The most famous towering drive in the Twin Falls area will always belong to Evel Knievel, whose unsuccessful 1974 attempt to leap the Snake River Canyon on a specially engineered rocket motorcycle is still recognized in the city with a granite monument that marks the occasion.
These days, the primary objects seen rising and falling in Twin Falls are the golf balls being struck at the area courses. And while hitting a towering drive off a tee might not be quite as thrilling as a canyon jump, it’s certainly a lot safer.
Canyon Springs Golf Course
Canyon Springs Golf Course is located next to the Snake River, providing some majestic scenery – including a waterfall – to go along with quality golf. The 6,452-yard course is relatively flat, making it easy to walk. But tricky challenges abound, especially on some of the longer par-4s. The Canyon Springs website has detailed descriptions of each hole, including tips on how best to play them.
The climate in the canyon is warmer than most of the surrounding area, and as a result the course is open year-round and rarely closes because of winter weather. During summer, however, temperatures within the canyon valley can top 100 degrees. Green fees throughout the year are $30 and less.
Twin Falls Golf Club
The city-owned Twin Falls Golf Club is ideal for casual golfers and beginners. The par-68 course is short (5,234 yards) and flat with no water hazards and has only a handful of sand traps. The fairways have been known to dry out a bit during the summer, but overall the course is in consistently good enough condition that it has hosted the professional Idaho Open eight times. And it is hard to beat the prices at Twin Falls Golf Club. You can play 18 holes with a cart for $25. There also is a summer special of $1 per hole after 6 p.m.
Blue Lakes Country Club
The premier private course in the area is the Blue Lakes Country Club, located nearly 500 feet below the cliffs of the Snake River Canyon. The 6,474-yard course offers stunning views with holes located adjacent to the Snake River and Blue Lakes. Even the regulars often take a moment to pause at the tee box on the par-3 sixth hole, which sits on a ledge 200 feet above the Snake River.
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