Some courses just get better with time, as is the case of Discovery Bay Golf Course

Updated: December 1, 2021

Sometimes perfection takes time to be appreciated. 

Such is the case at Discovery Bay Golf course in Port Townsend, where each year the maintenance crew has methodically attacked specific areas of drainage, irrigation, and troubled greens, whether it be soil based or equipment needs like adding a mower or a new roller to smooth the surface of the greens 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 fine 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, #2,#6 and #7.  

The course is no pushover at 6,665 yards, with a 72.6/126 rating. Also new Silver tees, that play to 3,842 yards were put in a few years ago, giving golfers 5 tee options to choose from.

To go along with the course improvements, new golf carts were added a couple years ago, some with full enclosures and protection for your clubs should it rain. The course has a large deck that looks out over the course, and they have the only covered driving range on the peninsula.

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 with them. 

The location of the course, high above Discovery Bay, benefits from the weather-shielding Olympic Mountains, what pilots call the ‘Blue Hole’.  Typically, they get around 17-19 inches of rain a year. 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.

If it’s been a while since you have played Discovery Bay, or if you haven’t played it at all, you would won’t be disappointed.      

For more on Discovery Bay Golf Course, visit their website at: or call 360-385-0704 for tee times.