Time to stop writing, and start playing.
So, here is The News Tribune’s (code word for “yours truly”) comprehensive guide to the best 18 PUBLIC holes in the South Sound.
Each hole on this list corresponds with what number hole it is on
its respective course (we don’t want to offend any of the architects).
A brief scouting report of the “TNT Links:”
1, Short par-4s are vital. They don’t necessarily have to be
drivable, but if they give a golfer something to think about on the
tee, then they have served a purpose (Tacoma’s own Michael Putnam said
even professionals like having a different club in their hands now and
2, The par-5s here are mainly risk-reward holes, and not enormously
long. Again, we are a thinking-man’s publication for golfers.
3, We like memorable par-3 holes, and have selected, I think, the best in the area.
Overall, our course plays at a par-72, and at 7,315 yards from the
championship tees. Fifteen different area courses are represented on
our championship 18, and 21 courses have recommended holes overall.
Offer feedback on your own favorite holes. Enjoy.