Hillcrest Country Club


Hillcrest Country Club

Hillcrest Country Club is a country club in Boise, Idaho, in the bench area of southwest Boise, just northwest of the Boise Airport.

History

Established in 1940, Hillcrest added its second nine holes to its golf course in 1957, at the south end of the property. All 18 holes were developed by the noted course designer A. Vernon Macan (1882-1964). A skilled amateur player, Macan was born in Ireland and moved to Canada in 1912, settling in Victoria. [http://www.thepnga.org/AwardsAndHonors/halloffame_people/hall1989_2.asp] [http://mingaygolf.com/vernon_macan.html] He designed many prominent courses in the northwestern U.S. and British Columbia. [http://www.worldgolf.com/golf-architects/vernon-macan.html]

The golf course was renovated in 1968 by Robert Muir Graves. [http://www.gcsaa.org/news/factsheets/TFS_detail.asp?EventID=179&CourseID=295&tfsSource=previousYear&selectedYear=2006] A relatively flat track with elevated tees and greens, Hillcrest has multiple water hazards that are in play on 12 of the 18 holes (six ponds and the New York (irrigation) Canal).

Boise Open

Hillcrest is the host course for the Boise Open, a professional golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour. The tournament is played annually in September and has been held at the club since the inaugural year of the Ben Hogan Tour in 1990. The front & back nines are reversed for the tournament, with the newer (southern) nine holes being played first.

The Boise Open has one of the largest purses on the Nationwide Tour, and is also one of its best supported and attended events.

For the professionals, the relatively short layout at Hillcrest places a premium on accuracy. The par 71 course is 6825 yards from the back tees at an elevation of 2800 feet (853 m) above sea level. [http://terraserver.microsoft.com/image.aspx?T=2&S=12&Z=11&X=701&Y=6031&W=3&qs=%7cBoise%7cID%7c]

External links

* [http://www.hillcrest.cc/ Hillcrest Country Club] - official site
* [http://www.gcsaa.org/news/factsheets/TFS_detail.asp?EventID=179&CourseID=295&tfsSource=currentYear&selectedYear=2007 GCSAA.org] - Superintendent's fact sheet for 2007 Boise Open
* [http://www.gcsaa.org/news/factsheets/TFS_detail.asp?EventID=179&CourseID=295&tfsSource=previousYear&selectedYear=2006 GCSAA.org] - Superintendent's fact sheet for 2006 Boise Open
* [http://www.albertsonsboiseopen.com/ Albertsons Boise Open] - official site
* [http://www.golfable.com/golfcourses/courses/Boise_ID_Hillcrest_Country_Club Golfable.com] - Hillcrest CC
* [http://terraserver.microsoft.com/image.aspx?T=1&S=12&Z=11&X=701&Y=6031&W=3&qs=%7cBoise%7cID%7c Terraserver.microsoft.com] - Aerial photo & USGS topo map of Hillcrest CC


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