Golfing in Sandpoint, Bonner County, & North Idaho
Sandpoint Area Golf Courses
Well, the thought of golf in North Idaho may not occur to the avid golf enthusiast, but lovers of the links are finding out why so many are making the Idaho Panhandle a golfing destination. Most recently, Jack Nicklaus bought award-winning Hidden Lakes in Sandpoint, designing the course himself. Apparently, though Jack Nicklaus companies owns many golf courses, he only has designed a handful personally. So, this course should be something really special. Unfortunately, the beautiful clubhouse (shown below) burned down winter 2008. Rumors abound that Arnold Palmer has been looking for a spot to build another of his challenging courses in the same area. Coeur d'Alene has another world-famous, award-winning golf course at CdA Resort, with perhaps one of the most recognizable greens in the world with their floating green (below), and in nearby Priest River, Settlement Golf course is underway.
But golf alone is not the only thing to attract putters from around the globe. Sure, golfers want great fairways, but the area has so much more that it becomes the destination of choice for individuals and families alike. When not teeing off, the golf-oriented can go boating or fishing on any one of our many mountain lakes. These are not tiny lakes either. Lake Pend Oreille is the 2nd largest in the west with 111 miles of shoreline, and Lake Coeur d'Alene, Hayden Lake, and Lake Cocolalla are no small matters either. Great hunting, hiking, biking, and swimming are also around in great abundance. You can parasail, water ski, jet ski, or white water within minutes of virtually every hole.
For family fun there is also great art colonies with galleries galore, and the restaurants are known for every kind of cuisine. There is Silverwood Theme Park, water parks, and museums. We are one of the nation's greatest rail watching areas, and if all of this isn't enough, during parts of the season, you can even go snow skiing at many, many ski resorts.
So, golf ain't bad, and it's getting better. But throw in the rest of it, and you have a golf vacation and place to live that is truly spectacular.
Rimrock Golf Course
12 miles north of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho on highway 95 at 21794 N Wishful Trail
StoneRidge Country Club
N of I-90 on Hwy. 41 at Blanchard
Mirror Lake Golf Course
US 95 South of Bonners Ferry
North Idaho Resorts
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Black Rock Golf Course
US 95 to Rockford Bay
Coeur D'Alene Public Golf Club
N. of I-90 exit 15 turn west to Fairway Drive.
Coeur D'Alene Resort
East on Sherman Ave. to 23rd turn right
(800) 935-6283 (208) 667-4653
Off 15th Cd'A Penn to French Gulch to Galena
Avondale Golf & Tennis Club
N of 1-90 on US 95 turn right on Miles Ave. 10745 Avondale Loop Rd.
Hayden Lake Country Club
N of 1-90 on US 95 right on Hayden Ave.
Shoshone Golf &Tennis Club
I-90 Past Kellogg to Big Creek Exit
Bryden Canyon Public Golf Course
Take 4th St. off Bryden Canyon Road to O'Conner Road
Lewiston Golf & Country Club
Snake River Ave. to Duthie Blvd. and left on Country Club
Pinehurst Golf Course
I-90 East of Cd'A Turn right at Pinehurst exit
Highland Golf Course
N of I-90 on Hwy. 41 North one mile turn right.
Links Golf Club
Highway 53 to N McGuire Road, then left on W Hayden and left on N Chase
Prairie Falls Golf Club
Spokane St. off I-90
The Highlands Golf Course
From I-90 take exit 7 to ID-41, then right on E Mullan
Priest Lake Golf Course
Hwy. 57 N at Priest River to Priest Lake
Ranch Club Golf Course
Hwy. 2 West of Priest River
Twin Lakes Village Golf Course
N. of I-90 on Hwy. 41 to Twin Lakes
Elks Golf Club Of Sandpoint
Hwy. 2 East of Sandpoint
Idaho Club Golf Resort
Route 200 East of Sandpoint
St Maries Golf Course
Hwy. 3 South of St. Maries
Circling Raven Golf Club
I-90 S. 20 mi. to Coeur d'Alene Casino
Tomlinson Sandpoint Sotheby's International Realty
200 Main Street
Gary Lirette, REALTOR® & host of the radio shows North Idaho Business as well as North Idaho Arts on KSPT & KBFI in Sandpoint & Bonners Ferry. When you need your real estate questions answered...
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