Opened for play in 1927, the course at Broadmoor Golf Club is an A.V. Macan design located next to the University of Washington Arboretum in Seattle, with fairways routed over gently undulating terrain in two distinct returning nines.
In The American Private Golf Club Guide , author Daniel Wexler has this to say about the course:
“It’s a solid, established test whose tree-lined fairways are flanked by stately homes. Among its stronger holes are the 225-yard 7th , the 425-yard 10th (where trees impede the entrance to a particularly narrow green) and the 495-yard 18th , an enjoyable par five with Lake Washington wetlands right and a pond guarding the green.”
Byron Nelson won the Seattle Open here in 1945 when he posted a 21-under par aggregate score of 259 for four rounds as he cruised to 13-stroke victory over his nearest rival. This was the year he won a record eighteen tournaments, including eleven consecutive.
In terms of USGA championships, the club hosted the US Girls’ Junior in 1961, the US Women’s Amateur in 1974 and 1984, and the US Senior Women’s Amateur in 1994.
Located in Seattle’s Washington Park neighborhood Broadmoor Golf Club is one of Seattle oldest golf clubs. Situated on a hill Broadmoor’s imposing yet delightfully tasteful clubhouse greets golfers with a warm welcome.
Broadmoor’s collection of 18 varies in quality, though overall stellar. Maintenance at Broadmoor is always spot on. Architecturally, Broadmoor is an interesting design, changes in elevation and variable hole shapes will challenge golfers shot making ability. However, bunkering and greens are quite boring and serve as a weakness if any at Broadmoor.
Golfers at Broadmoor are spoiled with exceptional greens and fairways. Walking at Broadmoor is easy given the design of the course, a feat considering the topography of Seattle.
Broadmoor is a solid golf club with a stellar course. Considering its proximity to Seattle Broadmoor golf club is a great place to tee off.