North shore golf course undergoes multiphase renovation

North Shore Golf Course, celebrating more than 55 years in historic northeast Tacoma, is undergoing a multiphase renovation that will further enhance the guest experience and provide additional space for local community events. The renovation will result in a new Golf Shop, driving range shelter and clubhouse and a large event center which will complement the existing golf course, chipping green and two putting greens. The golf course will remain open throughout the summer, and course and clubhouse operations will not be affected during the process.

 “Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.”  -Arnold Palmer

The first phase of the project is underway and will be completed in October 2018. During this time, a new and relocated Golf Shop and covered driving range will be constructed, and the existing structures will be removed. The new, 1,123-square-foot Golf Shop will provide expanded guest services including a golfer check-in and pro desk, as well as retail merchandise displays and a beverage counter. The shop’s new location will allow for more efficient day-to-day operations and relocated cart paths will create more convenient connections between the Golf Shop, driving range and No. 1 tee. An additional parking lot and the relocation of the putting green will allow for the course to remain open throughout construction.

The second phase will include the construction of a new 15,046-square-foot clubhouse, boasting beautiful Northwest architectural design elements. The clubhouse will have a grand foyer where guests can admire the expansive views of the golf course, along with a restaurant and lounge with outdoor seating and concrete fire pits for golfers to enjoy before or after a round at the course. A new event center including a ballroom with multiple sections will provide dynamic and multi-use meetings, weddings and private event space that can accommodate groups of up to 300 people. This addition will more than double the amount of meeting and event space currently available and make North Shore Golf Course a premiere venue for a variety of gatherings.

“We are looking forward to the robust, exciting changes coming to North Shore Golf Course,” said General Manager David Wetli. “Our expanded Golf Shop and new clubhouse will greatly enhance our guests’ experiences and provide more opportunities for connection among the golfing community. The event center will allow us to welcome even more new guests to North Shore, expanding our capabilities not only as a fun and challenging golf course, but a new event venue in Pierce County.”


The Tacoma-based team behind this renovation project consists of North Shore Golf Course owners, the Puyallup Tribe and Marine View Ventures; general contractor, Korsmo Construction; and lead architect, Helix Design Group. The project is anticipated to be completed in 2019.

About North Shore Golf Course: Celebrating more than 55 years as a public golf course in historic northeast Tacoma, Wash., North Shore Golf Course features a fun yet challenging 18-hole course, along with a covered and open real grass driving range facility, golfing lessons for all ages, and multiple practice greens. On the Greens Restaurant is a perfect option for a pre or post-round meal or your next private event. Featuring a diverse menu of American fare, enjoy a quick snack or casual dining indoors or on the outside patio overlooking the putting greens. For more information on North Shore Golf Course or to schedule a tee time, visit

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