Rainbow Run Putting Course

Location: Redmond, Washington

Scope: Site planning, concept design, schematic design, design development, construction observation

Size: 2.5 acres

Program: Clubhouse, five simulated microclimates, six water elements, special effects

Description: A themed putting course was envisioned in connection with the 45–hole Willows Run Golf Complex featuring the native environments of Washington state. Golf holes play through five dramatically different habitat zones representing a coniferous rainforest, alpine forest, meadow, desert and coastal region. Zones merge together seamlessly leading guests through a natural progression of each new native habitat with numerous special effects cleverly hidden in the dense landscape areas. Designed to delight the interests of both children and adults alike, the putting course has been very successful and is a strong revenue source for the overall golf complex.

Press: 2000 City of Redmond Excellence in Design Award; The Seattle Times July 2002 'Minature golf: