Is this really the end of Sumner Meadows Golf Course?

Updated: September 4, 2013

No one knows for sure, but Sumner Meadows Golf Course in Sumner, Wash. might be on its last legs. Rumors have swirled for months about the future of the course about whether the city has sold the course. An industrial developer has said that he has worked out a deal to buy Sumner Meadows and turn the property into an industrial park. But not so fast say some other groups.

The city built the course 17 years ago but still owes $5.8 million on the property and has struggled to make ends meet with the golf course through the years. They said it does not want to raise water or utility rates to help keep subsidizing the payments for the course.

The news around the Sumner Meadows pro shop during the summer months was that the course is expected to be shut down at the end of September. Principal Financial Group has emerged as the winning bidder for the property and could build an industrial park on the land. The city of Sumner will retain 138 of the 292 acres of the sale.