The Idaho Club

3.0882352941 3.1 stars from 5 (15)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7089 yards
  • Slope: 148
  • Rating: 74.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 7089 yards 74.6 148
Blue 71 6560 yards 71.4 143
White 71 6007 yards 68.5 130
White (W) 70 6007 yards 74.4 146
Red (W) 70 5130 yards 69.1 126
Red 71 4944 yards 64.2 121

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 15 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

9 out of 15 reviews


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"Sheer incompettence"


2019Stokes's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Made tee time in advance and requested rental set LH. Arrived for time and was told they only had one set and someone else had it reserved. Unbelievable. And the level of contrition was modest at best. Vacation day planned around this was wasted.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Amazing, must play"


gsbarry's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Hands-down one of the best, and most difficult, courses I've played (and I've played many). Half of the course is hilly, tight, and tree-lined, while the other half is flat and plays through wetlands (plenty of water hazards). This is target golf at its best, plenty of forced carries, plan on losing 3 times as many balls as normal. Tees, fairways, and greens all were in excellent condition. Some great deals can be found online, or weekday twilight is good rate. The clubhouse burned down sometime ago, so they operate the golf shop out of a regular house next door. No restaurant, but they do have beverages at least. If you're a glutton for punishment, this course is for you!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Extremely difficult and unfriendly Idaho Club"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Keeping in the tradition of a Nicklaus design course, this is a beautiful course in superb surroundings. However, in keeping with the usual Nicklaus design, it is way way way too difficult for the average golfer, even when playing from appropriate tee boxes. The greens are extremely slippery and fast with lots of contour making putting difficult. However the most difficult part of the course are the enormous "carrys" that are needed over marshes and rocks. It was so difficult that it was not fun on many holes. In addition, the course is extremely poorly marked so it is difficult to find one's way from one hole to the next..signage is poor. There is no diagram on each tee box of each hole and difficult to know the yardage to all the trouble on the course...needed my laser pretty much all the time. Bent grass fairways and greens and beautiful. No decent bathroom facilities on the course other than a port-a-potties and no water facilities. Staff in pro shop are very nice. No restaurant. I would not return to this course due to the extreme difficulty and the extreme concentration required for every single shot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Excellent and Challenging Golf Course"


TO31585's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The Idaho Club is an extremely well cared for golf course with tons of beauty and challenges. Plan on losing at least 8 balls. The club house unfortunately burned down so they have a temporary one that has minimal space. Staff was amazing and friendly making the overall experience one that will be hard to top!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course should be in better condition as being private."


Jim4499263's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/01/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For a private course it did not provide drinking water on the course. A lot of the bunkers were not maintained. It seemed as to be an O-Hum type of course management.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"see above"


hmabell's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/20/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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It is a Jack Nicklaus designed course. No more is needed to be said.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"It is a hard son of a gun"


m2swim's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/19/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I played The Idaho Club and everything that you read is true. The course need a bit of help in some places, the facilities are kinda lacking, the golf carts are possibly on their last leg (ours had the hardest seat cushion ever) and the routing and layout require some impossible shots (220+ yard carries, etc).

Now I can say I played it. Probably won't be going back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Jack would not be proud"


jeffmosar's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/09/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The staff was not accommodating, the greens were slow, the golf cart felt as if the wheels were going to fall off at any time and the course was very confusing for a group playing the course for the first time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Greens- real slow. Course needs more players so they can spend more money on maintainace. Payed $50.00, that is what is worth."


golforski's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/6/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Needs alot of money infused to bring it back to it's wounderful golf experince.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"fantastic scenery---great challenge"


jsullivan4419's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/29/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course. I played the predecessor course, Hidden Lakes, many times but was unable to play the Idaho Club until they relaxed their policies. I'm glad they did.<br/> Play the correct tees, bring lots of balls and enjoy the scenery and the experience.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem in Sandpoint, ID"


soccerra's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We would not have even seen this course had it not been for Golf Now. It is nestled in the Hills to the East of Sandpoint, ID. But what a gem. Beautiful course in nature, seen all sorts of wildife, even saw a Moose wandering through the creek on the 14th Tee Box. Staff literally jumped out of the pro-shop to get our clubs out of our car, it was a warm day and they came out equipped with ice cold water.<br/> The course itself is challenging, very tough to see any Greens from Tee's, many elevation changes, small greens that have well placed bunkers. There are holes you can grip it and rip it, and there are holes you have to finese as well. I know I will for sure be back the next time I am through the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course. Tough."


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/23/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is tough, the greens are slow and had some obvious winter kill problems with spots on the greens.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Difficult to manage"


robert2765842's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/16/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is laid out in a very scenic area of woods and wetlands. There are some impossible tee shots required to carry water hazards unless you can hit a drive 180 yards on the fly. Course conditions are recovering from a severe winter and as a result were a little "furry". Greens were challenging due to slowness and various burial mounds to traverse.<br/> The staff were super friendly and worked hard to compensate for the lack of restaurant facilities (burned down six years ago).<br/> The p.ace of play was adversely affected by allowing a six some to play who nevertheless being polite Canadians allowed me to play through.<br/> Although the course is reputedly a signature Jack course, it is an older course which has been updated. I have played many courses designed by Nicklaus golf from Cabo to Palm Springs to Austria and in between but this did not have the same feel as those other courses.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful, but challenging."


u000004267885's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/14/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There are so many places to shoot over water and /or marshes and wetlands that it is necessary to have plenty of balls. We all were first timers at this course and enjoyed it. It is unique following the Pack River. I live locally, but could not afford the green fees until GolfNow priced it at $64/ player. It was worth it


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course!"


u000007429284's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/9/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you want to challenge yourself and enjoy what North Idaho has to offer, don't pass this course up. Just be prepared to lose some balls!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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