Although Andre Agassi lost to Roger Federer in the finals of last month's US Open, his remarkable run through the field, including three consecutive five-set victories, was the highlight of this year's tournament. But it has been a career of highlights for the 35-year old Agassi, one of only two people to win all four Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal – the other is his wife, Steffi Graf. Now, the best married mixeddoubles team on the planet is turning their attention away from the tennis courts and towards the luxury real estate market.
Shortly before the US Open began, Las Vegas-based Agassi Enterprises, the business management company owned by Agassi and Graf, announced that it was teaming with real estate investment firm Bayview Financial to develop a luxury hotel at the Tamarack Resort in Idaho. Tamarack, a new boutique resort 90 miles north of Boise, boasts a world-class ski mountain, a Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed golf course, biking trails and a lake suitable for swimming, fishing and boating. It does not, however, have a tennis court.
Even without the Agassi-Graf sponsored hotel, the nine-month old Tamarack Resort is still drawing big-name guests. President George W. Bush visited the Idaho getaway as part of his summer vacation this past August. The President went biking, had dinner with the state governor and also toured Lake Cascade aboard a pontoon boat temporarily christened Tamarack Boat One.