Broadmoor Golf Club is a private neighborhood and golf club in Seattle founded in 1924. It is located (map) in a secure, gated setting, just south of the University of Washington and west of Lake Washington. The 230 acre Washington Park Arboretum rests adjacent to Broadmoor. The Broadmoor neighborhood is an iconic Seattle community with stately homes and pristine landscaped yards. Its homeowner’s association is strictly regulated by a very active board and owners. Broadmoor is part of the Madison Park neighborhood of Seattle, located south of the 520 bridge (map). Madison Park could be considered an urban retreat, as it’s close to downtown Seattle and yet maintains the feeling of a lovely, slow-paced residential area. The Broadmoor neighborhood is served by the Seattle School District and a number of private academies. The neighboring communities of Montlake, Capitol Hill and Madrona-Leschi provide a variety of upscale and savory restaurant choices.
Golf history hosted at Broadmoor over the years includes hosting the Seattle Open, the Western Amateur, and LPGA Tour. Broadmoor is a tribute to designer/builder A. Vernon “Mac” Macan a leading golf course architect of the time. Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1882, Vernon was a highly educated man attending Shrewsbury and studying law at Trinity College. In 1908, Macan emigrated to Canada, and was the architect for many golf courses in British Columbia and the northwestern U.S., including Royal Colwood, Inglewood, Fircrest, Hillcrest, and Colwood National.