Situated just outside Port Orchard, the public course at McCormick Woods Golf Club was laid out by architect Jack Frei, first opening its doors to golfers in the mid-1980s. The course occupies heavily forested terrain, with a number of holes routed around elements of housing.
Configured as two returning loops of nine holes, both of which conclude with demanding par fives, the course can be stretched to 7,040 yards from the championship back markers, though a choice of five tees on every hole allows the course to be played as short as 5,260 yards.
There’s plenty of challenge to be found at McCormick Woods, with heavy, damp air within sea level wooded areas close to the Sound tending to make it play longer. Still, a good drainage substructure handles the large amount of rain that falls here very well, permitting a reasonable level of fairways roll.
Notable holes include the 575-yard 9th, veering left to a green that sits next to the 18th in front of the clubhouse, and the 350-yard 12th, doglegging sharply right off the tee, past a small pond at the bend in the narrowing fairway which will catch many overly ambitious players who decide to go for the green with their tee shot.