The Gem State of Idaho is located in the Rocky Mountain Region of the United States, sharing boundaries with six other American states and, to the north, the Canadian province of British Columbia. It’s an area of outstanding beauty where forested mountains, canyons and river gorges contribute to a rugged landscape that’s ideally suited to outside sporting activity.
The Idaho Golf Association is the state governing body for around 18,000 amateur golfers attached to 90 clubs that are divided into three districts. The IGA organises a wide range of competitions throughout the golf season and a look at its records show that the first men’s championship was held in 1929 with the first women’s event taking place five years later.
Visiting golfers will find that there are a plenty of very good—and easily accessible—courses in Idaho, including the Coeur d’Alene layout and Trail Creek at the Sun Valley Resort. The very best tracks in the state are, however, acknowledged to be the private trio of Gozzer Ranch (a 2007 Tom Fazio design), Jim Engh’s Black Rock (which debuted in 2003) and David McLay Kidd’s rustic Tributary layout.
Our Idaho Best In State Rankings were last updated in August 2020. Click the link to read the story.