IDAHO – A new contract to restore Osprey Meadows in Tamarack has been signed. A once lively 18-hole golf course overlooking the lake and mountains that has been closed for six years now has plans to return.

“It has taken a long time to develop,” said Scott Turlington, President of Tamarack Resort. “It was great to work out an agreement. It has been great working with them, so we are now looking forward to focusing on the future and the restoration and refurbishment of the course.”

The course closed in 2015 and Tamarack has since attempted to regain ownership to reopen the 18-hole course.

“We acquired the resort in November 2018 and not long after that we started discussions and conversations,” said Turlington. “You know, sometimes it just takes a while and it finally paid off. We were able to get a deal that was feasible for both sides. “

What the course will look like is still in the stars.

“It’s nestled between the mountains and the lake, so it’s spectacular,” said Turlington. “It goes from a mountain golf course to an open sea golf course and then back to the mountains. This course has a lot to offer and is a demanding course.”

“We’ll probably be working on some design changes here and there to improve overall playability, but we’re also very excited to have the Robert Trent Jones team back on board,” added Turlington.

The resort plans to close the deal by ski season and open the driving range next summer. The grand opening of the course is planned for summer 2023.

“It’s going to take a season, a season and a half, to mature, so we’ll be ironing out those details over time,” said Turlington.

The course also offers opportunities for relaxation in the winter months.

“We used to be used to it and will be using our karting trails again for cross-country and cross-country skiing. We are preparing the trails and have the opportunity to make snow, so we’re preparing to offer this in the coming season, but with” At least we will we at least groom those trails, “said Turlington.” We have five miles of cart track, so it’s a nice loop. “

The details for the restoration and the parts they would like to fully rework will be released shortly. Tamarack is also building 18 bespoke homes along the fourth fairway with views of the mountains, lake and golf course.

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