The Sands Course is a true links course set in the high desert of Washington with sandy soil, traditional fine fescue grasses, firm playing surfaces, wide fairways, and massive greens.
The Sands Course offers a very playable experience that weighs in at 7,169 yards from the back tees and plays to a par 72. It’s more akin to some of Kidd’s earlier work at Bandon with an emphasis on having fun. This is illustrated throughout the golf course, especially on the reachable par-4 2nd hole with its breathtaking view of the Columbia River, or perhaps on the split fairway of the par-4 14th
This is the once-in-a-lifetime site every golf designer dreams of, rolling sand dunes overlooking a large body of water, a developer willing to build golf just for the love of the game, no homes, no other development around, just golf on sand – golf as it was truly meant to be.
– David McLay Kidd
Via Gamble Sands