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Links and Leisure in Southern Idaho

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Golf in Southern Idaho

It’s no joke: You can golf year-round in Southern Idaho. When other parts of the state are blanketed in snow, Southern Idaho still has plenty of options for folks who want to hit the links. Of course, the greens are even more spectacular in summer! Southern Idaho’s golfing options range from historic public courses to luxe options in the Snake River Canyon. If traditional golfing isn’t your thing, check out the disc golf options available or hit the putt-putt greens.

Clear Lake Country Club

Founded in 1929, this venerable Buhl 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. Take in the Snake River and Kanaka Rapids as you tee off. Take your RV and make a weekend of it — the club offers full hookups for overnight visitors.

River’s Edge Golf Club

This course is in Burley features 18 holes and is located on the Snake River. As a result, players enjoy beautiful views, cooler summer temperatures and affordable rates. Private instruction with a PGA pro.

Canyon Springs Golf Course

Nestled in the spectacular Snake River Canyon in Twin Falls, Canyon Springs Golf Course was originally part of the I.B. Perrine estate. The famous bridge that spans the canyon and overlooks the course bears his name. It opened in 1973 with nine holes. Later growing into 18-holes and becoming 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.

Jerome Country Club

Jerome Country Club

The Jerome Country Club is among the oldest in Southern Idaho. Founded in 1926, this club’s greens were originally “mowed” by grazing sheep. It is situated on the north side of the Snake River Canyon and easy to get to from I-84. The club is private, but the public is welcome to play or have a bite to eat at The 19th Hole Bar & Grill.

93 Golf Ranch

At more than 7,000 yards, the 93 Golf Ranch is the longest 18-hole golf course in Southern Idaho. Players can beginning as early as March and go 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.

Gooding Country Club

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. It also has a great bar and clubhouse.

Twin Falls Golf Club, Muni Golf Club, Idaho

Twin Falls Golf Club

Built in 1931, this public course has hosted the Idaho Open nearly 10 times. It also 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.

Pleasant Valley Golf Course

This course is fun for everyone. Even 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.

Disc Golf

There are many disc golf courses to choose from in the Southern Idaho region. The course at Lake Walcott State Park, with its stately cottonwood trees and perfect lawn, is considered to be one of the best disc golf courses in the country. The city of Twin Falls has two 18-hole courses, one at the College of Southern Idaho and one in Rock Creek Canyon. Magic Mountain and Pomerelle have 18-hole courses up in the mountains. Buhl, Hazelton, Rupert and Burley all have 9-hole courses.

Additional courses can be found at Sawtooth Elementary School and O’Leary Middle School in Twin Falls and Candlelight Park in Jerome.

Putters Mini Golf and Hawaiian Shaved Ice

On a hot summer day, kids — and kids at heart — will find all sorts of fun at Putters Mini Golf. Located on Canyon Crest Drive in Twin Falls, this course offers 19 whimsical holes. They feature local favorites like Balanced Rock and the Perrine Bridge. When you’re done, refresh yourself with a sweet, frozen shaved ice.

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