Category Archives: Golf

Winter Has Come and Gone, or So We Hope!

Brrr!

The winter struck us early and fiercely this year, luckily it now looks like we are well on our way to spring.

Our Olympic golf course officially had its longest closure since it was built in 1996, totaling a staggering 37 days!

Our Cascade course was open periodically during that time, but was on all temporary greens.

We officially opened play on both courses on Saturday, January 21, 2017, and all regulation greens are now opened.

Since our reopening, we have heard nothing but positive things about the condition of the courses from our guests.

I played this past weekend and my shoes hardly got wet!

So, if you have been itching to get out and play some golf during this arctic winter, Gold Mountain Golf Club is the place to visit!

Winter has come and gone, or so we hope!

Sun and snow (we could do without the snow)!

As I mentioned earlier, we are creeping into spring time and golf season is right around the corner.

You know what that means, it’s time for our first annual golf event, Mountain Madness.

Saturday, March 25 – Sunday, March 26

2 Person Scramble/Best Ball

$290/team: Includes a practice round for each player, competition rounds, prize fund, and lunch on Saturday.

Call the Golf Shop at 360.415.5432 for more details.

You can register online, call the Golf Shop at 360.415.5432, or register in person! The registration deadline is Monday, March 20, 2017, so reserve your team’s spot today!

Finally, if you want to establish a handicap and play in some of our Gold Mountain men’s club events this season, join the Men’s Club today!

It is just $55 (cash or check) for the year and you will receive various benefits, such as:

– Access to all the men’s club events throughout the year
– A GHIN handicap so you can post scores throughout the posting season
– A one-time 15% discount in the golf shop on an item (excludes golf balls, PING, and sale items)
– One free round on either the Olympic or Cascade Course
– Men’s club membership forms can be found in the Golf Shop, call us if you have any questions
– We hope to see you out here playing golf soon. Here’s to warmer weather and lower scores!

Thanks,
Travis Cary, PGA
Assistant Golf Professional
Gold Mountain Golf Club

We’re Riding Into 2017 on Our New Vehicles

Saturday November 12th and the proceeding week was a very exciting time for the maintenance crew at Gold Mountain.

It began Saturday morning with a city council member tour and ended later the following week with the arrival of our four new John Deere Gator utility vehicles.

Saturday morning afforded us with the opportunity to not only show off our property and facilities, but also inform some of our City of Bremerton council members as to what our team does to make Gold Mountain Golf Club such a successful and sought after commodity.

Three city council members, Leslie Daugs, Pat Sullivan, and Christine Grenier joined Daryl Matheny (GM), Shawn Cucciardi (Director, Golf Division), and Patrick McKenzie (Assistant Superintendent) on their first facilities tour.

This was a great opportunity to show our guests, from a maintenance stand point, the equipment we are working with and how we maintain the grounds.

This allowed us to show and explain to them some items such as water usage and capital equipment improvements, which are always hot topics.

This was the first time Ms. Daugs, Ms. Sullivan and Ms. Grenier have toured our property and it seemed to be any eye opening experience for them to see what a production, in all facets, it takes to run a golf course.

Overall, the tour went very well and it is always great to show our city council members what we do to make this place so great.

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Our new John Deere Gators (left) are here!

Next, our new John Deere Gator utility vehicles arrived!

This is a major capital equipment improvement for the maintenance team. Our fleet of utility vehicles was in desperate need of improvement and these new Gators will allow us to perform daily jobs in a more efficient manner.

Work on a golf course is not all riding around on mowers. We rely heavily on utility vehicles to set up the course, complete projects, hand water, clean up downed debris, and a long list of other tasks.

Not only are these new Gators in better working condition than our previous utility vehicles, but they also have a better towing capacity as well as can haul a much bigger payload.

Some of the perks the team members enjoy are the covered cab and wind shield.

This allows them to get around the property on cold rainy days with some protection from the elements, which we all can appreciate the importance of after last week’s snowstorm!

Happy Holidays from all of us at Gold Mountain!

Fall? What Fall?

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It still feels like summer on the Kitsap Peninsula.

Supermarkets are starting to stock their shelves with anything and everything pumpkin, and football season takes a hold of Sunday afternoon.

People may be gearing up for fall, but Gold Mountain is still in summer condition. This means firm and fast greens, well defined rough, and beautiful warm afternoons filled with great putts for birdie and amazing par saves!

Our aerification schedule does not take effect until October 4th and 5th and we still have the Dave Williams Best Ball tournament on our slate.

Our greens always recover quickly from the fall aerification, and our fall events showcase this fact:

The winter tour starts in November with the first date being 11/12/16. And our men’s club stays active with the Captain’s Cup (a Ryder Cup-style tournament played November through February).

Check the PNGA website for more details on the Winter Tour including the Entry Fee for both events.

We have always been a golf club that plays extremely dry in the winter and this year will be no different.

Winter rates make playing more affordable and the sunny weather usually stays around until the end of October.

If you have a desire to continue the fun that has been our fantastic Northwest summer, continue to visit Gold Mountain Golf Club in the next few months.

We will make a year-round golfer out of even the most stringent fair weather fan!

Lastly, I’d like to take a moment to thank all of you for the tremendous support this year. It has been an amazing experience for me personally and for all of the staff at Gold Mountain to serve you.

Happy fall!
John Sitton
Golf Operations Manager, Gold Mountain Golf Club

Home and Home

It is officially summertime and the days are getting longer and warmer! Many people have begun to look for ways to experience all that the golf scene in the Pacific Northwest has to offer, and we here at Gold Mountain are no different. The Gold Mountain Men’s Club has been offering our members a Home and Home Tournament, giving players a chance to play new courses while still enjoying the camaraderie of their fellow golfing partners. This also gives our members the opportunity to meet new people who share the love for the game at a facility not easily accessible to all players. This year so far, the Men’s Club has been to White Horse Golf Club and Wing Point Golf and Country Club, playing both with and against fellow club members from other courses.

Join us for our Home and Home Tournament on the Olympic Course on September 16th

Join us for the Home and Home Tournament at our Olympic Course on September 16th

Now is the time to sign up for the Men’s Club if you have not done so already. We will be hosting a four team Home and Home Tournament on the Olympic Course on September 16th and October the 14th against the members of Port Ludlow Golf Club. We hope that these events will give you the prospect of meeting a new golfing buddy, potentially one with the ability to give you admission to a local golf club that would not normally be accessible to you. Stay tuned for our next update on happenings at Gold Mountain, and enjoy the incredible weather we have managed to steal from Hawaii!

Reflecting on the 2011 Junior Amateur and Jordan Spieth

As we gear up for the U.S. Open week, I can’t help but think back to the USGA Junior Amateur we hosted in 2011. Little did we know our Junior Amateur Champion would go on to be the current #2 ranked player in the world, reigning Masters Champion, and one of the favorites going into the U.S. Open.

Jordan Spieth at the 2011 USGA Junior Amateur at Gold Mountain

Jordan Spieth at the 2011 USGA Junior Amateur at Gold Mountain

The field for the Junior Amateur was littered with great young players like Beau Hossler, Adam Ball, Jonah Texeira, and Will Starke to name a few. But the one that stood out to all of us was Jordan Spieth. Not just because of the way could hit a golf ball, but more of the way he carried himself. He was golf wise beyond his years, and the way he managed his way around the Olympic course was magical. I remember congratulating him in the clubhouse after his victory and thinking to myself that this young man was going to succeed at anything in life. He was sitting with his father and his caddie talking about his victory and enjoying the moment. There were a lot of interruptions from folks trying to shake his hand, and even ask for an autograph, but every interruption was met with a smile, a hand shake and some small talk from Jordan. Here was a young man after the biggest victory of his life taking time out for perfect strangers!

This is just one of the many reasons why I will be pulling for Jordan in this year’s U.S. Open, along with millions of other golf fans. Jordan is a breath of fresh air for the game of golf, and one little piece of history for Gold Mountain!

– Daryl