Laid out on the western shores of Puget Sound, the Resort at Port Ludlow’s 18-hole course is a Robert Muir Graves layout that was first unveiled as a 27-hole facility in the mid-1970s. The Trail nine which was routed around rugged terrain to the west of the clubhouse is no longer maintained, leaving just the Tide and Timber nines in operation.
Water comes into play at several places on the front nine, most notably in front of the green at the par three 3rd and 6th holes and to the right of the fairway on the par four 8th. The 490-yard 4th is rated the toughest hole on the outward half, with more water flanking the left side of the fairway en route to the green.
On the inward half, both the 15th and 16th are left doglegged par fours favouring golfers who can draw the ball off the tee. A large fairway bunker awaits those who cut the corner on the 15th whilst the severely back to front sloping green on the 16th will punish anyone pitching their approach shots past the pin.