Teton Pines Resort and Golf Club

Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

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

Quick Facts

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' official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 3450 N. Clubhouse Drive, Wilson, WY 83014

Photos:  See additional photos of Teton Pines

Accolades:  Ranked 4th in Wyoming (1st among public courses) on Golf Course Gurus' Best in State Rankings

Signature Hole:  16th - 202 Yard Par 3 -

16th Hole at Teton Pines Resort (415 Yard Par 4)
16th Hole at Teton Pines Resort (415 Yard Par 4)

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:

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
I 72 7402 75.8 140
II 72 6906 73.7 137
Palmer 72 6604 72.0 134
III 72 6331 71.1 132
IV 72 5932 69.0 129
V 72 5474 66.0 122
VI (Women) 72 4606 66.8 122


Individual Hole Analysis

Best Par 3:  12th - 221 Yards -

12th Hole at Teton Pines Resort (221 Yard Par 3)
12th Hole at Teton Pines Resort (221 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  18th - 472 Yards -

18th Hole at Teton Pines Resort (472 Yard Par 4)
18th Hole at Teton Pines Resort (472 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  7th - 634 Yards -

7th Hole at Teton Pines Resort (634 Yard Par 5)
7th Hole at Teton Pines Resort (634 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  17th - 333 Yard Par 4 -

17th Hole at Teton Pines Resort (333 Yard Par 4)
17th Hole at Teton Pines Resort (333 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  13th - 463 Yard Par 4 -

13th Hole at Teton Pines Resort (463 Yard Par 4)
13th Hole at Teton Pines Resort (463 Yard Par 4)