(SUN VALLEY, Idaho) – Sun Valley Resort today announces that Jeffrey Petersen has been named the Director of Golf. Petersen, a member of the PGA of America, has served as the Head Professional at Sun Valley Resort since 2005.
Petersen ascends to the top golf post during a dynamic time for the venerable resort. Sun Valley introduced the first nine holes in August of the new White Clouds Course, which will ultimately have 18 championship holes. Sun Valley also recently unveiled the 18-hole Sawtooths Putting Course, a 25-acre practice facility, the Sun Valley Pavilion, and the 58,000-sqare-foot Sun Valley Club, which houses an indoor golf practice facility complete with virtual golf and video analysis and instruction. The Sun Valley Club also houses merchandise shops, indoor and outdoor restaurants and bars, and will double as the Nordic Ski Center during the winter.
“Being named the Director of Golf at Sun Valley is a dream come true and an honor,” says Petersen. “Sun Valley is a world-class resort and I look forward to helping guide the enhanced golf amenities and operation with the help of a tremendous team and ownership.”
Prior to joining Sun Valley Resort, Petersen served as the Assistant Golf Professional at Sage Lakes Golf Course in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He began his golf career in 1996 at the Logan Golf and Country Club in Logan, Utah, where he attended Utah State University and played on the golf team.
The White Clouds Course – which was designed by Donald Knott of Knott, Brooks, Linn Golf Course Design Group of California – joins the award-winning, 18-hole Trail Creek Course at Sun Valley. Originally unveiled in 1937, the Trail Creek Course was renovated by Robert Trent Jones Jr. in the late 1970s with Knott then serving as lead architect under RTJ Jr.
Off the golf course, Sun Valley offers something for everyone. From horseback riding and year-round outdoor ice skating, to a gun club, miles of hiking/biking trails and myriad dining options, the resort is an oasis in the beautiful mountains of Idaho.
For more information about Sun Valley Golf Resort, please call 800-894-9941 or visit www.sunvalley.com.
About Sun Valley Resort
There can only be one original ski resort and since 1936 Sun Valley has held that distinction. Born out of a desire to bring the mystique of the European ski resorts to America, Sun Valley quickly became a phenomenon without peer on this continent or any other. America’s first destination resort, where the world’s first chairlift was engineered, Sun Valley was built to enchant the nobility and celebrity of the day. Today the patina of old world charm blends beautifully with everything modern, easily accessible with non-stop daily air service.
Long known for the world-class skiing on Bald Mountain’s 9,150-foot summit and the beginner-friendly Dollar Mountain, Sun Valley was originated in 1936 by Union Pacific Railroad. In addition to skiing and golf, Sun Valley is flush with activities including ice skating, horseback riding, hiking/biking, tennis, target shooting at the Gun Club, spa, summer outdoor symphony series, and many others.
It is located in the Northern Rockies region of south central Idaho and is open year-round with four distinctly beautiful seasons. There are more outdoor recreations here than any other destination resort in the U.S. Sun Valley Resort is privately owned by the R. Earl Holding family, owners of Sinclair Oil Corporation. Sister properties include Snowbasin Ski Resort, Grand America Hotel, Little America Hotel and Towers, all SLC, UT., Westgate Hotel, San Diego, CA, Little America Flagstaff, AZ, Little America, WY, and Little America, Cheyenne, WY.