BigNews.Biz - Jun 09,2010 - Kellogg, ID, June 10, 2010 -- Fore! The brand new Galena Ridge Golf Course at Silver Mountain Resort is set to make its debut on June 20th. Tucked into the hills above Kellogg, Galena Ridge is a mountain golf course masterpiece. The course was created to provide golfers of all abilities stunning mountain views to coincide with a highly enjoyable golf experience.
"The incredible land form provided by Mother Nature allowed us to create tee shots over rugged terrain, wrap fairways around wetlands and tuck greens into wooded draws," said course architect John Thronson of Redmond, Oregon. "What makes the course unique is the amount of elevation change. Several of the first nine holes drop well over 120 feet from tee to green, one of which is an exciting 506 yard par 4 that drops 235 feet," continued Thronson. When the Galena Ridge Golf Course is completely finished, the total elevation change will be in excess of 450 feet and encompass over 350 acres of terrain.
After nearly four years of development and construction, nine of the planned 18 holes are ready for play. The Idaho golf course is open to the public and walk-ins are welcome, however tee time reservations are recommended and can be made up to 30 days in advance. The design work for the remaining holes is nearing completion and construction is expected to commence within the next two years.
"The formal opening of our new golf course is an important milestone in our resort development," said Jeff Colburn, Silver Mountain Resort general manager. "Just 5 years ago, the Silver Mountain base consisted of a gondola upload station adjacent to a parking lot. "We've come a long way since then with over 250 condominiums above a vibrant village, Silver Rapids - Idaho's largest indoor waterpark, and our Galena Ridge golf community well underway," Colburn continued.
For more information or to schedule a tee time, please call (208) 783-1522. A virtual tour of Galena Ridge Golf Course is available at silvermt.com.
About Silver Mountain Resort
Silver Mountain is a year-round destination resort conveniently located in Kellogg, Idaho - one hour east of Spokane, Washington, and one and a half hours west of Missoula, Montana, just off Interstate 90. For more information, visit us on-line at http://www.silvermt.com or call (208) 783-1111.
Silver Mountain Resort