The Barn at Gamble Sands

by | Jan 10, 2024 | News

The Barn Opening at Gamble Sands

With ‘The Barn’ set to open in April, Gamble Sands will have a new dining option to complement the resort’s existing Danny Boy Bar and Grill, providing guests with multiple spots to gather. Gamble Sands, located in Brewster, WA., is in the midst of a multi-million expansion, building 40 additional rooms at the Inn at Gamble Sands (set to open in spring 2025) while adding a second David McLay Kidd-designed 18-hole golf course that will debut in the summer of 2025.

The Barn will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and offers golfers a fun place to hang out before or after golf with lounge seating, multiple televisions, family-style dining tables, a fireplace, and late-night games. With indoor seating for 125 and patio seating for 75, The Barn also provides an additional option for weddings, events, and tournament spreads. As the name implies, The Barn has large doors that open to views of the Cascade Mountains and Columbia River Valley. Executive Chef Chris Lamkin oversees the menus at The Barn and Danny Boy and plans to keep the two venues unique. The Barn will feature a menu of grab-and-go bites to satisfy pre and mid-round appetites and a full menu of sandwiches, pizzas, salads, craft beer, and cocktails for post-round enjoyment. The Danny Boy menu will continue to offer delicious steaks, locally sourced seafood, and farm-to-table cuisine.

“We could not be more excited for the future of Gamble Sands. With the new restaurant being the next expansion stage, it will provide necessary options for our guests to have multiple dining choices,” said Gamble Sands General Manager Blake Froling, PGA. “As our stays have gotten longer over the past few years, offering our guests more variety and alleviating some pressure in the Danny Boy Bar and Grill is essential. Seeing the golf course addition come together and watching DMK work his magic is fantastic. The land is transformed in ways you couldn’t initially see, and watching him and his teamwork has been incredible. The lodging expansion is going to be the key to it all.

“We have a great plan to create a similar feel to the original units while creating more variety so the customer can customize their experience to how it fits them and their group best. We aim to allow customers to customize their trip by choosing the lodging, golf course, and restaurant they visit each day or stay. Over time, each group creates its ideal experience and returns for its perfect one, creating better customer satisfaction.”

Managed by Troon, Gamble Sands’ McLay Kidd-designed Sands Course opened for play in 2014. to widesspread aclaim. In 2021, Gamble Sands unveiled its 14-hole QuickSands short course (also a McLay Kidd layout), providing golfers with a fun and imaginative shot-making alternative to the Sands course. In 2022, Gamble Sands announced plans to build the second 18-hole McLay Kidd-designed golf course. All holes are now shaped, with grass grow-in and finishing design touches set for spring and summer 2024 and a grand opening in May of 2025.

Already a top destination for golfers, by summer 2025, Gamble Sands will feature 36-holes of championship golf, a fun-to-play 14-hole short course, the 77-room Inn at Gamble Sands, two world-class dining options, as well as the 100,000 square-foot Cascades Putting Green. The Inn at Gamble Sands features oversized rooms that match the wide-open nature of Gamble Sands, as big rooms open to the big golf course, framed by even bigger views that sweep across the Columbia River Valley.

Photo Courtesy of Troon


About the Author

<a href="" target="_self">Steve Pike</a>

Steve Pike

Steve “Spike” Pike is a lifelong journalist whose career covers Major League Baseball, the NFL, and college basketball. For the past 26 years, Spike has been one of the more respected voices in the golf and travel industries, working for such publications as Golfweek, Golf World, and Golf Digest for The New York Times Magazine Group. In 1998, Spike helped launch the website for the PGA of America. As a freelance travel and golf writer, Spike’s travels have taken him around the world. He has played golf from Pebble Beach to St. Andrews, walked the Great Wall of China, climbed an active volcano in the Canary Islands, been on safari in South Africa, and dived with sharks off Guadalupe, Baja California.