Washington’s Sahalee Country Club completes renovation of its bunker

By Fly Pin High |
March 31, 2023

Sahalee Country Club, Washington recently renovated its three nine-hole courses. This included strategically moving and reshaping bunkers on the course that will host the 2024 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

Sahalee’s South nines and North nines tie for No. 2 on Golfweek’s Best List of Private Courses in Washington. The course is located 30 minutes east from Seattle and ties for No. 168 on Golfweek’s Best List of Top Modern Courses in America

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Landscapes Unlimited, a company that specializes in golf course construction, renovation, and development, completed the work. Rees Jones, Inc. developed the master plan and these renovations were the first stage. Rees Jones renovated the tree-lined golf courses from 1996 to 1998, after Ted Robinson designed them.

Landscapes Unlimited has changed the dimensions, shapes, locations, and depths for bunkers. To improve maintenance and extend the life span of bunkers, new drainage was installed and modern liners were also added.

View of the 18th fairway at the 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, Sahalee Country Club, Sammamish (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images).

Landscapes Unlimited’s chief development officer Jake Riekstins stated that Sahalee was a Pacific Northwest treasure in a press release. The results of smartly adding modern infrastructure to an old golf course, while maintaining a golden age aesthetic, are great for all generations.

It was also home to Vijay Singh’s 1998 PGA Championship, the 2002 WGC–NEC Invitational (Craig Parry), and the 2010 U.S. Senior Open. (Bernhard Langer). The 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship was hosted by Brooke Henderson.


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