The Meridian, Idaho property has added a nine-hole challenge course that has two tee boxes and pins on each hole, allowing for 36 different play variations. A practice complex with a driving and pitching range, a pro shop, and a facility equipped with flight scope and swing analysis technology is already open and in use, while a kitchen expansion will be part of the next phase.
The Club at SpurWing in Meridian, Idaho is undergoing a $10.1 million renovation to its golf course, practice complex and kitchen.
At the heart of the renovation is the addition of a challenge course designed by 2P Pascuzzo and Pate, the first of its kind in Idaho. The collection of nine par-3 holes is situated along three large lakes, which come into play on six of the holes. The challenge concept is aptly named because each hole has two tee boxes and two pins, allowing players to customize each hole to their desired level of play allowing for 36 different variations.
“It will allow a faster round of golf for players short on time or help dial in on very challenging targets before hitting our championship course,” manager John Thomas said.
Plenty of trees and berms shield the emerging challenge course from the new road along Spurwing’s entrance. The hills subside to reveal amenities known as The Challenge Facilities, which are already open and in use. For practice, a new double-sided driving range and pitching range join SpurWing’s nine-hole putting course and two existing greens for putting and chipping. A new, second pro shop sits in the heart of the new challenge course.
But perhaps the gem of the new practice complex is “The Studio”—an indoor, state-of-the-art facility equipped with flight scope and swing analysis technology. Players who want to develop their potential or stay sharp throughout the year can do so in heated comfort. The walls of The Studio are garage-style glass doors that open onto the practice range.
Membership has doubled since 2011 with the addition of Spurwing Greens, a 400-home development on the complex’s west side, which is nearly sold out. A social membership is included for residents—but most have transitioned to full golf memberships to take advantage of golf amenities designed to elevate their game. They also enjoy new US Open-style tennis courts, an Olympic-sized pool and 24-hour state of the art fitness facility. The clubhouse renovation includes a private men’s lounge and ladies-only card room, each graced with original art.
The next phase of the $10.1 million update will bring a larger kitchen. Both the indoor and outdoor dining areas have expanded to seat more members and guests while retaining an intimate atmosphere. A massive patio lines the building’s entire north side and faces the 18th hole. It is shaded by a series of open fire pits surrounded by plush seating.