Now that it’s June and the weather is warming up for the summer season, all of the golf courses in the Magic Valley are geared up for an eventful, fun-filled season.

“We’ve had the best spring we’ve seen in quite a few years, and now we’re moving into prime time in summer season,” says Brandon Otte, head golf pro at Canyon Springs Golf Course in Twin Falls.


A great way to capitalize on the Magic Valley golf experience is to purchase a Southern Idaho Golf Passport, which costs only $40. The passport provides a free round of golf at 9 golf courses in the valley for each time you purchase a round of golf. In other words, you buy one round of golf, and your partner plays for free. The passport is good Sunday thru Friday. On Saturdays, you buy a round of golf and you get a second round for 50% off as long as your tee time is after 1 p.m.

The idea is to encourage local and visiting golfers to try different courses for the sake of variety, diversity and fun! The scenery at Southern Idaho courses varies widely, from courses in the deep canyon of the Snake River to courses on the banks of the Snake River to wide-open courses with few water hazards like the 93 Golf Ranch in Jerome.

“The golf passport is a fantastic deal,” Otte says. “You use it twice and you’ve paid for it.”

“We’re really fortunate to have such a vast variety of golf experiences in our region,” he says. “The Snake River waterfront at the River’s Edge in Burley and at Clear Lake Country Club in Buhl is really special. Playing in the Snake River canyon at Canyon Springs or Blue Lakes just shocks people from out of town. They are just blown away by the beauty.”

The 93 Golf Ranch and Jackpot courses are more wide open, by contrast, being more forgiving for those might not hit the ball straight as an arrow.


The Southern Idaho Golf Passport is honored by the following golf courses:

The estimated value of the passport is $280 if golfers use it at all nine courses.


Even without the golf passport, the green fees at valley golf courses are incredibly affordable as most courses only charge in the $20 or $30 range for a round of 18 holes. “Golf is really a lifetime sport, and down here, it’s incredibly affordable for young people and seniors. It’s something that anybody can do,” Otte says.

You can buy a Southern Idaho Golf Passport at the participating courses or online at (show front page of web site).

We hope you enjoy your golf tour in the Magic Valley! Check for lodging deals here at Try to stay an extra night or two so you can play at several different golf courses while you visit Southern Idaho and punch a couple of notches on your Southern Idaho Golf Passport.


Pleasant Valley Golf Course in Kimberly