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When standing atop the White Clouds, your eye captures a 360-degree wrap-around view of the Wood River Valley encompassing Bald Mountain, Dollar Mountain, the Pioneer Mountains, Angel's Perch, Devil's Bedstead and the home of Ernest Hemingway. Approaching the 5th tee box, golfers first notice Sun Valley Resort owner's words inscribed in a stone marker, "This is not all about golf."
These few words commemorate his vision when he dedicated this 135-acre parcel of priceless ridge top for Sun Valley Resort's newest nine holes.
The White Clouds at once becomes a mysterious challenge full of intrigue and complements the Trail Creek Course by presenting contrasting play with more sand trap shots, side-hill lies, risk reward and blind shots.
This long par 5 is a three shot hole and places a premium on course management. Play smart and avoid missing anything left. The tee shot should be played inside the fairway bunkers and the second shot needs to be played as far up the hill as possible to give a look at the green. Shots hit right will funnel down towards the green, however, the green is a reverse tier and slopes from front to back.