The Takeaway: Teton Pines is the best public course in Wyoming and is only trumped by the Headwaters course at Teton Springs in Victor, ID as the best public access course within a 150 mile radius. The flat terrain isn't very inspiring and the triple digit green fees are a stiff reflection of the uber wealthy full and part-time residents, but nonetheless, Teton Pines is a good course with attractive mountain surroundings that stands as your best option in Jackson Hole. Grade B
Designer: Arnold Palmer in 1987
Cost: $70.00 - $160.00 (includes cart and range balls - Resort guests enjoy cheaper rates) Click for current rates
Phone Number: (307) 733-1733
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Teton Pines Country Club's official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - 3450 N. Clubhouse Drive, Wilson, WY
Accolades: Ranked 4th in Wyoming (1st among public courses) on Golf Course Gurus' Best in State Rankings
What to Expect: Teton Pines was the king of Jackson Hole for nearly 20 years before private courses started popping up in the playground of the super wealthy. It may surprise many first-time visitors how flat the course is considering the impressive mountain surroundings that are so iconic in the Jackson area. The layout is characterized by strategic white-sand bunkers, character filled putting surfaces, and most notably, water hazards on a majority of the holes. In fact, the chance of you going the entire round without getting in the sand or water is extremely low. In classic Palmer fashion, the par fives are the backbone of the course and provide the most interest in the layout. A shot maker's course, careful consideration must be heeded on virtually every stroke before pulling the trigger to keep your score from ballooning unnecessarily. The design calls for plenty of drivers off the tee but an appropriate mix of holes where swinging for the fences isn't the most rewarding or prudent play. Course conditions are clearly a priority at Teton Pines with smooth, healthy putting surfaces and pristine fairways to hit from; a complement to the superintendent while dealing with an altitude over 6,000 feet. The modest driving range at the facility features flight restricted balls that help ensure they stay within the constricted boundaries dedicated to the warm up area. The course is an easy walk but the vast majority of patrons will ride on one of the carts included in the green fee.
By the Numbers
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 16th Hole – 202 Yard Par 3
Best Par 3: 12th Hole – 221 Yards
Best Par 4: 18th Hole – 472 Yards
Best Par 5: 7th Hole – 634 Yards
Birdie Time: 17th Hole – 333 Yard Par 4
Bogey Beware: 13th Hole – 463 Yard Par 4