Our History



Formed in 1924, there is much history behind KG&CC. One of our members compiled historical information in 1991. Here are just some of the interesting facts discovered.

Before KG&CC was built a committee was formed. The result was the signing of the initial twenty members. Now having funding in place a meeting was called and plans were formulated to give Bremerton a Golf & Country Club. Cost of membership was fixed at $100 with hopes that perhaps 150 to 200 members could be signed. A cash deposit of $5 was required. The first name given was Kitsap County Country Club.

By April 11, 1924 one-hundred members had been signed to join and plans were being perfected towards forming a corporation.



The Club purchased the Granstrom farm consisting of 47 acres of farm land and orchards. Later, an additional 10 acres was purchased for $1,050. It was anticipated that a nine hole golf course could be built for around $10,000. On September 6, 1924 the Club purchased a strip of land adjoining the Granstrom property. The purchase price was listed as "ten dollars and other valuable considerations."

On July 2, 1924 the course was ready for its first tournament. With rustic benches and sandboxes on each tee the members gathered and played. Small mounds of sand were used for tees. The House Committee provided ice cream and coffee. Low score for the day was 82 for six holes!


A few days prior to the opening the first female was accepted as a golfing member.



Mr. Francis James, a golf architect from New York and Washington, D.C., said "This course will be the most picturesque in the Northwest. The surroundings and grounds make it possible. I believe the course will be a jewel."

By October 1, 1924 the course work was complete and the turf had grown in on the fairways and greens. Small issue, we had no means to mow the fairways and greens. A mower was purchased that cut a swath six feet wide thus saving a great deal of time. It was planned that a horse would be purchased later to do the job. At this time the membership stood at 125.

July 3, 1925 was the opening day of a full nine holes. The length of the course was 2500 yards. Members celebrated in great style with an 18 hole tournament with ladies furnishing the baskets for the basket social event.

Social Memberships began in 1929 with an initiation fee of $175 and dues of $24 per year. Our first junior membership was also offered at a whopping $1.10 in dues per month. This was for children between eight and seventeen. Widows paid half dues and military officers could use the course simply by paying green fees.

The club employed a general caretaker and his wife who were responsible for club activities such as dinners, accepting green fees and seeing to the
maintenance of the course. Chico Creek was the only means of water for the course. We utilize a well for domestic water use.

The Golf Pros salary in the mid 1930’s was $25 per month which was later raised to $40.

From 1936 to 1939 the Club tried going public as a way of alleviating financial conditions. $5 tickets were available for monthly play. Stockholders did not like this venture and it was soon abandoned.

In 1948 the club spent $35,000 on the course and $27,700 on the clubhouse remodeling. An additional $5,650 went to furniture and fixtures and $13,500 went to the acquisition of land.


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THE GOLF COURSE IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The Governor has responded negatively to the Golf Alliance proclamation inquiry and the President and Board have closed the golf course. The President's message can be viewed here.


WE ARE OPEN FOR LIMITED FOOD SERVICE ONLY
Kitsap Golf & Country Club is open for to-go meal service. We are taking every possible measure to ensure our members and their guests are safe, but Social Distancing is key, please read here about the things we can do to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.


TAKE-OUT FOOD SERVICE AVAILABLE
Kitsap Golf & Country Club, as directed by the state of Washington, is supporting the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus by shifting focus to providing great food service through take-out. We remain committed to being a leader in the community by maintaining safe and healthy standards for our employees, members and guests. Our staff will be wearing gloves when needed and have been instructed to wash and sanitize their hands after every encounter. And, they will continue to sanitizer commonly touched surfaces regularly.

Thank you for the trust you place in the Kitsap Golf & Country Club staff. We will continue to take actions necessary to keep our employees, members and guests safe while providing the services you expect. Whether playing golf or just looking to take the night off from cooking, we are here to serve.

Curbside and Patio delivery is available 10 AM - 4 PM Tue, Thurs, Sat and Sun and 10 AM - 7 PM Wed and Fri. The menu is available here, please call 360-377-0166 Ext. 14 to place your order.


MESSAGES FROM KITSAP'S PRESIDENT REGARDING CORONAVIRUS
Leslie Cole, Kitsap's President, as well as club management have put out some valuable information regarding our club and it's members, please take a look here regarding our Governors shutdown of restaurants and bars, and here for some tips regarding play at Kitsap.


WINTER TOUR
Suspended until further notice!


KITSAP PASSPORT
Check out the Kitsap Passport! It provides great discounts on multiple rounds, buddy or group play It can also be used for Pro Shop merchandise as well as food and beverage purchases. Contact the Pro Shop or Office for details.


MEMBERSHIP INITIATIVE!
We are currently offering significant savings on several types of golf memberships. Take a minute to check our memberships page and call (360) 377-0166 Ext. 18 to ask about our initiatives. Click here for a membership application.


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