Long days, sunshine, and warm weather make Sun Valley an ideal golf setting. Nestled in the valley, three public golf courses offer the recreational and serious golfer a chance to tee off in one of the nations finest resort areas. Sun Valley offers a championship course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
Golf Digest ranked Sun Valley Resort number 52 in the nation. The article titled, "Simply the Best," states that Sun Valley is "Deliberately unhurried, you can ride, hike, take an ice-skating lesson or attend the opera (symphony). The golf is only the best in the state." And it has only gotten better with the opening of the first nine holes of a new, 18-hole Donald Knott championship golf course that will join the acclaimed 18-hole course at the resort, and the second nine that came online in 2009. A state-of-the-art, 58,756-square-foot golf clubhouse and Nordic Center overlooks the course and 18-hole putting course.
Each course has its own schedule of clinics, as well as several annual tournaments.
Area Golf Courses
Bigwood Golf Course
Hwy 75 & Saddle Rd., Ketchum
9 Hole Course - Par 36
Electric cart rentals, golf pro, golf shop, snack bar, children's programs, lessons, clinics, driving range
Sun Valley Resort Golf Course
Sun Valley Resort
18 Hole Course - Par 72
Club House, pro shop, private lessons, clinics, practice greens, driving range, 18 hole putting course
Idaho Governor's Cup - June
YMCA Golf Classic - August
Killebrew- Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament - August
Sun Valley Golf in the Press
Take a look at what the magazines, newspapers, and other media are saying about golf in Sun Valley:
- Sun Valley's 'White Cloud Golf Course' affords incredible views and challenging golf - The Examiner