Monthly Archives: June 2012


Tamarack Resort

Watersports Equipment Rental

Watersports Equipment Half Day (4 Hours) Full Day (8 Hours) 24 Hour Period Hourly
Sit on top Kayak–Single $35 $45 $55 $15
Sit on top Kayak– Double $45 $55 $65 $20
Stand Up Paddle Board $55 $65 $75 $25

All watersports equipment rentals include PFD, paddle, and delivery to and pickup from Lake Cascade.   Call the Osprey Meadows Golf shop at  208-325-4653 or head down to the shop to reserve a board or kayak!      p.s.  Cooper the mini Australian Shepard in the photo above is not included

LEGAL UPDATE ON   FORECLOSURE – Steve Lord, TMA Attorney(for a copy of all of the filings, email me at and I will forward on 100+ page documents)

On June 18, 2012, Judge Owen granted Credit Suisse’s Decree of Foreclosure.   That means that any party who feels “aggrieved” by any adverse   rulings that resulted in Credit Suisse, for example, being senior on   everything except the Village Plaza, Lake Wing, the BAG parcels, and certain   Trillium Townhomes, now has 42 days to file an appeal.

Credit Suisse has indicated that it will wait 42 days before asking the   sheriff to start the process of conducting a sheriff’s sale.

Idaho law appears to allow a sheriff’s sale as soon as 20 days after the   sheriff first provides the appropriate notices that the sheriff will be   conducting a sale. However, I anticipate that, because of the complexity of   this case, the sheriff, and perhaps Credit Suisse as well, will ask for a   longer period than 20 days.

On June 18, the Judge also issued a Memorandum Decision regarding several   outstanding questions about process, and priority, for various parties to   conduct foreclosure sales on:

Village Plaza

BAG Parcels

Lake Wing

OZ – Trillium Townhomes

Many of these concerns had to do with Credit Suisse’s objections to the   terminology used in the proposed decrees.

However, the Judge did indicate that MHTN will be able to submit a credit bid   with respect to Lake Wing, BAG Holdings will be able to submit a credit bid   with respect to the Belvedere Ridge, B21, B22, and Fairmont Parcels, and OZ   will be able to submit a cash bid for the Trillium Townhomes.

The Judge declined to allow credit bidding for Village Plaza, due to the fact   that there are so many competing and conflicting creditors, and the lack of a   cash bid at any point makes apportionment and distribution difficult if not   impossible.

In his Memorandum Decision and Order Regarding Proposed Judgments and Decrees   of Foreclosure and Orders of Sale dated June 18, 2012, Judge Owen determined   that a cash bid should be applied to Village Plaza’s creditors in rank of   priority as follows:

Pro rata to Tri State Electric, Kessler, and Oz Architects

Any balance pro rata to Banner/Sabey and MHTN

Any remaining cash to Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse had objected to paragraphs 12 and 13 of Banner/Sabey’s Proposed   Decree of Foreclosure of the Village Plaza Property. The Judge agreed with   Credit Suisse’s objection to paragraph 12 because it addressed junior  interests that had not been adjudicated, but declined to accept Credit   Suisse’s objection to paragraph 13, because the junior interests addressed in   paragraph 13 were also those referenced under state law.

The Judge also sustained Credit Suisse’s objection to termination of its   general borrower mortgage, because the general mortgage Credit Suisse has   with respect to most assets at Tamarack does not include the Village Plaza  Property.

The Judge specifically indicated that the Receiver mortgage had not been   adjudicated, and therefore he would not enter any orders indicating whether   the Receiver mortgage is or is not foreclosed by any other decree.

The Judge also addressed redemption rights. The Judge indicated that a debtor   has a statutory right of redemption under Idaho Code § 6-101 and Idaho Code §   11-401. Also judgment lien creditors whose judgment liens existed as of the   date of commencement of the foreclosure also have a redemptioner’s interest.   However, the Judge sustained Credit Suisse’s objection to language in   paragraph 16 of Banner/Sabey’s Proposed Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure in   which it seemed to reserve to Tri-State, Kessler, Banner/Sabey, Oz   Architecture and MHTN redemption rights.

At the same time, the Court rejected Credit Suisse’s argument that Tamarack   Resort, LLC lost its redemption rights with Credit Suisse’s entry of default   and default judgment. The Court therefore overruled Credit Suisse’s assertion   that Tamarack Resort, LLC’s statutory right of redemption was cut off by the   entry of default and default judgment (Memorandum Decision Page 28).

The Judge sustained some Credit Suisse objections, overruled other Credit   Suisse objections and requested that counsel for Banner/Sabey, OZ   Architecture, MHTN, and BAG submit revised, proposed decrees of foreclosure   reflecting the Court’s determinations. Those need to be submitted within 14   days of June 18, 2012, which establishes the submission date as July 2, 2012.

If your interested in  reviewing the hundred or so pages of both filings they can found on   the TMA website at Click on the Legal Documents   link on the left. Please be aware it will take about 30 seconds for the PDF   to download.

Stephen J. Lord, TMA   Counsel



June 20th: Summer Solstice Party (longest day of the year, baby!). Starts at 6pm on Lodge Patio. Live music: Coulter and Company Music. All-you-can-eat BBQ. $15 for adults; $10 for children (ice tea and lemonade included; other drinks, tax, and gratuity not included).

June 29th: James Orr kicks off the summer music season on the Lodge Patio at 6pm. Every Friday night thereafter until the end of August, we’ll have live music on the Lodge Patio at 6pm.

July 4th: All-you-can-eat BBQ. Live music at 6pm. $15 for adults; $10 for children (ice tea and lemonade included; other drinks, tax, and gratuity not included).

July 6th: Equal Eyes! Starts at 6pm on the Lodge Patio.


4BR/4.5BA 5560 SF with some of the BEST views in Tamarack Resort.  Complete with NEW furnishings and many high-end extras in this property, including elevator, built in bar, surround sound with iPod docking station, 4 fireplaces plus outdoor fire pit,  see more details and all of the pictures in the link above.

Thank you to Pat and Patty Barnett, some of our newest homeowners, for donating over $5,000 in fertilizer to the TMA for the Osprey Meadows Golf Course.  They also bought a Hole Sponsorship on top of that!  Thank you for your continued support of Tamarack Resort.

Thanks to the folks from CIMBA and others, all of the meadows bike trails are cleared and ready to ride.  The crew also got the lower part of Super G done up on the mountain.  Although we don’t have lift serviced biking this year, there are still a lot of trails to ride.  Pick up a map, get information, or rent a bike at the golf shop in the Lodge at Osprey Meadows.

Tamarack Summer Information

June 20th marks the longest day of the year and this summer at Tamarack is going to be a great one!  We are adding entertainment, events, new recreational equipment rentals, golf lessons and more.  As homeowners at Tamarack you are invited to several homeowner only events and are the recipients of numerous discounts around the resort.  Come out and play this summer and experience everything YOUR resort has to offer.


 Course Report:

As you are aware, mother nature was not kind to us this winter.  The rainstorms that discouraged our skiers in December resulted in ice damage on the greens and several of the fairways at Osprey Meadows.  Our course was not the only one in the area to suffer.  In an effort to rehabilitate the turf, the course is temporarily closed with a tentative re-opening date of June 30th. 

Since the snow melted our course crew has:

  • Drill Seeded more than 2000 pounds of 60/40 Ryegrass/Bluegrass seed mix into more than 30 acres of fairways
  • Broadcast seeded 2000 pounds of a 50/50 mix of Ryegrass/Bluegrass mix over the fairways
  • Drillseeded 17 of the 18 greens with Bentgrass seed
  • Drillseeded 75% of the tee boxes with Bentgrass seed
  • Covered more than half of the greens with tarps to expedite germination and growth

 Warmer temperatures has meant germination and while we expect a full recovery of the course, it is going to be a time consuming process. 

 Meet Dustin Simons- Head Golf Professional

 Dustin Simons is back after 3 years of living in Las Vegas, Nevada working for the famed Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf.  Dustin brings a wealth of golf, business and sports experience to his position as the Head Golf Professional at Osprey Meadows at Tamarack Resort.  Having grown up on a golf course in Park City, Utah, Dustin has been playing golf since before he was five.  He split his time between golf, soccer and that as a nationally ranked alpine ski racer earning a scholarship to the University of New Mexico.

 Dustin’s strengths are in his ability to teach players of all abilities and ages.  Dustin has had a number of students place high up at High School State tournament, pass their PGA PAT, shot the best rounds of their life and enjoy the game more.  His understanding of pressure and the ability to focus under stress (and how to deal with it in the heat of competition) plus his interaction with fitness and nutrition professionals including 2011 PGA National Teacher of the Year Mike Malaska- delivers new and innovative training scenarios for his students.

 Dustin is also well versed in club and ball fitting and is available daily for private and group lessons, even while the course is closed.  

A note from Dustin: 

Dear Tamarack Resort Homeowners,

            I am very happy to be back at one of my favorite resorts in the world and at one of the best golf courses I have ever played.  This summer we are bringing back a high level of customer service at Osprey Meadows that we hope you will all appreciate. And, I personally want to get you, our homeowners, out and enjoying this amazing game on one of America’s Best Golf Courses

            We have set up a full complement of ‘Homeowner Specific’ clinics and events for the summer including Homeowner Clinics and Homeowner Tournaments as well as Junior Clinics, a Locals League and other things to come.  Our goal is to make everyone enjoys your time here at Tamarack.  If you have any suggestions on other events or programs that that you would like to see at the golf course, please feel free to call or email me. 

Please contact the Pro Shop to register for the clinics and tournament so we can plan accordingly. Thank you for all of your support and I look forward to meeting everyone this summer and helping you enjoy this great resort and sport as much as possible.



Dustin Simons

Head Golf Professional

Osprey Meadows at Tamarack Resort

Rules and Regulations

The goal of the staff this season is to bring a superior level of service, overall experience and quality of play to Osprey Meadows.  With that in mind we will be enforcing our rules and regulations.  A complete list of the rules and regulations can be found at: 

 A few of the highlights are:

  • Appropriate golf attire is required:  NO DENIM
  • Idaho law prohibits the bringing of your own alcohol onto our licensed premises:  NO COOLERS
  • No more than 4 players per group
  • Spectators and Riders must be dressed in appropriate attire
  • Rain Checks will only be issued when the Golf Staff deems the course unplayable. 

Golf Tip of the Month:


Learn What & How to Practice for Lower Scores

 You always hear the phrase; “Drive for Show, Putt for Dough”. But I rarely see anyone make the effort to go and practice their putting.  I always see people on the range 5 minutes before their tee time and believe a good warm-up is smashing 10-20 drivers, rush over to #1, hit their drive in play – and then 3-putt for the next 6 holes.

 What I have found is that most golfers don’t really know what to practice on the putting green so they decide “what’s the point”?  Here are two drills you can practice that will help your putting and club face control.

 Drill #1:  Have seen how most professional golfers on TV use a line or the logo on their ball to help them set up their putts?  Do you know why they do it?  Two reasons: 1) alignment, and 2) to know if they hit the ball square on the putter face or not.

 *On a 10-foot putt, a putter face that is 1 degree open or closed will average 6 inches off-line.

Drill #2:  Most 3-putts come from poor distance control.  Unfortunately, there is not an equation that will help determine length of swing and force of impact for how far the ball will roll.  Every person, ball, club, stroke and green is different.  Distance control is all about ‘feel’.

Take 3 balls (I would suggest using the ones with lines around your ball) and a tee.  Stick the tee in the ground and place your balls next to the tee.  Hit your 1st ball (any distance), hit the 2nd ball past the 1st ball by 12″-18″, and then hit your 3rd ball 12″-18″ past the 2nd ball.  There are two goals to this drill.  Goal #1 is to evenly space out the distance between your three shots – distance control.  Goal #2 is to putt back to your starting point, the tee in the ground, and cluster your balls tightly around the golf tee – distance control and accuracy.  You will notice that over time your spacing will improve and your cluster will get tighter.  And I am sure your 3-putts will start to become fewer and fewer.

Practice Facility:

The 18th green has been transformed into a temporary practice putting green until the course re-opens.  It is open 7 days per week 9:00am-9:00pm.  The driving range is open Friday-Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm and for lessons and clinics daily. 


Equipment Rentals


After a hiatus of several years, mountain bike rentals are back at Tamarack.  This summer we have a full compliment of mountain bikes for the whole family available for rental at the golf shop.  All bikes are full suspension Santa Cruz, Scott, and Kona bikes.  Daily rental prices range from $25-$35 depending on bike type. 


Lake Cascade is a beautiful and easily accessible Mecca for watersports at Tamarack.  From fishing to wakeboarding and everything in between it is very easy to spend your summer days on the water.

Stand Up Paddleboarding is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States.  Its popularity stems from its ease of learning and health benefits.  This summer Tamarack will be offering brand new stand up paddleboards for rent by the hour, half day, full day, or 24 hour period.

 We also have both tandem and single sit on top kayaks available for rent.  All watersports rentals include delivery and pickup at Poison Creek State Park, pfd’s, and paddles.  

 Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 208-325-4653.   







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