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Colonial Country Club



Overview

The winner of Golf Digest’s Best New Course of 2014 award, Gamble Sands sits atop a sprawling, treeless plateau of sandy desert overlooking Washington’s Columbia River Valley. The extremely playable layout is oversized in every respect, with enormously wide fairways, gigantic greens, no rough and some of the most panoramic vistas around. In using “friendly contours” that divert shots away from bunkers and toward targets, designer David Kidd wants everybody to have fun. He hopes good players will relish opportunities to score low and high handicappers will post their best round ever. With three reachable par 4s on the 18, that’s a possibility. Of course, Gamble Sands was Kidd’s inspiration for Mammoth Dunes.

About

Holes 18
Length 7226
Slope 120
Price $328
Facility Type Public
Designer David McLay Kidd

Awards

100 Greatest the Second 100
100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked 180th, 2019-'20. Ranked 183rd, 2021-'22.
2023-'24 ranking (and previously): 183rd.
Highest ranking: No. 180 in 2019-'20.

100 Greatest Public: Ranked since 2017.
2023-'24 ranking: 30th.
Previous ranking: 38th.
Highest ranking: Current.

Best in State: Ranked fourth, 2015 to current.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.5

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.3218
Character
7.3149
Challenge
6.7204
Layout Variety
7.415
Fun
7.8091
Aesthetics
7.4791
Conditioning
7.4759

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