It isn't every day that a golf course falls into your lap, but this morning, it was announced that just such a thing had happened to the city of Boise.
Local businessman Dave Hendrickson has donated the 18-hole Quail Hollow Golf Course, along with all equipment and an 8,000-foot clubhouse, to the city. Should the City Council accept the donation at its Tuesday, Nov. 19, meeting, it will become the city's second municipal golf course, after Warm Springs Golf Course. Quail Hollow is located at 4520 N. 36th St.
"It's truly the best of what we see in Boise," Boise Mayor Dave Bieter said at a City Hall press conference this morning.
According to Parks and Rec Director Doug Holloway, the course will, like Warm Springs Golf Course, be ultimately self-sufficient, paying for its day-to-day operations with fees paid by users. If the 140-acre course is accepted, start-up funds and incidentals will be paid for from the Parks and Rec budget until it is fully able to pay for itself.
The Council will weigh the donation during the Nov. 19 meeting, where it will be briefed on the size and value of the donation, and on the conclusions of analyses of the course conducted by nine city of Boise teams.
"I think the Council will approve this donation," Bieter said.
Still smarting from the defeat of two bonds earlier this month
that would have, among other things, expanded the city's holdings in the Foothills
, Bieter said that the donation has been a consolation.
"We need to remember there will be days like this when the pieces fall in [place]," he said.