LakeLand Village: A residential community with 27 holes of golf

Updated: August 3, 2021

As you wind your way along Highway 3 near Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, you find yourself driving through the town of Allyn. You see restaurants, some tourist shops, Big Bubba’s Burger and a sign for LakeLand Village up the hill.

Driving up a steep hill toward LakeLand Village, you start to get a sense of history when Virgil Anderson first saw the property and decided to turn it into something special. It all started way back in 1923 with the beginning of LakeLand Village. 

And now, years later the area has turned into a residential community with terrific housing developments and a golf course that features three sets of nine-hole courses called Generation I, Generation II and Generation III. The residents at LakeLand enjoy a variety of niceties like a lakefront bistro restaurant, a stocked 50-acre lake for year round fishing, several miles of quiet streets for walking or bike riding and of course some of the best golf found in the state. 

When Virgil Anderson started his project, he had a dream of farming and raising cattle. He moved his family into a log cabin on the “old farm.” In fact, when the Generation III golf course opened in 1997, the course was set on land that overlooks the “old farm.” as well as some of the other original land acquired by Anderson in 1936.

The golf business in the Anderson family began in 1972 with the opening of Generation I. It plays as the shortest of the nines at 2,547 yards but offers plenty of challenges through the trees with water in play. Generation II opened in 1983 and has lots of elevation changes including back to back holes that feature a downhill par-3 and a short uphill dogleg par-4. Generation III opened in 1997 with large greens, generous fairways and some tough par-4 holes.

The one thing you notice right away about LakeLand Village are the greens. They are fast. They are smooth. They are pure. Many golfers make the trip around the Puget Sound for the challenges of LakeLand Village but also for the greens.

Houses and duplexes border the course but are set back so don’t intrude on play. It’s a great place to live or visit.  For information call 360.275.6100.