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BanBury Golf Course (Eagle, ID)

Banbury Golf Course logo Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield

The Takeaway:  Grade C

Quick Facts

Designer:  John Harbottle in 1999

Cost:  $29.72 - $46.23 (plus $14.15 for a cart) Click for current rates

Phone Number:  (208) 939-3600

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Banbury Golf Course's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Photos:  See additional photos of Banbury Golf Course

Accolades:  3 1/2 Stars on Golf Digest's Places to Play. Only Idaho course to host a USGA event; the 2005 U.S. Junior Girls Championship.

What to Expect:  Banbury quickly became the darling of public access golf in western Idaho as the Boise valley grew and golf gain in popularity. Located in the upscale suburb of Eagle, Banbury is a residential development course that features flat terrain and several water hazards. Banbury opened up three years after another acclaimed Harbottle design in nearby Nampa; Ridgecrest. The two courses quickly combined to bring Idaho's capital quality public golf that the area desperately needed. Banbury's early reputation was stellar due to the prestigious community it winded through, the frequent water hazards, and the greens that were rolled three times a week and provided the best putting surfaces around. Conditioning in recent years has slipped as has the love affair with Banbury as evidenced by the course falling from the #2 spot it once claimed all the way out of Golf Digest's Top 10 rankings for Idaho. The oft-played Banbury course is still a top three public facility in the Boise valley and well worth playing if in the area, but with the fantastic additions (public and private) to Idaho's golf portfolio over the past ten years, Banbury can no longer claim status as one of the Gem State's elite tracks.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Tartan/Red 71 6871 73.1 129
Black 71 6302 70.1 126
White 71 5729 67.3 118
Blue 71 5257 65.2 112

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  18th Hole – 499 Yard Par 5

Best Par 3:  8th Hole – 204 Yards

8th Hole at Banbury Golf Course (204 Yard Par 3)
8th Hole at Banbury Golf Course (204 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  9th Hole – 402 Yards

Best Par 5:  2nd Hole – 535 Yards

Birdie Time:  17th Hole – 337 Yard Par 4

Bogey Beware:  14th Hole – 249 Yard Par 3

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