Jefferson Park Golf Course opens new clubhouse and driving range

Jefferson Park Golf Course’s new clubhouse and driving range open April 11.

Grab your clubs rain or shine and head to Jefferson Park Golf Course because the new driving range opens April 11, and it’s ready to be broken in.

Guided by the 2009 Golf Master Plan, the Jefferson Park Golf Course renovation is substantially complete and the new clubhouse and driving range will open this Saturday, April 11.

The $8.7 investment includes a new clubhouse facility, new putting greens and parking improvements. The clubhouse facility includes a two-story covered and heated driving range, an enlarged and improved food and beverage operation with indoor and outdoor facilities, banquet and meeting rooms, and a large pro shop with club repair and teaching areas.

The new facility was built by CE&C and designed by Bassetti Architects.

On April 11, the driving range will be open, but the new cafe will still be undergoing final maintenance. For hours and to learn about special April deals, visit http://www.premiergc.com/jefferson.

An official grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting is planned for Saturday, May 16. Jefferson Park Golf Course is managed by Premier Golf Centers.

Jackson Park Golf Course opens new driving range

On the morning of Jan. 9, Seattle was covered in a blanket of fog, and yet resident golfers still arrived early at Jackson Park Golf Course’s new driving range to practice their swing.

The driving range, which opened to the public Jan. 8, is a two-level, 50-stall, lighted and covered facility. It sits on the previous location of the course’s 10th hole.

“The fact that people are coming out in this fog tells us that this is going to be a popular place,” said Jackson Park Golf Course tournament coordinator Geoff McNeish. “We’ve gotten really good feedback on the facility. Everything has finally come together.”

The driving range was built as part of the City’s 2009 Golf Master Plan. The Golf Master Plan provides recommendations for golf course capital improvement projects paid for by course revenues. The Master Plan’s six priorities were to develop perimeter trails around each golf course, complete clubhouse renovations, convert from gas to electric carts and barns, develop tee-to-green cart paths, construct driving range additions and expansions and provide for maintenance facility renovations as needed.

McNeish said the driving range opening has been eagerly anticipated.

“We have a high school senior who works for us who’s been looking forward to this since middle school,” he said.

The range is open from sunup to 9 p.m. daily and offers a two-for-one deal on ball purchases before 9 a.m. and after 7 p.m. The golf club is also offering deals on purchasing range cards ($100 gets someone $120 worth of credit on their card towards purchasing balls, etc.).

Jackson Park Golf Course plans to have an official driving range grand opening party next month. For more information about prices, location and party details, visit the golf course’s website.