Formerly known as Hunter’s Point Golf Club, the now-public, family-oriented Nampa, Idaho property is planning a summer opening under new owners Canyon Golf Partners.
Golfers won’t have to wait much longer to take a swing at the new RedHawk Golf Course in Nampa, Idaho, the Nampa-based Idaho Press-Tribune reported.
The course, formerly known as Hunter’s Point Golf Club, is set to open June 27, said Jerry Breaux, one of the course’s owners. “The Treasure Valley has a lot of golf courses, but we think we’ll get our share of people out here,” he said. “People love to travel to try a new course, and people love to play a good golf course.”
Breaux is one part of Canyon Golf Partners, the group that acquired the course last year. Hunter’s Point has been closed since April 2012 due to financial problems. Breaux and partner Clint Travis were hired to maintain the course and saw potential with its views of Lake Lowell and the design by well-known architect Gene Bates, the Press-Tribune reported.
They renamed the course RedHawk Golf Course and changed it from a private club to a public course, where families can play together, the Press-Tribune reported.
They replaced bent grass with rye grass and Kentucky blue grass. They’ve also irrigated an additional 20 acres that was previously left unmaintained. The original course had 89 bunkers, and Breaux said many of those have been eliminated or reduced in size, and four new ones have been added. There is also a new green, and the fifth hole, which was a par-4, is now a par-5 hole, the Press-Tribune reported.
About 250 trees have been planted at RedHawk, and Breaux said they hope to have a total of 1,200 trees planted by the end of the year. They’ve also lengthened the driving range and reversed the nines so the first six holes are in the pit and the remaining 12 are above it, the Press-Tribune reported.
Eventually, RedHawk will have a 3,500-sq. ft. clubhouse that will serve as a wedding venue. Construction is expected to begin on that within the next 60 days, the Press-Tribune reported.
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