Idaho has all the best to offer in golf, from world-class resorts to hidden gems and everything in between, so there’s certainly something for every age and ability. The highlight of Idaho’s golf community is the Idaho Golf Trail, a golf vacation package that combines 10 of Idaho’s best courses with many scenic byways, rivers and lakes to explore and admire. Scattered throughout the state, each course offers a great golfing experience, both on the challenging courses and with the luxurious resort accommodations. Enjoy the scenic beauty on the courses and on the journey between each as your route travels past picturesque lakes, incredible mountains and impressive vistas.
StoneRidge Golf Course
Located just 35 minutes from Coeur d’Alene, StoneRidge Golf Course is one of the hottest places in northern Idaho. Situated among 6,684 yards of towering pines and mountain landscapes, this par 71 course is one not to be missed. Redesigned in 2001 by Frank Burandt, formerly of Nicklaus Design Group, water features and white sand bunkers make this course exciting for both beginners and seasoned players alike. And the 19th hole called “The Gambler” is one that is sure to be the source of many bets.
Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course
Coeur d’Alene, ID
Home of the Floating Green, the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains on the shores of beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene in Northern Idaho. This 6,767 yard, par 71 course is playable for families, yet challenging enough to test the pros.
Circling Raven Golf Club
Coeur d’Alene, ID
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. Bunkers are strategically located throughout the course, placing a premium on well-struck drives and crisp shots. Named “Top Ten You Can Play” by Golf Magazine in 2004, and “Top Ten Best New Upscale” by Golf Digest in 2005 and other positive reviews, honors are being awarded on a continual basis.
Falcon Crest Golf Club
With majestic vistas of the Boise Valley and surrounding mountains this course challenges golfers of all skill levels playing 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 course, amidst natural terrain with water, grass, sand and stone you’ll discover why Golfweek ranked this course as the “#5 Best Courses You Can Play in Idaho” and “Best of the Best” by The Idaho Statesman for 2007.
Jug Mountain Ranch
A world-class course that takes advantage of the spectacular setting nature provides, you can enjoy wonderful alpine links while taking in gorgeous panoramic views of Jughandle Mountains, the Ranch’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, and Sun Valley Resort to name a few.
Meadow Creek Golf Resort
New Meadows, ID
The abundant beauty of Meadow Creek Golf Resort makes it a paradise for golfers of all levels. This mountain escape, located amid pine trees and rolling meadows was the vision of architect Bob Baldock and his son Robert L. Baldock. The course contains many surprises including a boomerang-shaped hole and bunkers and ponds to challenge even the best.
Whitetail Club Golf Course
Whitetail’s 18-hole championship golf course is the very definition of a mountain paradise. Designed by two-time U.S. Open winner Andy North, the private course is carved out through dense forest, towering pines and sweeping meadows, making Whitetail an exciting challenge for any golfer.
Osprey Meadows at Tamarack Resort
Part of Idaho’s newest all-season resort in more than 22 years, the Robert Trent Jones II designed course at Tamarack Resort is simply picture perfect. This par-72 course accommodates all levels of players, with four teeing options on each hole, par 5s, 4s and 3s, and beautifully designed fairways. Set amid towering Tamarack trees along the shores of Lake Cascade, this certainly is a golfer’s paradise.
BanBury Golf Club
Carefully placed just outside Idaho’s capital city, BanBury Golf Club provides golfers with an opportunity to explore what Golf Digest rates as one of Idaho’s top courses to play. This beautifully designed Scottish-style course is situated around the south channel of the Boise River.
Sun Valley Resort Golf Course
Sun Valley, ID
Golf Digest calls The Sun Valley Resort Golf Course “one of the best 100 golf courses in the United States and the number one golf course in Idaho.” The 6,892 yard, par 72 course has 18 signature holes and crosses the beautiful Trail Creek seven times on the front nine.
Information Courtesy of VisitIdaho
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