Where Golfers and Non-Golfers Can Enjoy The Game
Most golfers spend less time and money working on their short game. Maybe it’s because you get bored on the putting green, don’t have time, or feel that if you could just hit your driver 5 yards further or straighter your scores would improve. If you want to lower your scores, work on your putting. Start improving your short game by changing how you practice. The short game, from 100 yards in, equates for just under 70 percent of golf shots. Why would anyone looking to improve neglect it?
Just Yards Away From Your Room
Inspired by the ancient and famed Himalayas Putting Course at St Andrews and laid out by Scottish Golf Course Architect David McLay Kidd. Gamble Sands Cascade Putting Course is on a bluff high above the Columbia River Gorge. The 100,000 square foot Cascade Putting Course is a wildly shaped, pure fescue putting course.
Sure, for many practicing on a putting course may not be as exciting as hitting 300-yard drives but there’s no doubt improving your short game is the quickest way to lowering your handicap. When doings so, make sure you prioritize putting first. Begin with making 20 putts in a row from inside of 5 feet. Tour players make 85 percent of putts from 3-5 feet. As you become a better putter, it will make chipping and pitching easier. The stress of knocking it close decreases as your confidence in the ability to make putts increases.
A Course for Golfers and Non-Golfers
The Cascade Putting Course is great for golfers and non-golfers to enjoy the game together, a perfect spot for the whole family. Plan on staying at The Inn at Gamble Sands where the big rooms open to the putting course, framed by even bigger views that sweep across the Columbia River Valley. The sheer scale of this special place lies at the heart of its charm, something that certainly appeals to golfers and non-golfers alike.
Now you don’t have to interrupt or end your game solely because it’s getting dark. You can keep playing on the putting course all night. A number of guests purchase glow in the dark golf balls to keep the practice going after the sun has gone down. It’s no secret that the most successful players on the PGA Tour typically have the best short games, so if you want to lower your handicap, it’s time to spend less time hitting balls and more time around the practice green.