Monthly Archives: October 2016

Rock a Rustic Natural Wedding

Pair your creative mind with our Wedding in the Woods venue, and rock a rustic natural wedding full of woodland touches.

This month we are featuring one of our favorite 2016 couples.

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The Wedding of Josh and Alycia at Gold Mountain Golf Club. Photo via Elisa Watkins Photography.

Josh and Alycia come from amazing families who shared in this once in a lifetime experience.

And now for the details: they were married in our new venue full of woodland touches and ambient lighting.

It included their own personal touch, a beautifully crafted cross.

The added the touch of acoustic instruments for part of their wedding music, was perfect.

Standing beneath the beauty of the enormous fir trees which open beautifully above, they shared their vows with overwhelming emotion and love.

After the exchange of vows, guests were escorted back in golf carts to our rustic Olympic room for a night to remember.

Our Wedding in the Woods venue can hold up to 250 guests, and is situated amongst the firs just past the first tee of our Olympic course.

If you want to have a destination ceremony, paired with a bit more of a traditional ceremony with that perfect Pacific Northwest feel, Gold Mountain is surely the venue for you!

Our Olympic room seats up to 200 guests and has all of the amenities bride and grooms long for.

It’s bride and grooms like Josh and Alycia that make our job so fulfilling.

We look forward to hosting many more beautiful and creative destination weddings in 2017!

Tiffany Schenk
Area Director of Food and Beverage
Columbia Hospitality

A Time to Reflect at Gold Mountain

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It’s been a year of big changes!

As we move deeper into fall, I want to take a second and reflect on the season and what we’ve accomplished so far at Gold Mountain.

Both golf courses saw some upgrades this year, so let’s start with the Olympic Course.

We were able to purchase new bunker sand in the spring and re-fill all the bunkers throughout the course.

As we did this we were also able to re-build the bunker faces on some of the green side bunkers that get a lot of use.

The Cascade Course received a face lift of sorts this summer, as we changed the mowing patterns throughout the course.

These changes were different on every hole and ranged from a smaller fairway or landing area on some holes to more collection areas and bigger aprons on others.

This new look was intended to change the appearance but also make the golf course play a little faster.

The other significant change on the Cascade course is the addition of a new tee on the 5th hole that will turn the par 4 into a par 5.

We were able to add roughly 100 additional yards to the hole with the additional tee that should be open sometime this month.

The last addition of note on the Cascade Course is the new bathroom located on the 5th tee that was opened in the spring.

Food and beverage saw some very exciting changes this year, the biggest being a complete menu change that we rolled out in July.

This new menu offers a large variety of exciting items like stone fired pizza, street tacos, and hand dipped mini corn dogs to name a few.

Another big addition on the F&B side this year is our new outdoor wedding venue.

This new venue offers a dramatic outdoor space that can seat up to 300, and offers that outdoor Northwest feel.

Pretty cool stuff as I sit down and reflect all that we accomplished, and I can’t tell you how proud of the team I am.

Please make it a point to come out and see all these changes if you haven’t already, and I will see you out here!

All the best,
Daryl Matheny
General Manager, Gold Mountain Golf Club