Par-3 fifth selected as one of the ‘Great Holes of the Northwest’
In the December 2023 issue of Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine, the par-3 fifth hole at Falcon Crest Golf Club in Kuna, Idaho is recognized as one of the “Great Holes of the Northwest,” one of just four holes selected each year by the Northwest’s largest and longest-running golf publication.
Walking onto this elevated tee, the sweeping views of the Treasure Valley are somewhat clouded by the task before you. Bunkers are left, right and back-right, surrounding the clover leaf-shaped green. Even with water on the left, the bail-out area is long-left, so use extra club and take what you can get. There is usually wind, so keep the ball flight low. This hole is the first real test of the round.
Site of numerous state championships, USGA national qualifiers, and other events and always a jewel in the Idaho golf landscape, Falcon Crest Golf Club is the centerpiece amenity of an ongoing build-out of Valor, which will consist of two separate resort-style master-planned communities, the Trilogy 55+ community and the Reveille all-age community. Falcon Crest hosted the 2023 Idaho Tournament of Champions, and was the site of the 2021 Idaho State Amateur.
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