Unique ways to get around a golf course

Coeur D'Alene Resort
Courtesy Coeur D'Alene Resort
The famous 14th hole at Coeur D'Alene Resort features a floating green and a boat ride to get to it.
By John Kim

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, February 06, 2014 | 4:09 p.m.

One of the "hottest" items at the recent PGA Merchandise Show was the Golf Board, a new and unique futuristic device designed to whisk golfers around the course in a more fun way than walking or in a cart.


I have to admit, it does look fun. But I'm not sure that I agree with the "new" necesarily. I mean, after all, golfers have been getting around golf courses in pretty innovative ways since Old Tom Morris put on rollerblades to scoot around St. Andrews. (Wait, that didn't happen, did it?). But seeing some online 'buzz' about the transport device got me thinking. What are some of the most unique ways golfers have made their way around a layout?

I've seen old photos of golfers using trolleys, shuttles and even horses to get from one spot on the course to the next.

Today, some golfers can choose to bike their way around a course. Some run - really fast.

Famously, at the Couer D'Alene Resort in Idaho, golfers travel from tee to green at their famous 17th hole by boat.


Bubba Watson showed us that we can even use hovercrafts to get around a course.

So yes, the Golf Board is awesome. I want one. But give golfers credit. Where there's a will, there's a way. And they've been finding ways for a long time with the most innovative methods to get from 1 tee to 18 green for as long as there's been golf. That's pretty cool.