Every golfer’s bucket list should include a hole on a movable island.
And that’s exactly what the 338-room Coeur d’Alene Golf & Spa Resort, along the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene in Coeur d’Alene, offers meetings and incentives groups. The 14th hole, a.k.a. The Floating Green, is an island that uses an intricate underwater cable system to move the 22,000 ton floating green various distances from the tee—a distance that changes anywhere from 90 yards to 220 yards daily.
Groups can top this off with dinner at The Floating Green Restaurant, overlooking the lake and the green with farm-fresh northwest cuisine. At the Taphouse Unchained, a cycling-themed bar offering 24 microbrews and ciders on tap, attendees can take turns on the Margarita Bike, which is connected to a blender that powers and blends their drinks with each turn of the wheel. Also on the lake, though not part of the resort, is The Cedars Floating Restaurant, offering local delicacies and event space for up to 100 attendees on a gently swaying platform that is buoyed by 600,000 pounds of concrete encased Styrofoam.
The big news at Coeur d’Alene is a renovation that touched all guest rooms (which were already pretty fabulous if you ask us), as well as its 32,000-sf conference center. Groups can still expect those gorgeous floor-to-ceiling views throughout, but also tech and aesthetic upgrades like charging stations, 4D TVs and increased bandwidth, and new guest room furnishings. The resort also offers a number of team building options to groups that range from cake decorating to build-a-boat to “Painting with Spirits.”