The Resort Course at Coer d'Alene - Coer d'Alene, ID
The resort course at Coer d' Alene is a definite golfing experience that any avid golfer should seek out. Playing to a par 71 at 6800 yds from the back tees, the course is as forgiving and as fun as you can imagine. The par 3's on this track really stood at and are some of the most scenic golf holes that I have played.
Upon arriving at the course for the 1st tee time of the day, I was created by our forecaddie, Shane, and after hitting some floating range balls into the lake it was time to tee it up! The course starts out with a forgiving par 5 and I started out with a hot birdie... which I promptly gave right back on the difficult second hole. A barrage of world class par 3's quickly greats you on 3, 5 and 6. The 5th hole quickly became one of my favorites.
After some good golf and a few birdies, we finally arrived at the 14th hole. Oh ho man! Is that a floating green? Indeed it is! The green is actually movable and on this Saturday was playing at about 180 yards. I managed to find the surface and took an enjoyable boat ride on the "Putter" a wooden boat that gives groups rides out to the green. After receiving my certificate of achievement for completing the world's only floating, movable golf hole with a score of 3, I moved on with a smile on my face.
On the tee of the 18th, I needed a birdie to shoot an even par 71. I was not to be denied as I rolled in a casual 10 footer to cap off an outstanding day on a memorable golf course.