Great Links Community at Desert Canyon
Location: Orondo, Washington
Scope: Master planning, landscape design, site planning
Size: 40 acres
Program: Cottage housing, hotel, restaurant, cafe, fitness center, community center, pools, a lazy river and sports & event fields.
Description: Great Links Community was planned as a resort residential community adjacent to the Desert Canyon Golf Course in Eastern Washington. It was designed to appeal to various market groups including retirement age, families and children. Golfscape worked with the owners from initial planning, programming and feasibility through to design of resort amenities and overall character development. The master plan includes multi-family units, cottage cluster communities, community center, as well as pool/fitness area, children’s play area and a water park. The focus of the landscape design was to recreate the character of rural Eastern Washington through the use of orchards, vineyards, fence rows as well as natural drought tolerant high desert landscape. The active community was planned to integrate within the existing course routing and clubhouse and to preserve the course character and playability.