Before you know it, the hills around Sun Valley will once again be alive with the sounds of music. The highly anticipated Sun Valley Summer Symphony season returns to the Sun Valley Pavilion (located adjacent to the Sun Valley Lodge) and the lawn beyond on July 24. For three wonderful summertime weeks, the finest musicians in the country will offer free concerts. It is one of the most highly anticipated cultural and social highlights of the year.
Guests and locals alike anticipate the Sun Valley Summer Symphony...
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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