Seattle Golf Club was founded in 1900 with the stated mission to "facilitate and encouragement the development of the noble game of golf" and it moved to its current location on the slopes above Puget Sound seven years after its formation. Arnold Palmer carried out a course renovation during the mid-1990s but the basic layout has remained unaltered in over a hundred years.
The holes occupy a compact property that features stately stands of Douglas fir-lined fairways and well-manicured greens. The bunkering might be of a new millennium vintage but the variety of design and the extent of the elevation changes during a round here is what separates this Golden Age track from many of the others in the Pacific Northwest region.
The club has hosted important national and international amateur events such as the US Amateur in 1952 (won by Jack Westland, aged 47), the Walker Cup in 1961 (with the home team captained by Jack Westland), and the 1981 US Senior Men’s Amateur, won by 3-time Walker Cup player and former captain Ed Updegraff.