Jefferson Park Golf Course

This course, owned by the city of Seattle and managed by Municipal Golf of Seattle, a nonprofit group, is one of the oldest municipal golf facilities in the U.S. Opened for play in 1915, Jefferson Park was designed by “Old” Tom Bendelow, an important early architect who, among nearly 100 design credits, was responsible for the Number 1 Course at Medinah Country Club in Chicago as well as Dubsdread Country Club.

The course lies in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle, about a 10-minute drive from downtown. The layout stretches just over 6,000 yards, and is made difficult by its smallish putting surfaces, greenside bunkers, and narrow routes between towering evergreens. From several holes are wonderful vistas of the city’s skyline and Mt. Rainier. This Seattle course is where one of the PGA Tour’s most popular and accomplished players, Fred Couples, learned the game.

In addition to a traditional course, Jefferson Park also features a nine-hole executive course, a restaurant, and a driving range. For more information or to book a tee time, call 206/762-4513 or go online at