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Sun Valley

Sun Valley, Idaho, the courses are flat with only light sloping, and have a beautiful view of the mountains. There are only 3 courses in Sun Valley, but there are two resort courses that are top-rated and great for serious golf vacations. Golf lessons are available as well as a variety of golf packages and vacation discounts. The area offers beautiful summer temperatures that are perfect for golf, with the average summer high in July and August reaching the low 80s, with 60s and 70s the general range from May to October.

Course Descriptions – The resort courses in Sun Valley and Ketchum are at the Sun Valley Resort, which Golf Digest has called one of the 75 best golf resorts in North America. There are 3 courses here—2 regular play courses and a putting course. The Trail Creek Course was designed by Robert Trend Jones Jr. in 1980 with a challenging criss-cross 7 times across the Trail Creek just in the first 9 holes. This is an 8-hole course with a yardage of over 6,900 and a par of 72. The White Cloud course offers a view of the mountains and Ernest Hemingway's home, as well as a clear view of the Wood River Valley. This course features lots of blind shots and sand trips, as well as side-hill lies. It's a 9-hole, par 36 course with a yardage of over 3,600. The other course at Sun Valley Resort is the 18-hole putting course known as Sawtooth. This offers 52,000 square feet for families to practice putting for a small fee.

The area of Sun Valley, Ketchum and Hailey Idaho Golf Courses include: Sun Valley Resort, White Clouds, Bigwood Golf Course, and Warm Springs Golf Course. The other courses in Sun Valley are private, the Elkhorn course at the Elkhorn Golf Club, a private 18-hole course spanning over 7,200 yards. The Valley Club a Private Equity golf course.

Play & Stay – The Sun Valley Resort offers a variety of golf play and stay packages and golf passes for those who want to come for an exciting golf vacation. With their 2 courses and putting practice course, it's an ideal place for beginners and experienced golfers. The Friedman Memorial Airport serves the Sun Valley area with flights arriving from several major airports, as well as non-stop flights to LA and Seattle. There are many places to rent cars, and shuttle service is also available. Lodging is available at the resort with many golf packages offered throughout the season, as well as at local cottages and condominiums.