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Idaho’s Sun Valley Resort opens nine holes on Trail Creek Golf Course

Sun Valley Resort has now opened the front nine holes of its Trail Creek golf course.

Trail Creek’s back nine holes and sister course White Clouds’ nine holes is scheduled to open this weekend. Elkhorn Golf Club, Sun Valley’s newly-acquired 18-hole course, is scheduled to open in early or mid-May.

The driving ranges and practice facilities at the courses opened this past weekend for the entire golf season. Hours of operation from April 14 to April 21 are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mild weather this spring season allowed for one of the earliest openings in recent memory.

“We’re thrilled Mother Nature is affording golfers a head start to the golf season,” says Rick Hickman, Director of Golf Operations at Sun Valley. “The courses’ conditions are pristine and golfers’ adrenalines are high as they shoot for their personal best scores.”

Part of the excitement is that of the iconic Sun Valley Resort grew to 45 holes last summer with the acquisition of Elkhorn that is within walking distance of Trail Creek and White Clouds.

This spring, traveling golfers in record numbers are booking Sun Valley’s unlimited golf package. It includes sun-up to sun-down rounds on all three courses, preferred tee times, free play on the resort’s renowned 18-hole Sawtooth Putting Course, complimentary transfers to and from the courses and nightly accommodations.

Other golf packages start at $119, including lodging. Season golf passes are available as are privileges for meetings and convention groups.

Sun Valley courses are lauded as “must plays” on Conde Nast Traveler’s esteemed “Top Golf Resorts” list with exceedingly high ratings from magazine readers for course design, speed of play, accommodations, service, food and dining, and other facilities.

SOURCE: World Golf