Challenging, Yet Thoroughly Playable
As one of the Pacific Northwest’s Most Unique Golf Settings, Ocean Shores Golf Course is a challenging, yet fun-to-play course. Par for the course is 71. Don’t be fooled by the modest 6,252 yardage of Ocean Shores Golf Course since the heavy ocean air, and moderate trade winds make it play much longer.
You will find that the course offers both the openness of a links style course and the shot-making challenges of a narrow, wooded course.
Starting the back nine, you’ll immediately notice the change to links-style golf. If you’re lucky enough to have some wind you just might think you’re in Scotland, playing generous fairways lined with beach grass and water.
Ocean Shores also offers some of the best greens in the State. They are all elevated and maintained at a very brisk speed in comparison to most public facilities. The course offers excellent drainage in the winter, especially the front nine. Even if a couple inches of rain fall during the night, no standing water will be found the next day.
Did You Know?
In 1764, Scotland’s Old St Andrews Course had 12 holes laid out in a line. Ten holes were played twice– once out and once back–for a ’round’ of 22 holes.
However, in 1764, it was decided to combine the short first four holes into two. Result: 18 holes.