Glenns Ferry, ID 
Three Island Crossing Share
Uploaded By: chevis Hole #16 (Taken 9/2020)
3 / 252ft. Par / Distance:
Hole #16 Mid-Fairway

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 Nice Walk in the Park

2-4    8/19/2017   8/19/2017
Review By: markmcc
Played: 272  Reviewed: 250  Exp: 9 Years
5 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: A decent layout of 18 holes that wind through a couple of different areas. The early and late holes are over irrigated grass and through widely spaced mature trees. The middle holes (6 thru 13) play in a dryer area full of thick Russian Olive trees and low brush. These holes are significantly more challenging.

Modest hole lengths from 185' to 415'.

There are a couple of different types of baskets, but all are in good shape and catch well. Gravel/dirt teepads are good sized and bordered with heavy timbers. Tee signs are the old-style fiberglass and give distance and par along with a crude hole diagram. Signs also include a "Next Tee" arrow that is useful if you remember to look for it.

Navigation is pretty straightforward, and several signs pointing to the next tee are helpful in the thicker areas.

Large parking area with restrooms, trash cans, etc. Nice views of the river from some holes, but it was never really in play.
Cons: The gravel/dirt teepads are getting pretty chewed up. Some were lumpy enough that footing was compromised. Others had gravel pushed out and covering the front edge.

The holes over the grass were fine, but not particularly challenging. The holes in the Russian Olive groves were often blind and gave some disc finding challenges if you ended up off of the fairway.
Other Thoughts: This is a good state park course. Short enough for beginners but enough challenge to keep more experienced players engaged.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

 New to Sport-First Time at this Course

1    8/9/2015   8/11/2015
Review By: redbaron88
Played: 5  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 5.7 Years
Pros: - wide open first couple holes
- scenic and challenging for a beginner
- very nice layout and variety of shots/distances
- $5 isn't bad, but that is to enter the park, cost is $5 per vehicle
Cons: - trying to play around picnic/day use patrons
- teeing areas need upkeep
- kids playing with sprinklers behind 14 was distracting
- sprinklers were on during holes 17 and 18 at 5pm
- $5 isn't bad, but that is to enter the park, cost is $5 per vehicle
Other Thoughts: - I put the cost in there as a pro and a con, although $5 isn't bad, if you bring a SUV loaded with friends, it costs the same as a single, plus they should use some of the money to maintain the teeing area's
- this is the next closest course to Mountain Home and is much more fun to play then the one in Mountain Home, so for me it is worth the drive to play

 Drive By Course On I-84!

1    7/25/2014   8/3/2014
Review By: The Valkyrie Kid
Played: 1505  Reviewed: 1450  Exp: 42.9 Years
1 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Three Islands State Park sits right on the Snake River. The course here is just a little more fun and challenging than your typical little state park course. It plays through the picnic (mostly flat), cabin (on a slight hillside near the lake) and back to the bathroom/picnic areas (some elevation to contend with). When park guests are present, this could present a problem but somehow I doubt whether this little out-of-the-way state park is ever filled to capacity.
The tee pads are gravel enclosed by four timber beams and are actually pretty smooth. There are simple little fiberglass tee signs and the baskets are fine.
The holes are probably a little longer than most state park courses a few over 300' and one 475' Par 4. Scattered trees and distance are the challenges here.
I really liked # 5. It's 228' straight through a natural fairway to a basket just up a small hill. Pretty little hole with an interesting basket placement.
And # 9, when no-one is present, was a fun throw. 277' to a basket kinda hidden behind a picnic shelter with two routes are available.

Cons: $5 to enter the park.
Out of the way location.
Gnats were out in swarms.
Had to dodge the sprinklers.
Luckily no campers/picnickers were present.
Gravel tee pads.
Other Thoughts: The course has a nice variety of holes so it doesn't get boring. I could see someone playing this course on a regular basis. Another 9 baskets would be great but I don't quite see where they would fit in. There didn't seem to be much unused space available.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

 Home cookin

5+    11/24/2013   12/17/2013
Review By: idahooldguy
Played: 40  Reviewed: 36  Exp: 8.9 Years
This review was updated on 3/27/2015
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Nice park with decent lawn and large trees.
Very uncrowded, I rarely see other golfers.
Nice scenery along the Snake River.
Enough trees to require moderate accuracy.
Now an 18 holes course. Most of the new holes are in a wild unmaintained part of the park. This gives a feel of 2 courses in one.
Easy navigation between holes.
Good signs and a course map posted in the parking lot.
Several "Birdie/Ace" holes, so you can throw down a low score if you're on target.
Cons: Heavy brush and thorny trees on holes 6-13. Spotting recommended on this section.
Gravel tees (I hate gravel, so I usually tee on the grass to the side).
Mostly short holes, so pros and long drivers won't be challenged.
Bugs can get bad in summer.
Alternate pins would add a lot to this course.
Other Thoughts: This course now has 18 holes. One hole has been added to the maintained grassy area and eight holes have been added in the wild, unmaintained section of the park. There are several birdie/ace opportunities on both sections. The new "wild" holes have some thick brush and Russian Olive trees beside the often narrow fairways. I recommend a spotter on this "Crazy Eight" section. Poor shots will punish you with bogeys and double bogeys. It's quite tough to shoot par or under on these holes. The groomed park section has some good opportunities to make up strokes lost in the bushes. The visitor center has free scorecards with a map on the back. Definitely make plans to play here if you're in the area.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Idaho deserves better

2-4    11/14/2013   11/17/2013
Review By: Wood Chuk
Played: 360  Reviewed: 34  Exp: 40.9 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: * course exists
* nice baskets
* view of the river is cool
Cons: * driving over picnic tables
* driving over BBQ units
* driving towards cabins
Other Thoughts: The state park had no other land available and had to squeeze a course in where conflicts with other users seems a certainty? This sort of course is bad for the sport because the conflicts make us look like troublesome punks who throw discs at people and buildings. Idaho could be home to some awesome courses. This is not one of them and I think this state park could have a very nice course if they took the time to acknowledge disc golfers as a park user group worthy of recreational facilities designed with safety and user experience in mind.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Very Unique!

2-4    5/26/2013   6/24/2013
Review By: Casually_Dismissive
Played: 7  Reviewed: 6  Exp: 9.6 Years
3 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: This is a great course. The park is an island of green surrounded by desert scrub land. It runs right next to the Snake River and is very well maintained. Some interesting shots towards the end and a couple of elevation changes. Some distance variations on the holes.
Cons: The first 5 holes are pretty standard throws required.
6th hole or so you have to throw through some brush and towards the cabins. I was kind of hesitant to walk through that area as there are a lot of snakes in the Idaho deserts as well as some other nasty critters.
Other Thoughts: I played through this course twice as I usually do on the 9 hole ones just to get a feel for it. It was pretty challenging for what it was and the unique appeal of its location made it far more enjoyable than I normally would have expected. I really like this course.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 New to Idaho!

1    5/11/2012   5/11/2012
Review By: zackparlin
Played: 11  Reviewed: 4  Exp: 22.9 Years
3 Helpful / 4 Not
Pros: Course has it all for the beginner to intermediate player. Not to technical, easy to navigate! Course flows well, has some hazards, but you probably won't loose a disc. Grass is well maintained during the summer, and there are campgrounds with water, sewer and power hook-ups within the park.
Cons: Some holes may be inaccessible when people are barbecuing or having a picnic. Bugs tend to get bad July through September, so bring your bug spray.
Other Thoughts: Beginners watch out for hole 5, and take the long way around when there is water in the catch basin. Don't overthrow hole 7, the snake river will steal your disc.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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