Author - Roger Smith

Pierce County Announces end of Fort Steilacoom Golf Course

Submitted by Pierce County.

2018/10/01, After 47 years, Pierce County Parks will no longer operate the Fort Steilacoom Golf Course (FSGC).

The course is on land leased from the State of Washington and the property will return to the State’s control.

Pierce College and a few local businesses, including Disc Golf Amory, have expressed interest in providing recreation services on the site. The land is zoned open space and there are restrictions on the type of development or uses that can occur.

The State will make the determination on which recreation activities will occur on the property after Oct. 1, 2018. The 9-hole course, which sees about 16,000 rounds a year, will close on Sept. 24; annual pass members and those with vouchers will be allowed to access the course until those expire on Sept. 30.

Tee-times will not be reserved and cart availability will be limited after September 24.

Leith Links

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On 7 March 1744, the world’s first golf club was founded in Edinburgh.The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers held their first meeting on Leith Links and petitioned the Edinburgh Council to provide a silver club for competition. John Rattray was the first winner. He joined the Jacobites after the Battle of Prestonpans and became Bonnie Prince Charlie’s personal surgeon. He escaped beheading after the uprising thanks to the intercession of his golfing friend, Lord President Forbes.

 

TGA Junior Golf Milestone

This year the Tacoma Golf Association is proud to announce that it will hold it’s 60th annual Junior Amateur golf tournament. Youths ages 12 to 17 July 1 are eligible to participate. This year the 36 hole tournament will be held at Allenmore Golf Course on July 27 and 28.  Allenmore is one of the original founding members of the TGA and has been a strong supporter of junior golf for many years.

For many years, the TGA has a mission to support and promote junior golf in the greater Tacoma area.  In addition to annual tournament, they provide golf balls for low income junior golfers and scholarships. Scholarships are awarded to the tournament winners in the boys and girls divisions, and to a selected individual that shows exceptional sportsmanship. These $1000 scholarship are awarded whether the recipient goes on to play competitively in college or not.

Anyone wanting to sign up for the tournament, can do so on this website.