rain checks because I paid to Golfnow.

They explained only their policy but didn't consider customers. We played further 9 holes with rain.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Cold round’"


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 02/24/2019
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Reviewed on

A Beautiful course to play! Staff friendliness and food were awesome, course was in great shape considering the conditions with the exceptions of the sand traps most of the bunkers were not raked but a wonderful round well worth the money!


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



Walter8814684's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2019
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course!!!!"


gary3305475's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course is in excellent condition. The greens are perfectly maitained. I would rate this as one of the top 5 courses I've played in Washington even though it's extremely challenging.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Love it"


Richard6347559's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2018
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Reviewed on

Second time playing back here. I love the layout of this course. I played here last tine I visited too and I’ll definitely play here next tine I visit.


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


"One of the driest winter courses"


russbobbie's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2018
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Reviewed on

White Horse is one of the driest winter courses in the state, today, a week before Christmas you could still warm up on the grass range and it was not in the least way muddy considering how much rain we’ve had the last couple of days. The entire course was in great shape and the greens are in excellent shape. More than worth the ferry trip over.


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



sasten00's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"I love this course! But the greens got the better of me...."


uPIEX6288PI's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2018
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Reviewed on

I had 6 three-putts today preventing me from breaking 80.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2018
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Reviewed on


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


"This course is well maintained"


u3855658's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2018
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Reviewed on

Great day at White Horse our foursome enjoyed golfing here.


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


"Hidden Gem"


djw0414's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were surprised to see so few golfers on a Saturday but really enjoyed the round. Very challenging layout but if you pick the right tees it is doable. Barely saw anyone in front or behind us and finished in just over four hours. Greens were fabulous and the course was quite dry despite recent rain. Definitely putting this course in our rotation even though it involves a ferry ride for most of us.


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


"Excellent Fall Course"


Gerry7758837's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2018
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Reviewed on

Course is in great condition. Greens were sanded three weeks ago so that’s not a problem. Overall the course is in great shape and very dry. Highly recommended!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"46-41"


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 10/09/2018
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Reviewed on

Course was in great shape, beautiful day ! And I want to $16 on the KP on number 17


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Home course."


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 10/04/2018
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Reviewed on

Great day to golf, they had sanded the greens but the course was still in great shape! And I got a birdie on 13 that paid six dollars!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



hitnhard13's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



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