Sand Creek Golf CourseGolf Course

Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield

Quick Facts

Designer:  William F. Bell in 1974

Cost:  $18.00 - $29.00 (plus $20 for a cart) Click for current rates

Phone Number:  (208) 612-8115

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Sand Creek's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 5200 South 25th East, Idaho Falls, ID 83404

Accolades:  Rated 3 Stars on Golf Digestís Places to Play.

Signature Hole:  18th - 609 Yard Par 5

What to Expect:  Located southeast of Idaho Fallsí city center, Sand Creek is aptly named due to the natural sand dunes and creek that is found on the property yet ironically doesnít feature a single bunker on the property. Other than a couple of holes, the course is free from residential development and a large pond comes into play on the back nine. Despite the lack of bunkers, the layout is such that it keeps the golferís attention through hole shapes and with the water that comes into play on half the holes. Trees are found throughout the property to frame the holes but are sparse enough to play around or through when the situation calls for it. The clubhouse, opening tee, turn, and 18th green are all found on an elevated portion of the property while the rest of the course is relatively flat and very easy to walk. The course features a full driving range as well as a six hole short course that is a popular destination for juniors and family outings. Pinecrest has always been the king of municipal golf in Idaho Falls, but Sand Creek has itís own following of loyal patrons that appreciate a different style of course and challenge.

By the Numbers:

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Blue 72 6783 70.0 112
White 72 6411 68.3 109
Red (Women) 72 5771 71.2 119


Individual Hole Analysis

Best Par 3:  7th - 205 Yards

Best Par 4:  4th - 389 Yards

Best Par 5:  6th - 516 Yards

Birdie Time:  11th - 473 Yard Par 5

Bogey Beware:  10th - 449 Yard Par 4

Final Cut:    Grade C-

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