New course in Kellogg, Idaho called Galena Ridge

Updated: August 5, 2010

The brand new Galena Ridge Golf Course at Silver Mountain Resort made it debut in June in Kellogg, Idaho. Tucked into the hills above Kellogg, Galena Ridge is a mountain course masterpiece. The course was created by John Thronson to provide golfers of all abilities stunning mountain views with an enjoyable golf experience.

Several of the first nine holes drop well over 120 feet from tee to green, including a 506-yard par-4 that drops 235 feet. The first nine is open for play. When the entire 18 holes are finished, the course will have elevation changes in excess of 450 feet, meandering over 350 acres of golf course.

After nearly four years of development and construction, 9 of the planned 18 holes were ready for play in June. The course is open to the public and walk-ins are welcome. 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 five years ago, the Silver Mountain base consisted of a gondola upload station adjacent to a parking lot.

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