The Sudden Valley golf course was designed to be the centerpiece for the private community of Sudden Valley. It is rated "Four Stars" by Golf Digest. Sudden Valley has been the site of many major Northwest tournaments including a Washington State Open, four Washington State Men's Amateur Championships, a Master-40, a Washington State Senior Women's Championship, the Men's Mid-Am and numerous PNWPGA Pro-Amateur tournaments. There is a full service pro shop for all of your golfing needs, a bar & Grill that is open 7 days a week and an all grass practice facility that is maintained with same degree of professionalism that is given the golf course. There are also some great professional instructors who can help you improve your game.
The front nine is pretty open and flat and borders Lake Whatcom. Fairway lands are fairly generous and the greens are large. The back nine follows a ridge uphill with narrower evergreen-fringed fairways and smaller greens with lots of character. The Sudden Valley golf course is considered a true masterpiece, stressing finesse and accuracy with water hazards on fourteen of the eighteen holes and some forty-seven bunkers sprinkled throughout the course.