For a new community, 3 Creek Ranch has already racked up a long list of accolades. Golf Living magazine has listed it as one of the “Ten Places Everyone is Talking About.” Travel + Leisure Golf magazine named the community’s Rees Jones designed golf course one of the “Top Ten Best New Courses.” And Travel + Leisure put 3 Creek in the No. 9 spot on its list of “Top 100 Golf Courses,” saying “Rees Jones worked just a hint of European formalism into the Teton landscape to create a handsome, hardy golf course that complements 3 Creek’s easygoing excellence.”
3 Creek is a private course, and membership brings access to a brand-new clubhouse, fitness center, spa and heated outdoor pool. But the development’s attractions are not all about golf. With home ownership at 3 Creek comes a package of amenities and conveniences that are unparalleled in the Jackson Hole area. For starters, there’s the location. The 710-acre community is only five minutes from downtown Jackson and its art galleries, restaurants, theaters and shops. Yet with the Gros Ventre and Teton mountains offering spectacular views to the east and west, protected lands offering wilderness to the north and west, and three creeks traversing the property, 3 Creek Ranch gives its homeowners a chance to live close to nature and enjoy the wide-open spaces that everyone associates with the West.
Homeowners have access to pristine fly fishing and to a nature center. The developers have done everything they could to preserve and enhance the natural environment they started with. The development’s three main waterways – Spring, Cody and Blue Crane creeks – are being managed to ensure that their native cutthroat trout have healthy habitat for spawning. 3 Creek homeowners and their guests can fish these waters on a catch-and-release basis, enjoying their sport in privacy and amidst great scenery. Homeowners also have an opportunity to become educated about elk, coyote, trumpeter swans, bald eagles and other wildlife native to Jackson Hole and present at 3 Creek. The community’s nature center, located in a cabin, provides a place to relax, read and observe, chat with the resident naturalist and attend learning programs. There’s also a raptor center where injured birds of prey can be cared for and rehabilitated.