Bailey Creek History
Dennis and Susy Durkin purchased the 550-acre parcel in 1991 and were convinced they could build a first-class recreational community – complete with a championship 18-hole golf course, swimming & tennis facility and guest accommodations. Their vision was for Bailey Creek Golf Course to be a daily fee facility where you receive “country club” treatment. The Durkin familiy set out to make Bailey Creek a place where you could relax in a unique, comfortable setting and enjoy the crisp mountain air while experiencing the highest quality customer service. This combination makes Bailey Creek an experience like no other.
Homer Flint, Bailey Creek’s Course architect has a very impressive resume and while his credentials got him the interview it was Homer himself that sold the Durkin’s on hiring him. Homer has been involved with more than 50 golf courses including: Mauna Kea, Mauna Lani and Kapalua in Hawaii, the Phoenician in Arizona, along with Northstar at Tahoe, Plumas Pines and Almanor West. Homer worked with the late Robert Trent Jones, Sr. in the late 1950’s and is a master at creating memorable and challenging holes that blend harmoniously with their surrounding environment. Homer has incorporated a little bit of every course he’s done into Bailey Creek; we consider this our greatest asset.
Flint’s stepson Art Strain is a world-class golf course shaper who has worked with top designers like Tom Fazio. Art has moved more than 500,000 cubic yards of dirt to construct the newest and most exciting course to come to Northern California in recent years – Bailey Creek at Lake Almanor.
Art Strain * Homer Flint * Dennis Durkin