Golf News for Monday, March 18, 2013 | Courses

Golfweek names Sun Valley golf course to "Best in Idaho" list

SUN VALLEY, Idaho -- Historic Sun Valley Resort's Trail Creek golf course has been named to Golfweek's 2013 Best-in-State ranking.

A classic Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design, it has also garnered numerous accolades from Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine.

"Trail Creek is timeless, with stunning views of Bald Mountain, the Wood River Valley and its namesake creek," says Rick Hickman, director of golf operations at Sun Valley. "It's a joy to play and a perpetual favorite among guests and locals."

The parkland-style layout, one of three at Sun Valley, has opened its 2013 tee sheet and anticipates a late-April opening. The recently released spring Early Birdie golf package includes a round of golf and overnight accommodations, starting at $124 per person, double occupancy through June 9.

The resort began renovations of Trail Creek's first hole last year and anticipates an early July completion.

The golf experience at iconic Sun Valley Resort is complemented by a series of active-lifestyle pursuits including hiking, biking, ice skating, horseback riding, fly fishing and a summer concert series.

Lodging accommodations include cottages, condominiums, the Sun Valley Inn and the Sun Valley Lodge.

For more information: or 800.786.8259.

About Sun Valley Resort
Founded in 1936 as America's first ski resort and the recognized inventor of the chairlift, Sun Valley Resort ( in the Idaho mountains hosts four-season activities for active-lifestyle vacationers and business travelers, regional guests and families. Continuously modernizing amenities and service standards, Sun Valley is perennially ranked "best of" by major international ski, golf and travel media.

Outdoor adventure enthusiasts enjoy championship-level skiing, snowboarding, skating, hiking, biking, golf, fishing, shooting, concerts, shopping, world-class restaurants, conference and special event space, ranking Sun Valley above other destination resorts for its array of active pursuits.

Originated by Union Pacific Railroad, the resort is privately held by the R. Earl Holding family, owner of Sinclair Oil Corporation. Sister properties include Snowbasin Ski Resort, Grand America Hotel, Little America Hotel and Towers (all Salt Lake City, UT), Westgate Hotel, San Diego, CA, Little America Flagstaff, AZ, Little America, WY, and Little America, Cheyenne, WY. For more information about Sun Valley Resort:, 800.786.8259.

Dan Shepherd, Buffalo Communications, 703.403.5317

Janeen Driscoll, Buffalo Communications, 910.690.9711