The semi-private golf and lakefront community in Sandpoint, Idaho reopened on May 1 under the ownership of Valiant Idaho LLC. The club has developed renderings of the proposed “modern mountain” clubhouse and a future lake club on the site of the previous clubhouse, which was destroyed by a fire in 2008.
The Idaho Club, a semi-private golf and lakefront community in Sandpoint, Idaho, is back in business and recapitalized under new ownership.
The Idaho Club reopened for the golf season when the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course played host to the Sandpoint High School Invitational May 1. Soon after, the development’s new ownership, Valiant Idaho LLC, officially relaunched the community’s real estate sales. The community offers low-maintenance golf course homesites and grand estate lots. Overall, the Idaho Club will be a low-density development of some 350 luxury lodge homes.
One of the main reasons Valiant Idaho LLC Principal William Haberman was drawn to the distressed asset several years ago is the community’s “perfect trifecta” of outdoor amenities and natural beauty, with the state’s only Nicklaus-designed championship course, Lake Pend Oreille, one of the deepest and longest lakes in America, and the nationally-acclaimed ski resort at Schweitzer Mountain nearby.
In conjunction with the relaunch of property sales, the Idaho Club also released architectural renderings of what will be the new “modern mountain” clubhouse and a future lake club. As the prior clubhouse was destroyed by a fire in 2008, Valiant Idaho plans to rebuild in the same footprint and on the same foundation.
The new clubhouse represents a “significant development, not just for current and future property owners at The Idaho Club, but for the greater Sandpoint community,” Haberman said. After opening its Nicklaus course in October 2008, the Idaho Club’s previous owners fell on hard times during the ensuing real estate crash and financial crisis of 2008-09.
“We couldn’t be more excited about our plans to reinvigorate the The Idaho Club and the greater Sandpoint community with a new mountain clubhouse and future lake club,” said Haberman. “We want to get the word out about The Idaho Club that we’re back and we’re healthy again.”