JHNG Article: King goes big with new mini golf

Kate Laird reacts to her shot during a round of mini golf at Snow King Mountain Resort on Saturday in Jackson.
Posted on the Jackson Hole News and Guide Website: WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016 4:30 AM
By Clark Forster
Snow King Mountain Resort continued to enhance its selection of activities when the mountain completed construction of a brand new mini golf course last month. The project to replace the old course began April 15 and was completed June 22, in time for a June 25 opening.
The golf course adds to a long list of new additions and activities including the Cowboy Coaster, the bungee trampoline and the treetop adventure course. All are located near the new Rafferty Activity Center on the eastern end of the mountain.
Fees for the course are $12 per person and $6 for kids 6 and under.
The new golf course looks to rival any mini golf course in the region. Teton views accompany several water features including a waterfall, a fountain and some through-water trick shots. Resort spokeswoman Keely Herron said the new course is a night-and-day contrast to the previous course.
“There’s really no comparison,” Herron said. “This is a state-of-the- art 18-hole golf course constructed by Harris Miniature Golf. It’s a slopeside, garden-style course with incredible views of the Tetons.”
The introduction of new summer activities at the King has created an all-day family activity center right in the heart of Jackson. One pass allows guests to experience it all.
The Big King pass — introduced this summer — is a one-day pass that includes one tour of the treetop adventure course and unlimited use of the mini golf course, the Cowboy Coaster, Alpine Slide, bungee trampoline and scenic chairlift.
“In previous seasons guests would come and ride the Alpine Slide or the scenic chairlift and that was really all there was to do,” Herron said. “But with the introduction of the Big King pass you can have unlimited access for all the open activities for the day. It’s a really great value.”
Activities are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Sept. 5. The Big King pass is $125 for adults and $50 for kids 6 and younger. Combo tickets for the Alpine Slide and Cowboy Coaster are available for $30.