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9898 E Merrick Rd
Lava Hot Springs, ID  83246-1535
United States

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Dempsey Course

9 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

36 par | 2,924 yards | 113 slope

22.0 rating | Blue grass

Dempsey Golf Course

The 9-hole "Dempsey" course at the Dempsey Ridge Golf Course facility in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho features 2,924 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The course rating is 22.0 and it has a slope rating of 113 on Blue grass. Designed by Jim Maughan/Jed Maughan, the Dempsey golf course opened in 1964. Chet Davids manages the course as the Owner.


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Reviewed August 05, 2013

Calling this place a goat pasture is insulting to goat pastures. I thought the practice green was just an old abandoned green...nope thats really how they are, like a vintage 70's shag carpet. The cups were at least 3 days old. When we paid the charge was $15 dollars and since its a 9 hole course and the guy never asked 9 or 18 I assumed it was a day fee (thats common in Idaho) when we got back to #1 the guy yelled at us over the P.A for trying to "steal" to play 18 holes here cost you $30, that is insane. Its like stepping back in time to how a course played in the 20's...the layout is ok, the course is built on the side of hill but the subpar archaic maintenance and upkeep is just sad, that couple with the rude clubhouse and poor value makes me plan on NEVER playing here again. Do yourself a favor, drive the 20 minutes to soda springs if you need to play when you are in lava.


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About Dempsey Ridge

Dempsey Ridge Golf Course

Golf Only facility

9 regulation holes

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Chet Davids, Owner
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