Sunny skies, a variety of courses, panoramic views. Discover golf in the Methow!
Situated high above the Columbia River, in North Central Washington, Gamble Sands is blessed with one of nature’s great locations and dramatic golf settings. Much like its older brothers and sisters in the linksland of Scotland, this beauty has 18 consecutive holes that were discovered – not constructed.
David McLay Kidd, the Scottish Architect, and author of Bandon Dunes, describes this site as “once in a lifetime.” He certainly took advantage of this opportunity to create one of the great links experiences in the world.
No matter the direction, views include the snow-covered Cascade Mountains, thousands of acres of manicured apple and cherry orchards, multiple river vistas and mountains of black basalt.
GAMBLE SANDS WEBSITE
The nearest golf course to Sun Mountain Lodge is Bear Creek Golf Course, located just off the Eastside County Road southeast of Winthrop. Bear Creek is a challenging nine-hole course with 18 different tee boxes, featuring spectacular views of the North Cascade Mountains from every hole. The layout plays to 6,271 yards with a rating of 69.4 and a slope of 117 from the white tees. Bear Creek Golf Course offers power carts, pull carts, club rentals and a snack bar including sandwiches, snacks and cold drinks.
BEAR CREEK WEBSITE
Alta Lake Golf Course near Pateros, is the next closest course to Sun Mountain Lodge after Bear Creek. A unique golfing experience in the Scottish tradition, this eighteen hole track is a hidden gem, with views of Alta Lake, the mountains, and the Columbia River. It plays to 6,641 yards from the blue tees with a course rating of 71.3 and a slope of 125. They also have power carts and a snack bar. Rental equipment available. This course is approximately 30 miles SE of Sun Mountain Lodge, and three miles west of Pateros off Highway 153 at 140 Alta Lake Road, Pateros, WA 98846.
ALTA LAKE WEBSITE