Throughout the spring, summer and early fall, Idaho
golf courses are a major attraction for golfing enthusiasts
both in the state and from without. Some travelers
plan an entire Idaho golf vacation to a place like Coeur
d'Alene, while others simply add a trip to Idaho
golf courses to their Idaho
vacation itinerary. No matter where you plan
to be in the state of Idaho, there are bound to be some
good Idaho golf course near you.
One of the most exciting places for golfing in Idaho is the city of Coeur d'Alene. Golfing in Idaho in Coeur d'Alene makes for an excellent afternoon of Idaho golf. In particular, the award-winning course at the Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course is one of the world's best and well known. Opened in 1991, the course features a floating green; an actual green that is floating in the Coeur d'Alene Lake. After (hopefully) hitting their ball onto the green, golfers take a short shuttle ride to the green, finish the hole, and shuttle back to the mainland. The floating green continues to be a popular part of golfing in Idaho.
In the city of Boise, there are also a number of great Idaho golf opportunities. While there are about twenty different golf courses in and around Boise, one of the most popular remains the Boise Ranch Golf Course. The 18-hole course is a public course, meaning that you need not be a member of any club in order to play the course. Other golf courses in Boise include the Plantation Country Club Course, the Indian Lakes Golf Course and the Hillcrest Country Club Course.
Idaho Falls is yet another popular place to golf in Idaho. Idaho Falls golf courses include the favorite Sand Creek Golf Course. The 18-hole Idaho Falls golf course is a public course and is open during daylight hours. Other Idaho Falls golf courses include the Sage Lakes Municipal Golf Course, the Idaho Falls Country Club (of which you must be a member in order to play), the Jefferson Hills Gold Course and the Pinecrest Golf Club. There are also a number of good golf courses in the towns of Twin Falls, Post Falls, Pocatello and Nampa.
In general, golfers should expect to play at most private courses only if they are a member of the country club. Some private courses will allow experienced golfers to play who are not members, but it is usually for a higher fee. Most golf courses, especially the most popular ones, will be open seven days a week. It is a good idea to call your tee-time ahead for most courses, and for the most popular it is a must. Often an early morning tee-time is a great way to avoid crowds or slow players. Also note that green fees are higher in general on the weekends than on weekdays, so if you are looking to save a few dollars you might try golfing on a weekday.