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Golf Magazine Shines Accolades on Idaho Golf Courses

Sun Valley and Coeur d'Alene of top 100 public courses

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Idaho is racking up some more accolades in the world of rec, this time from Golf Magazine.

The mag recently came out with its top 100 public courses list, as well as its list of the top courses in each state. On the top 100 list, Coeur d'Alene Resort landed at No. 93, while Circling Raven Golf Club in Worley ended up at No. 90.

Circling Raven also took top honors on the best-of-Idaho list, followed by Coeur d'Alene Resort at No. 2, Osprey Meadows at Tamarack Resort at No. 3, Sun Valley Resort's Trail Creek Course at No. 4 and McCall's Whitetail Run course at No. 5.

Sun Valley is jumping on the ranking as an excuse to announce its fall season special offers--yes, you read that right, we're talking about a time when you don't have to be on the course by 8 a.m. to beat the heat.

The resort is offering a couple of stay-and-play packages, including the Triple Play, which offers three rounds of golf and two nights lodging for $350 per person, double occupancy. The package is only available through Monday, Sept. 3, and Wednesday, Aug. 15-Saturday, Aug. 18, are blacked out, but if you can wiggle your way into a date that's available, you can play any combination of the Trail Creek, Elkhorn or White Clouds courses.

Golfers who aren't quite so hard-core (and want a few more options for when they can play) should check out the Aspen Glow Golf Package, which offers a round on any of the three courses and one night of lodging for $140 per person, and is good from Tuesday, Sept. 4-Tuesday, Oct. 9. Those really looking for a deal can wait until October for the Late Fall package, which includes a round of golf and a night of lodging for $119 per person.

For more info on the packages, visit sunvalley.com.

If you're looking for something a little closer to home to do with the whole family, Banbury Golf Course has a deal for the whole crew. Pay the $45 membership fee to join the Banbury Family Golf Association and you can play the course after 6 p.m. for only $7.50 per person. In September and October, the start time falls back to 5:30 p.m. for frugal golf families.

Visit banburygolf.com for more info and specials.

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