Discovery Bay: Olympic Peninsula course getting better every year

Updated: January 3, 2020

Improving the playing conditions of a golf course is not an overnight endeavor. Such is the case at Discovery Bay GC in Port Townsend, where each year the maintenance crew, under the direction of general manager Randy White, has methodically attacked specific areas of drainage, irrigation, tee building and brush thinning. That practice has also been applied to their greens where troubled greens have been addressed, whether it be soil based or equipment like a new roller to smooth the surface to perfection.      

While it has taken some time to fully appreciate their efforts, today the results are evident as the greens are some of the best you will find anywhere. Golf architect Michael Asmundson, who designed the Home Course in DuPont, designed the second nine at Discovery Bay in 1997.  He also redesigned some holes on the front nine adding a new par 4 second hole, lengthening the first hole and adding new greens on #1, #6 and #7 – construction was also managed by Randy White.  

The course is no pushover at 6,665 yards with a rating of 72.6 and 126 slope. Also new last year are the Silver tees that play to 3,799 yards, giving golfers five tee options to choose from.

To go along with the course improvements, new golf carts were introduced in 2018, some with full enclosures.

If you are a dog owner, you will be able to take Fido with you as responsible dog owners are allowed to bring their dogs on the course. 

The relatively mild climate that the course enjoys allows for some of the best golf you can find in the fall and early winter months. The location of the course, high above Discovery Bay, benefits from the weather-shielding Olympic Mountains providing what has become locally known as the ‘Blue Hole’. 

The course has the only covered driving range on the peninsula.         For more on Discovery Bay Golf Course, visit their website at: or call 360-385-0704 for tee times.