Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club Gets New Look

The Jackson Hole (Wyo.) Golf & Tennis Club has announced that the historic course will reopen on Friday, June 30, 2006 after a 5:00 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony presided over by Senator Grant Larson (president of the Wyoming senate). Redesigned by Robert Trent Jones Jr., who also designed the original course in 1967 for Lawrence Rockefeller, the course recently underwent $4.7 million in enhancements.

Improvements include the installation of a new high-efficiency irrigation system, a renovation of 66 bunkers, 20 new tee boxes, improved cart paths, the reconstruction of holes 1 and 15, a new driving range (opening next year) and on-course amenities.

“I am thrilled to be returning to Jackson Hole after 30 years, and to have a hand in enhancing this wonderful course,” Jones said last year. “This has always been one of my favorite places and now that the club has asked me to return and lead this project, it is as much an honor today as it was when Mr. Rockefeller first hired me in 1973.”

Golf Digest has rated the Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club among the top ten resort courses in the nation. The natural beauty of the terrain creates a unique and challenging course. The Gros Ventre River, combined with strategically placed ponds, provides water hazards on 11 of the 18 holes.

The par-72 track boasts a course rating of 72.5 and a slope of 126 from the tips. The course measures 7,168 yards from the blue tees, 6,756 yards from the white tees and 6,036 yards from the red tees.