White Horse Golf Club

Updated: November 2, 2015

When White Horse Golf Club opened eight years ago in Kingston, Washington, there was plenty of talk about the newest course in the Pacific Northwest. With its tree-lined fairways, rolling and undulating greens, White Horse was as tough as it was scenic.

White Horse itself plays as short or as long as you want. The 18-hole course features five sets of tees that allow play from 5,022 to 7,093 yards. The round takes you through 456 acres of old-growth cedar, spruce, fir and hemlock. Golf paths wind alongside preserved wetlands. Designed by Cynthia Dye McGarey, niece of living-design legend Pete Dye, White Horse Golf Club was named to Golf Digest’s list of America’s Best New Courses in 2007. With complimentary shuttle service to and from the Kingston ferry dock, White Horse is easily accessible to golfers traveling from the Seattle Metro area.

Known for its dry winter conditions, White Horse is an ideal course for golfers in the offseason. A series of Winter Tournaments are available to play in with fun names like the Turkey Shoot this month, the Chili Dip Open in December, Crazy Shirts and Loud Pants in January and Hoot and Holla’ in March.

White Horse became an instant hit and is now as popular as ever. Much has to do with the course, but can also be attributed the Suquamish Tribe, which purchased the course in 2010. The Tribe made some dramatic changes, which included softening the course conditions and adding banquet and catering capabilities. In 2013, a new 20,000-square-foot clubhouse was opened, which features a dividable banquet space for weddings and events, a full-service pro shop, and the Cedar Ridge Grill. In addition to walking and riding in a golf cart, the course has recently added Golf Boards which have been a hit.

White Horse Golf Club is part of a full resort package when combined with the Suquamish Tribe’s nearby Clearwater Casino Resort. The only waterfront casino property in Puget Sound, Clearwater Casino Resort is nestled on the shores of the Agate Passage, a short distance from the Bainbridge Island ferry dock, and a scenic 30 minute ferry ride from Seattle.

Clearwater offers a little something for everyone. Pampering guests with rustic elegance and a wide array of luxurious amenities, the resort features a waterfront hotel, full-service spa, six restaurants, high-tech meeting spaces, and the excitement of casino nightlife. The 30,000 square-foot casino gaming area is home to nearly 1,200 slot machines and 33 gaming tables. In addition, Clearwater has fully dedicated Keno and Poker rooms that offer players tournaments and special promotions.

The Resort’s 85 guest rooms offer spectacular waterfront views amid museum-quality works of art. The newly opened Hotel Tower features 98 spectacular rooms and a 10,000 square foot conference center for hosting meetings and events. Guest accommodations are also offered in three vacation houses close to the resort, for a total of 186 rooms to select from.

With so many reasons to come out and play, it’s worth the short ferry ride from Seattle. For information call 360.297.4468.