A Day for Dad

Enjoy the food, the putt-putt golf and the view this Father's Day at the Sun Valley Club

Enjoy the food, the putt-putt golf and the views this Father's Day at the Sun Valley Club

Scenario No. 1
On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, your father, who works so hard and does so much for your family, opens his well-intentioned gift. Imagine his delight at receiving (a) a new set of drill bits (b) a tie (very useful for Idaho) (c) a new electronic gadget that his children will proceed to take away from him, ‘just to help set it up!’ Proceed to the backyard and put him to work over the grill, preparing a festive meal for the gang. Watch the joy on mom’s face as she realizes she gets to clean up!

Scenario No. 2
Hear the sound of laughter ricochet off the manicured greens as dad and the family enjoy a rousing round of putt-putt at the Sun Valley Club. Everyone’s short game skills are put to the test. Victory is celebrated, defeat quickly forgotten. The 18-hole Sawtooth Putting Course offers 52,000 square feet of fun for every age and skill level. And the best part? On June 16, putt-putt is complimentary!

Try your skill, or just have fun, on the Sawtooths Putting Course
Try your skill, or just have fun, on the Sawtooths Putting Course

Next, your group, comprised perhaps of dads, grandfathers, friends, children and spouses then walks a few short feet to the Clubhouse for a fabulous feast that dad doesn’t have to cook and mom doesn’t need to clean up.

Tuck into a special menu. Choices include a rack of baby back ribs or chicken with baked beans, corn on the cob, potato, corn bread and honey butter or an old fashioned western bacon cheeseburger and, of course, beer. If dad prefers to celebrate his big day with a gin and tonic, there is also a full bar. The restaurant’s regular lunch menu, including fresh and healthy salads, sandwiches and other favorites will also be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A special late afternoon menu will be available until 5 p.m.

The Clubhouse is casual, but elegant, with spacious tables conducive to conversation. Dine on the deck or inside. Both spots offer stunning views of Baldy, Dollar and the rolling, expansive greens of the Trail Creek Golf Course. In fact, if dad was inspired by the putt-putt, he may end up playing the front nine.

The Sun Valley Club provides the perfect backdrop for Father's Day

The Sun Valley Club provides the perfect backdrop for Father's Day

Sun Valley was recently recognized by Golf Digest as one of the top 75 resort courses in North America. The signature Trail Creek course challenges golfers of any ability. The legendary Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed this traditional alpine course in 1980 with a full compliment of stream carries and ominous bunkers well positioned to catch the errant shot. Just across the street, dad may also choose to tackle the White Clouds course. Encircled by some of the most sublime scenery in the Lower 48, dad will enjoy these nine holes, situated on cloud nine. This course complements the Trail Creek Course by presenting contrasting play with more sand trap shots, side-hill lies, risk-reward and blind shots.

The Clubhouse is consistently my father’s favorite spot to have lunch, so our family will certainly be stopping in on the 16th for a memorable meal and to swing at some golf balls. Treat your dad, and the entire gang, to a wonderful, relaxing and delicious Father’s Day in Sun Valley. Just come on in. No reservations are needed. The memories will last forever and he will certainly appreciate it more than another necktie.


Happy Father's Day to my dad who always has my back and who is my favorite fishing buddy

Happy Father's Day to my dad who always has my back and who is my favorite fishing buddy

Fun Facts:
Father’s Day has the highest percentage of collect calls of any day during the year.

Father’s Day has been celebrated in the United States on the third Sunday of June since 1972.

Father’s Day Fun at Sun Valley Resort

A weekend full of fun for Dad and the whole family is set for June 19-20!

Saturday, June 19

The Sun Valley Gun Club has arranged for a Sporting Clay Fun Shoot which will include 100 targets and lunch. Registration begins at 9 am and shooting at 10 am. Please call 208-622-2111.

Sunday, June 20

Father’s Day begins with the lavish Sunday Brunch in the Sun Valley Lodge Dining Room, 10 am – 2 pm.
If Dad prefers BBQ take him to the Sun Valley Club for lunch on the deck, 11 am-3 pm.
All 27 holes of golf will be open and the 18-hole Sawtooths Putting Course will be free for all.
The Sun Valley Club Pro Shop will offer 20 % off on all apparel June 16-20. No ties for dad this year!

Special Hotel Rates Available: 800-786-8259

Sun Valley Club US Open Father’s Day Sunday

Come out to the Sun Valley Club to watch the U.S. Open live on our high definition flat screen televisions either indoors our out on the deck all day this Father’s Day, June 21.
Bring your kids and play the 18 Hole Sawtooths Putting Course. Adults: $5 / Kid’s under age 12: $3. Complimentary putting irons provided if needed.
Practice on our driving range and chipping green. Range ball buckets : $4 sm. / $8 large
Virtual Golf $30 per person- 1st hour / $20 per person- 2nd hour/ $10 per person 3rd hour
Club Restaurant hours: 11am-5pm / Bar: 11am-8pm / No reservations necessary.

Call (208) 622-2251 for Tee Times on the Trail Creek Course or new White Clouds Course.
Club rental available. The Sun Valley Club and golf course is located approx. one mile east of the Sun Valley Lodge.