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Meadow Creek Golf & Field Club
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Meadow Creek Golf & Field Club

1 Meadow Creek Court, New Meadows,Idaho,83654
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
(208) 347-2164
Detailed description

Meadow Creek Golf & Field Club is an 18-hole public golf course located in New Meadows, Idaho.

Meadow Creek golf course opened in 1983. The course was designed by Bob Baldock and his son Robert L. Baldock.

Meadow Creek Golf Course plays to a par-72 and a maximum distance of 6,696 yards. The course rating is 72.0 and the slope rating is 131.

MeadowCreek Golf Resort is situated at 3,868 feet above sea level in the pine-forested Meadows Valley with the towering alpine peaks of Granite Mountain and Brundage Mountain Ski Area reaching skyward more than 7,000 feet in the distance. The course weaves in and out of the pine trees and across the verdant meadows offering changing scenery and stimulating golf at every turn.

Front Nine

#1, a 321-yard, par-4 is a gentle warm-up for what lies ahead. Teeing from a chute of pine trees, the well-struck drive will deliver you into the meadowlands, where you will remain for the first few holes.

#2, a 546-yard, par-5, is framed by wetlands with panoramic views of the valley and the. If your third strike finds the small putting surface, consider your putt with deliberation-you may not have another birdie opportunity as good as this for a while.

#3, a 410-yard, par-4 third, is MeadowCreek's most challenging test. Uphill, playing into the prevailing wind along a right-to-left sloping fairway, this link will eventually deliver you back into the pine trees. Hot Springs Road on your left is out-of-bounds, and the small bunkered green is no easy target without a sizeable drive.

We climb to the fourth tee to reach the shortest hole on the course, a 127-yard test that features a green perched on a knoll and surrounded by pine trees.

At 370 yards from the middle markers, #5 offers more challenge than the yardage would indicate. A grassy knoll frames the drive zone to the left, otherwise pine trees are your companions on this tough par four. Together with the 349-yard, par-4 sixth, this is the most elevated part of the property though shortly the course will return to the meadows. The graceful pine trees embrace and encase this bunkerless fairway; a green thankfully larger than the others waits at the conclusion.

#7 falls down to the meadow from an elevated teeing ground with the last pine tree cluster of the front nine off to the right. Enjoy the stunning views on this 390-yard par-4.

Make a par from all the way back on the 231-yard, par-3 eighth and you'll still have bragging rights at the turn, maybe even at the conclusion of the day. This hole has all the challenge most golfers require, with a pond on the right, a creek traveling through the fairway and bunkers on the left and behind the putting surface.

A boomerang-shaped 507-yard, par-5 in the meadow brings you back to the clubhouse. Towering pine trees prevent corner-cutting on the ninth, but a long ball hitter who targets the far side of the fairway and turns two strokes over from right to left may be able to achieve the green with a putt for eagle.

Back Nine

A pond that fronts the green on the temptingly short par-4 tenth. Only the foolish convince themselves they can drive the green on this 289-yard backside opener-and most that try end up in either the pond in front or the wetlands behind. The tiny green is made for a high-lofted approach, more easily achieved when a mid-iron from the tee has been positioned in the slim fairway framed by a creek on the right.

#11 is the last meadow-bound hole for a spell with a creek crossing the fairway and bunkers right and behind protect yet another elevated green. At 365 yards most players will be hitting mid-irons to the green.

The 397-yard, uphill par-4 twelfth is MeadowCreek's signature hole. Known for a ponderosa pine in the middle of the fairway drive zone, this hole concludes at MeadowCreek's largest green-a two-tiered affair up-hill from a creek. Players often aim at the sentinel pine, never expecting to hit it, knowing that ample room exists to either side on this wide fairway. Going right is the preferred.

#13 is a beautiful par three where the creek that has meandered through the layout begins closest to a green site. Play from all the way back and 177 yards is your lot; move to the middle markers and you have fewer excuses given the 60 yard advantage.

#14, a 408 yard par 4 starts on a high land. Your second shot will have a significant drop from fairway to green. This hole shares the “best view†badge with #7.

#15 is a 443-yard double-dogleg par-5 with a pond to the right and a cluster of bunkers greenside. #16 rewards a tee shot to the left, and the 353-yard, par-4. #17 is another forested par-3, guarded by unforgiving pines with bunkers lurking about the green.

Eighteen shoots out of the forest with waterways directing safe play along the 531-yard, par-5 fairway. The final 120 yards is straight uphill, assuring a three-shot test for even the longest of ball strikers.

Gold tees: par-72, 6,696 yards, 72.0 / 131.

White tees: par-72, 6,291 yards 69.8 / 127.

Red tees: par-72, 5,235 yards 71.8 / 126.

The longest hole on the course is # 2, a par-5 that plays to 561 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 4, a par-3 that plays to 132 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 3, a 460 yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 17, a 163 yard par-3.