Coeur d’Alene Golf Resort and Spa
Location: Coeur D’Alene, Idaho
Size: 338 guest rooms and suites
Meeting Space: 32,000 square feet of flexible event space
Access: Spokane International Airport, Interstate 90
Fondly referred to as The Lake City, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, is iconic for its endless blue waters, pine-studded hills and world-class Coeur d’Alene Golf Resort and Spa. Straddling Coeur d’Alene Lake and the city’s downtown, the resort guarantees on-site play, relaxation and endless potential for event planners looking for an outdoor paradise, a lively small-city feel or both.
Planners can take advantage of the resort’s tailored spaces for groups of all sizes. Offerings run the gamut from intimate rooms built for small C-suite groups to expansive venues designed for jam-packed, blow-out conferences, with breakout rooms, vendor spaces and exhibit halls. And on-site resort staff are equipped to support event planners and outfit any meeting from start to finish.
As for dining options, the Coeur d’Alene Resort’s many on-site eateries promise welcoming atmospheres with lakeside views or downtown people-watching and menus to satisfy every palate.
Rest and recreation abound in and around the resort as well. For the rejuvenation-driven, the secluded private beach, infinity pool and award-winning spa are blissfully relaxing options. After a meeting, adventure-seekers can book water activities through the resort’s marina or take a short trek into the nearby hills for hiking, horseback riding or winter sports.
Last, but not least, booking a tee time at the Coeur d’Alene Golf and Spa Resort, one of the most enthusiastically recommended courses in the nation, is a must.
And when’s the best time to go? With sunshine in the summer, fall-kissed leaves in autumn, fresh powdered snow in the winter and a rainbow of blooms in the spring, meeting planners will delight attendees any time of year with events at the Coeur d’Alene Resort.
Thanks to an open embrace of the outdoors, completely renovated furnishings and amenities, and one of the top golf courses in the world, guests will find that this resort at the playground of the Northwest is a fantastic place to gather, relax and play.
The resort boasts 32,000 square feet between six distinct event spaces. Lobby-level cabins are great for intimate gatherings, and the resort’s Bayview spaces accommodate up to 260. Expansive lake views and an open-air deck make the seventh-floor executive boardrooms a good fit for business retreats.
The Hagadone Event Center is the resort’s flagship venue; it features retractable floor-to-ceiling windows, robust sound and lighting capabilities, and more. An impressive conference center accommodates up to 1,800.
No matter the space desired, planners will find full event support on-site. “Clients can plan the perfect event of nearly any size,” the resort’s Courtney Rainer said. “Sound, seating, logistics and catering are all handled by our talented events team.”
Mixology and Meals
The sights and flavors of the Pacific Northwest will tempt meeting attendees at any of the resort’s seven unique on-site bars and restaurants.
Crowd-pleaser Dockside caters to everyone. “Finish a meal with one of our famous Gooeys there,” Rainer said. “But Beverly’s is the fine-dining showstopper: Chefs prepare innovative cuisine, and its location offers the best views of the lake.”
Savor a martini with a view at Whispers, or enjoy a golf-side meal at the Floating Green Restaurant. Tito’s Italian Grill and Taphouse Unchained offer downtown people-watching in the resort’s Plaza Shops. For panoramic views, head to Cedars Floating Restaurant by boat and dine on the Spokane River.
Fun on the Lake
Guests can fill up on sunshine and fresh air on the lake, in the hills or at the resort’s private beach and infinity pool. Since there’s no better way to explore the lake’s pristine waters than by boat, resort staff will assist in booking jet skis and boats right out of their Boardwalk Marina. Stand-up paddleboarding, whitewater rafting, fly-fishing and cruises are other popular options resort staff can schedule.
“We have our own marina, and cruises are extremely popular,” Rainer said. “Scenic dinner cruises, cruises with cocktails, eagle-watching cruises and even holiday light cruises are all popular for groups.”
On every serious golfer’s bucket list is the Coeur d’Alene Resort’s floating green — and for good reason. The 14th on the course is the world’s only floating hole. To access the world-famous floating green, “golfers ride over on a mahogany boat across the lake,” Rainer said.
Other holes offer stunning views as well, and the clubhouse has one of the largest pro shops in the United States. Players will relish the course, superb staff support and unbeatable player experience.