Look at what’s happening in Washington
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Look at what’s happening in Washington

David McLay Kidd returning to Gamble Sands to design second 18-hole championship course.

Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington, announced plans to build a second 18-hole, David McLay Kidd-designed championship golf course. Construction on the new course, which will be located north of the existing clubhouse, will begin this fall with anticipated completion and grand opening in summer 2025.

The new yet-to-be-named course will join the property’s 18-hole, McLay Kidd-designed Sands Course that opened in 2014. In 2021, Gamble Sands, which is owned by the Gebbers family, unveiled its 14-hole QuickSands short course designed by McLay Kidd.

“The site for the next course at Gamble Sands was high on the list the first time around but some challenges with power lines made us choose the first course site,” McLay Kidd said. “Those challenges have been overcome and golfers have shown their appreciation of the amazing fescue surfaces that allow them to play every shot a thousand different ways. They want more and we are only too thrilled to oblige. The Gebbers family have entrusted us to create another full 18 that are similar in terms of playing style, but different enough to again grab the interest of every passionate golfer. The site we will build this new course upon is different, more intimate, more dramatic even. I can’t wait to get going this fall.”

In addition to the new golf course, the Inn at Gamble Sands, the 37-room on-property lodge, will also be enhanced with 36 more rooms added. A new food and beverage outlet will also be built to compliment the current Danny Boy Bar and Grill.

“All of us here at Gamble Sands are truly excited for the next step in the evolution of the golf resort,” Gamble Sands project manager Tory Wulf said. “Our team has worked hard to enhance the experience on and off the golf course since opening in 2014. The second full-length rendition by David McLay Kidd and his team will be fun to watch take shape and I’m sure even ‘funner’ to play. With the addition of more golf, the resort will expand more overnight units and a new F/B outlet that will match the laid-back atmosphere of the property. Stay tuned…”

McLay Kidd’s designs also include Bandon Dunes in Oregon, Mammoth Dunes at Sand Valley Golf Resort in Wisconsin and Nanea Golf Club in Hawaii. He is currently working on projects in Nebraska and Portugal.