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Golf-Coeur d'Alene has the best!!

Coeur d’Alene and the surrounding area has been blessed with the perfect climate for the game of golf.  With summer temperatures usually in the mid 80’s, our golf courses maintain their velvety greens and our abundance of trees provide just the right amount of shade for the avid golfer.  With over 10 local golf courses to choose from, no matter what your budget, TMI Tours can find the perfect golf vacation for you.  Here are a few of our favorites:


Black Rock’s Jim Engh-designed course was voted the Best New Course of 2003 by Golf Digest.  This is genuinely a unique golf experience of dramtic cliffs, cavernous natural bunkers, sparkling lake panoramas with stunning curves and textures.  The 7000 yards of rolling hills include a back 9 holes with waterfalls cascading over black rock cliffs and panoramic views of Lake Coeur dAlene.  Jim says  the best golf hole he ever designed was number 11 on this exclusive course.


Circling Raven, a Gene Bates design golf course, is located on 620 wildly beautiful acres within the Coeur d Alene Indian Reservation lands.  Voted as one of the top 10 Best New Casino courses in America,  this 18- hole beauty winds through natural wetlands, woodlands and native palouse grasses.



The Hayden Lake Country Club is a private, member owned club rich in tradition and historical heritage.  Origonally opened in 1907 by the Spokane & Inland Empire Railroad as a retreat for the wealthy, it became the Hayden Lake Country Club in 1927 and maintains its 18- hole golf course to the highest of standards and quality.  The 6,030 yards of course are nestled along the shores of pristine Hayden Lake.


Master golf course designer Tom Fazio has created Gozzer Ranch’s breathtaking 18- hole championship golf course with spectacular lake views.  This 700 acre course, surrounded by basalt rock bluffs with dramatic spires and cliffs, is so well integrated within its surrounding that it looks like a natural part of the landscape.  The 431 yard, par-5 hole 15 is his favorite for its unimaginable views of Lake Coeurdalene.

Be sure to visit our website at TMI tours and check out our fabulous golf package under the self-drive tours section.  We are offering a limited number of packages that will get you onto some of these member-only courses this summer.  Reserve early, come to Coeur d’Alene and let TMI Tours show you northern Idaho as only we can.

Snowmobile North Idaho

Imagine clear blue skies, sparkling clean snow, crisp mountain air and the most incredible scenery….all taken in from the top of a mountain peak. TMI Travel in CDA,  is your winter adventure headquarters and we can plan the ultimate snowmobile safari for your family or  group. With over 1000 miles of groomed trails for Coeur d’Alene and the Silver Valley,  you can visit areas of Native American history, beautiful forest, and wild animal habitat. Be sure to stop in at our local watering holes, the Cascade Inn or the Happy Hermit Lodge for your favorite beverage or a meal. Accessible only by snowmobile in the winter, you will find plenty of fellow enthusiasts to swap stories with. Renting and riding a snowmobile is easy and there is no better way to see this winter wonderland of the Pacific Northwest.

Great Idaho Destination

Our company was looking for a destination management company in Coeur d’Alene that could help plan a weekend incentive meeting. TMI gave us a great choice of luxury vacations rentals on the lake to choose from. They even helped us arrange a very special afternoon for the wives, with wine tasting at a local artist’s gallery and lessons in oil painting. Everyone came away with their own special creation. The meeting was a great success and we will definitely return to CDA for a family vacation in the future.

Boat charter on Lake Coeur d'Alene

It is the perfect fall day in northern Idaho, blue skies, crisp air and lot of sunshine.  We stopped in at TMI for sightseeing suggestions and they chartered a boat for the whole family to cruise Lake Coeur d’Alene. We left from Independence Point on a Fall Foliage/Wildlife tour up to the St. Joe River on a private boat complete with our own captain/guide. We cruised by the impressive nests of osprey perched on tugboat pilings studding the lake everywhere. There were eagles soaring above us, swooping down to investigate ripples in the water left by surfacing fish. Deer were drinking at the water’s edge in untouched meadows and there were ducks and geese everywhere. The kids could look through the crystal clear water and see fish swimming nearby. The foliage all around the lake and the river was bursting in gold, crimson, and green and was even more beautiful as it reflected in the water. We enjoyed a gourmet lunch served in the warm, cozy cabin before getting ready for our return to Coeur d’Alene.

Oktoberfest in full swing

North Idaho in October…could anything be more beautiful?  The family rented bicycles and took to the  high mountains on the Trail of the Hiawatha.  Breathtaking scenery everywhere with the fall colors in full swing all viewed from the comfort of this historic trail.    Back in the afternoon to enjoy Oktoberfest in Coeur d’Alene with downtown concerts in the plaza and wine tasting of local Paciifc Northwest wines and instruction from a guest chef on preparing wild game.  The view this evening from the deck of our private lakefront cabin  is of the moon rippling over the water as the leaves fall gently onto the beach.