Course History & Awards

Golf Course Designer: John Harbottle III

John Harbottle was, quite literally, born into the game. The son of Pacific Northwest Hall of Fame golfers, he turned his early love for playing into a career developing world class golf courses.

He began his professional career in 1984 working on construction and design with the legendary Pete Dye. “Pete gave me the opportunity to work in both the office and in construction. He showed me the importance of spending time in the field and of using a talented construction crew to perform the work.”

BanBury Golf Course Awards, Tournaments, Championships & Qualifiers

2000 Idaho State Junior Championship
2001 Men’s Senior State Amateur Championship
2001 US Open Qualifier (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
2001 & 2002 Golf Digest “Best Courses #2 in the State”
2002 Golf Digest “Best Places to Play”
2002 Idaho State Men's Amateur Championship
2002 US Open Qualifier (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)
2004 US Girls Jr. Championship Qualifier (The Olympic Club, San Francisco, Ca)
2004 US Mid-Amateur Championship Qualifier (Sea Island Golf Club, Georgia)
2005 US Amateur Public Links Qualifier (Blue Heron Pines GC Galloway, New Jersey)
2005 Hosted The USGA GIRLS Championship
2005 Golfweek Magazine's America’s Best Public-Access Courses: Idaho
2005-2006 Golf Digest Magazine’s Top Rated Golf Courses
2006 Golfweek Magazines America’s Best Public- Access Courses: Idaho
2007 PNGA Men’s Public Links Amateur Championship
2007 PNGA Women’s Public Links Amateur Championship
2007 US Open Championship Qualifier (The Olympic Club San Francisco)
Best in State Rankings: 2007-2008 #7 BanBury
2008 Golf Digest “Top Courses to Play”
2008 107th PNGA Men's Amateur Championship
2009 Idaho State Open Championship
2010 US Open Qualifier (Pebble Beach)
2010 US Jr Boys Amateur Championship Qualifier (The Golf Club of New England)
2010 Idaho State Open Championship
2011 Mercedes Benz Idaho State Open
2012 40th Annual Boys Junior America’s Cup Championship
2014 Idaho Women's State Amateur
2015 PNGA Women's Amateur Championship
2015 PNGA Women's Mid Amateur Championship
2016 Idaho High School 5A State Championship
2016 Idaho Men's State Amateur
2017 US Open Qualifier (Erin Hills)
2018 US Am Qualifier (Pebble Beach)
2019 Idaho Men's State Amateur
2021 Girls Junior Americas Cup Championship
2022 US Open Qualifier (The Country Club - Brookline)

  • Best Course in Treasure Valley – Idaho Statesman 2003, 2005, 2006, 2014, 2015 & 2016
  • Best Place to Play – Golf Digest 2006
  • Host of the 2005 US Girls Junior Championship
  • Best Courses You Can Play – Golfweek 2005-06 
  • No. 3 Golf Course in Idaho – Golf Digest 2005 -06 
  • No. 2 Golf Course in Idaho – Golf Digest 2004 -05 
  • Best place to play – Golf Digest 2003
  • No. 2 Golf Course in Idaho – Golf Digest 2002
  • Best place to play – Golf Digest 2002