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4.0
316 Reviews (316)
5 Stars
66
4 Stars
183
3 Stars
53
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.1
94.8%
Recommend this course
294 out of 316 reviews
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4.2
20 Reviews (20)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.0%
Recommend this course
19 out of 20 reviews
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4.2
52 Reviews (52)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
98.1%
Recommend this course
51 out of 52 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.

Reviews

4.0
316 Reviews (316)

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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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
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Commented on 03/30/2020

Thanks for taking the time to rate us, we appreciate it!

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great way to social distance

I really appreciate Foster allowing us from riding in separate carts during this time. No extra charge, just a cart without question. Not all courses are doing that, they should and Foster should be thanked for stepping up and making a great day of golf available for us during this time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 03/23/2020

Thanks so much for the stellar review. We are doing what we can during this time to accommodate to everyone and will continue to do so. Thanks again for coming out, and we look forward to having you back here soon!

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

Good Times in Tukwila !

Great and accessable course . Very playable and well maintained course . Nice views of the river , great clubhouse and pro shop too !

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/30/2020

Thank you for the kind words. We work hard to keep a well maintained course, and ensure every round is an enjoyable and memorable experience. We look forward to having you back here soon!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/30/2020

Thanks so much for the 4 star rating!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/06/2020

Thank you for reviewing us. We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Foster Golf Links, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 03/02/2020

Thanks so much for the 4 star rating!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/24/2020

Thanks for rating us 4 stars!

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great day for golf!

Friendly staff. Course was a little rough, but we’ve had some rough weather lately. Overall, this is a great course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/20/2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a kind review. We're hoping the weather will clear up soon. We appreciate your loyalty and hope to see you back here soon!

Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Walked

Friendly knowledgeable staff who help you to a good experience on the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 01/24/2020

Thanks for your kind words! Looking forward to having you back here soon!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Chilly winter day

Great day to play. Low 40s but dry. Very few players so pace was excellent. I like the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/19/2019

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, culbrz46! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Foster Golf Links!

Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

fun at Fosters

I enjoy playing this course because it is not too long ,but plenty challenging. The staff are great, and the course is in fantastic shape for this time of year especially the greens. It is one of my favorite courses to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/26/2019

Thanks so much for the great review! We are so pleased you had such a wonderful time, and we cannot wait to see you back here again soon!

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great training ground...

Easily one of the best short course to fine-tune your short game before a tournament or so. Even kick off your golf season next year on this course like a warm up. Right now, muddy/very wet but playable. Mark, clean ball, place is mandatory for each pre-shot. Great value for the run. Good bar. Great staff. Great location. Cheers. (Darren, HCP 16, President of PNWDGA)

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/10/2019

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Cold weather
Walked

Short course great for seniors easy to walk but still challenging

Foster is a fun course to play, and a great spot to take golfers who do not hit the ball long and you like an easy walk. Or if you want to play 18 well under 4 hours. It’s fun course, while there are a few difficult holes, it is by no way a difficult course. Three of the Ppar 3's are over water. Hole #6 is a long Par4 425 yds The rest of the Par4's are short, 300 yds or less, but you have to hit down the middle on the narrow tree lined fairways. Both holes 14 and 15 are short Par 4's , 250 yds or less but you need shape the ball around two huge trees to hit the greens from the tee. The clubhouse and staff are great. Billy Baroo’s, the course restaurant, has excellent food, 20 beers on tap and a large outdoor patio next to the course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 12/10/2019

Thanks so much for the review! We strive to create a wonderful experience, and we're so glad you had one. We hope to see you back here soon!

Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun and fast

Have now played Foster a few times this fall. Overall well maintained and laid out. I am not a long hitter, so I appreciate that it is a shorter course. The shorter par 4s and the par 3 are laid out to be kind of tricky so there are definitely challenges there, especially for a new golfer like me. Pace of play has been good, with 18 holes taking about 3 hours, Tee time bargains are also to be had, making it even better!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 11/19/2019

Hi, biwaracing. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Foster Golf Links. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
First Time Playing

Fun

This isn’t the best review as the day we played there it had been raining in Seattle for a week. It was raining the day we played. The course itself looks pretty fun, but there was a ton of standing water all over the course from the rain. I would love to come back in the summer and play the course when it is on its best shape. Staff was great and the bar/restaurant at the club house was good.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful sunny fall day

Had a great fall day playing golf. Unfortunately the 4-some ahead of us thought it was the day to "practice" play. 2 or 3 hits per stroke. But, the weather was great, course was in great shape. Best day playing there, I made it over both water traps.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/18/2019

Hi culbrz46. 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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/16/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Foster Golf Links. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Seamless with Golfnow

Showed up they gave us keys to any cart and said have a good round..so easy

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/16/2019

Hi u9446426. 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
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/06/2019

Hi u000002837720. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Foster Golf Links.

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always a fun round at Foster

It's very short and some of the holes are pretty easy but it is usually in great shape and it certainly was today.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 09/06/2019

Hi u556356457. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Foster Golf Links!

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