The original design of the Sunland golf course was completed by one of the most prolific and revered golf course architects of the Pacific Northwest, Arthur Vernon Macan. He has designed top golf courses in the area, including Broadmore, Inglewood, Overlake, Richmond Country Club, Rainier Golf & Country Club, and the list goes on (check out the full list below).
In fact, Sunland golf course was A.V. Macans’ final design before his passing in 1964. Unfortunately, he did not get to see his vision become a reality due to a heart attack that occurred while on Sunland property. The routing of the front nine was completed according to Macans’ design and was inducted into the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame in 1989. Some say his spirit still wanders the fairways of his final design.
A.V. Macan’s List of Course Designs:
Qualicum (1913), Royal Colwood (1913; 1921-1922 renovation), Cowichan (1922), Marine Drive (1923), Gleneagles (1927), Gorge Vale (1920 & 1930), old Shaughnessy Heights (1927; 1940 renovation), Stanley Pork Par-3 (1927), University (1927), Victoria (1930 & 1955 renovations), Cowichan (1947), Kelowna (1949 & 1959 renovations), Nanaimo (1953 & 1961), McCleery (1956), Richmond (1959), new Shaughnessy (1959), Capilano (1960 renovation), Penticton (1961 renovation), and Queen Elizabeth Park (1961).
Inglewood (1920); 1928 renovation, Chehalis (1922), Manito (1922), Waverly (1922 – 1950’s renovation), Rainier (1923 – front nine), Glen Acres (1924), Columbia-Edgewater (1924), Alderwood (1924; 1949 renovation), Fircrest (1924), Astoria (1924), California Golf Club (1925), Broadmoor (1925), Illahe Hills (1928), Colwood National (1928), Lloyds (1930), Gearhart (1932 renovation), Hillcrest (1940; 1957 & 1961 renovations), Seattle (1950 renovation), Overlake (1953), Sun Willows (1954), Yakima (1956 back nine), San Geronimo (1961), Everett (1962 renovation), Purple Sage Municipal (1963), Lake Spanaway (1964)
The Sunland community that we know today was merely a farmer’s dream prior to the 1950s. The land was owned by the Taylor family and cultivated as farmland for nearly 60 years prior to its development as a golf course community. The Sunland community and golf course development began in the spring of 1962 and the first residents moved into their homes in the fall of 1963. Construction of the front nine was initiated in the fall of 1969 and was open for play by the summer of 1971. The back nine was completed in the fall of 1975 with the grand opening of the third 18-hole golf course on the Olympic Peninsula, occurring in the spring of 1976.
Today, Sunland Golf Club is the premier golf and social club on the Olympic Peninsula. Offering the most consistent top-shelf course conditions and best-maintained greens in the area with a fully functional Pro Shop, Café, Ballroom, and Practice Facility. Sunland has also been honored to host numerous Championship Tournaments including:
Championships Hosted By Sunland:
1989 – PNGA Senior Men’s Amateur Championship
1994 – PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship
2001 – WSGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship
2005 – WSGA Senior Men’s Amateur Championship
2008 – WSGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship
2012 – ESPN National BB Regional Championship
2012 – PNGA Jr Girls’ Championship
2016 – WSGA Women’s Amateur Championship
2016 – WSGA Women’s Mid Amateur Championship
2017 – WSGA Senior Men’s Amateur Championship
2018 – WJGA District 1 Championship
2019 – U.S. Senior Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifier
Appropriate golf attire is required. All clothing and footwear must be in presentable condition, neither torn nor soiled.
For questions, please call us at 360.683.6800.