Golf Course History

As I was looking around our clubhouse the other day I saw a plaque on the wall in the lobby entrance that I’ve glanced at a time or two but to which I hadn’t really paid much attention.  Looking at it in more detail I thought that maybe others might be interested in the message it conveys.  It reads…

“The Coeur d’Alene Public Golf Club was the first public golf course in Kootenai County, and was incorporated in June, 1953.  Original Incorporators were Percy M. Lents, S. C. Sanderson, R. Patrick Campbell, Dr. Jack  Allen Rice and Attorney Sidney E. Smith. The four years between incorporation and opening consisted of outstanding effort and hard work by civic minded citizens and businesses.  They raised money by corporate and individual pledges.  Some land for the course was donated and some was purchased.  Three sub-divisions of property and sale of lots surrounding the course speeded up development of the back nine holes.  The hard work was done by months of volunteer work parties with bulldozers, chain saws, rakes, shovels, and hand axes.  All of this was accomplished at no cost to taxpayers.  Donators and contributors were issued Certificates of Indebtedness, none of which were ever claimed or paid.

This public golf course is owned by a non-profit corporation in which there are no stockholders.  It is operated by a membership restricted to residents of Kootenai County, Idaho, who meet the qualifications prescribed by the Bylaws of the Corporation and are elected to membership by the Corporate Board of Directors.  There are nine directors duly elected by the membership at an annual meeting, who serve three year terms without compensation or special privilege.

The purpose is to promote the game of golf, to operate the course and club house for the use of the general public, and to provide social and recreational facilities for the citizens of Kootenai County as a charitable corporation.”

What a cherished history we have here for those who are  fortunate enough to be a part of this wonderful course.  It is incumbent upon each of us to protect and further enhance this jewel in the heart of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  If you are already a voting member, come out and participate in the decisions needed to keep it alive, vibrant, and challenging.  If you are not yet a voting member, all it takes is a simple application with some minimal requirements submitted to the Board of Directors for their approval.  Do it today!  Help further the goals some far-sighted individuals had over 50 years ago to make the Coeur d’Alene Public Golf Club one of the finest “…social and recreational facilities…” not only for Kootenai County, but for the entire northwest. 

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Lonnie Pitt – President & Greens Committee Member

Craig Paterson – Vice President & Finance Committee Member

Paul Hill – Secretary

Mike Cipicchio – Finance Committee Chairman

 Joe Wilson – Building Committee Chairman

Mike McDowell – Greens Committee Chairman

Anita Robinson – Long Range Planning Committee Chairman

Steve Turner – Building Committee Member

Gary Nelson – Greens Committee Member

Management Staff

Brent A. Walsh, PGA – General Manager

Jim W. Colliflower, PGA – Head Golf Professional

Brandon Bubar, GCSAA – Greens Superintendent

Course Layout / Scorecard

Coeur d’Alene Golf Club
Course Information


Men – Gold Tees: 64.7/109

Men – Grey Tees: 67.8/112

Men – Black Tees: 69.2/113

Women – Gold Tees: 69.8/118

Women – Grey Tees: 73.4/125

Women – Black Tees: 74.9/130

Club Rules

Club Rules & Information

The golf course is open for play on permanent greens.   The course will be open for play until the snow flies!


  • Tee Time Policy: Begining at 7:00am you can call on Tuesday for tee times for Friday,Saturday & Sunday and the same on Thursday for the following Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursday.  (208) 765-0218


  • Driving Range Hours: Open Daily; Dawn to Dusk. However, Wednesday the driving range closes  at 6:00pm for clean pick, and Thursday the driving range opens at 8:00 to allow time to mow
  • Dress Code: Collared shirts preferred, shirts must be worn at all times. No tank tops, cut-offs, short-shorts, bare midriffs, or swimwear allowed.
  • Pace of Play: Groups are required to maintain their position on the golf course. Groups falling a hole or more behind will be asked to move up into position behind the group in front of them. No fivesomes allowed.
  • Golf Cars: 90 degree rule is in effect, (cart path to fairway, then back to the cart path). Carts must stay on the cart paths on all par threes, and around all tees and greens.
  • Players Responsibility: Each player is responsible for any and all damage caused by their golf ball and or equipment. We ask all players to respect the private property of our neighbors around the course by not trespassing to retrieve errant shots.
  • Each player is required to have their own bag and set of clubs.


Contact Us

2321 W. Fairway Drive

Coeur d' Alene Idaho 83815

(208) 765-0218