Harbottle Breaks Ground On Two New Courses

Architect John Harbottle III has completed design work on two golf projects and work is now underway on them. Construction has begun on Timilick Tahoe in Truckee, Calif. The private John Harbottle/Johnny Miller design will be the cornerstone of a gated residential community, located minutes from the airport, ski slopes and Lake Tahoe.

Harbottle said of Timilick Tahoe, "This is a great site for the course. The 7,000-yard layout cuts through pine forest, across open meadows and is accented by natural rock outcroppings, water features and majestic views of the mountains." If all goes well, the course will open in 2008.

Palouse Ridge Golf Club, a total rebuild of the former nine-hole Washington State University Golf Course in Pullman, Wash., has also broken ground and should open in 2008. The Harbottle design will be a daily-fee 18-hole facility offering tees ranging from 5,200 to 7,300 yards. The course is being built with the intent of hosting the Pac-10 and NCAA Championships.

"The terrain has big sweeping contours and is well-suited for a dramatic championship course. We hope to build a course at WSU that will offer the university the same benefits that the Scarlet Course at Ohio State and the Stanford Golf Club offer their institutions," said Harbottle.

In other news, the 2006 USGA Public Links Championship will be played at the Harbottle-designed Olympic Course at Gold Mountain Golf Complex in Bremerton, Wash., July 10-16.