Gold Mountain is proud to be one of the top municipal courses in the country and one of the top public course options in Washington State.

We regularly surpass 400 rounds per day through most of the year and 500 rounds per day through the summer months.

Our maintenance team does a tremendous job keeping the course in stellar condition so that every golfer experiences Gold Mountain at its best.

As a golfer and having worked on the maintenance side of golf for multiple courses over five years, I would like to reinforce how important it is to repair pitch marks and fix divots while playing.

There is nothing more frustrating than getting to a green and finding that my ball’s path to the hole looks like it is traveling over the moon’s surface.

It is especially prevalent later in the day after the bulk of the tee times have passed through.

This small act of repairing pitch marks takes less than one minute to complete and can help all golfers enjoy their round that bit more.

This would also help maintenance each morning as they must repair all ball marks before they can mow or roll the greens each morning to ensure an even and smooth cut.

There are more ways that golfers can make the course better for everyone (including themselves) but this is the most commonly missed opportunity.

If you have questions on how to fix your ball marks, the simplest way to think about fixing pitch marks is to insert the tool from the perimeter and push your hand toward the center of the mark.

Work around the hole until you have the hole covered, then tamp the area flat with either your putter, foot, or club.

It is amazing how clean and better the course conditions are when everyone does their part.

Robert Silky

After a long wet winter, golfers are reminded of the upcoming golf season with the occasional stretch of nice sunny weather.

Now is a good time to break the clubs out, knock the rust off, and start tuning up!

Here is a laundry list of sorts that will identify some of the things you will want to do before the golf season is upon us:

Equipment Tune Up:

This is a great time of year to go through your set, asses any needs, and give them a deep clean top to bottom.

We have several wedge and club demo clinics coming up that will give you a great chance to address any club needs.

When you clean your clubs, you always want to include cleaning the grips.

Depending on the type of grip, a bucket of hot soapy water will do the trick.

I recommend replacing your grips every other year, a procedure that usually takes a couple of hours for us to complete and we have a wide range of grips to choose from.


If you like to play spring golf you need to be prepared for the occasional rain shower.

I like to keep rain gear in my bag so I am prepared, but layering up is always a good idea.

Most of the golf shoes made now are waterproof to some extent, just make sure you clean them after every round to keep them that way.

You also want to store them and your clubs in a dry area when not in use, trunk, garage, or even the house is a good spot.

Another item that’s always handy to have in your bag is a beanie, you never know when the temp is going to drop and wearing a beanie will keep your heat in.


This is also a great time to get a refresher lesson or two to make sure you’re in your best spring-summer season shape possible.

If a golf lesson is not your gig then a bit of practice could be up your alley.

It’s always a good idea to get out a couple times for practice at the beginning of the season just to make sure you can still get the ball airborne.

So make sure you break out your clubs, knock the rust off, and we will see you out here on the links!!

Golfingly yours,

Our hope at Gold Mountain Golf Club is to deliver a day of enjoyment for our guests.

Part of that experience is providing exceptional playing conditions throughout the seasons for our patrons.
Our maintenance team works tirelessly to continuously improve practices, growing conditions, efficiency, and maintenance standards at Gold Mountain Golf Club.

We do this by constantly re-evaluating techniques of maintenance practices and making appropriate changes.

Improving soil profiles through cultural practices such as topdressing, aerification, drainage improvements, and verticutting.

Addressing shade and air movement issues through tree management is an ongoing focus.

All these factors ultimately improve our playing conditions and overall experience of this extraordinary outdoor recreation facility.

To accomplish all of this, specialized equipment is needed and like most things, there is a life expectancy to that equipment.  The majority of Gold Mountain’s fleets’ life expectancy has come and gone.

We are excited to be in the process of procuring a much-needed fleet replacement.  This process has been years in the making. We have evaluated our aging fleet and made a priority list to address our needs.

Much of our fleet is 20-30 years old with the equivalent of upwards of 700,00 miles driven. This list includes greens mowers, rough mowers, tractors, utility vehicles, and the hope to have a second phase including additional rough mowers, utility vehicles, sprayers, and tractors.

Adding these to our fleet will give us better consistency, less downtime from breakdowns, and safer more fuel-efficient vehicles to operate.

May we have a great season full of golfers replacing their divots and repairing their ball marks.

Abel Anderson
Gold Mountain Golf Club Superintendent

Ahhh, fresh fall air. No mask necessary outdoors (while social distancing of course), exercise, hanging out with family and friends and playing the great game of golf. You almost forget the troubles of the times for a few hours.

That’s what keeps everyone that has continued to play, or that has just started playing these last two years and coming back!

So gearing up for the cold or wet days is important! And that’s what I’ll be prepping you for!

As the Merchandiser of the Golf shop at Gold Mountain, going on for six years now, getting the right stuff for your game makes a big difference in your confidence and enjoyment.

Here are some Fall & Winter gear tips:

  • Pack your bag with layers of golf attire. A polo, a long sleeve ¼ zip, and a waterproof jacket.
  • Get some good waterproof golf shoes or golf boots with spikes for better traction when it’s wet.
  • Have an umbrella and rain cover for your golf bag.
  • Put in a waterproof hat, rain pants, and rain gloves that get sticky once they get wet to help you grip your clubs.
  • Towels and a brush to clean off your clubs.
  • Hand warmers. Even new battery-powered hand-warming units are available.
  • Think about getting your clubs regripped with Dritac Grips. It all adds up to a more comfortable round.

We will continue to bring in the newest gear at a competitive pricing so stop in anytime.

We’ll get you golf ready for the fall season!

See you soon,

Suzanne Mehlert,
Golf Shop Merchandiser

Waterproof Golf Shoes/Boots with Spikes

Towel & Brush 

Waterproof Gloves

Quality Rain Jacket

Umbrellas & Waterproof Hats


Many people are asking themselves, “is it safe to order food from a restaurant during COVID-19?”

Our response to you is YES, of course! Ordering takeout can provide you and your family with some sense of normalcy while giving you a chance to support your favorite restaurant during this challenging and uncertain time.

The virus itself is not transmitted through foods. It’s not a food-borne pathogen like the viruses and bacteria that cause what we often refer to as “food poisoning”.  At Gold Mountain, we have partnered with Ecolab and created our “Columbia Clean” sanitation program to ensure our team members and guests stay safe and healthy.

In a world of socially-distant and off-premise dining, chefs and restaurateurs are turning to creative ways to keep the magic of hospitality alive. From grab-and-go dinners to custom Holiday offerings, we are inspired by these next-level experiences.

Gold Mountain has supported our valued guests by offering creative solutions. Mark your home calendar’s for the takeout night and find your favorite spot to dine together as a family, or with a small circle of friends. We offer a few fun ideas to help you with this while supporting us along the way.

Every Friday night, we offer a meal that is hot and ready to eat and serves five. This meal is available for pre-order all week and can be picked up every Friday between 3pm-6pm.

You pull up to our traffic circle, and we bring your entire meal to you hot and ready to go! The best part about this meal is its affordability factor. Most meals are just $40 and always serve five. Leftovers can be easily refrigerated or frozen, for those not looking to feed as many.  These meals are always made from scratch by our Executive Chef and his Culinary Team.  To order one of our Friday night dinners or any other meal from our menu, please click on the link below.  Meals are posted every Friday evening and all orders can be scheduled out and paid for in advance, which makes pick up flawless. Don’t forget to add a nice bottle of wine or tasty margarita! Order online here.

We’re all in this together.  Hospitality is the center of our social world for so many, and we are doing all we can to keep this spark alive during these unprecedented times.

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts for supporting us. The friendly faces during meal pickups, the in-person dining for some, and the phone calls of support mean so much to our team.

You are the reason hospitality exists, and we are happy to be a small part of your dining world.

Tiffany Schenk
Area Director of Food and Beverage
Columbia Hospitality/Gold Mountain Golf Club

With winter coming to an end and spring fast approaching, the maintenance team is switching gears from projects to preparations for the upcoming season.

Winter projects included a large amount of tree limbing around the property, which opened up some views across holes, made areas more player-friendly, and will help the overall health of our grass by allowing more air movement and light.

We also removed collar dams on 7 of our greens, which help with surface drainage and eliminating such a severe transition onto our putting surfaces.

We started on our list of tee complexes that need to be leveled, which over time have become uneven.

We spruced up the entrance of our wedding area with landscaping and relocated the remainder of our Rhododendrons to areas where they will hopefully thrive without interfering with irrigation.

Part of preparing for the upcoming season is our spring aerification.

This will take place on April 13th and 14th for the Cascade course, and early May for the Olympic course, following the Mountain West Tournament.

We look forward to seeing how these projects and newly implemented cultural practices will continue to improve play for the upcoming season.

We look forward to seeing you out here!

Abel Anderson
Golf Course Superintendent

Wedding season has arrived at Gold Mountain and love is in the air!

This year is shaping up to be our busiest wedding season ever, but we do still have a few dates available for those last-minute wedding shoppers and lots of room in our 2019 season.

We have two great events approaching that give that bride and groom-to-be an amazing opportunity to visit us.

The first being out Bridal Brunch on Sunday, April 29.

This brunch will give brides, and grooms, the opportunity to show off their venue to family and friends, wedding party, and photographers before their big day.

Andie Avery Photography

It is also a wonderful opportunity to tour the venue for the first time.

The food will be amazing, the venue will look spectacular, and we will be offering a golf discount so if your hubby-to-be and other men want to hit the course they can!

We have event information and ticket options available online, get yours before the event fills.

The second event coming up is the Kitsap Wedding Tour on Sunday, May 20 from 1pm to 5pm.

The Kitsap Wedding Tour is an amazing opportunity to tour multiple venues in the same day without an appointment.

There will be some of the best vendors of the region at each location, not to mention tasty treats along the way.

This is the best way to tour because all of the venues will be set up as a wedding, so you can really envision your special day.

Unique Moments Photography

Gold Mountain will also have appetizers, sparkling wine, and cake of course!

We can’t wait to see you!

Jesse McGee, Sales and Planning Manager

Join us on Easter Sunday for our spectacular buffet at Gold Mountain.

Bring your family and friends to celebrate with you and make it a day with the whole family!

Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by the friendly staff and elegantly decorated tables, which festively showcase the Easter Holiday.

Start your meal with a craft brew, glass of premium wine, or mimosa and prepare for the delicious buffet to come!

Our buffet features traditional items inspired by everyone’s family favorites, and several dishes highlight spring flavors, fresh herbs, and masterful creations from our very own Executive Chef, Jon Forcier.

Our Sous Chef, Trevor Nelson, will feature a build your own station, including omelette’s and waffles with ingredients to make your mouth water!

Our dessert bar is stocked with a variety of cakes, pies, cookies, petite fours, and other goodies.

So you’ll definitely want to save some room for dessert!

Gluten-free desserts are also available, to ensure no one misses out on this beautiful spread.

Reservations are required, visit the restaurant or call 360.415.5432 to reserve your table.

Large parties are welcomed and separate checks are no problem!

Happy Easter!

Tiffany Schenk
Area Director of Food and Beverage

As we recover from a late winter wind and snow event, it is hard to believe that this year is off to a tremendous start when you consider that last year brought with it some of the worst possible weather for Northwest golfers.

It is true, a misty, mid-40’s February day doesn’t spark the intensity to hit the links and fire up the old golf game.

But for those that do venture out of their heated abodes, open tee times and fantastic playing conditions await on both of our golf courses, just don’t wait too long.

We are only three and a half weeks away from our first major tournament of the season, Mountain Madness, the two-day, two-player, scramble and best ball Event scheduled for March 17 and 18.

If you are interested in participating, you can register online.

Gold Mountain’s yearly spring tournament is our unofficial start of our golf season.

It marks a time when our team members begin to welcome back our afternoon leagues, prepare for our annual Demo Day event, open up or facility to our local high schools as their seasons ramp up, and of course start our preparation for the 2018 Mountain West Conference Championship.

Gold Mountain has the honor of hosting this Division I college tournament April 19 through April 22, as the best players in the Mountain West test their skills for the top spot in their conference and attempt to qualify for the NCAA National Championship.

If you are interested in volunteering for this tournament, please contact the Golf Shop at 360.415.5432 for more details.

After every national tournament we host, one of the first things that we receive praise for is the amazing and dedicated army of volunteers that we produce.

We would love to have you on our team for the Mountain West Conference Championship!

Before I end my ramblings, please allow me to give my sincerest thank you to our recently retired Superintendent, Ed Faulk.

I’d like to think that I am pretty good at my job, but let’s be honest, you don’t come to play golf at Gold Mountain to see me.

You come to Gold Mountain because it is a facility that is always in great shape whether it has been an exceptionally wet and soggy season, or on those rare years where it never rains and we are near drought conditions.

Ed worked tirelessly for 34 years at Gold Mountain Golf Club, never questioning a crazy idea about tee times from me or complaining about a freak windstorm that brought down hundreds of trees (both have occurred).

Ed took exceptional pride in Gold Mountain and there are many of us here who are thankful for the opportunity to thrive in our careers because of the stability he created with both of our fantastic golf courses.

Thank you, Ed, we will all miss you!


John Sitton
Golf Operations Manager
Gold Mountain Golf Club

The holidays are steadily approaching but that doesn’t mean golf has to end!

Gold Mountain has always been touted for having excellent conditions during the winter months and this winter will be no exception.

The greens crew has continued to do a fantastic job with the course and now that we have this beautiful weather upon us, the recently aerified greens are healing up nicely!

Looking to stay harp during the winter?

Gold Mountain is one of the few courses that continue to use a grass driving range during the off season.

Along with the various short game areas, Gold Mountain is an awesome place to practice year-round.

Take this time in the off season to refine your game with the Gold Mountain teaching professionals, Travis Cary, John Sitton, Daryl Matheny, and Ted Naff.

All teaching professionals are available for golf lessons and want to help you keep your game fresh during the winter months.

To learn more about private lessons visit or contact the Golf Shop at 360.415.5432.

During the Month of November we also have a few fun golf tournaments you can participate in. On Friday, November 10 at 10am we have the 2nd Annual Red, White, and Blue Golf Tournament.

This tournament supports the VFW Unmet Needs Program and is a great opportunity for our community to give back to those that have served our country.

For registration and general questions please contact Chris Keough at 360.434.8658 or at

In addition to the Red, White, and Blue tournament Gold Mountain hosts our own Captain’s Cup from November through February.

The Captain’s Cup is a Ryder Cup-style event based on a three-point scoring system.

Visit or contact the Golf Shop at 360.415.5432 for more information.

Finally, as I mentioned earlier the holidays are approaching, and that means gifts!

The Golf Shop has plenty of great products at the best prices of the year, so make sure to stop in and shop!

Not sure what your friend, spouse, or family member wants?

Not a problem, we offer gift certificates that can be used on anything in the Golf Shop, including green fees!

We hop to see you out at Gold Mountain this winter!

Travis Cary
Assistant Golf Professional