Following recent renovations, Meadow Park Golf Course now boasts 30 heated and covered practice stalls, allowing South Sound golfers to hone their skills year-round. These changes bring about new learning opportunities for golfers of all experience levels.
“It’s great to have the option to hit the driving range at night under the lights,” Jessie K. Baines, one of five members of the Metro Parks Tacoma Board of Commissioners, said in a statement.
Funding for this project was made possible by a 2014 voter-approved $198 million, 20-year bond issue to support capital developments throughout the park district.
With new practice bunkers and an indoor-outdoor Golf Learning Center, Meadow Park is now able to expand upon its existing programs, including its partnership with The First Tee of South Puget Sound. This program works to introduce kids to golf, and can now be held year-round.
Erik Haag, Meadow Park’s head golf professional and business operations supervisor, sees the improvements as an opportunity to bring people together.
“The whole community will be able to take advantage of the Golf Learning Center and driving range to learn the game, practice, and enjoy golf with family and friends,” Haag said.
Other changes coming to Meadow Park Golf Course include the new Friday Night Golf Glow Party series, held weekly in June, as well as July 13 and 27. Golfers play on a pitch-black green, illuminated only by glowing golf balls, glow necklaces, and glow sticks to mark each hole.
The Metro Parks Tacoma website describes these new changes as “part of Meadow Park’s effort to stay at the forefront of golf innovation.”