Golfing in Sandpoint, Bonner County, & North Idaho
Sandpoint Area Golf Courses
Well, the thought of golf
in North Idaho may not occur to the avid golf enthusiast, but lovers of the
links are finding out why so many are making the Idaho Panhandle a golfing
destination. Most recently, Jack Nicklaus bought award-winning Hidden Lakes
in Sandpoint, designing the course himself. Apparently, though Jack Nicklaus
companies owns many golf courses, he only has designed a handful personally.
So, this course should be something really special. Rumors abound that
Arnold Palmer has been looking for a spot to build another of his
challenging courses in the same area. Coeur d'Alene has another
world-famous, award-winning golf course at CdA Resort, with perhaps one of
the most recognizable greens in the world with their floating green, and in
nearby Priest River, Settlement Golf course is underway.
Arrowpoint Golf Course
golf alone is not the only thing to attract putters from around the globe. Sure,
golfers want great fairways, but the area has so much more that it becomes the
destination of choice for individuals and families alike. When not teeing off,
the golf-oriented can go boating or fishing on any one of our many mountain
lakes. These are not tiny lakes either. Lake Pend Oreille is the 2nd largest in
the west with 111 miles of shoreline, and Lake Coeur d'Alene, Hayden Lake, and
Lake Cocolalla are no small matters either. Great hunting, hiking, biking, and
swimming are also around in great abundance. You can parasail, water ski, jet
ski, or white water within minutes of virtually every hole.
fun there is also great art colonies with galleries galore, and the restaurants
are known for every kind of cuisine. There is Silverwood Theme Park, water
parks, and museums. We are one of the nation's greatest rail watching areas, and
if all of this isn't enough, during parts of the season, you can even go snow
skiing at many, many ski resorts.
So, golf ain't bad, and it's getting better. But
throw in the rest of it, and you have a golf vacation and place to live that is
Hidden Lakes - now Idaho Club