The Northwest Hickory Players invite you to the second annual Gamble Sands Hickory Open.
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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.
Architect David McLay Kidd was selected from the best of the best. As a Scotsman, he had already created the famed Bandon Dunes and as a Northwest resident he could easily give the site the time it needed to find the very best golf holes.
The course is as authentic a links course as you could find, with traditional fine fescue grasses throughout, (chewing, creeping red, and sheep), wide fairways, massive greens ranging from 6,200 up to 16,200 square feet, not including the combined 18th green and putting green, and menacing bunkers covering 16 acres.
The course invites aggressive attacking play with 115 acres of total grassing and is visually stunning, yet not intimidating. This course more than any other exemplifies Kidd’s early work at Bandon Dunes. No materials were imported to build the golf course. It is all native, with no drainage and an obvious absence of anything but great golf. As David McLay Kidd said “this is sneaky good.”
Contact Jim von Lossow at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.