Apple Tree Golf Course

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
8804 Occidental Rd
Yakima, WA 98903-9637
(509) 966-5877
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tjadam2

3

This was the best course I had ever been to until two years ago. However, this year the course has fell in stature. I was told the 1st green got a disease, but I noticed the first four greens all had the same spotty texture. The sand traps closely resemble the sand you would find when laying pavers. It contains many small rocks and is dense making it difficult to play unless you are good at picking the ball.

The grass is well cut, but digit replacement does not seem to be a priority. The greens are usually slow, which doesnt seem plausible due to the hot weather. The practice green is rarely a good indication of how the course greens will play. The practice chipping green is never cut to an actual green height making it difficult to practice.

The fairways are wider than normal and the variances in hole yardage make it possible to use every club in your bag. The hazards are real, especially on the back nine, making it difficult to keep playing the same ball.

There are few holes that make you club down off of the tee, but will make you pay if you don't. There are some vary narrow streams that are not noticeable and will gobble up your balls if you dont know they are there.

Prices are what is expected from premier golf courses and I would be happy to pay those prices. However, recently with the course becoming less maintained and the golf carts becoming less able to finish 18 holes on a charge I think the price is a bit high.

The food prices are expected high. The food in the restaurant is average and nothing to raise your glass at. The Pro Shop is the size of an average one car garage and doesnt offer much of a selection. The prices are extremely high on items, especially "sale" items. There is almost no left handed items.

Course Details/History

  • Architect Name – John Steidel, ASGCA
  • Greens Grass Type – Blue Grass
  • Regulation Length Holes – 18
ParRatingSlopeYardage
Black tee7273.51356,934
Blue tee7278.41386,618
White tee7276.71346,311
Gold tee7274.21285,847
Red tee7272.01245,428
Front Nine
Hole123456789Out*
Black tee4141965464614031993624364203437
Blue tee3951775304313921813504234023281
White tee3731665144153671633334063843121
Gold tee3511404893853461402963753502872
Red tee3261164463713241172703613302661
Par43544344435
Back Nine
Hole101112131415161718In*
Black tee3803595681495444233881805063497
Blue tee3723535081405374163651574893337
White tee3553474891275204043491364633190
Gold tee3333294471145013853291104272975
Red tee3153004231034703602851064052767
Par44535443537
*Par value varies depending on tee boxes used.