The State of Golf in Seattle

The First Tee of Greater Seattle teaches golf and life skills to 1,500 local youth on Seattle’s municipal golf courses each year, and more than 2,000 county-wide. Without the four Seattle facilities (Jefferson Park, Jackson Park, West Seattle GC and Interbay), that kind of impact is not possible. And it’s not just the youth who are playing these golf courses. It’s YOU, as well! With growing pressures from housing affordability and urban land use, city officials are in the process of assessing the value of the approximately 500 acres of park property designated for golf. There is no current plan or proposal to re-purpose any of the four golf properties, but if they determine that these public assets could be put to better use, we may see something emerge in the near future. Our goal is to help our elected officials understand the inherent and irreplaceable value of these golf courses… and you can help! What are your best memories from the City of Seattle municipal golf courses, including Jefferson Park, Jackson Park, West Seattle, and Interbay? Share your stories with us and your local leaders…

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Sincerely, The First Tee of Greater Seattle

“A Bold New Vision for Seattle’s Golf Future” August 19, 2019

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“The Battle of Seattle” August 19, 2019

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“Cliff Avril and Jason Puckett welcome on Dan Wartelle, The First Tee of Greater Seattle’s Executive Director, and Bill Schickler, Premier Golf’s President, to discuss the meaning and impact of municipal golf in Seattle” July 23, 2019

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“Seattle considering what to do with 4 public golf courses and 528 acres of green space they cover” June 6, 2019


“What’s the Future of Golf in Seattle?” April 18. 2019


“Strategic Business Plan for the Future of City of Seattle Owned Municipal Golf Courses” March 20, 2019


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