Home Course’s Justin Gravatt is named Golf Professional of Year

Updated: December 2, 2020

Justin Gravatt, PGA General Manager of The Home Course in DuPont, Wash., has been named the 2020 Golf Professional of the Year by the Western Washington Chapter of the Pacific Northwest Section PGA at their annual awards ceremony. In the City of DuPont, Justin has been able to grow the game he loves by injecting himself into the community, and the results have not only been positive for him, but for his fellow professionals as well.

Gravatt has served on the City of DuPont’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee and has also sat on the Tourism Board for the City of DuPont. It is through this volunteer work that he discovered an untapped resource that many PGA Professionals can benefit from, the Lodging Tax. 

Gravatt began his tenure at The Home Course in July 2016 as the PGA head professional. In January 2020 he was promoted to general manager of the facility, which is cooperatively owned and operated by Washington Golf and the Pacific Northwest Golf Association. Gravatt, 37, grew up in Olympia, Wash., and attended Olympia High School. He says he knew early on what he wanted to do with his life.

   Gravatt started working as an assistant golf professional at Washington National Golf Club in Auburn, Wash., then served two seasons as an assistant pro at Bellingham G&CC, and by the young age of 24 he was named the PGA head professional at Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club in Union, Wash.

Gravatt stayed at Alderbrook for 10 years before accepting the opportunity at The Home Course in 2016.

Gravatt says The Home Course is a great extension for his own professional philosophy. “I like to be able to give the daily-fee player a private club experience, and The Home Course is that kind of facility.”

Other award winners from the section included Keith Bennett of Newcastle as Teacher of the Year, Greg Manley of Meridian Valley with the Patriot Award, ,Craig Hunter of Sand Point with the Private Merchandiser of the Year Award, Chris Koch of Salish Cliffs with the Resort Merchandiser of the Year Award, Jacob Lippold of Chambers Bay with the Public Merchandiser of the Year Award, Marcus King of Sahalee with the Bill Strausbaugh Award, Ryan Young of Chambers Bay with the Player Development Award, Carl Hetterle of Semiahmoo with he Professional Development Award, Rick Blankenburg of Bellingham CC with the Youth Player Development Award and Nick Pollock of Seattle Golf Club with the Assistant Professional of the Year Award.