Osprey Meadows to reopen following update by RTJ II
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Osprey Meadows to reopen following update by RTJ II

Golf Course Architecture

Tamarack Resort in Idaho will reopen Osprey Meadows golf course in summer 2023 following a renovation by the Robert Trent Jones II design firm.

The course was originally designed by RTJ II and opened in 2006. It closed in 2015 and was bought by the neighbouring Tamarack Resort in 2016.

The scope of work has included a slight rerouting to allow for residential development and repositioning many bunkers to better challenge the big hitters, while making the layout more playable for shorter hitters. Tees have also been reshaped and more short grass has been introduced as a defence.

Many of the changes made will improve playability. For instance, the number and length of forced carries has been reduced, while fairways have also been widened. A par-three nineteenth ‘Gambler’s Hole’ has been added, between the first and eighteenth holes.

With the course having expansive views to the nearby mountains, the RTJ II team approached the project with a ‘listen to the land’ philosophy, making full use of the property’s The original layout, pictured shortly after it opened in 2006 natural contours, wetlands and meadowlands. Careful pruning and removal of some vegetation has been undertaken.

“We explored opportunities to provide some ‘plastic surgery’ to many of the golf holes while providing room along the perimeter for resort and residential development,” said Bruce Charlton, president of RTJ II. “This is definitely what I consider a reinvigoration of the Osprey Meadows course, mostly an allocation of more space to the golf course to make it more fun.”