Imagine this: after arriving in a handcrafted mahogany boat shuttle, a personal forecaddie greets you at the dock and takes care of your every need. You enjoy a relaxing pre-round massage and then your caddie takes you to your golf cart, one that is complete with an interactive touchscreen GPS and all. After playing finely groomed tees with surprising lake views at every turn, you finish your round with a plate of tasty food and an ice cold beer.
Does life really get any better than that? Not at all. Unless, of course, you throw overnight luxury lakeside accommodations in the picture too. But don’t worry, we offer that as well! (You can click here to see our exclusive Play & Stay Packages!)
And although I may be the most clumsy, uncoordinated and inelegant human being to walk this planet, even I can admit that our golf course is an impressive one. So impressive, in fact, that I, a woman who is all thumbs, actually looks forward to planning a day for me and my girlfriends to head out here for a few swings! Followed by mimosas at the Floating Green Restaurant, of course (or maybe before is a better idea…).
And even the experts at Golf Digest, Golf Magazine and Condé Nast Traveler agree – a round at The Coeur d’Alene is a golf experience like no other. The most remarkable encounter on the course, and one that I am personally anxious to come across out of fear of pure embarrassment, is the famous Floating Green: an engineering island marvel and worlds only movable green, computer controlled to daily distances. After the tee shot to the par 3, 14th Hole, golfers are ferried to the island via a uniquely designed electric boat, dubbed “Putter”, to finish the hole.
18-hole tee time reservations are scheduled every 10 minutes based on seasonal daylight hours. For golf reservations not associated with a resort hotel stay or a room and golf inclusive package, tee times may be booked directly online up to 60 days in advance by following the following link: www.cdaresort.com/discover/golf/tee-times
Now pardon me; I must excuse myself as I head out on an ultimate shopping excursion to pick myself up a new wardrobe for my upcoming golf adventure. I wonder what totally-fab outfits The Coeur d’Alene Resort Pro Shop has in store for me…