Sanderson Farms Championship

The Country Club of Jackson


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Aldarra Golf Club

Sammamish, WA Private

4.4

Panelists

92 Reviews

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 6885
Slope 147
Facility Type Private
Designer Thomas Fazio, ASGCA

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

4.4

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.32
Character
7.39
Challenge
7.44
Layout Variety
7.43
Fun
7.11
Aesthetics
7.5
Conditioning
7.55

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