We’re about to let you in on a little secret: Southern Idaho is where diehard golfers come to play when their hometown courses are frozen or piled with snow — and greens fees are typically far less expensive than in other areas in the state. Whether you want to swing your clubs with a view of a waterfall or snow-dusted hills, there’s a golf course in Southern Idaho that’s just calling your name.

Canyon Springs Golf Course (Twin Falls)

Nestled in the spectacular Snake River Canyon, Canyon Springs Golf Course was originally part of the estate of I.B. Perrine (the famous bridge that spans the canyon and overlooks the course bears his name). Opened in 1973 with nine holes, this 18-hole beauty is now one of the most popular places to tee up in Southern Idaho. Enjoy amazing views from inside the canyon, where the weather is a bit warmer — it’s not unusual for Canyon Springs to open for walking-only golf as early as February.

Holes: 18, plus a driving range

Location: 199 Canyon Springs Rd, Twin Falls

Greens fees: $15-20 during the winter; $14-28 spring and fall; $17-34 summer

Twin Falls Golf Club (Twin Falls)


Built in 1931, this public course has hosted the Idaho Open nearly 10 times and boasts a driving range, putting green, chipping green, and an 18-hole course that offers challenges for everyone from beginners to pros. Take a lesson from the club’s PGA staff or grab a bite at the snack bar; whatever you choose, this family-friendly club will offer it with a smile.

Holes: 18, plus a driving range, putting green, and chipping green

Location: 545 Grandview Drive

Greens fees: $10-23; season passes available

Blue Lakes Country Club (Twin Falls)

This private club on 378 acres in the Snake River Canyon is known for its famous (or infamous?) 6th Hole, a par 3 with an elevated tee on a cliff over the river. Members can practice all year round on the club’s putting and chipping greens.

Holes: 18, plus putting and chipping greens

Location: 1940 Blue Lakes Grade, Twin Falls

Greens fees: Call (208) 733-2583 for membership information

93 Golf Ranch (Jerome)


At more than 7,000 yards, the 93 Golf Ranch is the longest 18-hole golf course in Southern Idaho, with play beginning as early as March and lasting through December — making it a perfect destination for hard-hitting golf lovers. Open for both public and membership play, this golf course spans 180 acres.

Holes: 18, plus a driving range

Location: 406 E 200 S, Jerome

Greens fees: $17-27 weekdays, $20-30 weekends

Jerome Country Club (Jerome)

The Jerome Country Club is among the oldest in Southern Idaho. Founded in 1926, this club’s greens were originally “mowed” by grazing sheep. The club is private, but the public is welcome to play or have a bite at the Caddy Shack Restaurant.

Holes: 18

Location: 649 Golf Course Road

Greens fees: Call (208) 324-5281


Pleasant Valley Golf Course (Kimberly)

This course is fun for everyone, from little ones who are just starting out to golf lovers still looking for that elusive hole-in-one. This 18-hole course has beautiful views of the South Hills and doesn’t believe in weekend pricing.

Holes: 18, plus a driving range

Location: 3504 E 3195 N, Kimberly

Greens fees: $15-22

Gooding Country Club (Gooding)

Gooding may have fewer than 4,000 people, but its residents are big supporters of their local golf club. The Gooding Country Club earns raves for its incredibly friendly staff and affordable prices, as well as for its great bar and clubhouse.

Holes: 18

Location: 1951 Highway 26, Gooding

Greens fees: Call (208) 934-9977 for greens fees

Rupert Country Club (Rupert)

This private golf course features a challenging 18-hole course dotted with trees and is home to numerous leagues. Open year-round, this accessible course is great for families.

Holes: 18, plus a driving range

Location: 85 S 200 W, Rupert

Greens fees: Call 208-436-9168 for membership information

Clear Lake Country Club (Buhl)

Founded in 1929, this venerable course isn’t just home to great golf — you can also fly-fish year-round in the club’s lake. Clear Lake is spread out over rolling terrain and features beautiful views from its vantage point in the upper Hagerman Valley. Take your RV and make a weekend of it — the club offers full hookups for overnight visitors.

Holes: 18, plus a driving range, chipping and putting greens, and a 15-acre lake for fly fishing

Location: 403 Clear Lake Lane, Buhl

Greens fees: $6-26 weekdays, $6-30 weekends

Ponderosa Golf Course (Burley)


Billed as “South Idaho’s Friendliest Golf Course,” this 9-hole course is situated on a one-mile loop and is fun for players of all levels. Stock up on beer and soft drinks at the pro shop before heading out.

Holes: 9

Location: 320 Minidoka Avenue, Burley

Greens fees: $8-14 weekdays, $8-16 weekends

River’s Edge Golf Course (Burley)

This municipal golf course features 18 holes and is located on the Snake River, offering beautiful views and affordable rates — private instruction with a PGA pro is just $45.

Holes: 18

Location: 131 E Highway 81, Burley

Greens fees: $9-23 weekdays, $18-28 weekends