|UI Golf Course|
The University of Idaho golf course provides a unique challenge over the undulating terrain it covers just to the west of the main campus. The par-72 (37-35) layout ranges in length from 5,570 to 6,637 yards. A handful of bi-level greens add to the natural challenge of the varied terrain.
The Vandal golf teams have locker rooms at the clubhouse as well as an indoor practice area and a short-game practice facility.
A history of the course is captured here in this excerpt from the book "This Crested Hill - An Illustrated History of the University of Idaho" by is Keith C. Petersen.)
While a new course served the town's golfers in 1928, it did not greatly
benefit the university. "Idaho students have the golf bug again," noted
the Argonaut. "Followers of this sport are getting so numerous
that flying golf balls are not a rarety on campus...The campus and
athletic field are the only places large enough to provide improvised
golf courses and practice." Determined to alleviate that problem,
students demanded a more suitable location. In 1930 they began
voluntarily developing a course during a campus work day, a project
university workmen completed the following year. Still, the course
proved inadequate, and in 1935 the school purchased seventy acres
adjoining the campus southwest of the arboretum, added thirty previously
acquired acres to the tract, and made plans to build the state's finest
golf course. They turned to Francis 'Frank' James to lay it out.