Jug Mountain Ranch offers a more wild take on golf for those who get north of Boise toward McCall, Idaho.
Players will be greeted right out of the gate by Boulder Creek, which divides the first fairway. This creek, and the larger wetlands surrounding Cold Creek, fit the outlands feel of the course but they also provide areas for forced carries, both strategic and heroic in nature. Boulder runs just ahead of the No. 16 green; at 597 yards, few are considering going for this green in two. In many cases, the creek may determine whether you choose to go for the green in three!
Even more dramatic is the tee shot from the back two tees at No. 6. Although players from the shorter tees will face a relatively straightforward par four (albeit with wetland all down the left), the tigers will need to make a huge hit across the marsh; the aggressiveness of their line either rewarded with a shorter approach shot (or punished with a wet ball).
The course is a design from Don Knott, an architect that worked alongside Robert Trent Jones II at The Links at Spanish Bay, among other courses.