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Harbour Town Golf Links



Aldarra Golf Club

Sammamish, WA Private

Overview

Although he owned his own turboprop for over a decade, it wasn’t until the late 1990s that Tom Fazio agreed to work in the Pacific Northwest. Previously, it seemed just to far to travel for someone with six children at home. But former Seattle Supersonics basketball star Jack Sitma convinced Fazio to help his group build a golf-only, non-residential 18 on land east of Seattle. Perhaps it helped that the land had been previously owned by aviation pioneer Bill Boeing, land he had called the Aldarra Farm. Fazio’s design, called The Member’s Club at Aldarra until recent years, quickly became known for its last four holes, dubbed “The Gauntlet.” They consist of a long, stout par 3 (with an old stone farm silo near the green), a par 4 along wetlands, a reachable par 4 with stacked sod bunkers before the green, and a long closing par 4 with two forced carries over ravines.

About

Holes 18
Length 6955
Slope 147
Facility Type Private
Designer Thomas Fazio, ASGCA

Awards

100 Greatest the Second 100
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked since 2013.
2023-'24 ranking: 147th.
Previous ranking: 140th.
Highest ranking: 137th, 2013-'14.

Best in State: Ranked since 2005.
Current ranking: 2nd.

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.4

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.3374
Character
7.3148
Challenge
7.4544
Layout Variety
7.4273
Fun
7.182
Aesthetics
7.5055
Conditioning
7.4734

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