Classic Trail Creek Course Again Earns High Marks on Prestigious State-by-State Rankings
(SUN VALLEY, Idaho) – Sun Valley Resort today announces that its Trail Creek Course has been voted No. 4 onGolfweek’s state-by-state list of “America’s Best Courses You Can Play.”
Originally opened in 1937 and redesigned by Robert Trent Jones Jr. in 1979, the Trail Creek Course rests at the base of majestic mountain ranges and unwinds through a mature Idaho forest with the namesake creek coming into play throughout the round.
“This is a very exciting time for golfers here at Sun Valley Resort,” says General Manager Wallace Huffman. “Not only has our Trail Creek Course continued to garner national acclaim, but we’re also unveiling our White Clouds Course and so much more this summer.”
The White Clouds Course, designed by Donald Knott – the lead architect on Jones’ team during the 1979 redesign – is an “Alpine links” design with breathtaking, panoramic views of the valley below and surrounding mountains. The first nine holes is planned to open this summer with the second nine coming online in 2009.
The state-by-state ranking, tallied by hundreds of Golfweek raters, takes into account overall strength of routing, feature shaping, natural setting, greens, variety and memorability of holes, conditioning and maintenance, landscape management and other criteria.
In addition to the new White Clouds Course, Sun Valley will also introduce a state-of-the-art golf clubhouse – doubling as a Nordic center in the winter, 25-acre practice facility, an 18-hole putting course patterned after the putting course at St. Andrew’s and a Symphony Pavilion, which will seat up to 4,000 people.
For additional packages or more information about Sun Valley Resort, call 800-894-9941 or visitwww.sunvalley.com.
About Sun Valley Resort
There can only be one original ski resort and since 1936 Sun Valley has held that distinction. Born out of a desire to bring the mystique of the European ski resorts to America, Sun Valley quickly became a phenomenon without peer on this continent or any other.
America’s first destination resort, where the world’s first chairlift was engineered, Sun Valley was built to enchant the nobility and celebrity of the day. Today the patina of old world charm blends beautifully with everything modern, easily accessible with non-stop daily air service.
Originated in 1936 by Union Pacific Railroad, Sun Valley is located in the Northern Rockies region of south centralIdaho and is open year-round with four distinctly beautiful seasons. There are more outdoor recreations here than any other destination resort in the U.S.
Sun Valley Resort is privately owned by the R. Earl Holding family, owners of Sinclair Oil Corporation. Sister properties include Snowbasin Ski Resort, Grand America Hotel, Little America Hotel and Towers, all SLC, UT., Westgate Hotel, San Diego, CA, Little America Flagstaff, AZ, Little America, WY, and Little America, Cheyenne,WY.
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