According to Wikipedia, The modern game of golf originated in 15th-century Scotland, however the game's ancient origins have been debated time and time again. It is safe to say that golf has been around for a loooonggg time and will continue to be around for the unforeseeable future. It is a game of leisurely fun and entertainment solo or with friends to a game that is known for closing down business deals while on the course with leaders, bosses and associates. So where are the best courses in the state?

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated golf courses in Idaho from Tripadvisor. Great golf courses are judged in large part by three major factors: greens, hazards, and the properties themselves. Golfers also consider turf quality, routing, surrounding views, clubhouse amenities, and more when rating courses.

While a good chunk of these are in the Treasure Valley, this list compiles the top 24 courses in the gem state. See where your local favorite ranked and if you are an avid golfer maybe even plan a trip to some of these other top courses in Idaho.

#24. Quail Hollow Golf Course in Boise

#23. RedHawk Public Golf Course in Nampa

#22. Shoshone Golf Club in Kellogg

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#21. Coeur d' Alene Public Golf Club

#20. Twin Lakes Village Golf Club‎ in Rathdrum

#19. Pinecrest Golf Course in Idaho Falls

#18. Warm Springs Golf Club in Boise

#17. Teton Reserve Golf Course in Victor

#16. Crossings Winery in Glenns Ferry

#15. Priest Lake Golf Course in Lamb Creek

#14. Yellowstone Golf Resort @ Aspen Acres in Ashton

#13. TimberStone Golf Course in Caldwell

#12. Headwaters Golf Club in Victor

#11. Highlands Golf Course in Post Falls

#10. Shadow Valley Golf Course in Boise

#9. Ridgecrest Golf Club in Nampa

#8. Falcon Crest Golf Club in Kuna

#7. The Links Golf Course in Post Falls

#6. Avondale Golf Course in Hayden Lake

#5. Stoneridge Golf and Recreational Community in Blanchard

#4. Mccall Golf Club

#3. BanBury Golf Club in Eagle

#2. Circling Raven Golf Club in Worley

#1. Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course

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