Huntsman Springs Golf Club

Jackson Hole, Wyoming | Huntsman Springs Golf Club

Architect: David McLay Kidd
Year: 2010

501 Huntsman Springs Drive
Driggs, Idaho 83422
(208) 354-4653

Course Access: Public

driving range available
motorized golf carts and forecaddies available
on-site accommodations

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Few people in the world have more money than the Huntsman’s, yet Jon chose to stay true to his Idaho roots and built the Western retreat in Driggs, ID rather than in famed Jackson Hole, WY a mere 35 miles away.  David McLay Kidd was given an unconstrained budget and open canvas to transform a large marsh area into a highly acclaimed links course in the shadows of the Teton mountains.  Four million cubic yards of earth were moved during the project which was facilitated by the endless supply of available sand from the nearby dunes in St. Anthony.  The result is a undulated property boasting 153 bunkers, crystal clear water, and huge fairways/green that play firm and fast.  It is one of the finest links experiences off the coast you can find.

Local Knowledge:  Forecaddies are required on your first round of the day and optional in the afternoon.  A single green fee covers all the golf you want for the day.  Dining facilities are top notch at this ultra casual Wild West club that allows jeans.

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Bill Satterfield

Huntsman Springs Golf Club

What to Expect:  Huntsman Springs gets its name from the mega-wealthy and ultra-generous Huntsman family that finds John Sr. as its patriarch. Born and raised about 100 miles from Driggs, ID, Jon Sr. put up over $20 million in developing the golf course that David McLay Kidd (Bandon Dunes) was commissioned to design. The course features large, undulated greens and fairways along with a plethora of natural looking blown-out bunkers that were placed on top of the relatively flat wetlands property. The course is very challenging with oodles of trouble to get into. The naturally running crystal-clear streams on the property and the Teton mountains outside the property provide some impressive aesthetics. Like all DMK courses, Huntsman Springs emulates links-style golf where the ground game can be your best friend – if you can avoid the bunkers! Signature Hole:  8th - 200 Yard Par 3 - With a name like Huntsman Springs, you would get the impression that there is some water to be contended with on the golf course; nowhere is it a prettier feature than on the 8th hole. A large pond with fescue edges meanders from the tee box up near the green while a collection of bunkers surrounds the putting surface. The green features a large mound on the right third of the green and the overall depth can make it challenging to keep on the putting surface when playing downwind. It is a very memorable hole and a highlight to the front nine.    … More >