Jug Mountain Ranch

McCall, ID – 6/29/18

Clubhouse: A   

Perfect size clubhouse with decent selection of equipment and apparel. 

Bar: B  

Full bar, many regional & local beer options on tap.  Snacks and hotdogs for the turn also a full restaurant with great food.

Amenities: B     

Bathrooms on course are very clean. There was not a beverage cart out for our round.  We teed off at 3pm so a little disappointing on a Friday evening.

Price: $$$$     

Very expensive privately-owned course.  Summer weekend green fees $75 riding.  They do have a twilight rate after 3pm, $56 riding.

Practice facilities: A     

Large driving range and practice facility.  They have a set-up that is a little unusual.  As you drive into the course, you arrive at the practice facility first.  It has a separate parking lot where you park and practice.  After you are done, you get back into your car and drive to the clubhouse.  Not a bad thing, just different. ?

Staff friendliness: A   

Since we were playing a twilight round, there was only one person we encountered.  He was very nice and let us tee off a little early.

Golf Carts: B   

Normal carts, very clean and comfortable.  These carts had ball and club cleaners on them.  Also, plenty of sand and seed, a must for hackers!

Tee Boxes: A-   

Above average tee boxes.  Mostly flat and in great shape.  All tees had adequate yardage labeled.

Bunkers: A   

Sand is very nice and consistent throughout entire course.  Raked perfectly and all bunkers had nice rakes in good quantity.

Fairways: A   

Fairways are in perfect condition overall, some rough spots due to the harsh winters in McCall.  Fairways are big, and medium on slope.  A couple holes slope comes into play, but for the most part they are flat.

Greens: A-   

Above average greens for consistency on this course.  They are well taken care with a medium speed.  They were very soft and held approach shots nicely.  I did not find a green with a ball mark other than my own.  Medium on the undulation.  There were 2 greens that had winter damage that did come in to play.

Difficulty: 8.5   

This course is higher on the difficulty scale.  Mountain course with pine trees dense foliage throughout.  This comes in to play on almost every hole.

Ambiance: A+   

This course is located in the Payette National Forest and has wildlife watching and judging your golf game!  We witnessed deer on two holes and a fox on another.  This course is mountain golf at its finest.

Overall Rating: A   

Awesome course! We give it an A rating overall.  Mostly because of the location, views, and conditions. 

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