Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is installing new nets at holes 11 and 12 on Jefferson Park Golf Course to prevent golf balls from leaving the park. The plans for the new masts and network system have been submitted to the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI). The permit requires a height deviation that will take nine to twelve months for city council approval. Construction is therefore expected to start in autumn 2022.
During the golf master plan process, the problem with the faulty ball around holes 11 through 12 at Jefferson Park Golf was identified. SPR worked with Premier Golf and originally planned to reroute the holes from a counterclockwise pattern to a clockwise pattern, but as the design and permit evolved we concluded that the permit requirements, loss of trees, the extensive closure of the golf course to complete this work, loss of revenue and overall project costs outweighed the ability to install netting.
We are now planning to install new, higher nets on the poles along part of holes 11 and 12 to prevent golf balls from leaving the park. Nets and poles will be installed along 24th Ave S. and S. Spokane St.
More information about the project can be found at https://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/jefferson-park-golf-course-holes-10-13-renovation or contact Shannon Glass, Project Manager , at [email protected] or 206-733-3319.
To learn more about Jefferson Park Golf Course or to schedule a tee time, please visit http://www.premiergc.com/jefferson.