The Course Unrivaled Golf
It’s one of the best-known icons in golf: the famous 14th Hole at The Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course—The Floating Green. The breathtaking lake views from nearly every hole ease the tension of the formidable challenge presented by The Floating Green. Award-winning, expertly groomed course aesthetics complement the experience. The superb attention to every need and detail sets the scene for the ultimate round of golf—where every guest is considered a member. The experts at Golf Digest, Golf Magazine and Conde Nast Traveler agree: this is one of the world’s most memorable golf experiences anywhere. Discover what makes The Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course a golf experience like no other.
THE PAR 71
Designed by Scott Miller
- 6,803 Yards in length, encompasses 200 Acres
- 4.5 miles of concrete cart paths
- Bunkered restrooms are located beneath #7 & #10 Tees
- Contoured course hides view of other golfers
- Lake views from nearly every hole
- Approximately 1,500 wildflowers, 4,000 petunias, 25,000 junipers and 30,000 geraniums
- Bentgrass provides for a high blade density playing surface on the tees, greens and fairways - equal to that found commonly on other course greens.
Hole By Hole the Experience
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Play a short approach up to the small elevated green protected by exposed rock at the front. This may look like an easy hole on paper, but often mars the scorecard with a big number.
Risk–reward pin placements are not unusual on this green. Heed our pros’ advice: play your tee shot to the middle of the green.
Bunkers guard the left and back of this large back-to-front sloping green with mild undulation. A hill of ball-eating Junipers gulps up errant tee shots to the right. Slightly right will give you a member's bounce off a steep hill on to the green. This is another golf hole not soon forgotten.
The fairway drops down 30 feet to a catch basin in front of the green with numerous bunkers on the hill to the left of the large, mildly sloping, two-tiered green.
Don't forget to place your breakfast or lunch order when you reach this hole. Your forecaddie will take your order and fax it in from the tee box.
The approach shot is all carry as the creek cuts in front, around the right side and behind this dramatic, three-tiered green, accessible by three bridges. A small bunker protects the green on the back side.
The short approach shot takes you over a second water inlet to a two-tiered, well-protected green with bunkers on three sides.
To finish the hole, players board the "Putter" boat, an electric-powered shuttle, ferrying golfers to and from the island green. As you depart the island, the boat captain will leave you with a personalized Certificate of Achievement, commemorating the completion of one of the most memorable holes in golf.
At 160 feet from front to back, the green is large, long and narrow with bunkers on the right and left. Check the daily pin placement carefully; club selection is critical to hit it close to the pin on this undulating green with dramatic breaks.
The approach to the two-tiered large green is protected by a large bunker on the right. A forgiving hillside gives you a bailout to the left and long.
Golf Course Layout
Designer Scott Miller’s vision was a golf course offering a stimulating round of golf, immersing players in a pristine park-like environment. The result is fairways, playing from tee to green on a lush carpet of bentgrass, accented with beds of brilliant red geraniums, acres of junipers and alpine water challenges of Lake Coeur d’Alene and Fernan Creek. The 6,803-yard, par 71 course boasts views of the lake from nearly every hole and is designed around four distinct geographic features: an expansive lakeshore, a forested ridge, gently rolling woodlands and Fernan Creek. Former PGA Tour Professional, Chip Beck, called The Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course one of the finest he has ever seen, lauding it as “a course playable and fun for families, yet challenging enough to test the pros.”
Two custom-designed, hand crafted Honduran Mahogany lake shuttle boats—the Eagle and the Double-Eagle—provide transportation between the resort and golf course. Custom-designed golf carts are equipped with ultra-comfortable seating, two beverage coolers, two USB charging outlets, sweater basket and a built-in covered waste container.
LAKEFRONT PRACTICE TEES
Lakefront over-water practice tee using floating golf balls, 2,400 sq. ft. putting green, 3,500 sq. ft. chipping green and practice sand bunkers. Certified PGA Professionals are available by reservation to assist with golf instruction and group clinics. Periodic golf equipment demos are occasionally featured at the practice tee. The Coeur d’Alene Resort Spa provides complimentary pre-round warm-up sports massages on the practice tee.
Each forecaddie is your private concierge to assist with raking sand bunkers, locating golf balls, maintaining clean clubs and providing yardage distances to the pin or any other points of need with accurate laser rangefinders. One forecaddie per four-person group. “15-minute rule” per hole provides an enjoyable round time, averaging 4 hours and 20 minutes to complete the full 18-hole round. Your forecaddie takes on-course food & beverage orders.