Idaho Golf Trail Adds Three Courses


The Idaho Golf Trail now includes nine great courses. New members are Tamarack Resort in Donnelly, StoneRidge in Blanchard and MeadowCreek Golf Resort in New Meadows.

The Idaho Golf Trail is unique in that all of its member courses have a resort component.

“In addition to great golf, our trail has some of the finest resort accommodations and amenities in the West, more than 500 miles of scenic byways and river corridors and a reservation service that will provide individual attention to each inquiry,” says Carl Wilgus, State Tourism Director for Idaho.

Tamarack Resort boasts a 7,340-yard, Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed layout that includes five par-5s, five par-3s and eight par-4s. It is located in central Idaho, 90 minutes north of the state capital in Boise.

MeadowCreek Golf Resort is in New Meadows in the state’s west-central region and just northwest of McCall. Designed by Bob Baldock and his son, Robert, the 6,700-yard track sits at 3,868 feet above sea level and offers outstanding vistas.

StoneRidge Golf Course, which also measures 6,700 yards, recently underwent a $3 million renovation. Part of the project involved adding the unique 236-yard 19th hole. Called “The Gambler,” the extra hole has proven to be a popular round-closing option by golfers who wish to settle their matches once and for all.

StoneRidge, located 35 miles north of Coeur d’Alene, is the newest member of the Northern Loop of the Idaho Golf Trail. Other the Northern Loop facilities include Circling Raven, Coeur d’Alene Resort Course and Hidden Lakes.

“Golfers are coming to the Idaho Panhandle – and from far away! – specifically to play Circling Raven and Coeur d’Alene Resort Course, and also to enjoy our many other amenities,” said Christenson. “We hope the addition of these high-quality resort courses and properties to the trail will entice even more visitors to discover why we’re quickly becoming known as one of the country’s best golf destinations.”

BanBury, Sun Valley and Whitetail are the Idaho Golf Trail’s other three member properties and are in the Southern Loop.

For more details, visit www.idahogolftrail.com.

Photo Credit: Idaho Tourism Division

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