BanBury Golf CourseGolf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield
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's official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - 2626 South Marypost Place, Eagle, ID 83616
Photos: See additional photos of Banbury
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.
Signature Hole: 18th - 499 Yard Par 5
By the Numbers:
Individual Hole Analysis
Best Par 3: 8th - 204 Yards
Best Par 4: 9th - 402 Yards
Best Par 5: 2nd - 535 Yards
Birdie Time: 17th - 337 Yard Par 4
Bogey Beware: 14th - 249 Yard Par 3
Final Cut: Grade C