Golf News for Monday, December 16, 2013 | Courses

Wyoming's Snake River Sporting Club reopens under new ownership

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. -- Snake River Sporting Club in Jackson Hole, WY has officially reopened to members under new ownership group, Cygnus Capital Real Estate Advisors. The Atlanta-based real estate investment firm has launched a multi-million dollar reinvestment plan for the 554-acre residential community and private club, starting with the completion of a 26,000-square-foot Clubhouse facility, and plans for ongoing property enhancements, including reopening a Tom Weiskopf championship golf course, new family-focused amenities and a collection of turnkey luxury cabins in 2014.

"Snake River Sporting Club is the perfect marriage of rugged nature and authentic Western lifestyle," said Christopher Swann, Founding Investor of Cygnus. "With six miles of private access to the Snake River and 3.5 million acres of national forest in their backyard, our members and owners are presented with an array of engaging opportunities to immerse themselves into the wilderness and adventure of this place."

First developed ten years ago, Cygnus acquired the property in February 2013 and has already invested an additional $11.5M to reinvent the Club as Wyoming's foremost outdoor adventure playground, providing the quintessential Jackson Hole experience within the confines of a club environment. Jeff Heilbrun, a longtime Jackson resident, was appointed General Manager/Chief Operating Officer and will oversee the Club, which includes top-notch recreational amenities, including the newly completed Clubhouse.

Located in the heart of the community, the Clubhouse provides unparalleled views of the Snake River and the surrounding mountains. This expansive gathering center entertains a contemporary western decor designed by acclaimed local firm, WRJ Interiors, and includes a Sports Shop, restaurant and grill room, locker room facilities and a furnished outdoor deck for dining and relaxing amongst the beautiful scenery and native wildlife. Adjacent lawns can be utilized for small or large events and Club administration and concierge services are available to members.

After a $2M rehabilitation in 2013, the Tom Weiskopf-designed golf course at Snake River is set to officially reopen for play in May 2014. Named the "No. 2 Best New Private Course in the U.S." by Golf Digest when it opened in 2007, the course was maintained after its 2008 closure by Superintendent Greg Ornowski. Tom Weiskopf has been engaged by Cygnus to redesign some of the holes and add a new short game facility. The 7,500-yard course will continue to incorporate the natural landscape with a varietal design that weaves through native pines, cottonwoods and willows just yards from the Snake River.

Currently under construction, a new collection of turnkey cabins will be complete in summer 2014. Situated along a bustling creek within walking distance to the Clubhouse, the four-bedroom, 4.5-bath, 4,700 square feet homes will offer families an ideal location for outdoor exploration and will also be offered for rental. Home sites are also available for purchase; pricing starts at $525,000, with club cabins offered at $2.5 million.

Snake River Sporting Club offers a variety of membership options catering to local residents, second home-owners and infrequent but regular visitors from across the US who enjoy indoor and outdoor amenities for all ages. Initiation Fees start at $15,000 (plus dues) and Snake River is currently offering early incentive rates for those who join in 2013.

The Club features a plethora of four-season pursuits, including blue-ribbon fly-fishing, trail rides on horseback, rafting and kayaking in club waterways and on the Snake River. Hiking and biking are available on property and in the bordering Bridger Teton National Forest. Come winter, residents and members can snowshoe along the river bottom, cross country ski on kilometers of groomed traditional and skating trails, Heli-Ski backcountry powder, or simply enjoy a day at nearby Jackson Hole Ski Resort - complete with a private club room and ski valet services.

About Snake River Sporting Club
Located just south of the confluence of the Snake and Hoback rivers, Snake River Sporting Club provides a comprehensive Jackson Hole experience within a private club environment. Situated on 554-acres of verdant topography, the Club embraces its natural surroundings and celebrates the beauty and ruggedness of the wilderness. The four season residential community and private club offers world class golf on a Tom Weiskopf-designed championship course, fly-fishing along the famed Snake River, hiking trails to be traveled by foot or mountain bike, equestrian facilities, archery and shooting clays, children's programs and more. In the winter, residents and club members enjoy snowshoeing, ice skating, cross country skiing, as well as private Apr├Ęs ski and valet service at Jackson Hole Ski Resort.www.srsportingclub.com

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Kyra Lausmann Dauer
Castillo & Ruig Communications
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