Photo by Stephen Szurlej
When it won in 2008, Gozzer Ranch was the 13th Best New Course triumph for architect Tom Fazio. Gozzer won in part because of its gorgeous views of Lake Coeur d’Alene to the north and west, and the panoramic farm valley to the east. Little details elevate the architecture of Gozzer Ranch: a slight false-right-front edge on the first green, the backboard slope behind the sixth green, the fairway contouring on the dual-fairway drivable par-4 12th that kicks even a short drive to the base of the putting surface. Its shaggy-edged bunkers are more than mere set decorations. Some define targets off the tee; other pose options and challenges.
100 Greatest: Ranked since 2013.
2023-'24 ranking: 37th.
Previous ranking: 31st.
Highest ranking: Ranked 27th, 2013-'14.
Best in State: Ranked first from 2011 to current.