Spurwing Country Club expands

The Meridian golf club is in the middle of a $7 million project.

TODAY'S 6 AND FOX 9April 30, 2013 

The expansion doesn't affect the sand traps with their pristine white sand. But drive by the club on Chinden Boulevard, and a large area of dirt and numerous construction trucks catch your eye.

"We do look at it as an opportunity to be one of the best private clubs in the Valley and possibly even the entire state of Idaho," SpurWing General Manager John Thomas says.

The most anticipated part of the expansion is a nine-hole challenge course. On each side of the course, 23 homes are going up, with lots currently for sale. This nine-hole offering gives players of all skill levels and golfers without time for a full 18 holes the ability to come out and get a club in their hands and practice.

"Some people don't have four to five hours to warm up, practice and play," says Adam Martens, SpurWing's head professional.

"They aren't the die-hard golfer. Kids have games you have to get to and stuff like that. A course that's only nine holes ... it's great for our members and prospective members."

SpurWing also just opened a driving range. A new indoor practice facility, where golfers come to get a swing analysis from a professional, is open to public.

"The new training facility and practice range is second to none," says SpurWing member Matthew Restucci. "It just makes members feel a sense of belonging to something that has really gone through such a great change and improvement."

SpurWing has added more than 200 members in the past two years. The club plans to open the nine-hole layout to members in 2014.

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