The Takeaway: A good municipal course that locals can be proud of and features some good holes, but it isn’t the type of course to build a trip around. Grade C
Designer: William Graham in 1961
Cost: $28.00 (Cart additional $12) Click for current rates
Phone Number: (208) 642-1829
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Scotch Pines Golf Course's official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - 10610 Scotch Pines Road, Payette, Idaho 83661 – UNITED STATES
Accolades: Ranked 20th in Idaho on Golf Course Gurus' Best in State list.
What to Expect: Located near the western border of Idaho, Scotch Pines represents one of Idaho’s best golfing values. The mature layout is lined with pine trees and features a bit more terrain variation and creativity than Pinecrest has which is the Eastern Idaho value golf rival. The course is devoid of any water hazards and isn’t overly long by today’s standard. The conditioning of the bluegrass fairways and bentgrass greens is solid for a course with green fees as affordable as what Scotch Pines offers. If you find yourself near the Idaho/Oregon border you definitely want to stop in and tee it up in Payette. The course doesn’t rival the upper end course in Idaho, but it certainly is a contender for the Gem State’s best value.
By the Numbers
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 17th Hole – 392 Yard Par 4
Best Par 3: 4th Hole – 200 Yards
Best Par 4: 6th Hole – 430 Yards
Best Par 5: 2nd Hole – 512 Yards
Birdie Time: 7th Hole – 313 Yard Par 4
Bogey Beware: 1st Hole – 403 Yard Par 4