Photos from Palouse Ridge, the golf course at Washington State University, and the University of Idaho's course.
Midway through a round at Palouse Ridge Golf Course – after you've already marveled at greens true and fair, cushy sand that almost makes it a pleasure to find a bunker and velvety fairways which, for all the undulation, surrender a decent number of forgiving lies – you find yourself taking in the view from the 10th tee. At which point even a staunch Husky might be moved to whisper to himself, “Go Cougs.”
Originally designed as a nine-hole layout by Francis L. James in 1933, this 6,602-yard, par-72 University of Idaho course was redesigned by Bob Bolduck in 1968 and expanded to 18 holes. It serves as the home venue for the University of Idaho’s men’s and women’s golf teams and like Palouse Ridge, offers some remarkable views of the rolling hills and distant mountains from its highest points.