For some golfers, the natural beauty at StoneRidge, set among northern Idahoâ€™s thick conifer forests and blue mountain lakes, is enough reason to keep coming back. For others, it is the pure challenge of the par 71 championship golf course with just enough water hazards and white sand bunkers to make even the biggest hitters play with care. Completely redesigned in 2001 by Frank Burandt, formerly of Nicklaus Design Group, the course features 7,032 yards of Kentucky Blue Grass with Bent Grass greens. Situated at the base of Mount Spokane and bordering the beautiful Lake San Succi, it remains a true test for golfers of all skill levels.
Home of the Floating Green, the Coeur dâ€™Alene Resort Golf Course is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains on the shores of beautiful Lake Coeur dâ€™Alene in northern Idaho. Ranked as the #2 resort golf course in the nation, second only to Pebble Beach, it features fairways that play from tee to green on a lush carpet of Bent Grass. Scott Miller designed the 6,803 yard, par 71 course around four distinct geographic features: an expansive lakeshore, a forested ridge, gently rolling woodlands and Fernan Creek, a revitalized trout stream. It is a course playable for families, yet challenging enough to test the pros. Summer Stay & Play Packages starting at only $184 per person.
Circling Raven was created amid a unique blend of wetlands, grasslands and woodlands. At 7,189 yards, the par 72 championship layout meanders through 620 acres, with only 100 representing cultivated ground. Named “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” by Golf Magazine, “Best Resort Courses” by Golfweek Magazine and recently named to Golf Digest’s -America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses- Public Access. On the back nine, the only hole visible is the hole you are playing. Wetlands impact play on 13 holes. Natural grasses balance the wetlands on 16 holes, and surround the closely manicured Blue Grass fairways and Bent Grass greens. Take the “Tees and Threes,” challenge, four par 3s, each over 200 yards from the back tees.
Withstanding the test of time, the University of Idaho Golf Course was originally designed by Francis L. James and constructed in 1933. Nestled among the rolling hills of the Palouse, vistas of wheat change with the seasons from emerald green to amber gold against a mountain backdrop. This unique course is challenging, offering a variety of shots from uneven lies to elevated and recessed greens. The front nine provides scoring opportunities featuring three par 5s in an open grassland venue. The back nine tightens up into a narrow parkland theme, including two difďŹ cult par 3s. The round concludes by running the gauntlet of the last 3 challenging holes known by locals as â€œHeartbreak Ridge.â€?
MeadowCreek public golf resort enjoys one of the grandest settings in America, with dazzling views in every direction. Conveniently located in the heartland of Idaho, 13 miles north of McCall, it is an easy drive from both southern and northern Idaho and makes the perfect stopover. The 6,696 yard, par 72 course is situated 3,868 feet above sea level in the beautiful Meadows Valley, with the peaks of Granite and Brundage Mountain Ski Area reaching skyward in the distance. The course weaves in and out of the pine trees and across the verdant meadows offering changing scenery and stimulating golf at every turn. Ranked by menâ€™s course rating, MeadowCreek is 7th in the state.
Jug Mountain Ranch is a world-class course that respectfully takes advantage of the spectacular setting nature provided. Enjoy wonderful alpine links while taking in gorgeous panoramic views of Jughandle Mountain, the Ranchâ€™s natural wetlands and old growth forests. The 7,265 yard, par 72 course was designed by Donald Knott, whose previous work included the widely acclaimed Links at Spanish Bay (Pebble Beach), Rancho La Quinta, Sun Valley Resort and more than 60 other courses worldwide. The course is proud to be ranked in 2007 as the second best new public course under $75 by Golf Digest.
The Whitetail Golf Course is the very deďŹ nition of a mountain masterpiece. Designed by twotime U.S. Open winner Andy North, the course is carved through dense forest, towering pines and sweeping meadows. Lush green fairways are meticulously cut in perfect checkerboard patterns and give way to large rolling greens. Trout ponds, white sand bunkers, large mountain boulders and occasional wildlife compose a variety of expected and sometimes unexpected obstacles. At more than 7,200 yards and with a new green #4, the par 72 will challenge and delight you.
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A golf experience unlike any other awaits you at Osprey Meadows at Tamarack Resort, ranked “#1 Course in Idaho” by Golfweek’s 2008 & 2009 “Best Courses You Can Play” list. The Robert Trent Jones, Jr. signature course lies in a sweeping meadow between the forested slopes of Tamarack Mountain and shimmering Lake Cascade. While showcasing panoramic views of mountain, meadow, and lake, the course is spread over 400 acres of varied terrain featuring rolling meadows, creek crossings, forested holes and abundant wildlife. The par 72 course utilizes multiple tees at each hole to provide a variety of lengths—from 7,319 for experienced players to 5,003 for more casual players.
Falcon Crest is truly a championship course, offering challenges to golfers of all skill levels. With majestic vistas of the Boise Valley and surrounding mountains and a course design that blends the natural terrain with water, grass, sand and stone—each hole is a one-of-a-kind experience. Located just 10 minutes south of Interstate 84 in Kuna, Idaho, Falcon Crest offers 18 holes on its Championship Course or an executive 9-hole course designed to test all your best shots. When you play the 7,089 yard, par 72 Falcon Crest course on the Idaho Golf Trail, you’ll discover why Golfweek ranked it as the “#5 Best Course You Can Play in Idaho” and “Best of the Best” by The Idaho Statesman for 2007.
BanBury Golf Club provides golfers with a rare opportunity to explore one of Idaho’s Top 10 Golf Courses, as rated by Golf Digest. Designed by John Harbottle III, BanBury meanders around the South Channel of the Boise River, successfully uniting golf with the river’s native wildlife habitat. It is a challenging 6,890 yard, par 71 layout. In 2005, BanBury was the host site for the U.S. Girls’ Championship, and hosted the 2009 Idaho Open in September. Experience golf at its ﬁ nest while enjoying the unique amenities of Idaho’s capital city.
Discover what Golf Digest calls one of the best golf resorts in North America. The Sun Valley Resort Golf Course comprises three different courses offering 45 holes of challenging golf for every level of player.
Trail Creek Course
| par: 72 | yds: 6,968
Sun Valleyâ€™s signature course, Trail Creek, promises to provide a challenging round of golf for every level of player. Robert Trent Jones Jr. ďŹ nished his re-design of this traditional alpine course in 1980 with a full complement of stream carries and ominous bunkers well positioned to catch the errant shot. The 6,968 yard, par 72 course has 18 signature holes and crosses the beautiful Trail Creek seven times on the front nine alone!
White Cloud Course
| par: 36 | yds: 3,605
When standing atop the White Clouds, your eye captures a 360-degree wrap-around view of the Wood River Valley encompassing Bald Mountain, Dollar Mountain, the Pioneer Mountains, Angel’s Perch, Devil’s Bedstead and the home of Ernest Hemingway. With their breathtaking views atop a stunning ridgeback, the White Cloud Course will promise to rival any course in the country.
| par: 72 | yds: 7,214
The Elkhorn Golf Club was designed by Robert Trent Jones and re-designed in 2005 and is now under Sun Valley Resort ownership and management. Sun Valley Resort guests will enjoy this long, (7,214-yard) course with its mix of valley holes and those which traverse foothills as it beautifully compliments play on Sun Valley’s Trail Creek Course and the White Clouds.
Pinecrest is an 18-hole public course with Bent Grass greens and tree-lined fairways. Designed by the legendary William H. Tucker, it was constructed in 1936. Surrounded by open skies and pine trees, the course was developed with small greens and slightly sloped hills. Sand bunkers protect a few greens making a great experience for golfers. Pinecrest was named best municipal golf course in Idaho for 2009 by Golf Digest.
Located in the heart of Teton Valley, in the majestic Yellowstone/Teton area and wrapped on its southern edge by the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Teton Springs is fast becoming the premier “Stay and Play” resort in Idaho. Anchored by the 18-hole Headwaters Course, this private club welcomes guests of Teton Springs Resort and offers something for everyone. A unique triumvirate of talent, golf legend Byron Nelson, Open Champion Steve Jones and architect Gary Stephenson masterfully crafted both the 18 and 9-hole courses. This unique group understood Mr. Nelson’s primary design philosophy; a shot well struck by any golfer should be rewarded. With 5 sets of tee boxes, the 72 par course is well adapted for all handicaps. 5,400 – 7,400 yards.
Teton Reserve is a subtle masterpiece situated at the base of the Tetons near Victor, Idaho. Designed by two-time United States Open Champion Hale Irwin, the Reserve will test every club in your bag. Featuring excellent bunkering, outstanding conditions and a specially developed grass blend called Teton Blue, the course ﬁts beautifully and naturally into its surroundings. But beneath its good looks, the 7,426 yard par 72 layout has real teeth, challenging your mind as well as your body as you navigate its wonderfully crafted fairways. Strategic elevation changes add to the interest on several holes. Teton Reserve is deﬁ nitely a gem worth discovering – only 25 minutes from Jackson Hole.