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Four places to finish out your golf season in North Idaho

Golf fans: Were you discouraged by the recent dusting of snow and drop in temperature? Fear not; many golf courses are still open. In fact, fall is the preferred time for many players who appreciate thinned out crowds, blue bird days and walking the course in the crisp autumn air.
The COEUR D’ALENE RESORT is hosting its 13th Annual Golftoberfest, Saturday, Oct. 12, with a shotgun start at 11 am. Lunch is on them: complimentary grilled Bavarian-style bratwurst, as well as traditional sausages and hotdogs will be served throughout the day. Sample from numerous micro beers and ales, too. Rates begin at $168 and overnight stay packages are available.
Farther south, the COEUR D’ALENE CASINO RESORT & HOTEL is celebrating the end of their 15th season with their annual Circling Raven Golf Course end-of-season bash. Because it’s never too soon to plan for next year, they are offering tidy discounts on all Circling Raven apparel in the pro shop, which is where you’ll find plenty of dining and drink specials at their popular Twisted Earth Grill (aka the 19th hole). Even better, enjoy a whopping 15 percent off green fees and a sneak peek into 2020 scheduling, including incentives to book now. Make it an overnighter at Circling Raven with their popular stay-and-play packages (starting at $223).
They call it the “wurst” tournament ever, but you know they’re being clever at TWIN LAKES GOLF COURSE. Their OktoberFest Tournament on Oct. 13 gets you nine holes of golf with a cart, a beer and a German-inspired meal at MoonDollars Bistro for $39 (nonmembers).
Want to play a private course that’s open to the public? You can at AVONDALE GOLF COURSE, in beautiful Hayden, Idaho, which just rolled over to its fall rate schedule: $37 plus cart for nonmembers. For $35, nonmembers are also invited to participate in Avondale’s one remaining tournament on Oct. 19. It’s the Halloween Night Light Tournament with glow in the dark accessories. You might just say it will be the “highlight” of your season.

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Fall is the perfect time to explore downtown Coeur d’Alene and enjoy its vibrant art scene. More than two dozen locations, from galleries to shops, are showcasing local and regional artists. Free; 5-8 pm; download a map at

Get ready for a month of screams as the theme park you love transforms into a nightmare you’ll never forget! Seven scare zones, five haunted attractions and most of Silverwood’s rides are guaranteed to thrill. Thursday 7-11 pm, Friday 7 pm-12 am, Saturday 7 pm-12 am.

Full Moon Ride
Ready for a full moon adventure? Join the friendly folks at Slate Creek for their monthly full moon bike ride. The pre-party starts at 6 pm, and the ride gets rolling at 8 pm. Expect a mid-point stop at a local business to add to the fun. Go to for more details.

Nearly Famous Comedy
This October, Honey Social Club and Eatery features the nearly famous duo of Michael Glatzmaier and Deece Casillas for a night of comedy. 8:30-10:30 pm.

The Addams Family
Based on the bizarre and beloved characters created by Charles Addams, this original story finds the famously macabre Addams Family put to the test when outsiders come to diner, hurling the Addams household into comic chaos. $19-25; Thursday-Saturday 7:30 pm; Saturday-Sunday 2 pm; Kroc Center Theater.
(208) 664-3194
105 N. First Street
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

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