NAMPA -- Some good news for homeowners and golfers in Nampa.

We've learned the Hunter's Point golf course is expected to reopen next spring.

The course shut down in 2012 for financial reasons.

Progress is already being made on some of the holes. A group of four owners bought the course a few months ago and is now working quickly to fix it up.

The links style course near Lake Lowell was only open for about three years before it shut down last year.

The opening was delayed until 2009 because the developer went through bankruptcy.

The golf course simply couldn't make enough money, and went through foreclosure in 2013.

After sitting empty for about a year and a half, the new owners are now rushing to get the course back up and running.

The southern Nampa area, around the lake, there's a lot of homes out here, a lot of people who live out here and we hope to draw from the entire Treasure Valley and it's a world-class golf course, said co-owner Jerry Breaux.

He says it will also bump up the property value for nearby homes that have been sitting on an empty course.

Golf is the kind of sport that if you're within 50 or 60 miles of a good course people will play it said Breaux.

Well, there's still plenty of work to be done. Breaux hopes the tranquil setting with scenic views will attract families. And one big change is making the course easier for everyone.

The course has 89 bunkers, and the reducing that number significantly and making some of it a little smaller, just make it a little more fun for the average player, said Breaux.

The new owners say they're hoping this will be a family golf course, focusing on programs for women and children.

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