Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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City Council accepts donation of Quail Hollow Golf Course

Quail Hollow Golf Course will become the City of Boise’s second municipal course after the City Council approved a gift from a local businessman at its Nov. 19 meeting. 

Course owner Dave Hendrickson has agreed to donate the 18-hole semi-private course, equipment, and club house to the City of Boise.

The 140-acre course is located at 4520 N. 36th St. in Northwest Boise. Quail Hollow will be managed by the Boise Parks & Recreation Department, which operates the city-owned Warm Springs Golf Course. Like Warm Springs, the Quail Hollow course is financially self-sustaining; the City plans to continue its operations with little to no changes for current users.

“Quail Hollow is beautiful course that will provide exceptional recreational opportunities for children and adults for many years to come,” Mayor Bieter said. “The success of the Warm Springs course shows the benefit that public courses can have on the health of our community. On behalf of the entire city, I’d like to thank Dave Hendrickson for this tremendously generous gift.”

Quail Hollow is a par 70 golf course nestled in a valley in the Boise Foothills. Awarded 4 stars by Golf Digest, the course features a full-length driving range, chipping and putting green, full-service pro shop, and rental clubs. On-site PGA professionals are available for instruction.

“The land that Quail Hollow sits on is a great piece of property. I did not want to see it developed,” said Hendrickson. “This gift to the city will ensure that the golf course prospers. Working collaboratively, the great Quail Hollow pro shop and maintenance staff and the professionals at Warm Springs Golf Course will bring some new energy to Quail Hollow. I'm excited to stand back and watch the results.”

"Quail Hollow is a well-managed business,” said Doug Holloway, director of Boise Parks & Recreation. “The course is coming to the City in outstanding condition, both financially and structurally. We are so honored that Mr. Hendrickson has the confidence in the City to care and grow this great asset.”

The course was designed by Bruce Devlin/Robert von Hagge and was first opened in 1982 under the name Shamana. Since its opening, it has undergone several transformations, including the change of its name to “Quail Hollow Golf Club.” Hendrickson acquired the business 20 years ago when the community was poised for rapid growth and golf was becoming more popular.

Holloway anticipates that Quail Hollow green fees will remain the same and that existing club memberships will be honored. Six full-time Quail Hollow maintenance and pro shop employees will be retained.