Gone but not forgotten: a tribute to closed courses
When I returned to the Bay Area in December after a year away, I was alarmed to see even more courses gone.
Santa Clara Golf Club
Mare Island Golf Club
San Geronimo golf course
Van Buskirk municipal golf course
And courses I already knew about: Sunol Valley, Roddy Ranch, Shadow Lakes, Adobe Creek, The Ranch, Springtown. In Seattle, Kayak Point, The Wayne. In Finland (my current locale) the Vantaa golf club built 9 of 18 holes and lasted 1 season before shutting down.
It's too bad they have to go, but that's life sometimes. I thought I'd like to hear from others about courses closing in their own areas. It definitely stirs strange emotions when a local course goes under.
I mean this thread as somber 'last goodbye' of sorts, before they turn into overgrown weeds and condo complexes. If you've had a course close near you, give it a mention.