Shelton’s Bayshore Golf Course closes

Updated: February 3, 2014

A call to Shelton’s Bayshore Golf Course says it all. The recorded voice on the other end greets the caller but then goes on to apologize for the course being closed.

And another Pacific Northwest golf course bites the dust.

Bayshore Golf Course, a nine-hole public course on Puget Sound outside Shelton, closed for good in December. The course opened for play in 1948 and had been a popular spot for golfers around the Shelton area.

“We just can’t afford to run it any more,” said Brian Davis, a part owner. He blamed the economy and oversaturation of courses for Bayshore’s decline.

“We’ve tried every marketing tactic we could think of,” Davis said.

Bayshore was one of several nine-hole courses in the south Puget Sound area that had proven popular through the years. But now with its closing, golfers will have to find another place to play.

In September, Flowing Lake Golf Course in Snohomish and Sumner Meadows Golf Course outside Sumner both closed.

Bayshore becomes the 15th golf course in the Greater Puget Sound region to close in the past four years. Two — Holmes Harbor on Whidbey Island and Carnation (now Blue Heron Golf Course) — have reopened.