Home Course: A new one to try

Updated: April 30, 2010

A golf course in DuPont, Wash. existed for a few years before the PNGA came in, bought it and called it the Home Course. And what a place it is. The Mike Asmundson-designed course is user-friendly, but at the same time can be a monster if you choose to walk to the back tee boxes called Dynamite Tees and play the 7,400 yards. The PNGA will eventually have its headquarters at the course and will host a few of its championships at its new Home Course as well.

It’s worth the trip when heading toward the bottom of the Olympic Peninsula, as the Home Course has superb conditions and great views.

And some changes as well are brewing at the Home Course. With the U.S. Amateur coming this year, the course has made some dramatic changes to its back side changing the 11th hole to a par-4 and the 12th hole to a par-3. Both will come with new bunkers, including a couple that are deep-faced and looks like they came right from Europe.