With its wide open fairways and beautiful, sand built greens, 93 Golf Ranch is no longer considered the new kid on the block of golf courses. Located just off Highway 93 in Jerome, Idaho, this 18-hole par 72 course keeps golfers intrigued from start to finish with over 7,100 yards of play. Opened in 1999 by longtime Jerome residents Ed and Sharon Peterson, 93 Golf Ranch is spread out over 180 acres and offers four tee boxes per hole to accommodate golfers of all skill levels. The public course is a links-style design with a canal running throughout the property affecting 8 of the 18 holes.
The course is built on all natural terrain that climbs gently uphill on the north travelling opening holes before playing back downhill to wrap up the front nine. A solid variety of hole lengths, green shapes and challenges exist throughout the track maintaining golfer's interest. The unprotected setting allows wind to play through the course which brings additional variety to the layout. Several of the greens are in shallow bowls which is a welcome and uncommon design trait in the area.
Open generally March - December, weather permitting of course, 93 Golf Ranch also boasts the longest driving range in Southern Idaho allowing for 360 yards. Tempting golfers with long drives to test their skills on the driving range, the course also includes a practice chipping and putting green, full service snack shop and complete pro shop. Relax after a long round at the adjoining Snake River Elks Lodge with a cocktail or two.
Signature Hole: No. 8 "Pit of Despair" 190 Yards / Par 3
Tee Shot: Elevated tee shot to double level green. Attempt to land on the green or leave your ball below the hole closest to fairway.
Distinguishing Features: The name says it all with this challenging hole. With a large pit to the right of the green, a sand trap at the back and out-of-bounds to the left, accuracy (or just sheer luck) is the key to this hole. If you find yourself in the pit, a required lob / cut shot is needed to clear the 10ft high wall guarding the green. Many golf balls will enter the Pit of Despair, few will make it out...