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Coeur d’Alene Resort GC’s ‘Floating Green’ Recognized by Pacific Northwest Golfer Magazine

Par-3 14th hole selected as one of the ‘Great Holes of the Northwest’

Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course

Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course, #14 (Photo courtesy Quicksilver Studios)

In the August 2017 issue of Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine, the par-3 14th hole at Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course in Coeur d’Alene, 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.

With five sets of tees, ranging from 95-218 yards, this par-3 is perched on the north end of Lake Coeur d’Alene, and is all carry to a large floating green protected by bunkers and flower beds. The yardage varies from day to day, depending not so much on the tee markers but on the green itself. Players are transported to and from the green via a small shuttle boat.

The “Floating Green” became iconic and legendary the moment the course opened in 1991, and was embraced for its originality. When owner Duane Hagadone brought up the idea of a floating green, he was scoffed at, and told it couldn’t be done. He did it anyway.

Weighing five million pounds, and over 15,000 square feet in size, the massive and movable target floats back and forth via an intricate cable-and-pulley system controlled by a computer.

Designed by Scott Miller, the course has been named a Gold Medal Award winner by Golf Magazine, “America’s Most Beautiful Resort Golf Course” by Golf Digest, and annually ranked a top-25 resort course in America by Golf Digest. Visit for more information.

With a direct-mailed circulation of 123,000 households, Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine has been the voice of golf in the Northwest for over 20 years, and is consistently voted by its readers as the region’s most trusted source of golf information. It is the only Northwest golf publication with a verifiable demographic of its readership, and is the model by which other regional golf publications have used. It is the official magazine of the British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, Washington State and Pacific Northwest golf associations, as well as the Pacific Northwest Section PGA. Published by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association, a 501c3 charitable international amateur golf association, Pacific Northwest Golfer is a member benefit delivered to member clubs in British Columbia and to those who utilize the USGA GHIN Handicap System through member clubs, whether public or private. Visit for more information.