• For $57, you get 18 holes of golf for two, including cart rental and good for non-holidays Sunday–Thursday (up to a $115.44 value). • For $68, you get 18 holes of golf for two, including cart rental and good on Fridays, Saturdays, or holidays (up to a $137.64 value).
Randy Henry’s Dynamic Golf's aboutGolf PGA Tour simulator lets golf enthusiasts sharpen their skills in the middle of the most brutal lightning storm. Links lovers can practice swinging, slicing, and putting on their choice of 55 courses, including top-ranked courses such as Pebble Beach and Pinehurst, within the digitally rendered, high-definition world of a 180-degree panoramic screen. A new-fangled sensor array analyzes the weight and rotation of real-life swings by taking video and digitizing golf-orb statistics such as speed and rifle spin, allowing swingers to mathematically improve their whiffs. Once the ball is airborne, invisible cherubs transport the dimpled globe from this dimension into a parallel universe that is safely contained within the simulator by an ancient pact between Scotland Yard and the denizens of a second Earth.
At Divotz Range and Pierce Park Greens, an on-site all-grass driving range and short game facility offer opportunities to iron out swings, while a pro shop equips players with all the necessary gear. Pierce Park Greens also offers golfers a 9-hole par 3 courses that challenges players of all levels. Instructors lead private lessons during which they focus on golf fundamentals such as swing mechanics, putting, short game, etiquette, and how to celebrate politely after winning a golf cart drag race.
Shoshone Golf and Tennis Club’s nine-hole course tunnels through the pine-covered peak of Gold Run Mountain for 3,176 scenic yards. The grassy playground traces its roots to a three-hole course built at the mountain’s base in 1922—a rough-and-tumble club layout that consisted of sand greens and a clubhouse built with donated lumber and since-extinct mining trolls. In the 1970s, the course ascended to the mountaintop after a land trade and expanded to its current nine-hole layout, where golfers have been sending drives down tree-lined fairways and lobbing approaches over dramatic elevation changes ever since. A rustic clubhouse offers a fully stocked pro shop and a cocktail lounge where guests can take in views of the Silver Valley and stir mixed drinks with retired golf tees.
Course at a Glance:
On a typical day across the grounds of Terrace Lakes Resort, guests are often hiking, mountain biking, four-wheeling through the pine-lined trails of Boise National Forest, relaxing in a geothermal hot-water pool, or watching the sun descend behind the mountains with a refreshing drink in their hands. Guests staying overnight in the resort’s cabins enjoy unrivaled access to the Idaho backcountry and enjoy nature however they see fit, from whitewater rafting to fishing to challenging a squirrel to a tennis match. In addition, Terrace Lakes Resort blankets the alpine setting with a 5,928-yard golf course that challenges golfers of all stripes. The par 72 layout eases players into the round with a relatively open, slightly longer front nine characterized by dramatically sloped greens. The second act's winding circuit of narrow, tree-lined fairways requires golfers to exercise more precise play than having to retrieve their ball from the Operation patient. Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 5,928 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 69.2 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 128 from the farthest tees * Three tee options * Scorecard
As a PGA-certified pro, Jeff Thomsen's distinguished golf career began decades ago, when the 16-year-old Thomsen swung his way to the Idaho State Amateur championship, becoming the youngest player ever to earn that rarefied distinction. His early success would pave the cart path to a long career that included 175 PGA Tour events, participation in 14 major championships, multiple tournament victories, and once saving a course-side community from a feral golf cart. Today, Jeff showers pupils with golf wisdom culled from both his 38-year competitive career and a certification from the Nicklaus/Flick Golf School. The passionate pedagogue helps players sharpen their game, lengthen their drives, and fold scorecards into paper cranes with hands-on, comprehensive lessons conducted at multiple courses throughout the hills of Treasure Valley.