Welcome to the Jefferson Park Women’s Golf Club where our home is the historic Jefferson Park Golf Course in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. The course opened in 1912 and the women’s club was established in 1916. Our club membership reflects the diversity of the surrounding neighborhood and welcomes all women sharing a common interest in golf. JPWGC provides a sanctuary of support for golfers relatively new to the sport and yet provides a competitive venue for those who have been playing golf for the better part of their lives. Membership in the club includes GHIN through the USGA and the club is part of the WAGolf Association and Washington State Women’s Public Links Association, which offers more opportunities to play.
Saturday and Tuesday
Most members of the Jefferson Park Women’s Golf Club join as either Tuesday or Saturday Players, but dual membership for play on both days is available should that be appealing.
Who can join
Membership is open to women with a current GHIN handicap and who want to play golf. A new member who does not have a current GHIN handicap may join under probationary status. After a total of 3 rounds are posted a handicap is established and the probationary status ends and full membership is granted.
Any member whose conduct is prejudicial to the welfare of the Club shall have her membership terminated by vote of the Board of Directors.
All members must have a current and valid handicap or be actively in the process of obtaining one. Handicaps will be limited to the maximum allowed for competition by the USGA or as set by the club.
The players of JPWGC are expected to follow the published rules of golf at all times. Local rules may be in effect and are posted at the clubhouse and/or provided via email. Each week of play the play coordinator may declare that “Winter Rules” will be in effect based on current conditions. Without said declaration within hearing of all members playing that day, all players will be expected to follow the published rules of golf.
Pace of Play
One of the most important concerns at any golf course is pace of play. All members are expected to keep up with the group in front of them. Consistent slow play can be grounds for loss of membership.
Who will I play with?
The Tuesday and Saturday groups organize their foursomes differently. Tuesday is done by order of sign up. Saturday’s groups are determined by the play coordinator in random groupings. The goal is for all players to get to know each other.