Golfweek Magazine Honors Robert Trent Jones Jr. Design in Central Idaho with Top Spot; Resort Boasts Breathtaking Views of Lake Cascade, Payette River Mountains
(TAMARACK, Idaho) – Tamarack Resort today announces its award-winning Osprey Meadows Golf Course has been named No. 1 in Golfweek’s annual state-by-state ranking of public access courses.
Golfweek sends approximately 400 “America’s Best” raters in search of the country’s finest golf courses. Those raters submit ballots grading on a 10-point scale and the scores for each course are averaged to get the overall rating. The ranking takes into account overall strength of routing, feature shaping, natural setting, greens, variety and memorability of holes, conditioning and maintenance, landscape management and other criteria.
“Idaho is flush with some of the most beautiful golf courses in the country and for Osprey Meadows to be named the state’s best course the public can play speaks volumes of the design,” says Director of Golf Tom Altmann. “This ranking is indicative of everything at Tamarack Resort, which has had a mandate to be the best across the board from inception.”
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., Osprey Meadows boasts breathtaking views of the Payette River Mountainswhile winding through lush meadows and kissing the shores of Lake Cascade. Featuring a unique combination of five par 5s, five par 3s and eight par 4s, Osprey Meadows also was named the “Best New Public Course $75 and over” for 2006 by Golf Digest. Other accolades include:
* Best New Golf Course – Men’s Journal (December 2007)
* No. 2 Course in Idaho (top public-access course) – Golf Digest (May 2007)
* Top 10 New Courses You Can Play – GOLF Magazine (Jan. 2007)
* Top 50 Best New Courses – Golfweek (Oct. 2007)
* America’s Top Golf Courses – Zagat Survey 2007/2008 (March 2007)
* Region’s Best New Courses – Seattle Metropolitan (April 2007)
* Best of the Best Honoree – Robb Report (June 2007)
In addition to championship golf at Osprey Meadows – which recently achieved the highly sought-after Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program certification – Tamarack Resort offers fine dining, the luxurious Santé Spa, guided whitewater rafting, zipline tours and IMBA-designed biking trails. The winter comes alive with 42 ski runs, rolling kilometers of Nordic and snowshoeing, a 450-foot long and a 22-foot high superpipe – Hells Canyon.
For more information on Osprey Meadows at Tamarack Resort, please visit www.tamarackidaho.com or call 877-747-5676.
About Tamarack Resort
Tamarack Resort, the first all-season resort to open in the U.S. in more than two decades, has received national attention for its world-class mountain for skiing, hiking and mountain biking; Osprey Meadows, a Robert Trent Jones, Jr., signature golf course named America’s Best New Course in its category for 2006 by Golf Digest; and beautiful Lake Cascade, suitable for swimming, sailing, fishing, sea kayaking, and boating. A key element of the Tamarack community is The Club at Tamarack for homeowners, their families and guests. Nestled in Idaho’sPayette River Mountains, Tamarack is a luxury boutique resort with a variety of lodging options all within walking distance of the four-season amenities.
Rob Thomas, Buffalo Communications
Dan Shepherd, Buffalo Communications