Local businessman donates golf course to Boise

sberg@idahostatesman.comNovember 18, 2013 

Quail Hollow's par 3 second hole in northwest Boise.

STATESMAN FILE

The 140-acre Quail Hollow Golf Course will become Boise's second public course if the City Council approves Dave Hendrickson's donation of it to the city.

Boise Parks and Recreation already manages the Warm Springs Golf Course, and would manage the course with few changes — if any — from the way it's being handled now, according to the city of Boise. Like Warm Springs, Quail Hollow would be self-sustaining, requiring no general fund money, according to the city.

"Quail Hollow is a well-managed business,” Boise Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway said. “The course is coming to the city in outstanding condition, both financially and structurally."

Quail Hollow, located at 4520 N. 36th St., is a par 70, 18-hole course that comes with equipment and a clubhouse that Hendrickson also donated. It features a full-length driving range, chipping and putting green, full-service pro shop and rental clubs. PGA professionals at the course are available for instruction.

Bruce Devline and Robert von Hagge designed the course, which first opened in 1982 under the name Shamana. Since then, it has undergone several transformations, including its name. Hendrickson acquired the business 20 years ago.

If the City Council approves Hendrickson's donation, Holloway expects Parks and Recreation to keep green fees the same and honor existing club memberships. Six full-time maintenance and pro shop employees would stay on, according to the city.

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