Ed Murray, Mayor
SUBJECT: Construction starting at Jefferson Golf Course
10/31/2013 12:30:00 PM
Karen O'Connor (206) 684-7241
Construction starting at Jefferson Golf CourseWork on Jefferson Park Golf Course is set to begin mid-November 2013. The project includes a new clubhouse and improvements to golf services, and provides community space for non-golfers. Seattle Parks and Recreation expects work to be complete December 2014.
The course will remain open throughout construction and Seattle Parks will continue to offer as many services and amenities as possible. Temporary facilities for the pro shop and food service will be located across Beacon Ave., behind the existing first tee. Efforts are being made to keep the driving range partially useable.
Jefferson Park Golf Course’s new two-story clubhouse will include a banquet hall, a café with outdoor dining, a pro-shop, and teaching space. A double-deck driving range will be built. Improvements will be made to paths, the cart bard, and parking.
The $7 million Jefferson Golf Course improvement project is part of the Golf Master Plan. In 2006, Seattle’s City Council adopted Golf Financial Policies (Resolution 30926) which call for golf revenues to be used to support operations and maintenance of the courses, transfer 3.5% of gross revenue to the Park fund to support overhead costs, and set aside the remainder for golf capital improvements.
Built in 1915, Jefferson Park Golf Course is situated in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, just south of downtown. The course, measures over 6,200 yards and features vistas of the city's skyline and Mount Rainier. It is maintained by the City of Seattle and managed by Premier Golf Centers LLC. Jefferson Park includes an 18-hole and a 9-hole golf course, a restaurant with banquet facilities, and a driving range. Instruction is available for golfers at all levels.
For more information on the Jefferson Park Golf Course improvements, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/jefferson_golf/.
For more information on the Golf Master Plan, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/athletics/golfcrse.htm#plan.
If you have questions about the project, please contact project manager Toby Ressler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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