Discover Idaho Falls: Golf

Published online: Jun 15, 2020 Articles, Discover Idaho Falls, Discover Idaho Falls: Parks and Recreation
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Unique for a city of its size, Idaho Falls is home to three championship-calibre 18-hole golf courses, each of which has hosted state and regional-level tournaments. All three courses endorse the National Tee-It-Forward program with several sets of teeing grounds including a forward set of very friendly tees.

Pinecrest Golf Course          

Pinecrest is 83-years old and is the City’s oldest golf course. Boasting a historic log clubhouse, this course offers a short game practice area, a practice putting green, large tree-lines fairways, rolling hills, average sized greens and only one water hazard. Pinecrest is easy to walk and has beauty and history rolled into one. 

701 East Elva Street  

(208) 612-8485

Sand Creek Golf Course     

Sand Creek is a fun and generally wide open golf course, allowing golfers of all abilities to enjoy themselves on the course. Sand Creek offers a large all grass driving range, two practice putting greens, a 6-hole short course, tree-lined fairways, above-average sized greens, several water hazards and despite its name, no sand bunkers. Instead, natural sand dunes run adjacent to several holes throughout the course. 5200 South 25 East         

(208) 612-8115

Sage Lakes Golf Course      

Sage Lakes is the City’s youngest golf course and has much more of a links style golf course feel. Winding through a newer subdivision, Sage Lakes has very few trees but offers open fairways, lots of water hazards and several bunkers. It is fun to play and has a wide variety of teeing grounds to accommodate the Tee it Forward program. The course has a very large all-grass driving range and two practice putting greens to work on your game when you’re short on time. 100 East 65 North       

(208) 612-8535

Youth Programming 

Sand Creek Beginner Group Lessons

Conducted by two certified instructors.

All lessons will be held at SANDCREEK on the Driving Range.

Cost:  $30 per student for 3 lessons

Ages: 17 and up

Sage Lakes Golf Camp

A fun social environment with a maximum student to instructor ratio of 8:1, Golf Camp is a program designed to take a student’s ability and develop their full potential. Students will be separated into 1 of 3 levels depending on their skills test score. With students of like ability they will be able to start learning what they need to in order to develop faster and achieve their goals. 

Fee:  $100 

Ages:  5 – 17 

Sand Creek First Tee Lesson Program 

The First Tee’s mission is to positively impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Sign up in advance at the Sand Creek Pro Shop as class sizes are limited.

Fee:  $50 per student

Ages:  5 – 17 

Idaho Falls Junior Golf Association

IFJGA allows kids ages 17 and under the opportunity to play the Short Course at Sand Creek all season long and the 3 championship sized courses 3 times each on scheduled junior days.  Kids must attend a Junior Etiquette Class in order to become a member and classes rotate between courses.

Etiquette Classes:  Saturday, May 18 and 25 at 8am, 9am and 10am. Monday, June 3, 10, and 17 at 8am, 9am and 10am (call for class location)

Fee:  $35/Golfer

PGA Junior Golf League

Local golf teams play a series of games utilizing a nurturing and social scramble format. 

Ages: 7-13

Fee:  $225/Golfer

Contact: 208-612-8485 // www.golfif.com 

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