Coeur d'Alene

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

out

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

in

Yards

518

433

131

279

99

155

431

418

563

3027

430

533

200

321

144

484

408

255

457

3232

6259

Hndcp

5

3

15

11

17

13

7

9

1

8

2

14

16

12

6

10

18

4

Par

5

4

3

4

3

3

4

4

5

35

4

5

3

4

3

5

4

4

4

36

71

Coeur d'Alene: Now notorious for its 14th hole floating green, this resort course is located in the former lumber and mining area of the panhandle of Idaho east of Spokane, Washington.  The resort was developed in the mid-1980's on the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene which was named by National Geographic magazine as one of the most pristine lakes in the world.  Scott Miller, a Scottsdale architect who formerly worked for Jack Nicklaus on several course projects, designed the course.  He wanted to create a unique course that was also a beautiful park.  Many would agree that he succeeded and some have remarked that the course is even more beautiful than Pebble Beach.  Certainly the layout is unique, fun to play and tricky-challenging.  The 3rd through the 6th holes play into a secluded woods with abrupt elevation changes.  Each of the holes is short with 3 par-3's and the 4th a short dog-leg left par-4.  Out of bounds there makes cutting the dog-leg very dangerous.  The 11th through the 14th all have a variety of water hazards, beginning with the 11th which plays along and then over the creek and ending with the famous floating island green, 14th.  Between is a fun short par-4, the 13th.  The island green symbolizes the floating logs that were once a main economic force in the area.  The island was built over a honeycomb of concrete cells filled with Styrofoam that weighs 9 million pounds.  The island can be moved to change the length of the hole, but normally is anchored at around 140 or 150 yards.  Coeur d'Alene Resort is annually recognized by golf publications as one of the best resort courses.  The layout is rated 69.6 with a slope of 121.


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