Just last week, a Saturday night dinner at the Ram Restaurant in Sun Valley Village seemed like a great idea. One member of our party was anxious to try the nightly $25 special of Hungarian Goulash, and an evening spent at the beautiful eatery, accompanied by live piano music, and noshing on delicious food sounded perfect. Our decision proved even more prescient when the server announced that the Ram was running a spring special: fondue for two (free!) with the purchase of any two entrees. It was a bubbling, gold prize at the end of the proverbial rainbow!
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One of the best parts about golfing, or going out to eat or for a hike or a bike ride, during spring in Sun Valley is that you can pretty much have the place to yourself.
Skis and snowboards have been stored away and the quiet spring slack season is here. While the weather is bit inconsistent, the days can still be downright spectauclar, and they’ve been nice enough recently to allow Sun Valley to open for golf for the earliest time ever.
The back nine at Sun Valley’s signature course, Trail Creek, and Elkhorn’s front nine, open Friday, April 17th, beating last’s year’s opening by one calendar day.
Both courses are offering great early season deals (public tee times at Elkhorn begin at noon). Until the course is fully open, a full round with a golf cart is just $49.
“The early season deals and stay and play packages are pretty sweet,” Dominick Conti said. Dominick is the head pro for Sun Valley and he pointed out that the prices weren’t the only great thing about playing golf in Sun Valley right now.
“Trail Creek is a Robert Trent, Jr. course and it has a classic design. For year’s it was the #1 rated course in the state,” he said.
Dominick also said that Trail Creek was named the fourth best course in Idaho this season by Golf Digest, and it really anchors Sun Valley’s golfing trifecta: Trail Creek, Elkhorn and the White Clouds (which has a projected opening for next week, April 24th).
“All three courses really compliment each other,” he said, about the unique layouts, challenges and rewards of each track.
“The golf pass here is the greatest deal in the country, “ Robin Sarchett boldly declared from inside the pro shop at the clubhouse.
Robin isn’t just one of the Sun Valley’s best and fastest skiers, he’s also a bit of a golf addict. With such great deals and world-class conditions, he said he hopes more youth will get hooked on the sport.
“We need more young people playing,” Robin said. It’s a sentiment Sun Valley agrees with. That’s why kids 15-and-under can play Trail Creek for free when accompanied by a paying adult right now.
And there’s no better time to get people of any age into golf than the spring in Sun Valley, when the summer tourist season has yet to hit and many locals leave for a spell. It’s Robin’s favorite time of year to play locally.
“Everyone goes out of town this time of year and the golf course is so fun,” he said. “You’ve got it all to yourself.”
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