There’s nothing quite like the first day of ski season. It’s like a combination of the first day of school and Christmas morning—except there’s isn’t any homework afterwards and it takes a lot longer than one day to unwrap all the gifts of another season on the slopes. The 80th opening day for Sun Valley couldn’t have been much better. Fresh snow had fallen the day before creating conditions that felt more like mid-season than opening day. And that’s always a great sign for the upcoming season. In fact, “great” was the word I...
Hole 1, Par 5
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.