Priest Lake Golf Course

Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield

Quick Facts

Designer:  Pat Prentice in 1968 with the back nine added in 2003

Cost:  $25.00 - $55.00 (plus $15 for a cart) Click for current rates

Phone Number: (208) 443-2525

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

Directions:  Get here! - 152 Fairway Drive, Priest River, ID 83856

Photos:  See additional photos of Priest Lake Golf Course

Accolades:  Rated 3 stars in Golf Digestís Places to Play.

Signature Hole:  5th Hole at Priest Lake Golf Course - 166 Yard Par 3

5th Hole at Priest Lake Golf Course (166 Yard Par 3)
5th Hole at Priest Lake Golf Course (166 Yard Par 3)

What to Expect:  Priest Lake is located in the northern panhandle of Idaho seven miles from Washington and 75 miles south of Canada. The course was originally a nine hole offering but was expanded to a full 18 in 2003, thirty-five years after opening. The tree covered mountain setting is stunning and surrounding scenery provides a breathtaking backdrop for golf shots. The course is quite short at just over 6000 total yards, but provides several fun and interesting golf holes. The new back nine hosts three one-shotters and is a better overall set of holes than the old front nine. Conditioning is average and the clubhouse is modest, which is what you would expect for a course this remote. You donít just casually pass by the Priest Lake golf course on your way to another destination because it is on the way to nowhere! If you are at a family retreat to the Priest Lake area then it is worth bringing your clubs along so you can tee it up, but if you are in Northern Idaho on vacation and are staying further than an hour away (Sandpoint), then youíd have to be pretty die hard to justify making the trip.

By the Numbers:

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 72 6177 70.8 128
White 72 5689 68.6 122
Yellow 72 5319 66.6 116
Red 72 4744 63.9 110
Green (Women) 70 4524 67.3 119


Individual Hole Analysis

Best Par 3:  15th Hole at Priest Lake Golf Course - 164 Yards

15th Hole at Priest Lake Golf Course (164 Yard Par 3)
15th Hole at Priest Lake Golf Course (164 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  13th Hole at Priest Lake Golf Course - 441 Yards

13th Hole at Priest Lake Golf Course (441 Yard Par 4)
13th Hole at Priest Lake Golf Course (441 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  14th Hole at Priest Lake Golf Course - 503 Yards

14th Hole at Priest Lake Golf Course (503 Yard Par 5)
14th Hole at Priest Lake Golf Course (503 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  7th Hole at Priest Lake Golf Course - 268 Yard Par 4

7th Hole at Priest Lake Golf Course (268 Yard Par 4)
7th Hole at Priest Lake Golf Course (268 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  10th Hole at Priest Lake Golf Course - 345 Yard Par 4

10th Hole at Priest Lake Golf Course (345 Yard Par 4)
10th Hole at Priest Lake Golf Course (345 Yard Par 4)

Final Cut:    Grade C

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