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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7265 yards
Slope 136
Rating 74.3
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Jug Mountain Ranch
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Course Details

Year Built 2004
Golf Season May - October
Architect Donald Knott (2004) Gary Linn (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Idaho (2019 #2)

Reviews

4.7
19 Reviews (19)
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Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Jug Mountain 1st Class

Jug Mountain is my favorite course in the region. The staff is awesome and very welcoming. A MUST PLAY!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not to be missed!

As a part time resident in McCall I regularly have out of town golfer pals visit. Bar none, all say Jug is a highlight, and a quality and beautiful course to be played. Make time for it- you won't be disappointed!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

beautiful layout

course challenging but not to difficult. play was slow

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice tract

Great conditions. Played last minute as single. Greens rolled nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

fun course.afternoon round

Even though I've played here before , It's been a while and I was unsure of the hole lay outs . Next time I'll know where to aim on those blind dog leg holes . 18 always gets me , I' m just laying up with a hybrid next time , even if it's 200 in . Had a couple birds and lots of chances. But lost 4 balls in the tall grass to kill my round. Greens were soft,.off the fairway was thick, bugs were buzzing but not biting. NIce scenery and a great burger on the clubhouse deck.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course, challenging off the tee box on many holes

This is my favorite course to play anywhere, very challenging at times but manageable. If you are a high handicapper bring lots of balls:).

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pretty course

Gorgeous views, all the holes are different, some holes are long especially into wind. Have to lay up from tee on many par 5s And some 4s unless you know course.
Greens hold well but rough is gnarly.
Very nice driving range and practice area. Might want to stop at range before. Checking in as it’s quite far from pro shop. Staff friendly and helpful.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of the best courses in Valley County

Jug Mountain is one of the most pictures e golf courses in Idaho. Great elevation changes amongst the holes. Fairly difficult but leaves you wanting to come back and golf there again. The restaurant patio is a great place to end your day and overlooks the golf course. Great food, wine and beer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Amazing

Amazing course for the value. Very few homes on the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fun Round

Course is very nice well kept, beautiful setting. Greens great shape

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What a course!

How can something so beautiful be so challenging?!?!! Great course! Playable but challenging! LOVE this course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 85
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Idaho Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Terrific get-away golf

Jug Mountain Ranch is not really one of those courses you're going to decide to go play at the last minute. Nestled in the mountain foothills and plains between Boise and McCall Idaho it's a bit of a drive from anywhere (although, vacationing in McCall, it's only about a 20 minute drive).

Jug starts you out with one of their best holes, at least from the tee box. Nearly 100 feet of elevation drop from the tee box to the fairway below really offers a beautiful way to start the day. Do be careful, that elevation change matters and my 3w off the tee went 260 yards to the front edge of the fairway. Beyond that is a creek, so maybe hold off on the driver if you're a big hitter (no worries... there are plenty of opportunities to use it here).

The course was in terrific condition, especially for late Summer, with good clean tee boxes and fairways and smooth, relatively fast greens.

Speaking of those greens, if you do not put your shot within about 15 feet of the hole, you should expect to contend with a ridge of some kind on your lag putt. Thinking back I don't think I had a single straight, flat putt of 15 feet or more. These greens simply have a lot of contour to them and, while not overly punitive, will test your green reading skills if you want to be close for your second putt.

I think this course plays to it's rating and is a good test of your all around golf game. I found the back nine a little tougher than the front, but that may have more to do with my driver being a little more erratic back there. The course protects itself well with distance, elevation changes and a few strategically placed bunkers. I didn't find any of the traps, but was close enough to several to recognize they are well placed and in play.

My favorite part of this course were the par 5's. Two of which feature relatively straight forward, but uphill tee shots while the other two test you with somewhat blind and doglegged first shots. On number 7, for example, it's entirely possible to overshoot the fairway (I did it) before it jogs off to parts unseen to the right. The biggest of hitters could play it straight, but you'd need to get all of the ball (see pic). sixteen also dog legs to the right, but is a great place to dust off your fade. If you can carry the bunker (225ish) and get it to run to the right you can get some extra yards going downhill and make the green accessible (I didn't succeed at this). Your second shot on 16 can be tricky depending on the lie as much of the fairway is a relatively steep downhill... I paid the price for this on my second shot.

I think the one thing I wasn't thrilled with were the par 3's. They weren't terrible by any stretch, but I only used two clubs on the full set of them and I do tend to like a little more variety in these holes.

On a positive note, however, the par four's gave me a real opportunity to use more of those mid-range clubs than most courses do, so they didn't get dusty in the bag. The 443 (from the blue tees) 6th is a fun example. With Split blue tees, you can either take on a 200ish carry over wetlands (and really, you need to carry a good 240 to make the corner and have an approach) through a slot framed by tall trees, or opt for the straight line tee box on the other side of the wetlands. Even a relatively perfect drive is going to leave you 180+ (and in most cases closer to 200 yards) for your second shot.

The pace of play was fine. I teed off mid-day on a holiday weekend in a resort town and got around in 4:14. We waited on a lot of shots, but that was more a function of our speed than anything else. Just over 4 hours is quite reasonable given when and where we were playing.

The staff was great, friendly and welcoming and the "cheat sheet" they gave us (no yardage books here) was quite helpful on some of the blind shots you encounter.

It's probably worth noting that the first restroom is between the 9th and 10th holes (you come by the same facility again between 13 and 14). Between 5 and 6 there is a sign indicating there is a restroom at the practice facility across the street, but I cannot imagine heading over there and thinking you'd hold your place on the course, it's just a little too far away.

My wife and I both left the course saying we'll absolutely make the 2 hour drive from Boise play again (probably soon), and if you get the chance I'd advise giving Jug Mountain a run yourself.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Such a beautiful course!

We play this course every time we are up in the area..... never disappoints! It’s challenging but, playable! A MUST play if you are close by!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Abysmal greens

These greens are dreadful right now. Lots of frost damage, heavily sanded and very uneven. Simply a lottery when trying to make putt and some of the worst greens I have ever seen.
Our golfing group was told that half the greens were in good condition before we played the course. Don't believe it!
Otherwise the course has an excellent layout and is in good condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Jug Mountain ..great place for your Buddy Golf Trip

We had an 8 man golf trip at Jug Mountain..rented a nice house on the course for the 4 day trip..Best trip! The golf course was awesome! Perfect shape..greens rolled smooth and fast! Great layout on a beautiful piece of land..we played from middle tees and tips..plays long from tips ..especially when wind picks up in afternoon..if ur into practice go see the Practice Area..beautiful range and short game area..very nice! The bar and grill by 1st tee is perfect place to wind down after golf..great food ..but the golf course itself is a gem!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Not to be missed

This is a fabulous course with widely varying tees. You can have as big a challenge as you want. A few blind tee shots, but they give you a hint sheet that is a great help. Tough walking course, best to take a cart. Restaurant/Bar was very good. Good selection of beers on tap. Views are spectacular.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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