The 18-hole, Robert Trent Jones II-designed course earned recognition when it opened in 2005, but was then closed ten years later. Tamarack, which owned three of the holes, has now acquired the other 15 from a California-based investment firm. Jones’ firm has been engaged for a renovation, with plans to open the driving range by the summer of 2022 and to have the entire course ready for play in the summer of 2023. Sixteen home sites will also be offered along the course’s fourth fairway.
The Tamarack (Idaho) Resort plans to revamp the 18-hole, Robert Trent Jones II-designed Osprey Meadows golf course that was abandoned during the resort’s years of financial troubles, the Idaho Statesman reported.
The resort, which owned three holes of the course, has obtained the other 15 from Idaho Pacific Investments, a Newport Beach, Calif, company, the Statesman reported. The deal, for which financial terms were not disclosed, is expected to close later in 2021.
“With this milestone behind us, we are now eager to turn our attention toward restoration and getting golfers back on our course,” Scott Turlington, Tamarack’s President, said in a news release.
The resort plans to open the Osprey Meadows driving range in the summer of 2022 and have the entire course ready for play in the summer of 2023, the Statesman reported.
When Osprey Meadows opened in 2005, it earned recognition as one of the “Top 10 New Courses You Can Play” and as Golf Digest’s “Best New Upscale Public Course,” the Statesman reported.
On his website, Jones II, the a second-generation golf architect who has designed more than 400 golf courses in 40 countries, described the design challenge posed by the property as “seamlessly [routing] the golf course through two different terrains. Lakes, streams, wildflower meadows, wetlands, and groves of aspen characterize the first terrain, while the second consists of higher ground punctuated by stately ponderosa pines.”
Besides revamping Osprey Meadows, Tamarack plans to offer 16 home sites along the golf course’s fourth fairway, the Statesman reported.