The Idaho Club is now open to the public. Don’t miss your chance this year to play a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design Golf Course! For rates and available tee times please call 208-265-2345.
There is something special about playing golf in the mountains. On The International Selkirk Loop you’ll find 23 golf courses with dramatic elevation changes, spectacular scenery, wildlife and an away-from-it-all atmosphere. Plan your golfing holiday by visiting many of these fine courses and at the same time enjoy small town charm, uncrowded courses, unparlelled scenery in a golfing season that can start as early as April 15 and extend through the end of October.
Here are some highlights on some of the fine Golf Courses found along the Loop drive. For full information, scroll down to find links and maps to 12 of these courses.
Balfour Golf Course is situated above the shores of beautiful 100-mile long Kootenay Lake in southeastern British Columbia. This supurb Les Furber designed course was recently selected by Air Canadaâ€™s Inflight Magazine as an â€œundiscovered jewelâ€ among Canadian courses.
Kokanee Springs Golf Resort is one of Canada’s finest championship 18-hole courses. This graceful track, considered by many to be the flagship of Kootenay golf courses, resides in a magnificent mountain setting on Kootenay Lake. Every hole is framed by spectacular panoramic views of the Kokanee Glacier and surrounding area. Kokanee Springs is a Norman Woods original, characterized by its long driving fairways, immense rolling greens, immaculate course upkeep, and ability to interest and challenge golfers at all levels.
The Creston Golf Club has been recognized as one of the most beautiful, fun and challenging golf courses in the interior of BC. Professionally designed and immaculately maintained, this wonderful facility is playable from a number of tees ranging from 5300 to 6500 yards. Their website gives the player tips and views of each hole.
Salmo Golf Clubâ€™s par 3’s play very tough on this nine hole layout and the lone 550 yard monster par 5 will make even the longest hitters shake their heads. Easy access on Hwy 6 a short drive across the Washington border in BC.
StoneRidge Golf & Recreation Community has a newly redone par 71, 6,684 yard 18 hole championship golf course located in the splendor of peaceful Blanchard Valley a short drive north of Coeur dâ€™Alene, Idaho on Hwy 41. Nightly accommodations and a Motorcoach RV Park onsite. StoneRidge is also a proud member of the prestigious Idaho Golf Trail.
Serendipity Golf is located along the shores of the Pend Oreille River in northeastern Washington near the small community of Ione. This is a lovely local nine hole course with log cabin accommodations.
Priest Lake Golf Club public course has been recently expanded to a full 18-holes and presents the challenges of sand, water, and forest, as well as the occasional moose or deer grazing in the fairway. They also have a driving range, putting green, and restaurant. Beautiful Priest Lake, Idaho is nearby.
Ranch Club Golf Course is a fun little community course situated 1 mile west of Priest River, Idaho on Hwy 2. The course has a driving range and restaurant.
Other courses of note around the Loop are:
The Idaho Club â€“ a new residential golfing community east of Sandpoint Idaho on Hwy 200. The course is the first in Idaho to be a Jack Nicklaus Signature course.
Bonners Ferry USA
Voted the friendliest city in Idaho, Bonners Ferry is the International Gateway of Idaho. The city has a nine-hole municipal golf course called Mirror Lake Golf Course, a few miles south of town, right along Hwy 95. Come enjoy our friendly atmosphere, hometown shopping, and abundant recreational opportunities.
Priest Lake USA
Priest Lake Golf Course opened its doors to golfers in 1965 with a manicured 9-hole cow pasture. Over the last 54 years, Priest Lake Golf Course has developed into a spectacular 18 hole golf course with meandering wetlands, ponds and forests making it well worth the drive. The course has a well staffed Pro Shop, …
Crawford Bay Canada
Kokanee Springs Golf Resort is a Golf lovers paradise. Situated on the shores of Kootenay Lake at Crawford Bay carved from the Purcell Mountains this Championship course lays out over 6 1/2 miles with elevated tees and undulating oversized greens. This graceful track, considered by many to be the flagship of Kootenay golf courses, resides …
The Castlegar Golf Club, located in the Kootenay Rockies along the Columbia River canyon, is a golfer and campers paradise. A perfect location for a serene excursion from the hectic pace of everyday life. Come stay with us in our brand new RV park, adjacent to the ninth fairway. There are 20 sites with water …
Chewelah Golf and Country Club is a magnificent 27-hole golf course that is open to the public. The course is carved into majestic conifers, boasting plush bent-grass greens, manicured fairways, and four sets of tees to challenge any skill level. We also offer an ample practice facility, an RV park equipped with 27 full hook-ups, …
Crawford Bay Canada
Stay in our Lodges, located course-side: private balconies overlooking the glacier and mountains and just a chip shot from the first tee. These spacious rooms have two queens with satellite TV, fridge, coffee maker, and hair dryers. “Well done casual” – that’s the Kokanee style. When in the Crawford bay area the “Place for Beef” …
Creston Golf Club: Spectacular scenery and championship golf await visitors to the beautiful Creston Golf Club. With tees ranging from 5300 to 6500 yards, the golf course is challenging enough to have hosted 4 BC provincial golf championships yet always fun to play for visitors to the area. Bring your clubs, your camera and your …
The best combination of scenery and service when golfing in the Kootenay Region. Banquet & wedding bookings taken year-round. “Nelson’s Golf Course since 1920.” Our beautiful clubhouse is the home of the Granite Pointe Grille â€“ amazing food, fabulous service and one of a kind setting. Donâ€™t believe us, try us! The course, which underwent …
Considering a side trip? Riondel, one of the Kootenaysâ€™ best kept secrets, lies just 15 minutes north of the Kootenay Bay ferry landing (6 mi/10km off Highway 3A). Camping â€“ Riondel Park & Campground has 39 sites nestled in the woods along the lakeshore. No hook-ups, flush toilets with showers available as of 2012. There …