The Resort is among the winners of the annual Gold Tee Awards for 2006, which recognize the leading golf/meetings hotels throughout the world. Winners of the Gold Tee Award were nominated and selected by the readers of M&C, based on their overall excellence. Results of the poll are in the Annual Golf Tee Section of the magazine's July issue.
What the voters did not get to judge is the complete modernization and reconfiguration of the 25,000 square foot Conference Center at The Coeur d'Alene Resort, custom furniture throughout the 25 conveniently located venues, and state-of-the-art kitchen facility devoted to meetings groups. The refurbished facilities are part of a $20 million resort-wide renovation, which includes a new $10 million spa.
"This a very meaningful honor because it is award by the experts in the industry who recognize the best from the rest," said William T. "Bill" Reagan, general manager of The Coeur d'Alene Resort, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2006. "I think they will be even more impressed upon their next visit."
The recognition complements The Resort earning the elite Platinum Choice Award from Smart Meetings magazine.
One constant treasure the past 20 years is the Resort golf course and its signature "floating green" at the par-3 14th hole. A once-in-a-lifetime experience, the green is a man-made island -- conceived by Resort owner Duane Hagadone -- that floats on the surface of Lake Coeur d'Alene. The par 71 is more than just a one-hole attraction, having been honored as one of the Top 20 courses in America, as well as a Gold Medal Resort by GOLF Magazine and a perfect 5-star rating from Golf Digest. Since those honors were received, The Resort has spent an additional $3.5 million to the golf course to add fairway bunkers, increase length, and completely refurbish its second signature hole, the par-three fifth.
The premier luxury destination in the Northwest, The Coeur d'Alene Resort is renowned for its accommodations and world-class golf on the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene. A four-season resort amid Northern Idaho's limitless outdoor playground, The Resort also is less than an hour away from the winter's Rocky Mountain powder at the Silver Mountain and Schweitzer Mountain ski areas.