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Idaho Falls Visitors Guide 2010

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ACTIVITIES PINECREST MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE ALL FUN AND GAMES A CROSS-SECTION OF FUN SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND IDAHO FALLS TEE IT UP With golf prices on the rise throughout the country, try this swing on for size: Idaho Falls maintains three of the finest public courses out there, and each will let you hit the links for a fair price. The courses run just $18.50 for 18 holes on weekdays and $19.50 on weekends and holidays. Nine holes will only cost you $14.50 on weekdays, $15.50 for weekends and holi- days. The golf season runs from March 1 through November 15. At Pinecrest, Idaho Falls’ granddaddy in golf, the attractive prices are met with at- tractive surroundings. The mature course is located at 701 E. Elva. For more informa- tion, call 208-612-8485. Sand Creek is an 18-hole course just southeast of Idaho Falls. This bent green course, built in 1978, has become a 24 IDAHO FALLS VISITORS GUIDE 2010 popular spot for area golfers. Sand Creek is located at 5200 S. 25th E. For more information, call 208-612-8115. The third course maintained by the city is Sage Lakes, the newcomer to the group that is making quite a mark. This is a well- kept 18-hole links-style course that chal- lenges golfers with a par 70. It is located at 100 E. 65 N. For more information, call 208-612-8535. Idaho Falls also houses a private course, the Idaho Falls Country Club. The course sits in the foothills south of the city. It features dramatic elevation changes, lots of trees and huge, undulating greens. For more information, call 208-523-5757. DIVE IN Among many other things, the city’sWes Deist Aquatic Center, located on South Boulevard, is home to organized swim competition, including the popular sum- mer swim teams. The center’s different teams practice and are coached together, so swimmers can be better grouped by their swimming abilities. (Registration fee includes meet fees, ribbons, team T-shirt, swim cap and 20 practices.) Other programs include swim lessons, specialty classes, scouting merit badges, lifeguard training and, of course, general public admission costs a paltry $3.80 (even less with a city rate card). 208-612-8519 SOAR TO NEW HEIGHTS King Mountain, located near the town- ship of Moore, is home of the annual King Mountain Hang Gliding Championships. This is a world class hang gliding and para- gliding site guaranteed to test flying skills.

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