The original 54-acre estate was homesteaded in the late 1800’s and was a mustard farm. In 1961 the farm was sold and designed into a golf course. In the early days, the course layout was played off rubber mats for tee-boxes, and the first 3 holes had some crossing fairways.
Approximately 10 years after the course opened, a practice green was added, as well as a new green for the first hole, changing the layout to open up play, and lengthen the course. The new first hole was now located were the driving range had been, causing them to lose a full driving range for a time.
In 2009, the course was redesigned, changing the layout of the last 3 holes to limit play across a road that had significantly grown in traffic due to new development in the area. The change also gave room to bring back a driving range.
The course was owned by the Blake family for 46 years, first by Bob Sr. and Mary, then later by Bob Jr. and Dorian. The Jr. Blake’s sold the course in January of 2007. The course was purchased by a group of Orcas Island residents, called Orcas Greens. This group was formed to prevent the golf course from being sold to developers for home sites. In April 2009, this group sold the course to the Taylors, a long time island
In 2014 with the help of local excavators Bart Curtis and Bob Kimple a new pond was added between holes 3 and 9 to give much needed water storage.
In 2015 Justin Taylor built a pond area in front of the 8th tee-box and used the material to build new and enlarged tee-boxes on holes 5,6,7,8,10
46 year - Jun. 1962 to Jan. 2007 owned by Blake Family
2 years - Jan. 2007 to Apr. 2009 Owned by Orcas Greens LLC
8+ years - Apr. 2009 to Current Owned by Taylor Family
Designed and built in the 1960s, the course is reminiscent of old Scottish country clubs. Its concept took advantage of gentle rolling hills and natural water hazards to make play challenging for amateur and professional golfers alike.