The Ball Does Go Further Up Here: Jackson Hole Golf Courses

Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis
Teton Pines Golf Course

Teton Pines
The only thing rivaling the views here is the service, which is impeccable all the way. And, when the member roster includes such big wigs as Vice President Dick Cheney, we guess it had better be. The course itself is impeccable as well: an Ed Seay and Arnold Palmer designed par 72 that goes 7,400 yards from the back. In 2002, both Golf Digest and Condé Nast Traveler recognized it as one of the top 75 courses in the country. If you’re a strong iron player, you’ll most likely agree. If you have accuracy issues however, you might find Teton Pines frustrating. It’s not improbable there are more balls in the water features lurking on the periphery of holes than there are fish in the nearby Snake River.

Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis
The valley’s oldest golf resort, JH Golf & Tennis has hosted numerous U.S. Golf Association National Championships since opening in 1963. Golf Digest also consistently ranks it the number one course in the state. The resort’s head golf pro attributes the accolades to the course’s classic design (it was redesigned in 1973 by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.). Perhaps most classic of all is the 13th hole, a short (169 from the back) par 3 over water with, what else, views of the Tetons in the background. When including JH Golf & Tennis in a recent list of best courses in the country, Sports Illustrated ran a photo of this hole. But JH Golf & Tennis isn’t one to rest on its laurels. A $3 million renovation began in fall 2004 and will ensure the course remains the top-ranked facility in the state.

Mentioned in this article.

You might also like...