Awarded one of the “Top 10 Golf Experiences Within Idaho” by Golf Digest, The Highlands Golf Course beckons golf enthusiasts with forests of towering pine trees and rolling terrain of verdant beauty. The course was originally designed by Jim Krause and opened for play in 1991, though anyone who hasn’t played it since 2006 will appreciate the additional tee boxes and marked improvements in bunker playability resulting from course renovations. Six lakes come into play, demanding deft club selection around the greens and impeccable swan dives to retrieve errant golf balls. Narrow fairways and several doglegs also place a premium on flawless drives off of your playing partner's belly button.
As a warm-up or a cool-down, practice at the driving encourages skill development with grass tees and nearly 400 yards of open expanse. A short-game practice area recreates most on-course situations a golfer can conjure up, with sand bunkers and two regulation flagpoles that double as golf cart jousting lances.
Course at a Glance:
Four sets of tees
6,385 yards from back tees
Rating of 69.7 and slope of 120 from back tees
1991 Jim Krause design
Renovated in 2006
Anew Start aims to extract the toxins absorbed in everyday life through an assortment of purifying services that rejuvenates bodies and revivifies immune systems. The 10-minute whole-body vibration training uses a specially designed machine set at multiple frequency vibrations to continuously stimulate the body, skin, and subcutaneous tissue, easily exercising muscles into well-defined opposite-sex catchers. A hydrotherapy device used in the noninvasive detoxifying foot bath creates a mother-approved black hole for drawing toxins through plantar appendages. The far infrared sauna is set at a temperature about 60 to 80 degrees cooler than a conventional sauna and eradicates evil body dwellers up to 10 times more effectively than the conventional sauna. All of the treatments in this package work to improve metabolism and blood circulation and also shed stress, joint pain, and the lyrics to 80s power ballads that loop through most heads.
In 1921, the citizens of Post Falls, Idaho marveled as horses pulled two church buildings to the corner of Fourth Avenue and William Street, combining them and kindling the spirit of collaboration that fuels the structure's current resident, The Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center. Here, gothic-revival and vernacular architecture converge, brimming with more than a century of stories and earning a spot in the National Register of Historic Places. Throughout the building's past and into its present, it has persisted as a haven where the community gathers to socialize, learn, and question suspected witches. These days, the facility hosts activities that strengthen the mind and body, such as fitness classes and cooking courses. An upstairs gallery showcases the work of local artists from North Idaho and Eastern Washington as well as works by national artists, and the main-level celebration hall's raised stage and space for up to 200 seats acts as a venue for concerts, weddings, and crowd-surfing practice.
Kyle Brock doesn't just want to send you on an adventure; he wants to spoil you in the process. Owner of Wiley E. Waters, Brock has overseen whitewater trips across Idaho, Montana, and Washington for more than two decades. Safely guiding groups down the Spokane and Clark Fork Rivers, Brock and his gang of instructors steer rafts of aquatic adventurers aged 5 and older through rushing white rapids and across placid waters during half- and full-day trips. They also offer team-building trips, helping groups work together, develop communication skills, and avoid doing trust falls in a classroom.
The Cigar Loft creates a welcoming environment for anyone who enjoys premium cigars and craft beer. The cigar bar features hundreds of rare and local cigar brands. After picking up their favorites, patrons can puff on a cigar, sip their favorite pint or glass of wine, and watch live sporting events?including NFL Ticket games?on 14 HDTVs. A savory food menu complements the cigars and drinks; on Tuesdays, patrons can get an eight-ounce steak for less than $10. The Cigar Loft also features outdoor seating.
One of a cluster of bustling small businesses at State Line Plaza, Little Italy's Wine Bar is great place to unwind. The wine bar draws in patrons with multiple flatscreen televisions, an outdoor patio, plus 50 bottled microbrews and 12 rotating taps. And of course, there's also plenty of wine. Oenophiles can participate in Little Italy's wine club for exclusive chances to taste new wines each month, based on personal preferences and prices.