The Golf Course
The course borders Lake Washington, the Washington Park Arboretum, and the Broadmoor residential neighborhood. Vistas of Lake Washington, the University of Washington, Laurelhurst and the Cascade Mountains are seen from many of the holes on the course and from the clubhouse.
The Fairways are lined by Douglas-firs, creating a peaceful experience and making it difficult to imagine that one is so close to a major urban center. The course is endowed with a naturally undulating topography which is endlessly interesting to play for golfers of all abilities. It is an easy walk as the greens are near the next tee in a traditional parkland style. The greens run true and provide complex puzzles that enhance the golfing experience. It is a course that can be played every day, keeping every level of golfer’s interest in its classic architecture, and requiring thoughtful shot making decisions. Broadmoor has practice facilities which include a putting green, driving range for full shots and areas for short game practice including chipping and sand shots. The fairways and greens are kept in immaculate condition by Golf Superintendent Sean McDonough. A commitment of creating a premier golfing experience in the Northwest is echoed in the Club’s Mission Statement as well.
The Clubhouse & Social Events
The clubhouse provides areas for casual and formal dining, a ball room for formal events, locker rooms and a golf shop that carries a complete range of golf equipment and attire. Four PGA golf professionals are on staff led by Head Professional Dan Hill to provide advice regarding equipment and lessons on all phases of the game. The club permits members to sponsor weddings, business meetings and other private events at any one the club’s excellent dining rooms. In addition there are three large terraces with views of the 18th fairway, Lake Washington, and the Cascade Mountains.
Broadmoor has adopted Master Plans for the golf course and the clubhouse to maintain and improve the classic character of the facilities. In 2006, a Golf Course Master Plan was approved by the membership, which included a state of the art Turf Care Center, a new irrigation system and ongoing course improvements which enhance the key strategic and visual characteristics of the course as well as improve shot values, aesthetics and playability. Following an extensive remodel in 1990, the membership has adopted a current Clubhouse Master Plan which amongst many improvements has added a casual bar and dining area and enhanced two terraces with new furnishings.
The membership at Broadmoor Golf Club is inclusive, courteous, and friendly. It is a club where our members are drawn regularly to play golf and socialize with good friends. Our membership is diverse and includes persons of both genders and many ethnicities.
Broadmoor offers three types of memberships: regular proprietary golf memberships and non-proprietary social memberships. Broadmoor also offers non-proprietary memberships to persons under 40 years of age. The initiation fee and monthly dues for this type of membership are substantially reduced. Persons interested in all types of memberships must be sponsored by two regular members, and approved in a rigorous vetting process.
Appropriate golf and casual attire must be worn during play on the course, in all practice areas and in the clubhouse. Denim is strictly prohibited on the course and at all private events in the clubhouse. Audible cell phone use is not permitted on the golf course or in the clubhouse, except where land phone lines are located. Inconspicuous use of electronic devices for texting or email is permitted in the clubhouse.