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Trophy Lake Golf Club – Port Orchard, WA – Course Review

November 19, 2009 by Chris  
Filed under Washington Courses

Located in Port Orchard, WA Trophy Lake Golf and Castingis owned and operated by Oki Golf. As the name states the area offers both golf and fishing, who can complain about that? Designed by John Fought the course stretches just over 7,200 yards from the tips and will challenge any golfer. This is one of my favorite courses in Western Washington, with a great combination of risk-reward shot selection and serene beauty you will enjoy your round at Trophy.

Trophy Lake Hole 18Trophy Lake Hole 7

There are over 80 bunkers throughout the course, and many of them are deep and will test your ability to get up and down. My favorite part of the course is the fact that there are really no homes, and the atmosphere is really relaxing. The course offers large greens with lots of ridges so placement on the greens are key. I was greeted by hitting the first two green in regulation and three putting. The one problem that I ran into on the course was that their flags are not colored to indicate pin position and the GPS in the cart was going to the center of the green each time; that made judging distance a challenge.

Some notable holes on the front nine include the par 5 seventh which offer a large fairway split by a gigantic waste bunker. Staying left of the bunker will significantly shorten your approach to the green, allowing the long hitters to go for it in two. Don’t miss left on your approach to this green as a large slope will roll you into the pine needles. The par 4 eighth is a short uphill par 4 offering the long hitters a great birdie opportunity.

Trophy Lake Hole 6Trophy Lake Hole 1

The back nine opens with a great par 4 with a straightforward and open tee shot. The approach shot required you to fly a small creek, however with some fairway in front the green the shot is not too intimidating. The par 4 twelfth is a slight dog leg right with a fairway that is significantly elevated above the green. Distance control on the approach shot to this green is key as two deep bunkers are eager to gobble up any poor approach shots. The pare 5 eighteenth is easily the signature hole for this course. With a lake along the left and trees on the right a good tee shot is key to this 3 shot par 5. The pond on the left continues in front of the green and onto the right of the green. A truly beautiful and challenging finishing hole.

One thing to note about this course is that the restaurant makes a killer breakfast burrito, one of the best I have ever had. This burrito is the one reason that I can drag my wife out to golf at this course. If you are willing to take the trip over to Port Orchard from Seattle, Trophy Lake is one of the best courses under Oki Golf ownership.

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