Teton Pines was set out on 360 acres of
an old cattle ranch by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay in 1987. Water, in
the form of streams, lakes and ponds, comes into play at no fewer
than sixteen of the holes. The course lies at an altitude of 6,200
feet above sea level, with fairways routed opposite the winding loops
of the Snake River.
Two of the more memorable holes are also rated the two toughest holes on the scorecard. Bunkers lie in wait along the right side of the 634-yard 7th and an enormous lake fronts its shallow, bunkerless green, while the 443-yard 15th narrows markedly as it doglegs gently left towards a green that sits behind a pond populated by a variety of bird species.
Water hazards also feature at three of the four short holes (8, 12 and 16), with wooden bridges allowing golfers access to the green at each of these par threes. The short par four 17th is another fine hole, with trouble right and left of the fairway and a forced carry required for the approach shot to a two-tiered green.