The Floating Golf Course of Idaho

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The famous 14th hole, pictured, is 'one of the most unique and recognisable golf holes in the world' according to the resort
The famous 14th hole, pictured, is 'one of the most unique and recognisable golf holes in the world' according to the resort

The incredible world’s only floating golf green that can only be reached by BOAT at Lake Coeur d’Alene in Idaho.  Every year, more than 30,000 balls are retrieved from the water at the bizarre course in Idaho. Golfers have to strike the perfect shot at the 14th hole because it’s on a man-made green on the water.

But the unusual hole proves too much of a challenge for many taking on the course. The golf course consist of 200 acre property opened the world renowned course back in 1991 and since then it has been voted in the top 100 greatest courses in the world. The famous 14th hole is one of the most unique and recognizable golf holes in the world’ according to the resort. This majestic floating, movable golf green should be on every golfer’s bucket list. Amazingly land on the island, and you’re a hero, otherwise, your ball will be one of thousands fished out of the water by divers every year. Whichever way, it’s a one-of-a-kind golf hole and a golf experience like no other.

Over 22,000 tonne Island is able to move along thanks to an intricate underwater cable system to varied distances from the tee. Each day, the par three distance changes to play anywhere from 90 yards all the way up to 220 yards from the championship tees. Moreover, the standard tee will typically play from 140 to 170 yards. The 18-hole championship layout is lined with red geraniums and other colorful plants and is annually ranked among the well-manicured golf courses in the world.

The resort has to retrieve 28,000 balls each year from the lake that have been hit by golfers who weren't able to land their shot on the green
The resort has to retrieve 28,000 balls each year from the lake that have been hit by golfers who weren’t able to land their shot on the green
The famous 14th hole, pictured, is 'one of the most unique and recognisable golf holes in the world' according to the resort
The famous 14th hole, pictured, is ‘one of the most unique and recognisable golf holes in the world’ according to the resort
The 200 acre property opened the world renowned course back in 1991 and since then it has been voted in the top 100 greatest courses in the world
The 200 acre property opened the world renowned course back in 1991 and since then it has been voted in the top 100 greatest courses in the world
The 18 hole championship layout is lined with red geraniums and other colourful plants and is annually ranked among the most well manicured golf courses in the world
The 18 hole championship layout is lined with red geraniums and other colourful plants and is annually ranked among the most well manicured golf courses in the world
The 14th green at the Coeur d'Alene golf resort in Idaho, which is on a man-made island that floats in the middle of the lake
The 14th green at the Coeur d’Alene golf resort in Idaho, which is on a man-made island that floats in the middle of the lake
Golfers must take a boat to the green in order to complete the par three hole on the world-renowned course in the USA
Golfers must take a boat to the green in order to complete the par three hole on the world-renowned course in the USA

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