Overlooking the Columbia River, in the high desert of North Central Washington, Gamble Sands is blessed with one of the most dramatic settings for true links golf in the world. In fact, golf course designer, David McLay Kidd described the location as a “once in a lifetime site that every designer dreams of.”
In 2014, Kidd’s dream became reality with the launch of the Sands course, which has already received rave reviews from industry leading publications such as Golf Magazine, Golf Digest and Golfweek, among others
At Gamble Sands, world-class golf is accompanied by all of the lifestyle attractions that naturally complement the game such as Danny Boy Bar & Grill where fresh, locally sourced fare fills the menu.
The Inn at Gamble Sands allows you to stay-and-play in the same spectacular location that makes the golf course so special. And the Gebbers family serves it all up with a genuine dose of warm hospitality.
The Sands course at Gamble Sands unfolds along a picturesque sandy ridge overlooking the Columbia River. By design, it delivers a true links golf experience with fine fescue and firm conditions on a scale that perfectly complements the wide-open spaces of central Washington. What golf course designer David McLay Kidd accomplished at Gamble Sands is nothing short of sensational.
The Inn at Gamble Sands was designed with you in mind. First and foremost, we created a lodging experience that is as comfortable and memorable as the golf course itself. The spacious accommodations and relaxing spaces sprinkled throughout the Inn provide a renewing respite for those seeking peace and quiet, while still encouraging exploration of the many refreshing outdoor attractions found in this unique corner of Washington, including world-class golf.
Raised on fresh fare harvested on-property and throughout the communities of Central Washington, we take pride in serving the same locally-sourced food and drink at Gamble Sands – including our own Gebbers Cattle brand of mouthwatering steaks.
The Ranch-style clubhouse at Gamble Sands features a well-appointed Golf Shop that carries a unique blend of golf apparel and accessories at various price points in addition to unique goods, gift items and keepsakes to commemorate your visit to Gamble Sands.
Gamble Sands, with its peaceful location overlooking the Columbia River Valley, offers a unique setting for special occasions such as ladies groups, buddy trips, corporate retreats, charity golf tournaments or intimate gatherings of family and friends.
As the son of a golf course superintendent and born and raised in Scotland, David McLay Kidd grew up immersed in the game of golf at some of the oldest and most distinguished facilities in the world.
“But mostly what makes Gamble Sands distinctive is its celebration of fun.”
“These days, Kidd is far less concerned with flummoxing great players than he is with entertaining mediocre ones.”
“By designing a course that truly appeals to all levels of golfers, David McLay Kidd is steering the game back on the right track.”
“Since 2008, David McLay Kidd has been quietly building his next world-class gem right in our backyard — and come 2014, it’s time to start blowing the horn for Gamble Sands.”
“What he [David McLay Kidd] created for the Gebbers family, one of the nation’s largest apple and cherry growers, is appropriately sweet. In fact, it’s the most enjoyable, player-friendly course to open since, well, maybe ever.”
“The first – and perhaps lasting – impression of Gamble Sands is its playability for golfers of all abilities. It’s neither a pushover nor frustratingly hard. It finds a pleasing middle ground.”
The Gebbers family has been growing some of the finest apples and cherries on the property where Gamble Sands sits for more than a century.
The one-of-a-kind golf experience at Gamble Sands is open to the public as well as a limited number of members. It’s perfect for tournaments and group golf events, and the fully stocked Golf Shop allows you to hit the links in style.