Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design visited the Boise, Idaho course to look at options to maintain 18 holes of golf. An upcoming road project by the Ada County Highway District will make the current 10th hole unworkable for golf.
Plantation Country Club’s new owner is looking at ways to reconfigure the Boise, Idaho club’s golf course while keeping 18 holes, according to BoiseDev, a news site focused on the development of the Greater Boise area.
As BoiseDev first reported in 2018, when Will Gustafson purchased the course from American Golf Corporation, at the time he said he hadn’t settled on exactly what would happen with the property, noting that the Ada County Highway District planned to take the right-of-way for an upcoming road project. That move would make the 10th hole at Plantation along one street unworkable for golf, Gustafson said.
Now, a media representative for Gustafson has said he has hired Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design to look at options, BoiseDev reported. The firm has worked on more than 150 courses around the world.
Curley visited Boise on January 23 to gather information and meet with stakeholders to discuss the future of the property, BoiseDev reported, at which time members of the club shared ideas on potential course upgrades ahead of a redesign, according to Gustafson’s media representative.
“Curley’s redesign will look at options to maintain 18 holes, raise the level of the course as well as the club experience, and make room for some development along State Street in the abandoned #10 fairway,” Julie Chigbrow, with the Red Sky PR agency, told BoiseDev.
Gustafson told BoiseDev he is committed to maintaining golf at the course, while finding ways to revitalize the business.
C&RB reported in 2018 about other concerns that were raised as it became clear Gustafson would emerge as the new owner of the club.