Turf and Trees
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: This is a very nice park course, with acres of lush mowed grass and mature trees.
Variety of hole lengths from 178' to 684', with the long holes all in the front nine.
Ample parking around the course, with restrooms, water fountains, trash cans and benches in the area. Main kiosk has a large map of the course and free paper maps (which can also be obtained at the visitor center).
Tees are level, flat rubber pads which are excellent. Tee signs are photos taken from the tee with both pin locations marked.
Many of the holes were open, but I preferred holes like 7 and 8 that have narrow lines to hit and require shaping your drive to get a look at the pin.
Holes 11 - 15 are shorter holes with more trees that give good birdie opportunities if you can get a clean drive.
Cons: I am not a fan of photo-type tee signs. The big yellow "A" and "B" give only an idea of pin direction, but not if they are in front of or behind the tree that they are printed over. Map type signs give better information.
Many of the front nine holes require only big drives over turf with only a few widely spaced trees to navigate. Even clipping a tree doesn't necessarily add a stroke as you'll still have an open shot to the pin.
No real elevation change on the course, and only Hole 12 (barely) brings the lake into play.
Being a multi-use park you may find other users on the course. I had to skip Hole 19 one evening as a family was grilling in the fairway in front of the basket.
Other Thoughts: This is a very nice course, in a beautiful lush park. If you like to crank drives over open ground with little brush or low-hanging branches then you'll like enjoy it.
Having played about a dozen courses in Idaho I don't consider it the best course in the state. Not that it isn't a nice course, but it just isn't that challenging.
I think that AWOL and Wreakreator at Farragut State Park are more challenging and interesting. But those are woods courses that require accuracy more than distance. I also found Massacre Rocks State Park a more challenging course with lots of elevation changes and great views.
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