image David McLay Kidd had finally had enough. Time after time, and course after course, he’d see the magazine rankings and hear about the accolades of his latest design. But the Scotsman wasn’t satisfied with the love he was receiving from the pundits; he had more important targets in mind. “I quit hearing players say the word fun,” said Kidd, adding “I wanted to make a course that would be fun to play.” Kidd saw this goal come to fruition in his latest design, Gamble Sands, which opened this past Saturday in the north central Washington town of Brewster. The player friendly layout, which sits atop a bluff overlooking the Columbia River, has five sets of tees that allow it to be played from between 4,700 to over 7,150 yards. Fairways are nearly the size of football fields, and many green complexes are over a quarter acre in size. This was intentional, as were the friendly contours that accompany them. Read more at Gamble Sands: Destination Golf Arrives in Central Washington