Hacienda is a classic and traditional golf course. In 1920, Alphonso Bell announced the purchase of the land for the course and William Watson was hired for its design. Watson was one of the very first golf professionals ever in California. Immigrating to the United States from Scotland at the turn of the Twentieth Century, Watson was one of only eight golf professionals in the state in early 1900. His original plan called for a course of 6,152 yards in length, one that he declared would be “sporty” and utilize many natural canyons and undulations.