Long days, sunshine, and warm weather make Sun Valley an ideal golf destination. 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 consistently ranks Sun Valley in the top 75 resort courses. Their article titled, "Simply the Best," states "Deliberately unhurried, you can ride, hike, take an ice-skating lesson or attend the opera (symphony).  The golf is the best in the state." And it has only gotten better with the opening of the Donald Knott designed White Cloud 9-hole alpine links course in August of 2008. A state-of-the-art, 58,756-square-foot golf clubhouse and Nordic Center overlooks the unique 18-hole Sawtooth putting course.

Each course has its own schedule of clinics, as well as several annual tournaments. 

Area Golf Courses

Bigwood Golf Course 
(208) 726-4024
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 Courses and amenities
(208) 622-2251

  • Trail Creek (18 holes): Sun Valley's signature course promises to provide a challenging round of golf for every level of player and a well-earned addition to your golf resume.
  • White Clouds (9 holes): 360-degree wrap-around views of the Wood River Valley.
  • Elkhorn (18 holes): Large undulated greens, 7,214 yards long from the tips, and boasting over 100 sand traps and bunkers, Elkhorn will prove to be a test of your abilities.
    Club House, pro shop, virtual golf, private lessons, clinics, practice greens, driving range, 18 hole putting course

Area Tournaments

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

Things To Do

  • Killebrew-Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament

    Every August for the past 35 years, the Danny Thompson Memorial Golf Tournament in Sun Valley, Idaho has gathered celebrities, sponsors, participants, Members of Congress and supporters with one...

  • Sun Valley Resort's Golf Courses

    Sun Valley Golf- 3 courses with 45 holes and world class amenities Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed the spectacular 18-Hole Trail Creek Championship Course - a must for the serious golfer, boasting 6...


  • YMCA Annual Classic

    Date: August 1
    Time: 8:00am to 9:00pm

    A great day of fun all in support of the Y! 8:00 am- Golf Scramble, Elkhorn Golf Course 6:00 pm- Dinner, "les pavillon des fetes", Cocktails and a night of Comedy For more information, please...