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Sands Named Top Public Golf Course in Washington
Magazine poll of industry insiders and
leads to blowout result
WA – August 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / Gamble
Sands has been named the Top Public Golf Course in the state of Washington
by Cascade Golfer Magazine, in its biennial Top-10 Rankings List.
In a poll that included players, writers, photographers and other industry
experts, Gamble Sands earned an impressive 40 first-place votes, equaling
the rest of the top-five combined, with 2015 U.S. Open host Chambers Bay
(17 first-place votes) a distant second.
are extremely pleased with the Cascade Golfer’s poll confirming what the
ownership, course designer, management, and staff have known for a long
time now: Gamble Sands is without a doubt the finest conditioned pure fescue
golf course in the world,” said Orrin Vincent, OB Sports Chairman and Founder.
“We have heard from so many players it’s a bucket list, once-in-a-lifetime
experience to stay and play at Gamble Sands. But we disagree - our wonderful
patrons are invited back as often as they please!”
a fantastic accolade for a great golf course,” said Gamble Sands Golf Course
Superintendent Chip Caswell. “Opportunities for American golfers to play
links golf, on fine fescue grasses, are rare - there are only a handful
of links golf courses in the United States. We are passionate about providing
great playing conditions, and as a staff we couldn’t be prouder of this
by David McLay Kidd (Bandon Dunes, Tetherow) and opened in 2014, Gamble
Sands plays 7,169 yards from the back tees, and to a par 72. Industry experts
have remarked it’s more like playing Kidd’s earlier work at Bandon, with
an emphasis on having fun. Its playability is illustrated throughout the
golf course, especially on the reachable par-4 2nd hole with its breathtaking
view of the Columbia River serving as a backdrop, or even on the split
fairway of the par-4 14th. Cascade Golfer Editor Brian Beaky agreed,
noting in the article, “Gamble Sands was a runaway winner with both our
experts - nearly two-thirds of whom ranked Gamble at the top of their ‘best
of’ lists - and readers, who overwhelmingly favored the links-style course
nestled between the Columbia River and the rolling hills of north-central
Sands is celebrating its new title with an all-new Stay & Play Package,
combining with the new Inn at Gamble Sands, as well as the brand-new 50,000-square-foot
Cascades Putting Green, for an unforgettable retreat on the bluffs above
the Columbia River. Call 509-436-8323 to book yours today, or visit gamblesands.com
for more information.
in Brewster, Wash., Gamble Sands features a new 18-hole, 7,169-yard Sands
golf course designed by famed Scottish-born course designer, David McLay
Kidd. Overlooking the nearby Columbia River, Gamble Sands was named the
Best New Course in America by Golf Digest in 2014, was named to
Golfweek Magazine’s Best Modern Courses for 2015, and was recently
named the Top Public Golf Course in Washington by Cascade Golfer Magazine.
Gamble Sands also offers a complete practice facility, pro shop, café
and pub, with on-site lodging at The Inn at Gamble Sands recently completed,
as well as a brand new 50,000 square-foot Cascades Putting Green. For more
information, visit gamblesands.com,
or call 509-436-8323.
Sands is owned by the Gebbers Family, whose Brewster, Wash.-based Gebbers
Farms has become one of the top apple growers in the northwestern U.S.,
and the largest provider of cherries in the world, for two reasons: quality
and freshness. With many thousands of acres of engineered orchard and strategically
located high up at the base of Washington state’s Cascade Range, the renowned
Gebbers family has practiced the art of freshness for well over a century.
Gebbers Cattle raises top quality Angus beef in Brewster, using a structured
program to continually improve the herd’s genetics and retain carcass data.
Gebbers Cattle spend most of their lives within 30 miles from home, enjoying
mountain pastures and native range lands during the spring, summer, and
late fall months.
Sands is professionally managed by OB
Sports Golf Management, a diversified, golf-oriented company with a
long history of success in the golf industry. OB Sports currently manages
close to 60 premier golf courses and country clubs throughout the United
States and the Bahamas. Known for its comprehensive and personalized services
since 1972, OB Sports has become widely acclaimed as the leader in boutique-style
golf course management. For more information about OB Sports Golf Management,
visit obsports.com, call 480-948-1300,
become a Fan of OB Sports on Facebook,
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