Foster Golf Course will add new par-3

Updated: November 4, 2019

Foster Golf Course in Tukwila, Wash. is a popular spot during the spring, summer and fall months. With its various clubs and leagues, Foster Golf Course is a busy place for Pacific Northwest golfers.

But during the winter months, things slow down. That’s just the nature of the business with golf in the Pacific Northwest. Rain, wind and shorter days make for an open tee sheet.

General Manager Warren Orr and the staff at Foster is trying to do something about that this winter. 

Foster has developed a par-3 course for the second winter in a row – a course which will coincide with its regular 18–hole course. Because golf carts are restricted to the paths during the winter months, a par-3 course with tee boxes next to the cart paths was an idea to try.

“We tried it during a spring tournament and people liked the idea,” said Orr. “And we figured this would be a great way for us to get some more play in the winter.”

All 18 holes will have tee boxes cut out of the rough near the cart paths. The holes will play from 100 yards to 175 yards. It will be ideal for players who need to ride in a cart, juniors, beginners and anyone else who likes to play winter golf at Foster Golf Course.

Orr said the course will charge $25 for the new par-3 course, including cart for the par-3 course during the winter months. It is open for play right now.

“We are excited about offering something new for the golfers during the winter months,” said Orr.