The 14th at the Lake Coeur d'Alene course in Idaho is a man-made island.
The 14th at the Lake Coeur d'Alene course in Idaho is a man-made island. CDA Resort

This 19th hole will move you or laugh at you

THE 19th hole is traditionally a golfer's "watering hole", but not at one United States golf course.

The 14th at the Lake Coeur d'Alene course in Idaho is a man-made island.

The course, about 500km east of Seattle on the US west coast, has the world's only floating, moveable golf green which sits in a huge lake.

The 1400sq m green has carefully manicured blue grass surrounded by beds full of geraniums and five trees.

Course pro Andy Mackimmie said the 14th was the "ultimate risk and reward", the Daily Mail reported.

"Land on the island, and you're a hero," he said.

"Otherwise, you'll join one of thousands of balls fished out of the water by divers every year."

Players tee off from shore, then board a small electric passenger ferry known as Putter for the trip to the floating green of the par-three hole. A one-night stay and play round at the golf course resort costs about $300.


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