Foster Golf Links

3.9805588235 4.0 stars from 5 (285)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 68
  • Length: 4804 yards
  • Slope: 101
  • Rating: 62.8
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 68 4804 yards 62.8 101
Red (W) 70 4529 yards 65.4 105

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 285 Reviews
5 stars:
57
4 stars:
166
3 stars:
49
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

264 out of 285 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport near local attractions   Great for walkers locals beginners   Challenges include narrow fairways water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks patio dining dinner  

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"This course is fun, even in the rain!"


u600770558's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2019
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We started playing in a light mist. Then the rain became heavy. After nine holes, we took a break for a delicious lunch. After lunch, the rain stopped, the course had emptied and we enjoyed the back nine all to ourselves. What could be better?


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/21/2019

Hi u600770558. 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!


"Great day at Fosters"


u000007196310's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2019
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Played with two buddies of mine. Weather was great and the course was forgiving. The foursome in front of us was painfully slow but we still had one of our better games today. My best ever so I guess I can’t complain. If you want to fine tune your game and practice on a few things, this is the place to be. Mostly par 4’s and 3’s. Clubhouse is great and so is the Resturant. Hope to play there again soon.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/21/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us u000007196310. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Foster Golf Links thanks you!




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2019
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/14/2019

Hello, dunnie. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2019
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/14/2019

Hello, dunnie. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.


"Going low at Foster"


u000007304429's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2019
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Reviewed on

This course is short, fairly tight at times, with a couple of holes that have water bordering. Keep it in the fairway and you can go low.

I used driver "just cuz'" and drove 3 greens. Nice when youre putting for eagle 3 times in a round. Not much challenge really, but it makes for a relaxing and enjoyable round of golf whether you are just starting out, or an old man like me trying to regain some of my lost youth.

Oh, and by the way, the greens were in magnificent condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/14/2019

u000007304429, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Foster Golf Links.



jodybalmer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/30/2019

Hi there! We want to hear more about your experience with us! Please call us at (206) 242-4221. We look forward to seeing you again soon!


"Stop over game"


q1366138272's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2019
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Reviewed on

I was in Seattle, on Business and went looking for a game of golf.

The hotel recommended the course and was pleasantly surprised. The staff were great weather was good and the group I joined as a single player were fantastic people so great day.

The course is quite short but in good condition, it was not challenging but was just good fun.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/30/2019

Thank you for the 4 stars! We hope to have you back soon.



u838964188's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2019
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/14/2019

Hello, u838964188. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.



u000005738128's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2019
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/10/2019

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.


"Good early"


nuhips's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/06/2019
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Reviewed on

course was in very good condition for this early in the season. Some of the greens may have even been a little dry by mid afternoon. Good pace of play and got around in 3.5 hours.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/10/2019

nuhips, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Foster Golf Links.


"Great warm up course"


pveldhuis's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2019
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Grwat short course to work out kinks in your game. Course wS in great condition and pace of play was normal for a sunny Sunday in Seattle.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/03/2019

pveldhuis, thank you for your kinds words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5 star experience.


"Great weather"


TommyT89's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2019
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Course was in good shape, paired with two friendly golfers. Had a great time


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/10/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us TommyT89. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Foster Golf Links thanks you!


"First sunny day in April"


culbrz46's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2019
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Sunny day in April means golfing. Found a great deal on Golfnow. Headed to the course. Played with a really nice couple. Greens were great, fairways still a little soft. Some players couldn't find their own fairway and didn't know

to call fore!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/22/2019

Thank you for leaving us a great five-star review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed some beautiful weather and nice conditions. We hope to see you again soon.



silverbell's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2019
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/12/2019

Thank you for leaving us four stars!



magreer's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/12/2019

Thank you for leaving us five stars!


"Different but fun"


churchtribe's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2019
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A short but fun course with some interesting challenges. While the first three holes lull you into thinking you will shoot in the 60’s, the long par 4 five hole will set you straight. The back 9 is more interesting and fun, starting with a makeable par 5, a par 3 over the river, and #12 requires you to stay left or long and down the middle or a slide fade/slice will put you in the gulley or river to the right. Then you have 3 short par4’s in a row where you can experiment with an alternate club to avoid trees or bunkers. These are fun holes. The 17th hole is a long par 3, which may have you reaching for your driver, and watch out on the 18th, you don’t want to be on the left side. Good course for beginners or people wanting to work on different aspects of their game. Oh, and the greens are mostly flat and well groomed. I had 6 1-putts my last two times out here and I’m a pretty average putter. Enjoy!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/12/2019

It sounds like you had a fun and challenging round with us and we couldn't be more pleased. We hope to see you again soon.


"Second Time A"


nogabe's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2019
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Played last year for the first time as course was very wet due to winter rains. What a difference when it's relatively dry. Short course that is excellent to try different clubs and shots where you don't need driver. Greens were in great shape. Though the course was packed, still finished in 4 hrs. Recommend this course to beginners and others that need to fine tune their irons. Great value for the money.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/26/2019

Thank you for the very kind words and four stars! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your round and enjoyed our layout and conditions. Please come and see us again soon.


"Don’t go if you aren’t part of a group"


Joshua9952376's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/21/2019
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Reviewed on

Unprofessional clubhouse employees. I had to tee off #10 because they let a group of eight go off of #1 before me. So I make the turn and there are 4 groups in front of me. I asked if I could just get a rain check for nine holes. No and “ I don’t have time to deal with this” was the answer. They said I paid the early bird for 26.00 so I play at my own risk in terms of pace of play. The regular green fee is 28.00!

So because of the employees error and bad judgment I get punished over 2.00! What a joke. I drive 30-45 mins most times to play your course. I take it early bird is before 9:00am, my tee time was 8:50. So 10 mins difference and 2 dollars more your telling me I wouldn’t have to wait for 30 mins to tee off on my 10th hole? I understand not every round will be smooth and quick but you can’t punish me because I’m a single golfer , And might I add, a single golfer that will never play at fosters again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Great until back 9"


darivi1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2019
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Reviewed on

This was a great deal to get out and play a round at a great value, until... they slipped an extra foursome in front of us at 10, then it slowed and we ended up waiting on nearly every hole the rest of the day and almost always had the group behind us waiting on us at the tee box. Never much fun, hurrying shots.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/25/2019

We're sorry to hear about the slower play, but we're glad that you otherwise enjoyed your round with us.



silverbell's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2019
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/04/2019

Thank you for leaving us four stars!



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