Pasture golf is a return to Scottish links style courses. Technique over technology, it makes golf both fun and affordable to play. Fairview Golf Course - Caldwell, Idaho

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A Best Pick for Budget Golf!

Fairview Municipal Golf Course in Caldwell, Idaho

Fairview Municipal Gold Course map Caldwell, IdahoFairview Municipal Golf Course, within the city limits of Caldwell, Idaho, has character and charm that reflects well on the city that surrounds it. This course, built in the 1930's, also has great turf. A wonderful variety of trees provides a true park-like setting and a friendly staff is willing to serve you at a well stocked Pro Shop.

Summary of the holes: No. 1 (315 yards, par 4): Wide fairway that narrows, green hidden behind grove of trees. No. 2 (127 yards, par 3): Shortest hole, straight forward, green is mounded. No. 3 (248 yards, par 4): 10th Avenue on the left, trees and houses on the right. Out of bounds on No. 3 is defined by telephone poles. Way to play is a 200-yard drive to the corner. No. 4 (183 yards, par 3): Street on right, beware bad bounces into traffic. No. 5 (435 yards, par 5): Longest hole, dogleg right with postage stamp green. A No. 5 tee shot that rests on or right of the burned line is a one stroke penalty and played where it lies. No. 6 (311 yards, par 4). No. 7 (319 yards, par 4) Signature hole for the course. Out of bounds is the school yard on the right and the creek on the left. It also has the smallest green on the course. No. 8 (134 yards, par 3). No. 9 (428 yards, par 4) The creek running through the course is played as a lateral hazard.

A Best Pick for Budget Golf! recognizes that this is not an actual Pasture Golf Course, however, we've decided to include some outstanding municipal golf courses under a new category of "Best Pick for Budget Golf!" Fairview Municipal Golf Course is definitely a great budget course to play when you find yourself in Caldwell, Idaho!

Huge trees line the fairways.

Name of Course: Fairview Municipal Golf Course
Address: 816 Grant Street, Caldwell, Idaho 83605
Phone: (208) 455-3090
Location: Heart of downtown Caldwell, Idaho. Take Exit 28 off I-84, go south on 10th Avenue and take a right on Grant Steet.
Fees: $10 weekdays, $14 weekends and holidays. No Tee Times.
Number of Holes: 9
Yardage: Men 2,572. Women 2,294.
Par:   35
Local Rules: All but one hole has out of bounds. Warning: The law provides that golfers are responsible for all damages to the golf course, houses surrounding the golf course, and cars passing the golf course. A ball crossing a street and coming to rest on another part of the course is out of bounds. Metal spikes are prohibited.
Season: March 1 - November 1
Course Type: Public
Year Built: 1930's
Facilities & Amenities: Putting green, 150 yard practice area.
Events: Various golf tournaments, Fairview Pro Mens
PGA Professional: Lenny Stroup
Advice: Accuracy is the key. You'll need all your target golf skills as greens are tiny. "You have to be accurate and have a good 8-9-wedge game."-Lenny Stroup, PGA Professional.

Fairview Golf Course Scenes, April 2001

The green at hole No. 2. Don't worry, unless you are really long, the wire fence will stop your ball from hitting the houses.

Ingo Stroup, son of Fairview Course PGA Professional, Lenny Stroup, encourages his ball to "get left".

In case your putting gives you a cardiac arrest, the emergency room is right across the street from the third green.
The sixth green as viewed from the fourth tee.

The line of trees on the fifth hole enforces the dogleg right.

Like a coiled leopard before it pounces on unsuspecting prey, Ingo prepares to smack another fairway wood.
Small greens place a premium on accurate approach shots.
A tunnel under the road allows golfers to travel underground from the eighth hole to the ninth hole.
Yardage distance marker with Idaho Golf Association logo.

The First Annual Idaho Seniors Golf Tournament was held at Fairview in 1967. The Course Pro at that time was Bill Stroup (right), father of current Fairview PGA Professional, Lenny Stroup (and grandfather of our friend, Ingo). Bill Stroup is shown in this newspaper clipping, presenting the winning certificates to Bob Milliner of Caldwell and Ralph Farber of Nampa.

1967 Idaho Seniors Golf Tournament winners receive certificates from Bill Stroup, Fairview Pro

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This Page Updated: June 27, 2005

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