Golf was first played at The Powelton Club in 1892 on a five – hole course. It is now featured on The National Register of Historic Places.
Course architects have ranged from club members in 1892, to Devereux Emmet in 1923. Emmet was retained to revise the original nine holes and to layout the new nine holes. Major alterations were needed in 1985, brought about by the expansion of Interstate 84. The most significant change designed by architects Cornish & Silvia was a new 17th hole. This was the end of the Club's heirloom usage; the double tee that served the 16th and 17th holes.
The Powelton Club golf course is presently 6,193 yards in length with a rating of 71.4 and having a slope of 134.0. It places a premium on accuracy. The short par fours offer strategic options that invite birdies, but often penalize with bogies. The greens offer a variety of challenges to players. Some are at ground level and flanked by flat bunkers, while other holes are elevated and fiercely guarded by large, deep hazards. The terrain can be severe and water is a factor on 11 out of the 18 holes. A stream crossing the property feeds into four ponds, including the picturesque Par 3 seventh hole.
The existing design is known to be both challenging and memorable. It is accentuated by wonderfully quick greens and tight fairways with deep rough and troublesome pin placements.
The golf course is carefully tended to and kept in exceptional condition. It provides a great test of golfing skills for our members and their guests.