Sun Valley Earns Accolades from Golf Magazine, Releases Late Summer, Early Fall Golf Packages

Sun Valley Resort in south-central Idaho was named to Golf Magazine's "Best Public Courses" list this week, earning further distinction for the iconic resort with 45 holes on three courses.

In tandem with its recent awards announcement, Sun Valley is offering discerning golfers and resort enthusiasts value-laden late summer and glorious fall getaways via two new golf packages.

Golfers may choose from Sun Valley's Trail Creek, White Clouds and Elkhorn courses with the Triple Play golf experience, a three-round, two-night offer, starting at $350 per person, double occupancy. Reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis for stays now through September 3, the golf package offers significant savings of more than 50% during normal high-season rates. Golfers receive an added bonus: complimentary play on its highly regarded 18-hole Sawtooth putting course.

Sun Valley lives up to its name in fall, when clear skies and warm days allow for incredible autumn views of golden cottonwoods and aspens in the valley and surrounding mountains. The Aspen Glow package starts at $140 per person per night and includes a round of golf and overnight stay. The package can be booked for multiple nights from September 4 through October 9.

"This is a great time for parents' getaways and buddy trips, after kids go back to school," says Rick Hickman, Director of Golf at Sun Valley. "The valley is especially beautiful this time of year, and the combination of great weather and exceptional rates makes it an ideal time to plan a trip."

Visitors can complement their stay with a wealth of outdoor activities such as skeet shooting, fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, ice skating year-round, and more. Nine dining and lounge options on property offer indoor and outdoor seating and locations such as Trail Creek Cabin offer live music seasonally.

A 25-acre golf practice facility, indoor golf simulator and instruction, and new clubhouse are other popular Sun Valley golf amenities.

For reservations and more information, see or call 1-800-786-8259. Package rates are based on availability; some blackout days may apply.

About Sun Valley Resort

Founded in 1936 as the first ski resort in America and the recognized inventor of the chair lift, Sun Valley Resort hosts four-season activities for vacation and business travelers, local and regional guests, and families and kids. Continuously modernizing amenities and service standards, Sun Valley is perennially ranked "best of" by major ski, golf and travel media.

On-site skiing, golf, concerts, hiking, biking, fishing, shooting, bowling, theater, concerts, spa services, swimming, shopping and casual and world-class restaurants, meetings and convention space, weddings and special events rank Sun Valley atop all other U.S. destination resorts for number of recreations. Top classical and other musicians from around the world perform at the annual Sun Valley Summer Symphony and scores of Olympic figure skaters showcase their talents at ice shows on Sun Valley's legendary rink. Sun Valley is also famous as an escape resort for Hollywood stars and America's foremost business leaders.

The 148-room Sun Valley Lodge accommodates individuals, couples, families and groups, combining modern and luxury features with old-world charm, and is steps from Sun Valley Village.

Residential real estate is now available at Sun Valley for the first time in 30 years. The new White Clouds neighborhood features only 28 home sites, all plotted for majestic mountain and golf-course views. For more information:, 800.894.9939.

Originated in 1936 by Union Pacific Railroad, Sun Valley Resort is now 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.

Getting to Sun Valley Resort

Sun Valley Resort is in the Northern Rockies region of south central Idaho. It is just 14 miles from Hailey's-Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) with Delta Connection (SkyWest) flights from Salt Lake City and Alaska Airlines (Horizon Air) flights from Seattle and Los Angles. Boise Airport is served by most major airlines and Sun Valley Resort provides resort guests with complimentary shuttle service from there.

For more information about Sun Valley Resort:, 800.786.8259.


News Source: Buffalo Communications

Posted July 31, 2012 || Viewed 896 times

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