The Boise, Idaho club will close its front nine in September 2014 and reopen them in May 2015 as part of the renovation, while the outdoor tennis courts will close in October 2014 and reopen in April 2015. The golf course greens will be rebuilt according to USGA specifications, while the tennis complex will add two indoor and two outdoor courts, making it the largest country club tennis facility in Idaho.
Crane Creek Country Club in Boise, Idaho will begin a $3.5 million renovation to its golf course and tennis facility in September 2014.
The front nine holes on the golf course will be renovated according to the master plan developed by architect David B. Druzisky. The greens will be rebuilt to meet USGA specifications, and will include renovated tee boxes, new concrete cart paths, rebuilding bunkers, new irrigation around green surrounds and tees, and an expanded pond on the #2 tee for increased water storage and control. The changes will improve aesthetics as well as playability.
“We are excited about enhancing and updating the front nine at Crane Creek to improve the playability and overall golf experience for our members and guests,” said Ron Rawls, Head PGA Professional.
The tennis complex will be adding two indoor courts and two outdoor courts for a total of five indoor and five outdoor courts, making Crane Creek Country Club the largest country club tennis facility in Idaho and allowing two USTA team matches to take place simultaneously. The new outdoor courts will feature terraced stadium seating.
“Tennis is the fastest growing area at Crane Creek,” said Adam King, Director of Tennis. “This expansion will not only improve court availability throughout the year, but also increase the player development programs that we offer and access to league play for our members.” All new tennis courts will be rebuilt using state of the art post tension concrete construction. Tennis court spacing will also change to adhere to USTA guidelines and the new indoor facility will allow for open air viewing during the summer months.
In addition to tennis and golf improvements, site work will include: opening and re-channeling the creek to resolve seasonal flooding hazards, increased parking spaces, new member cart storage, and a new putting green. After updating the swimming and clubhouse facilities over the past several years, the newest improvements to the golf course and tennis facility will offer more to members and guests.
“Starting an improvement project of this magnitude on the heels of our 50th birthday is a great way to celebrate our success here in the Treasure Valley,” said Ben Hay, General Manager. “The overwhelming approval that we received from our membership demonstrates how important diverse recreation is for our club.”
The front nine is scheduled to close for updates on September 15, 2014, and re-open on May 29, 2015. The outdoor tennis courts will close on October 6, 2014, and are expected to re-open on April 1, 2015. The back nine holes and the existing indoor tennis courts will remain open throughout construction.