Three Crowns Golf Club Hits the Wyoming Golf Scene

The time has arrived. The long-awaited Grand Opening of the Three Crowns Golf Club in central Wyoming is upon us. On May 20, 2005, a group of Casper businessmen, who paid for the privilege to play the first round of golf and establish the course record, will tee up and give it their best shot.

Golfers from around Wyoming are anxious to play the new course. Since BP Corporation North America Inc. announced that they had commissioned Robert Trent Jones Jr. to design the Three Crowns Golf course in 2001, many have been curious and counting the days until the opening.

This world-class design is expected to host many who are driven to playing the great golf courses of the American West. The Three Crowns Golf Club will play host to local and regional players, from corporate outings to Saturday foursomes. Next on the calendar in May is the Gold Cardholder Tournament. Gold Cardholders will also enjoy the privilege of playing the course before it is officially open to the public. The first event will kick off early in the morning on May 21, with the second event finishing in the afternoon on the 22. For more information on the Three Crowns Gold Card program and the tournament, visit

On May 23, 2005, the Three Crowns Golf Club will open its doors to the public. The golf course, the temporary clubhouse, the practice facilities and the pro shop will all be in top shape and ready for those who have called ahead to book tee times. OB Sports Golf Management, the well-respected golf management team based in Scottsdale, Arizona, knows the importance of being prepared for the masses. In fact, the OB Sports’ philosophy on golf, and on the customer is: “… [dedication] to creating the world’s premier golf-related experience, with facilities that boast immaculate playing conditions, innovative operations and an enthusiastic support of the customer,’ which is why BP North America commissioned the group. “Our goal for our customers to truly enjoy themselves. We pride ourselves in creating spectacular golf experiences,” says C.A. Roberts from OB Sports. OB Sports, along with the Joint Powers Board of Casper and Natrona County, Wyoming, will also be publicly unveiling the Three Crowns theme for the golf property, which ties closely to the prosperous — and notorious — oil business in Wyoming.

The successful exploration and discovery of abundant oil reserves in the state has been the driving force in the economy here for decades. This is what led to the construction of the Midwest Oil Refinery in 1912. The refinery is a significant part of the history in this Wyoming town. Now on the same site, and almost a century later, golfers of all types will be treated to a classic Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed course, with large, elevated tee boxes, beautiful white sand bunkers, rolling manicured fairways, several strategically placed water features, and — simply — an enjoyable golfing experience. History will remain an important element in this amazing and ongoing story. The name, in fact, comes from the three grades of gasoline that Standard Oil (Indiana) used to sell to the public. The name of the restaurant, The Filling Station, also represents the rich oil business theme that is an integral part of the region, and will be a fun part of the experience at the Three Crowns Golf Club. Tee it up golfers.

A new golf course in the Rocky Mountain West is here. Enjoy, and good luck. For more information on the Three Crowns, please contact David Raper, General Manager, at The Three Crowns Golf Club: 1601 King Blvd., Casper, WY 82604; 307.261.4381; To contact OB Sports Golf Management, go to or call 480.948.1300.