As we entered Coeur d’Alene we were looking for a campground then noticed we were right next to the famous golf course so we turned into the gate just to take a look. We parked and headed over to the Pro shop to get some additional information, of course you cannot help but notice the famous floating green. We went to the counter and talked to one of the assistant golf professionals, she was very nice just graduated from college. She told us the rates and available times, even though the price was a bit stiff we decided we could not pass it up and set a time for the next morning at 8:50.
The staff told us a recommended camp ground so we headed off for the evening. The next morning we headed right tot he course, our “fore-caddy” met us at our “roving hotel” and put our clubs on the cart and took us over to the pro shop to check in. For those of you not familiar with golf a fore-caddy is different than a regular golf caddy because he does not carry clubs just helps give direction, look for golf balls and carry your putters (some of the time). It was a little windy but a beautiful morning so John and I were ready for the experience.
The course was in impeccable condition, there was staff hand watering all the areas except the fairways which were watered in the evening. Staff was walking down the fairways with buckets to fill in all the divots, unbelievable condition. The golf holes were beautiful and very memorable.
The fairways were lined with pines, views of the lake from everywhere. The greens were flawless.
be 100 yards or 200 yards, all done by underwater lines. We played the hole and Janice hit the green, a small boat then takes you out to the green to putt. Janice then made her par. The floating green is impeccable maintained and views of the lake with the sail boats is spectacular.
We completed our round and had lunch, it was a wonderful day and we were so happy we took the opportunity to play such a spectacular golf course. Janice thought the experience, beauty of the course and condition was better than playing Pebble Beach which Janice has played a number of times.
On to Seattle our next stop.