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Blackfoot Golf Course (Blackfoot, Idaho)

Blackfoot Golf Course logo Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield

The Takeaway:  Grade C

Quick Facts

Designer:  George Von Elm in 1957

Cost:  $20.85 Click for current rates

Phone Number:  (208) 785-9960

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Blackfoot Golf Course's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 3115 Teeples Dr, Blackfoot, Idaho  83221

Photos:  See additional photos of Blackfoot Golf Course

Accolades:  Ranked 29th in Idaho on Golf Course Gurus' Best in State list.

What to Expect:  Blackfoot is one of the best run municipal golf courses in the state with long time pro Mike Dayley running the show. The course mainly runs southwest/northeast along the Snake River (which is rarely in view) with the wind generally northeast which puts it right in your face for the first four holes. The course features small greens, very shallow bunkers, a stiff prevailing wind, and one of the best municipal layouts in the area.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Blue 72 6732 71.3 120
White 72 6527 70.3 118
Red (Women) 73 5789 72.0 121
Green (Women) 73 5178 68.8 115

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  11th Hole – 398 Yard Par 4 – The signature hole at Blackfoot bends to the right around a pond and also features your first glimpse at the Snake River left of the hole. This hole is almost driveable with the prevailing wind at your back.

11th Hole at Blackfoot Golf Course (398 Yard Par 4)
11th Hole at Blackfoot Golf Course (398 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 3:  5th Hole – 237 Yards – The best par three at Blackfoot is also the toughest. This 237 yard hole plays to one of the smallest greens on the course and is protected by a bunker on the left.

5th Hole at Blackfoot Golf Course (237 Yard Par 3)
5th Hole at Blackfoot Golf Course (237 Yard Par 3)

5th Hole at Blackfoot Golf Course (237 Yard Par 3)
5th Hole at Blackfoot Golf Course (237 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  18th Hole – 408 Yards – Like many courses, Blackfoot's 18th hole is one of it's best. At 408 yards it doesn't sound too difficult, but factor in the prevailing wind and this hole can play 40 yards longer. A pond catches balls sprayed way right while a creek crosses the fairway about 50 yards from the back-to-front sloping green.

18th Hole at Blackfoot Golf Course (408 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at Blackfoot Golf Course (408 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  14th Hole – 500 Yards – The 500 yard 14th hole is a reachable par five that features a nice risk/reward creek right in front of the green. When the wind is down it is probably worth going for, but when the wind is up the creek seems to get larger and the OB left of the hole turns on its' magnetic forces.

Birdie Time:  1st Hole – 461 Yard Par 5 – The easiest birdie on the day is clearly the opening hole at Blackfoot; a 461 par five. During the 2008 Idaho State Amateur, this hole played as a par four which is a good indication of how great of a chance you have at scoring birdie on this straight away hole with a raised green.

1st Hole at Blackfoot Golf Course (461 Yard Par 5)
1st Hole at Blackfoot Golf Course (461 Yard Par 5)

Bogey Beware:  3rd Hole – 441 Yard Par 4 – Right after getting your birdie on #1, you are faced with the two toughest holes on the course. The longer of the two is #3, a 441 yard par four that plays right into the prevailing wind to a skinny green squeezed by a pair of bunkers.

3rd Hole at Blackfoot Golf Course (441 Yard Par 4)
3rd Hole at Blackfoot Golf Course (441 Yard Par 4)

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