Coeur D'Alene Resort golf course - 14th green
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Coeur D'Alene Resort golf course - 14th green
The golf course at Coeur D'Alene Resort is famously known for its floating par-3 green. Courtesy of Coeur D'Alene Resort
Coeur D'Alene Resort - guest rooms
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Coeur D'Alene Resort - guest rooms
Hotel rooms at Coeur D'Alene Resort are two-tiered with sunken living areas and private balconies. Courtesy of Coeur D'Alene Resort
Coeur D'Alene Resort golf course - hole 5
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Coeur D'Alene Resort golf course - hole 5
The par-3 fifth at Coeur D'Alene features a boomerang-shaped green surrounded by sand. Courtesy of Coeur D'Alene Resort
Coeur D'Alene Resort - hotel
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Coeur D'Alene Resort - hotel
The Coeur D'Alene Resort originally opened in 1986 but recently underwent extensive renovations. Courtesy of Coeur D'Alene Resort
Coeur D'Alene Resort golf course - No. 2
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Coeur D'Alene Resort golf course - No. 2
The second at the Coeur D'Alene Resort is a long, narrow par 4 that plays out towards the lake. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Coeur D'Alene Resort golf course - No. 3
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Coeur D'Alene Resort golf course - No. 3
The par-3 third at the Coeur D'Alene Resort plays along the shores of Lake Coeur D'Alene. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Coeur D'Alene Resort golf course - golf carts
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Coeur D'Alene Resort golf course - golf carts
The golf carts at Coeur D'Alene are customized with unique trimmings such as rims, ice chests, brake lights and more. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Coeur D'Alene Resort golf course
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Coeur D'Alene Resort golf course
The golf course at the Coeur D'Alene Resort is traditionally designed and walkable with a caddie. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Coeur D'Alene Resort G.C.
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Coeur D'Alene Resort G.C.
Conditions on the golf course are exceptional, thanks in part to the Coeur D'Alene Resort's policy of not allowing golf carts on grass. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Circling Raven Golf Club
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Circling Raven Golf Club
For golfers who want to play more than the 18 holes at Coeur D'Alene, Circling Raven Golf Club is located about 30 minutes away. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Coeur D'Alene Resort - spa shower
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Coeur D'Alene Resort - spa shower
Spa treatments at Coeur D'Alene culminate with an elaborate shower-head sequence. Courtesy of Coeur D'Alene Resort
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Golf and much more at the Coeur D'Alene Resort in northern Idaho

Located on the shores of Lake Coeur D'Alene in northern Idaho, Coeur D'Alene Resort has been a fixture of this summertime outdoors hotbed since its opening in 1986. Its most famous for the island green at the golf course, a hole which sits entirely out into the lake and requires a short boat ride to reach from the mainland.

The rest of the Coeur D'Alene golf course has many remarkable attributes as well. It's a traditional design by Scott Miller and is walkable with a caddie. Or groups can take a cart with a forecaddie. Several holes -- not just the island green -- play along the lake, and most holes are within view of it, while others play through tall pine trees.

Resort guests not only reach the island green by boat, but they also access the course via speed boat, which is the fastest way to get there (otherwise, the entrance to the course is several miles away). In the last several years, the hotel has renovated and upgraded most of its amenities, from tripling the size of its fitness center to completely redesigning the lobby.

Guest rooms in the main tower have large, private balconies, sunken living areas and beds overlooking the lake. A spa was also added, which features a variety of treatments that culminate with a most refreshing, 15-point, temperature-fluctuating shower sequence.

Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.
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