Property originally owned by a group of Canadian investors and slated for development as an industrial park similar to what is existing south of the source.
Patton/Allen purchased the property with approvals for an 18 hole golf course. Patton hired Lisa Make, a female architect from Virginia to do the routing and design of original 18 holes. First gold course designed by female golf course architect in Pacific Northwest at the time.
Corp of engineers see the success of wildlife habitat creation on first 150 acres and agree to expansion to 36 holes. Second 18 holes designed by Ted Locke, well known golf architect from Vancouver, BC.
Willows Run enters into agreement with King County to eventually irrigate with reclaimed water from the new Brightwater plant proposed for construction in Woodinville.
Willows eventually begins irrigating with reclaimed water from Brightwater plant. Largest single user of reclaimed water in the Pacific Northwest.
Willows and sister course Druids Glen apply for certification in the Salmon Safe program. A program that controls the use of fertilizers and chemicals and helps to enhance and preserver salmon habitat.