Golf is returning as an Olympic sport in the 2016 summer Olympics. Golf was last played at the Olympics in 1900 and 1904.
In the early years of the University students and faculty were seen putting on the campus greens. After 1935 golf became more organized and the men’s teams dabbled in matches against other northwest colleges such as Oregon, Willamette, Seattle College, and Linfield winning 80% of their matches through the ’40s and ’50s. With the University’s 1976 entrance into the West Coast Athletic Conference (WCAC), golf became a varsity sport, with Women’s Golf added to the athletic roster in 1998. The golf program for men and women was not renewed following the 2010-11 season.