Washington State Golf Association and Pacific Northwest Golf Association have partnered to acquire the DuPont golf course in Northwest Landing. Weyerhaeuser announced the sale of the 18-hole course today.
The facility sits on the former DuPont Powder Works site and required an extensive 20-year clean up by Weyerhaeuser before the course could be constructed. The company partnered with the state Department of Ecology and Department of Archeology to address environmental and historic concerns prior to building the professional-grade course.
“This is the realization of a long-standing dream of our two associations,” said John Bodenhamer, executive director of both golf associations. “The WSGA and PNGA have worked cooperatively for almost two decades to create a permanent home for golf in the Northwest and we are thrilled it is now a reality.”
The course will be named “The Home Course” and is expected to open for public play on June 29. Green fees will range between $35 and $45 during the summer season. Association offices will eventually be constructed on the course property.
In other news, Quadrant’s Northwest Landing General Manager Greg Moore said today the company is looking to sell the Northwest Landing Business and Technology Park, a 313-acre parcel to be developed for office, business park, light industrial and research uses. The site would be developed around the current golf course. Through CB Richard Ellis, Quadrant will be accepting bids for the property. Although a deadline has not yet been established, Moore said he expects final bids by mid-July.
The property overlooks the Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains and the golf course. It’s surrounded by the 3,000-acre master-planned Northwest Landing community. Intel, State Farm, Pier 1 Imports, FedEx, Glacier Northwest and Venture Bank are some of the companies that have already settled in the community.
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