Foster Golf Links

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3.9
248
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
147
3 Stars
46
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.1
91.2%
Recommend this course
228 out of 248 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
37
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.0
91.9%
Recommend this course
34 out of 37 reviews
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Average Rating
3.8
46
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
3.8
Pace
3.6
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.0
91.3%
Recommend this course
42 out of 46 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 68
Length 4804
Slope 101
Rating 62.8
Type Public
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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 68 4804 yards 62.8 101
Red (W) 70 4529 yards 65.4 105
Scorecard for Foster Golf Links
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 62.8/100 W: 66.9/110 324 300 295 302 144 420 334 268 124 2511 445 135 326 290 248 224 120 220 285 2293 4804
Red M: 61.8/99 W: 65.1/106 314 290 285 288 134 402 316 252 114 2395 435 121 297 277 223 202 104 252 265 2176 4571
Handicap 5 11 9 7 15 1 3 17 13 4 16 2 8 14 12 18 10 6
Par 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 34 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 34 68
Handicap (W) 5 9 13 11 7 1 3 15 17 2 18 6 10 12 14 16 4 8

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.

Reviews

3.9
248

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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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Driver, short irons, putter

Yeah, it's an easy muni. Still, if you hit accurate drivers, you can use it 14 times. The farther you hit it, the easier it is. Sounds like every course, but there are 13 300+ us par 4s, so short iron skills yield birdie opportunities. Recently aerated, but healing nicely. Fun.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good bargain option

I have played Foster several times now and for the most art enjoy it. Short but not boring, pace usually ok, and there is a pretty good mix of holes so it is not too redundant. They could use a little more practice area, but not sure where that would be. Not the first time I have arrived and they had no carts ready, and no one was cleaning or getting the returned carts ready either this time on a busy Saturday. That was pretty lame, but it was a hot deal and a bargain with the greens recently punched, so one cannot really complain too much. Could be better but pretty good for what we paid.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

more work

they were doing the tee boxes this week, greens still a little rough. Have also been cutting the edges of the traps, defining them better. One of the best things about this course is that if you come as a single and want a cart you don't have to share it.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Punched

Greens were much better than expected after they were recently punched.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Great course for the money!

Course is quite short, but it is in very good condition. Greens rolled true, and were relatively quick considering the recent weather. Great for wedge work! Good company also.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Value

Great place to play, doesn't cost alot to have a good round with friends.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

course management

I wouldn't allow two somes to go out before 11 am so u wouldn't have such slow play

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Overbooked

Fosters is a good course and twilight is a good rate. However, they overbook the course. We couldn’t play 18, which we paid for. Yes, it is twilight, but they started the men’s club on hole 10, making it a half hour wait between holes, so we walked off. It was a waste of time, gas and money.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great conditions

The pace was much better than the last time. We followed a tournament both times and no more delays than a regular round. The lady in the clubhouse was very friendly. course was in very good shape. Will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Improving

Nice steady pace 3.5 hour round. they are doing some green replacement work putting new sod in areas that had no grass before.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Foster

fun time. weather was great. course in excellent shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Foster Golf Links on 07/19/2018:
Thank you for leaving us four stars, Paul!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course...no water available on course...it was a hot day...also no beverage cart....not a great course but adequate

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Foster Golf Links on 07/16/2018:
Thank you for leaving us four stars! We'll pass along your feedback regarding the lack of beverages to our management team.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Foster Golf Links on 07/16/2018:
Thank you for leaving us four stars!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Usually a fun course

The average golfer can use the Driver 14 times at this track, then short irons in, then putt on decent greens. Lotta walkers, no marshals, slowish play, so...once in a while, OK experience. All of the courses are pricier this year than in past golf seasons.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Response from Foster Golf Links on 07/16/2018:
Thank you for the helpful feedback! We hope you'll return again in the future.
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great round, enjoyed the layout

Haven't played Foster in a few years. Pace was slow as there was a large group in front of us. Green is great shape for July.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Response from Foster Golf Links on 07/16/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a very nice four-star review! We hope you'll be back for another (hopefully more brisk) round soon!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great sunny day in Seattle

Course was very nice. Good shape, greens were some of the best.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Foster Golf Links on 07/16/2018:
We're so pleased that you had a great time! Thank you for leaving us five stars!
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Foster Golf Links on 06/27/2018:
Thank you for leaving us five stars!
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