Monthly Archives: May 2016

Zen and the Art of Golf Course Maintenance

After careful, unbiased scientific analysis, and after the culmination of rigorous exploratory research, I have reached a final score on the conditions of both the Cascade Course and the Olympic Course. Cascade receives a score of 10/10, and the Olympic receives an acceptable score of 10/10.

Did I mention I was unbiased?

All joking aside, both of our golf courses are in excellent condition thanks to the efforts of my incredible maintenance team. It’s not exhilarating, it’s not glamorous, but it’s absolutely necessary. Without their hard work and dedication, we wouldn’t have a course to play on, much less two.

The warm weather in April gave us an opportunity to work the kinks out of our irrigation systems and to oversee some of the areas we lost last year due to water restrictions that were instituted.

We’re finishing up adding new sand to the bunkers on the Olympic Course and they look and play excellent. While we hope you don’t end up having to deal with the sand first hand, a well-maintained and aesthetically pleasing sand trap is always a course must-have.

To paraphrase the old philosophical saying: “you can’t appreciate light without the dark, and you can’t appreciate the greens without the sand traps.”

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The altar takes shape at the Cascade Course’s forest wedding site.

Speaking of green, the new outdoor forest wedding venue on the Cascade Course is almost completed.  We only need to lay the crushed rock and compact it and finish the entry gate.

Once we finish this project we will start building the new tees on number 5 Cascade. The end of June is our goal, but as we all know, great art takes time! The new tee will probably open by the end of July as we are seeding it and it will take a while to establish a good stand of turf.

Upcoming events we are working towards are the Bremerton City Am on June 5 and 6 on both courses, as well as the U.S. Senior Open Sectional Qualifier on the Olympic Course June 21st.

In the mean time, head on out to the course (either one!) for a round as we welcome summer to the Northwest. See you there!

Ed Faulk
Superintendent, Gold Mountain Golf Club

For the Love of Golf and Food!

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What golfer doesn’t love nachos?

It’s a golfer’s world at Gold Mountain Golf Club, and we all know golfers love to eat!

2016 is a great year for change and change is just what we’ve all been up to at Gold Mountain.

After all, doesn’t your palate love new and exciting flavors, and don’t your eyes love beautiful food?

Featured above, we are celebrating the awesomeness of food by creating the perfect comfort food for that after golf meal.

Sure, there are plenty of reasons why one may argue the merits of what makes nachos great, be it the type of tortilla chips, layering skills of the cooks, fresh ingredients, or presentation.

Well we’ve hit it all! Fresh, colorful and tasty, this dish is a crowd pleaser.

Radishes, black beans, chorizo, green onion, peppers, cilantro, fresh queso and verde sauces are just most of what makes our nachos delicious.

To top it off, they are presented full of color and flavor; our theme for 2016.

So join us! Watch for our restaurant Re-Grand Opening in June 2016, and get ready to be wowed by our new creations.

Until then, you’ll find us hard at work, creating our own version of food awesomeness!