Westport Golf Links project waiting for regulatory approval

Updated: February 3, 2024

Westport Golf Inc. is entering the final stages of the environmental review process to build an 18-hole authentic Scottish link-style course in Grays Harbor. The Washington State Parks commission will review the environmental and economic site analysis before the project can receive any final regulatory approval and the project can get underway.

Seattle contractor Ryann Day has partnered with a group of investors, including the world-renowned course designer David McLay Kidd and created a master plan for an 18-hole course in the 600-acre state park near the historic site of the Grays Harbor Lighhouse in Westport, Wash.

McLay Kidd hopes the link-style course will become an international destination, similar to Bandon Dunes along the Oregon Coast that he designed. He also designed Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington. as well as the new course at Gamble Sands that is expected to open sometime in 2024.

The project is estimated to cost $33.5 million with no public funds involved. Once the project is completed it is projected to add 303 sustainable jobs and bring in $29.5 million to Washington’s economy. It is also expected to add $3 million in annual tax revenue to the City of Westport.

Westport is a fishing community and is about a two-hour drive from Seattle.