Gamble Sands: New course ready to open up in Northcentral Washington

Updated: March 4, 2014

The North Central Washington town of Brewster will be the home for the newest golf course in the Pacific Northwest when Gamble Sands opens up for public play in August.

Gamble Sands is designed by Scottish native Kidd whose resume includes Bandon Dunes, Huntsman Springs in Idaho, Tetherow in Oregon and the Castle Course in St. Andrews, Scotland.

The course is built on property owned by the Gebbers family. The course name honors the first settlers of the land that is now owned by the Gebbers family. The Gebbers are now in their fifth generation with roots back to the 1880s in Okanogan County. A major figure in the project is Orrin Vincent of OB Sports. It was Vincent who told Cass Gebbers (one of the owners and developers of the project), “I know a guy (Kidd) who can build you guys a course.”

The possibility exists that within five years a second course could be completed and open and there may even be a new hotel next to it. The new course can play as long as 7,305 yards or as short as 4,920 yards.