You could call it the “impossible dream.”
Alongside the Stehekin Airstrip, the late Art Peterson dreamed of making a golf course.
He spent more than 20 years carving it out of the heavy timber. Our hosts at Stehekin last weekend, Jack and Barbara Stevens, took us for a tour of it. She is the daughter of the Petersons.
Art bought 119 acres in 1943, put in a lumber and a planing mill on the property, and through the 50’s and 60’s worked to make his dream a reality. He had whacked out nine fairways, but no greens. The advent of the national park spelled the end of his dream, and the park bought the property in 1969, according to Stevens.
He knew the project well, for he helped his father-in-law for many years on the construction of the project.