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The Home Course

The Home Course in DuPont, WA

CJ, Pat and I
CJ, Pat and I

The Stats

Tee Time: May 18, 2013, 2:24, 61 F, calm

Designer: Mike Asmundson (2007)

Playing Partners: CJ Phelan, Pat Spomer

Tees: Blue, Par 72 (72.4 rating/135 slope/6,629 yards)

Course Handicap: 14 (11.6 index)

Stats: 90 (45-45); 39 putts; 7/14 fairways; 5/18 greens; 1 penalty stroke

The Course

The Championship Experience weekend began with a mad dash in the Chevy Impala to the Home Course in DuPont, Washington. Fortunately, they were accomadating enough to push our tee time back twenty minutes and allow us to get a meal and warmup in. The drive out is pretty enough, and the road up to the clubhouse feels like something belonging to a high end country club instead of one of the more affordable courses available to the public. The Home Course serves as the base for the Washington State Golf Association, and it will be an impressive clubhouse area once all the offices are built. For now the restaurant is standing but the snack bar and pro shop are in trailers. The real treat is being out on the course. Vibrant colors are everywhere. The ocean blues of the Puget Sound in the distance. The forest greens of the fir and maple trees lining the course. And then there’s the Scotch broom. The stuff is everywhere. Apparently it is a noxious invasive weed that is a major problem for the local vegetation. The yellow dominates the scene like a Golden State Warriors playoff game, but unlike the fans’ “Believe” shirts, these flowers are guaranteed to be around every spring. Continue reading The Home Course