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4.1
349 Reviews (349)
5 Stars
78
4 Stars
199
3 Stars
56
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.0
94.1%
Recommend this course
324 out of 349 reviews
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4.1
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
92.7%
Recommend this course
38 out of 41 reviews
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4.1
62 Reviews (62)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
93.5%
Recommend this course
58 out of 62 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 68
Length 4804 yards
Slope 101
Rating 62.8

Located just 15 minutes south of Seattle, Foster Golf Links meanders alongside the Duwamish River in Tukwila. Opened in 1925, it was one of the first public golf courses on the west coast. In 2004, the City of Tukwila spent almost $5 million on a complete renovation of the course and a new clubhouse with a pro shop and banquet facilities. The renovation included the addition of tees, reconstructing of several greens, and a complete rebuild of the 10th fairway. The layout has a classic links design with tight fairways and undulating greens. The river comes into play on several holes. Foster Golf Links has a blend of straightforward holes and challenging holes, making it accessible for players of all skill levels. It is also one of the best values in the area.

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Course Details

Year Built 1925
Golf Season Year round
Architect George Eddy

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.1
349 Reviews (349)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 34
Patio Dining 28
Dinner 20
Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 23
Water Hazards 23
Bunkers 20
This course/club is great for:
Walkers 46
Locals 37
Beginners 32
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 46
Near the Airport 43
Near Local Attractions 9

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Short track in good shape

This is an executive style course. It was in good condition, especially the greens. I enjoyed it, yet am unlikely to return. I’m visiting the area and, if I gol some more, will be choosing longer tracks.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

just fun day

Almost always enjoy a day at Foster even though front nine was noticeably slower than back. Just seemed too crowded again for a good pace. Too many waits at tees and from fairway waiting to hit approach with this many going out so bunched up

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/31/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us Gforce63. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Foster Golf Links thanks you!

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Reviews 6
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

it was very slow today, no marshal to keep the game going.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 07/31/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us, as well as for your feedback.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Fun course to play on any day. Afternoon pace is kind of slow but this course is a good one to pick up a friend and play at. I come here regularly and the people are always friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/17/2020

Thanks for your review and for your feedback! We're so glad to see you have great interactions with our staff, and we hope to have you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

crowded and SLOW

Way over booked for a course that attracts high handicappers. ^6 hours for 18

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 07/17/2020

Hello, bensondlb. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Foster Golf Links.

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent course, play, and price

Foster outshines every other public course in the Seattle area. Awesome pace of play, firm but forgiving greens, and perfectly manicured fairways. The staff are always friendly and keep the first tee marshaled to avoid hold ups. I play here every Friday plus one other day a week and plan to continue for the season.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Wow, we are so happy reading your review, Nathan! From everything about the pace of play, to our fairways and staff, we could not be more thrilled that you had such a wonderful experience at our course. We love having you here every Friday, and we look forward to the Friday's to come!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Hard to Beat for the Money

This course is a great value for the money (I paid $35 per person with cart). The clubhouse is nice and the course is well maintained. Concessions are reasonable and the cart comes around several times during your round to make sure you have refreshments.

About the course - it's a short course without a lot of variety, but it's really well maintained. I would aliken it to an 18-hole version of Interbay or a nicer version of Jefferson.. Well maintained, fairly easy, and relatively inexpensive.

Definitely better than Jefferson/Jackson or just about any other muni course around Seattle.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 07/17/2020

Wow, thank you so much for this wonderful review! We're so glad to read that you like our clubhouse and course. What a great compliment to receive, and we hope to see you back again very soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/15/2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to rate us 5 stars!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Out it’s Independence Day

The course was nice today. Wasn’t wet and the pace others were playing was good. I think it’s a great course for beginners like me..

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/15/2020

Thanks so much for the great review! We're glad you enjoyed your round with us!

Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fan of Foster but....

Mind you I really love the little course and typically I always enjoy the day there however my past experience is has been partly due to value one gets for a well run small course usually with good pace and well kept greens. Yesterday was not the case unfortunately, A marshall on course might have kept the pace up a bit with a lot of newbies playing, but the cost of Foster should not be anywhere near a $58 round. Not worth it at all. This is at best a place one should be able to play for $40 tops .... all courses are charging more, but slow pace, high price, short course, becoming close to not a good deal anymore if it stays this way

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 07/15/2020

We appreciate your feedback, and for coming out to play our course. We are going to pass along your feedback to our team so we can work to make some changes to ensure your round is always an exceptional experience. We thank you for coming out to the course, and hope to you back again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Had a beer on the patio, our server was great. Noticed another server not wearing a mask. Thought it was mandatory

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/05/2020

Thanks for coming out, and we're glad you had a great time!

Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/05/2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to rate us 4 stars!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Short Course but Great Deal

Course was in really nice shape. Greens were fast and rolled well. Well maintained. The only drawback may be the length for some. I liked it short.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 06/28/2020

Thanks for the great review. We work hard to maintain our course, and we hope to have you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/22/2020

Thanks for taking the time to rate us!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Afternoon on the Course

I played Foster with a foursome on Friday evening, and we had a great time. The course is in excellent condition, and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. The greens were in better condition than I've ever seen them at Foster. The only reason my review isn't 5-star is because of the pace of play; the tee times are stacked tightly and there was a bit of a log jam ahead of us. That said, we totally understand that the course may need to stack tee times tighter in order to make up for lost income from earlier in the season. I will definitely be back at Foster before the summer is up - thanks for a good time!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 06/28/2020

We appreciate you coming out to the course and leaving us a review. Thank you for your feedback about the pace of play, and we will work to make improvements for the future. We look forward to having you back again soon for another great round!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Course is in great shape

Course is looking good and greens were rolling true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 06/22/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Foster Golf Links.

Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/22/2020

Thanks so much for rating us 4 stars. We hope to have you back here again soon!

Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Comfort course

I grew up playing on Foster golf course as a kid and as an adult and had a great time with lots of my friends throughout the years. It’s a good course to get back to you it’s near my house and a new friend of mine that just took up golf again wanted to play there so off we went. The course was in great condition it was a bit rainy but not much we can do about that at the back nine the clouds spread and the sunshine and we played pretty good and met a couple of really nice guys because that’s what’s golfs all about. It’s a shorter course less than 6000 yards but I love it and it’s always a good course to go back to. I highly recommend it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/17/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us Russel. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Foster Golf Links thanks you!

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