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We take our golf seriously. Our 18-hole Trail Creek championship course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., spans a sweeping 6,968 yards. The alpine links–style nine-hole White Clouds course offers 3,600 yards of play, with 360-degree views of the Wood River Valley. The Sun Valley Club is open to the public and includes a restaurant, bar, wraparound terraces, a pro shop, locker rooms, club storage and club rental, and overlooks a 25-acre practice facility and the 18-hole Sawtooth Putting Course.

2015 Season Info

Season passes for 2015 are on sale - five options available for the season!

Sun Valley:

Tee times starting at 7:00 am.
Golf shop hours: 6:30 am – 7:00 pm.
Driving range hours: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm.
Sawtooth putting course hours: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm.

Elkhorn:

Tee times starting at 7:30 am (Public 2 pm).
Golf Shop hours: 7:00 am–6:00 pm.

 

 

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    Trail Creek Golf Course

    Sun Valley golf was most recently recognized by GOLF DIGEST as one of the top 75 resort courses in North America. Sun Valley's signature course, Trail Creek, promises to provide a challenging round of golf for every level of player. Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed this traditional alpine course in 1980 with a full compliment of stream carries and ominous bunkers well positioned to catch the errant shot. Play crosses the beautiful Trail Creek seven times on the front nine alone!

    Coupled with fantastic views of the surrounding mountains and ever-present crystal blue skies, you will find a round of golf on the Trail Creek Course a well-earned addition to any golf resume.

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    Course Stats
    18 Holes
    6,968 Yards
    Par 72
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    (208) 622-2251

    Hole 1, Par 5

    PRO NA
    CHAMPIONSHIP 530
    MIDDLE 510
    RESORT 482
    HANDICAP 5
    FORWARD 424
    HANDICAP 3
    Pro Tip

    This opening par 5 requires an accurate tee shot between the fairway bunker and the trees on the left. Longer hitters can reach this green in two, but the lake on the left, the hazard on the right, and the two large greenside bunkers make it a daunting task.

    Hole 2, Par 4

    PRO NA
    CHAMPIONSHIP 363
    MIDDLE 345
    RESORT 345
    HANDICAP 15
    FORWARD 296
    HANDICAP 15
    Pro Tip

    Accuracy is the number one goal on this short par 4. Most players will choose a long iron or fairway wood to ensure balls avoid the trees. Distance control on the second shot is key as the green is long, narrow, and protected by two large bunkers.

    Hole 3, Par 4

    PRO NA
    CHAMPIONSHIP 446
    MIDDLE 434
    RESORT 334
    HANDICAP 1
    FORWARD 297
    HANDICAP 11
    Pro Tip

    Longer hitters can take the risk of carrying the left corner of the dogleg and have a short iron into the green. The safe play off the tee is to the right of the dogleg which leaves a long approach to the green. Be careful with out of bounds long through the fairway when deciding what club to hit off the tee.

    Hole 4, Par 3

    PRO NA
    CHAMPIONSHIP 160
    MIDDLE 133
    RESORT 133
    HANDICAP 13
    FORWARD 115
    HANDICAP 9
    Pro Tip

    This downhill par 3 will again require careful club selection as swirling winds can play havoc with short iron shots. The green is protected short by the rushing Trail Creek and long by a large bunker.

    Hole 5, Par 5

    PRO NA
    CHAMPIONSHIP 559
    MIDDLE 506
    RESORT 466
    HANDICAP 9
    FORWARD 399
    HANDICAP 13
    Pro Tip

    The tee shot should favor the right side of the fairway on this reachable par 5 that doglegs to the left. Longer hitters can challenge the mounds and trees on the left to leave a shorter approach shot. This large green is protected by two bunkers short and long on the left.

    Hole 6, Par 3

    PRO 148
    CHAMPIONSHIP 120
    MIDDLE 107
    RESORT 107
    HANDICAP 17
    FORWARD 94
    HANDICAP 17
    Pro Tip

    This short par 3 plays uphill and normally has a left to right crosswind. Tee shots should be left and below the hole as the green slopes severely from back to front. If the pin is up front don’t get greedy because the worst mistake is short.

    Hole 7, Par 4

    PRO 460
    CHAMPIONSHIP 412
    MIDDLE 385
    RESORT 342
    HANDICAP 3
    FORWARD 307
    HANDICAP 5
    Pro Tip

    Enjoy the views on this breathtaking par 4, but don’t loose focus on this difficult tee shot with a forced carry over Trail Creek and hazards down both sides. The approach shot should come from the right side of the fairway to a well protected green.

    Hole 8, Par 4

    PRO NA
    CHAMPIONSHIP 312
    MIDDLE 280
    RESORT 257
    HANDICAP 11
    FORWARD 233
    HANDICAP 7
    Pro Tip

    This is a classic risk/reward par 4. Longer hitters can attempt to drive the green over the trees to a small, well protected green. The safe play is to aim at the center of the fairway and leave a 75 – 100 yard approach shot.

    Hole 9, Par 4

    PRO 443
    CHAMPIONSHIP 416
    MIDDLE 397
    RESORT 397
    HANDICAP 7
    FORWARD 351
    HANDICAP 1
    Pro Tip

    A generous landing area is provided on this beautiful par 4. The tee shot should be played between the two fairway bunkers. Don’t let the stunning views of Baldy and Clubhouse distract your approach shot, short is the only place to miss.

    Hole 10, Par 3

    PRO NA
    CHAMPIONSHIP 197
    MIDDLE 164
    RESORT 164
    HANDICAP 8
    FORWARD 110
    HANDICAP 18
    Pro Tip

    This signature par 3 normally plays into the wind, don’t be afraid to take an extra club to ensure carrying the lake. The safe play for all pin locations is the middle of the green. Bunkers penalize long tee shots on both sides. Par is a great score.

    Hole 11, Par 4

    PRO 437
    CHAMPIONSHIP 415
    MIDDLE 377
    RESORT 377
    HANDICAP 4
    FORWARD 324
    HANDICAP 6
    Pro Tip

    This dogleg right par 4 requires a well placed tee shot to have a good look at the green. The fairway bunker or just right of it is a good target. Come too close to the trees on the right and the second shot becomes more difficult. The green is large, make sure your approach is well placed or you will be left with a lengthy putt.

    Hole 12, Par 4

    PRO NA
    CHAMPIONSHIP 374
    MIDDLE 359
    RESORT 359
    HANDICAP 18
    FORWARD 340
    HANDICAP 4
    Pro Tip

    Long hitters can carry the bunker on the left which will leave a short approach in, but the safe play is to lay-up between the fairway bunkers. This will leave a good look at the green with a mid-iron for the second shot. Be careful of the out-of-bounds to the right, which can come into play.

    Hole 13, Par 4

    PRO NA
    CHAMPIONSHIP 388
    MIDDLE 352
    RESORT 310
    HANDICAP 16
    FORWARD 310
    HANDICAP 8
    Pro Tip

    Tee shots should be aimed down the right center of the fairway. Don’t let the tee box on this hole set you up towards the creek and trees down the left side. Take an extra club on the approach shot to this elevated green. The two tiered green is deeper than it appears, make sure to check the pin location.

    Hole 14, Par 4/5

    PRO NA
    CHAMPIONSHIP 382
    MIDDLE 367
    RESORT 367
    HANDICAP 2
    FORWARD 347
    HANDICAP 12
    Pro Tip

    Accuracy is the number one goal on this short par 4. Most players will choose a long iron or fairway wood off the tee to ensure the trees and out of bounds are avoided. Make sure the second shot is not missed in the bunkers short and right. The green is severely elevated and deep, slightly long is the preferred miss.

    Hole 15, Par 4

    PRO NA
    CHAMPIONSHIP 407
    MIDDLE 367
    RESORT 367
    HANDICAP 2
    FORWARD 347
    HANDICAP 12
    Pro Tip

    This slight dogleg right par 4 puts an emphasis on accuracy. Tee shots should be played just inside the fairway bunkers and leave an approach shot around 100 yards. Once again the green is deep, but pinches in around the bunkers right and left.

    Hole 16, Par 5

    PRO 562
    CHAMPIONSHIP 534
    MIDDLE 508
    RESORT 484
    HANDICAP 12
    FORWARD 347
    HANDICAP 12
    Pro Tip

    The generous landing area on this par 5 finally gives players a chance to grip it and rip it. Longer hitters can reach the green in two, but the approach shot to this long, narrow green must be precise. Avoid missing right on this hole at all costs.

    Hole 17, Par 3

    PRO NA
    CHAMPIONSHIP 244
    MIDDLE 180
    RESORT 158
    HANDICAP 6
    FORWARD 135
    HANDICAP 16
    Pro Tip

    The longest and toughest par 3 on the course requires an excellent tee shot. Make sure approach shots end below the hole because this large undulating green slopes severely from back to front. Like most holes, short is the only good miss.

    Hole 18, Par 5

    PRO NA
    CHAMPIONSHIP 529
    MIDDLE 515
    RESORT 480
    HANDICAP 10
    FORWARD 470
    HANDICAP 2
    Pro Tip

    This dogleg left par 5 requires a tee shot that shapes right to left. Longer hitters should favor the left side of the fairway as they can easily hit through the dogleg. Players must choose an accurate club on the approach shot to this large green protected by three bunkers and out of bounds to the left.

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    White Clouds Golf Course

    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.

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    Course Stats
    9 Holes
    3,605 Yards
    Par 36
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    (208) 622-2251

    Hole 1, Par 4

    PRO 402
    CHAMPIONSHIP 366
    MIDDLE 322
    RESORT 304
    HANDICAP 6
    FORWARD 304
    HANDICAP NA
    Pro Tip

    This opening par 4 requires an accurate tee shot between the fairway bunkers and the creek. Longer hitters may choose a fairway wood because driver brings the lake into play through the dogleg.

    Hole 2, Par 3

    PRO 155
    CHAMPIONSHIP 124
    MIDDLE 94
    RESORT 94
    HANDICAP 9
    FORWARD 94
    HANDICAP NA
    Pro Tip

    This short par 3 requires a precise iron shot to a large, undulating green. A large, deep bunker guards the left side of the green, so the safe bail out is short and right. Avoid left on this hole at all costs.

    Hole 3, Par 4

    PRO 356
    CHAMPIONSHIP 332
    MIDDLE 312
    RESORT 290
    HANDICAP 3
    FORWARD 290
    HANDICAP NA
    Pro Tip

    Longer hitters will want to carry the fairway bunkers for a shorter approach to the green. A safe tee shot to the right will leave a longer approach up the hill. The second shot is difficult to a shallow green and plays at least one club longer.

    Hole 4, Par 5

    PRO 544
    CHAMPIONSHIP 504
    MIDDLE 459
    RESORT 430
    HANDICAP 5
    FORWARD 430
    HANDICAP NA
    Pro Tip

    Spectacular views could distract you on this difficult tee shot. A good drive down the right center of the fairway will allow longer hitters to reach the green in two; otherwise three accurate shots are required to this well protected two tiered green.

    Hole 5, Par 5

    PRO 637
    CHAMPIONSHIP 604
    MIDDLE 534
    RESORT 503
    HANDICAP 1
    FORWARD 482
    HANDICAP NA
    Pro Tip

    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.

    Hole 6, Par 4

    PRO 353
    CHAMPIONSHIP 322
    MIDDLE 280
    RESORT 257
    HANDICAP 8
    FORWARD 257
    HANDICAP NA
    Pro Tip

    This is a classic risk/reward par 4. Longer hitters can attempt to drive the green through the narrow opening of bunkers. The safe play is to aim left of the fairway bunkers and leave a short approach to this small green.

    Hole 7, Par 3

    PRO 220
    CHAMPIONSHIP 187
    MIDDLE 146
    RESORT 114
    HANDICAP 4
    FORWARD 114
    HANDICAP NA
    Pro Tip

    Take a few moments to enjoy the views from the highest set of tees in the valley. The wind is the hardest thing to judge on this hole in order to hit this small bean shaped green. Commit to the shot, but know short and right on this hole is dead.

    Hole 8, Par 4

    PRO 523
    CHAMPIONSHIP 505
    MIDDLE 442
    RESORT 431
    HANDICAP 2
    FORWARD 364
    HANDICAP NA
    Pro Tip

    On this long downhill par 4, tee shots stay in the air forever, but need to favor the right side of the fairway due to a severely sloped fairway. The second shot plays downhill and should also favor the right side of this large undulating green. Avoid the deep bunkers and fallout area left of this green.

    Hole 9, Par 4

    PRO 410
    CHAMPIONSHIP 382
    MIDDLE 355
    RESORT 315
    HANDICAP 7
    FORWARD 315
    HANDICAP NA
    Pro Tip

    This par 4 normally plays downwind. Longer hitters can carry the fairway bunkers on the right to leave a short approach to the green. Distance control is key on the approach shot to this large two tiered green.

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    Elkhorn Golf Course

    Originally opened in 1974, Elkhorn Golf Club was created in the last collaboration between the famous design team of father and son Robert Trent Jones Senior and Junior. After an extensive renovation in 2004, the club reopened in 2005 and was acquired by the Sun Valley Company in July of 2011. Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed the front nine, which is quite hilly, while Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed the back nine which follows a creek and has a water hazard on every hole but one.

    Although Elkhorn Golf Club has memberships, Sun Valley's Resort Guests have access to one of the best challenges of golf that the state of Idaho has to offer. With 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 golfing abilities. Your concentration on the game of golf will also be challenged, as the vistas ranging from the Elkhorn hillsides to Sun Valley's White Clouds golf course fight for your attention.

    Elkhorn Golf Club also offers guests a 16,000 square foot clubhouse that includes a restaurant and bar. Dine in and watch your favorite games on one of two 60" flat screen televisions, or enjoy a more quaint setting on the large patio that sits in the shade most of the day.

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    Course Stats
    18 Holes
    7,214 Yards
    Par 72
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    Hole 1, Par 4

    BLACK 444
    GOLD 381
    SILVER 348
    HANDICAP 7
    COPPER 266
    HANDICAP 11
    Pro Tip

    This opening dog-leg right, par 4 will test your concentration from the start. Play your tee shot to the left to avoid the deep fairway bunkers that guard the landing area. Although the green is elevated, avoid over-clubbing as an up-and-down from the slope behind the green is a daunting task.

    Hole 2, Par 4

    BLACK 352
    GOLD 328
    SILVER 285
    HANDICAP 15
    COPPER 246
    HANDICAP 15
    Pro Tip

    Number two at Elkhorn is a great risk/reward hole. Either tee off with a driver to the bottom of the hill and have a short wedge into the green, or tee off with a long iron, leaving a mid-iron in. Again, be careful to not over-club as out-of-bounds guards any shot going over the green.

    Hole 3, Par 3

    BLACK 228
    GOLD 202
    SILVER 176
    HANDICAP 13
    COPPER 127
    HANDICAP 13
    Pro Tip

    This hole is probably the hardest par three at Elkhorn. Concentrate on direction instead of distance as there is danger of high brush to the left and right of not only the fairway, but also the green.

    Hole 4, Par 4

    BLACK 427
    GOLD 390
    SILVER 339
    HANDICAP 5
    COPPER 292
    HANDICAP 9
    Pro Tip

    Keep your tee shot on the left side of the fairway as it slopes severely to the right. As with Hole #1, play to the front of the green, as any shot hit over the green will most certainly end in bogey or worse.

    Hole 5, Par 5

    BLACK 650
    GOLD 606
    SILVER 572
    HANDICAP 1
    COPPER 459
    HANDICAP 1
    Pro Tip

    With great vista views, hole #5 is Elkhorn's signature hole. Almost every shot encountered on this long par 5 will be downhill, so play the ball back in your stance to guarantee solid contact.

    Hole 6, Par 3

    BLACK 171
    GOLD 151
    SILVER 138
    HANDICAP 17
    COPPER 106
    HANDICAP 17
    Pro Tip

    What seems to be a relatively straight-forward par 3, hole #6 can be quite deceiving. Pay close attention to the surrounding trees, as the wind changes on this hole quite frequently. Avoid any pin location on the left and aim for the center of the green to guarantee par.

    Hole 7, Par 5

    BLACK 497
    GOLD 465
    SILVER 450
    HANDICAP 11
    COPPER 397
    HANDICAP 3
    Pro Tip

    Hole 7 is a straight forward par 5 that can easily be reached in two shots. Aim slightly right on your tee shot and add an extra club or two for your approach, as the green is elevated dramatically.

    Hole 8, Par 4

    BLACK 425
    GOLD 401
    SILVER 398
    HANDICAP 9
    COPPER 355
    HANDICAP 7
    Pro Tip

    With greatly elevated tee boxes, enjoy watching your drive soar through the sky. Play your tee shot to the left as the fairway slopes right. On approach, favor the left side of the green as the bunkers guarding the right side are demandingly deep.

    Hole 9, Par 4

    BLACK 452
    GOLD 421
    SILVER 387
    HANDICAP 3
    COPPER 339
    HANDICAP 5
    Pro Tip

    Hole 9 is a blind dog-leg par four where your second shot is dramatically downhill. Consider clubbing down even two times, as danger of out-of-bounds hides behind the green. Play to the left-center of the green as both front and right are severely undulated.

    Hole 10, Par 4

    BLACK 392
    GOLD 351
    SILVER 299
    HANDICAP 10
    COPPER 279
    HANDICAP 8
    Pro Tip

    Pay attention to your club selection for your tee shot as a creek crosses the end of the fairway. Most approaches will have your front foot lower than your back, so position the ball back of center to ensure solid contact.

    Hole 11, Par 3

    BLACK 184
    GOLD 161
    SILVER 140
    HANDICAP 14
    COPPER 84
    HANDICAP 12
    Pro Tip

    With a pond guarding any shot left short, concentrate on distance rather than direction. There is plenty of room behind the green, so club up and swing easy instead of attempting to hit a shorter club hard.

    Hole 12, Par 4

    BLACK 431
    GOLD 405
    SILVER 285
    HANDICAP 6
    COPPER 312
    HANDICAP 10
    Pro Tip

    Hole 12 is a dramatic dog-leg left where those who are brave enough can attempt to cut the corner, leaving a much shorter approach. Regardless of pin position, aim your approach to the center of the green as any putt from there will have a good chance of going in.

    Hole 13, Par 5

    BLACK 553
    GOLD 517
    SILVER 482
    HANDICAP 4
    COPPER 427
    HANDICAP 4
    Pro Tip

    Another dog-leg left, 13 has water along the left side and a creek crossing the end of the fairway. On approach, avoid the large mounds to the right of the fairway as a ball hit there may never be found. Most balls hit short of the center of the green have a good chance of finding their way on.

    Hole 14, Par 3

    BLACK 204
    GOLD 189
    SILVER 165
    HANDICAP 16
    COPPER 125
    HANDICAP 18
    Pro Tip

    This is a par three where the wind is deceiving and a pond will swallow any shot left short and/or right. Pay attention to the trees to your left as they will dictate your aim from the start.

    Hole 15, Par 4

    BLACK 435
    GOLD 368
    SILVER 340
    HANDICAP 12
    COPPER 307
    HANDICAP 14
    Pro Tip

    A relatively short par four that has out-of-bounds down the left and a creek to the right. Open your stance a little for your approach to help lift the ball, as any shot coming in low will most certainly find its way into one of the many deep bunkers that guard this green.

    Hole 16, Par 4

    BLACK 370
    GOLD 345
    SILVER 309
    HANDICAP 18
    COPPER 256
    HANDICAP 16
    Pro Tip

    The creek that guarded the last hole now guards the right side of this hole. Play a conservative fairway club instead of hitting driver to allow a mid-iron shot into the green. On approach, again aim to the center of the green as the front undulates enough to force your ball into the surrounding rough.

    Hole 17, Par 4

    BLACK 455
    GOLD 424
    SILVER 379
    HANDICAP 2
    COPPER 331
    HANDICAP 2
    Pro Tip

    Although 17 is not listed as the number one handicap hole, most people agree that this is Elkhorn's most difficult hole. It is a par 4 dog-leg left, where your approach shot(s) are severely up hill. Play short and left of the green to give you a chance at an up-and-down par and bragging rights for the finishing hole.

    Hole 18, Par 5

    BLACK 544
    GOLD 519
    SILVER 480
    HANDICAP 8
    COPPER 441
    HANDICAP 6
    Pro Tip

    The final hole is a straight-forward par 5 where your concentration is tested one last time. Avoid the long trap to the left of the green and guard going past the green, as out-of-bounds is only yards away. Only the big hitters make it to the green in two, so take your time, swing easy and get that final chance at birdie.

    Now Accepting New Memberships

    Sun Valley Resort's Elkhorn Golf Club is a golf club with members that is now accepting new memberships. Membership entitlement includes unlimited golf, priority tee times and many other membership benefits. To learn about membership possibilities please contact Tyler Jones, Director of Golf Operations, at (208) 622-2801 or email tjones@sunvalley.com

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