About Us

Promote The Game of Golf

A Cherished History

Course History

The Coeur d’Alene Public Golf Club was the first public golf course in Kootenai County and was incorporated in June 1953. Original Incorporators were Percy M. Lents, S. C. Sanderson, R. Patrick Campbell, Dr. Jack Allen Rice, and Attorney Sidney E. Smith. The four years between incorporation and opening consisted of outstanding effort and hard work by civic-minded citizens and businesses. They raised money through corporate and individual pledges. Some land for the course was donated and some was purchased. Three sub-divisions of property and the sale of lots surrounding the course speeded up the development of the back nine holes. The hard work was done through months of volunteer work parties with bulldozers, chainsaws, rakes, shovels, and hand axes. All of this was accomplished at no cost to taxpayers. Donators and contributors were issued Certificates of Indebtedness, none of which were ever claimed or paid.

Board of Directors

Craig Paterson

President & Finance Committee Member

Paul Hill

Vice President

Shawn Ellison

Secretary & Building Committee Member

Mike Cipicchio

Finance Committee Chairman

Steve Turner

Building Committee Chairman

Tammy Johnson

Greens Committee Member

Mike McDowell

Greens Committee Chairman

Joan McCarty

Finance Committee Member

Gary Nelson

Greens Committee Member

Our vision is to promote the game of golf, to operate the course and clubhouse for the use of the general public, and to provide social and recreational facilities for the citizens of Kootenai County as a charitable corporation.

More Of Our Story

Our public golf club is self funded, operated as a private “cooperative association” that is open to the public, in which there are no stockholders. It is operated by a membership restricted to residents of Kootenai County, Idaho, who meet the qualifications prescribed by the Bylaws of the Corporation and are elected to membership by the Board of Directors. There are nine directors duly elected by the membership at an annual meeting, who serve three year terms without compensation or special privilege.

The purpose is to promote the game of golf, to operate the course and clubhouse for the use of the general public, and to provide social and recreational facilities for the citizens of Kootenai County as a charitable corporation.

What a cherished history we have here for those who are fortunate enough to be a part of this wonderful course. It is incumbent upon each of us to protect and further enhance this jewel in the heart of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. If you are already a voting member, come out and participate in the decisions needed to keep it alive, vibrant, and challenging. If you are not yet a voting member, all it takes is a simple application with some minimal requirements submitted to the Board of Directors for their approval. Do it today! Help further the goals some far-sighted individuals had over 50 years ago to make the Coeur d’Alene Public Golf Club one of the finest “…social and recreational facilities…” not only for Kootenai County, but for the entire northwest.

Coeur d'Alene Golf Par 3