Award-Winning 'The Snake' Course at Snake River Sporting Club Opens for the 2008 Golf Season

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., June 26 /CNW/ -- May 15th marked the opening of the
2008 golf season at The Snake course at Snake River Sporting Club, the
private, luxury residential sporting community in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Part
of the award-winning collection of properties built by international
developer, DPS Sporting Club Development Company, LLC., Snake River Sporting
Club projects over 1500 rounds of golf will be played on its premiere course
this season.
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    Just recently named number two on Golf Digest Magazine's Best New Private
Golf Courses in the U.S., The Snake course spans over 7,500 yards and offers
breathtaking views of the surrounding Tetons, Teton Valley and canyon. Set up
in perfect harmony with the Jackson Hole community, the Tom Weiskopf designed
course favors the way traditional golf was meant to be played. Even the use of
traditional caddies has created a sense of old-world golf charm at Snake River
Sporting Club. All caddies wear traditional caddy uniforms and are trained in
the art of caddying; not only carrying bags, but guiding golfers on club
choice and hole yardage.
    "Caddies are a dying tradition and Snake River Sporting Club is
attempting to introduce the golf experience as the way the game was meant to
be played," says Matt Fawkes, Director of Golf, Snake River Sporting Club.
"Many courses may want the revenues from carts, but Jackson Hole is an active
community where members and players like to walk the course to share in its
natural beauty, as well as trade secrets and stories with our knowledgeable
    If members aren't up for the walk, The Snake offers 30 golf carts and a
specialized, on-site pro-shop. Every member of the Snake River Sporting Club
golf staff is either a PGA professional or aspiring to become a professional,
so there are always trained, skilled golf professionals on hand.
    The Snake course is a geographical masterpiece, surrounded by 3.4 million
acres of the stunning Bridger-Teton National Forest and 6 miles of Snake River
frontage. Conditions are always perfect and members share a close proximity to
local, protected bald eagles, moose and striking Jackson Hole flora. The
course breeds native fescues grasses on its fairways, which turn a stunning
gold in the late summer and early fall. Besides the aesthetic perfection of
The Snake, the course is also a technical commodity raising 5,900 feet above
sea level. Although a long course, the altitude gives the ball a distance
advantage. Legendary course designer, Tom Weiskopf, intended for The Snake to
be challenging, yet each hole offers up to six tees which can be moved
independently to a different tee box dependant on weather conditions. Weiskopf
designed the Par 3 holes to test every part of a golfer's iron game. At The
Snake, golfers will use every iron in their bag.
    "If the Jackson Hole Snake River Sporting Club isn't the best piece of
property that I have worked on in the US, it is tied for 1st," says Tom
Weiskopf, 'The Snake' Course Designer. "What makes it such a special piece of
property is the Snake River, the canyon, the varieties of large, mature trees
on site, and the meadow and wetlands areas. I believe it to be my finest golf
course design in the US to-date."
    The Snake course is family-friendly and offers members an incredible
practice facility with chipping bunkers, putting greens and a 380-yard driving
range with tees at each end. Building upon the DPS Sporting Club commitment to
luxury amenities and superior quality, the course uses Titleist Pro V1 Golf
Balls for its range balls. Even practice balls deserve attention to detail!
Snake River Sporting Club members are treated to the best that the modern golf
world has to offer; PGA professional-trained staff, a full pro-shop offering
the latest in golf equipment and clothing, and the best practice facilities,
clubs and balls on the market.
    "DPS Sporting Club Development Company strives not only to provide the
best of the best in the sporting world, but also a beautiful natural
environment in which to enjoy them with family and friends," says Steve
Schram, Managing Partner, DPS Sporting Club Development Co., LLC. "The Snake
course at Snake River Sporting Club is just another example of our commitment
and belief in a Life, Well Played."
    The official Snake River Sporting Club golf season runs from May 15th -
October 15th. We invite you to join us for a round of golf at the
award-winning The Snake course in beautiful Jackson Hole! To learn more about
The Snake Golf Course at Snake River Sporting Club, please
         and DPS Sporting Club Development at
    Snake River Sporting Club is a residential sporting community created by
DPS Sporting Club Development Company, LLC. DPS develops private,
    sensitive, single-family residential sporting communities on historic and
    unique properties, with a commitment to preserving the distinct character
    each location. The award-winning DPS Sporting Club Collection includes The
    Greenbrier Sporting Club, White Sulphur Springs, WV; Turks & Caicos
Sporting Club at Ambergris Cay, British West Indies; Snake River Sporting
Club, Jackson   Hole, WY; The Ford Plantation, Savannah, GA, and Deep Water
Cay Club, The

    Life, Well Played!

For further information:

For further information: Mimi Crume, Director of Communications of DPS 
Sporting Club Development Co., LLC, +1-646-291-8765,, or Lori Cochran, Director of Marketing of Snake 
River Sporting Club, +1-307-732-2929, ext. 117, Web Site:        

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