During the process, the USGA staff will also rate a potential set of "forward" tees. So today we placed a "beta test" of these tee markers on the par 4's and par 5's. At the moment, they simply look like an unpainted version of one of our RTJ I or RTJ II markers.
The tees were placed at yardages recommended by the USGA during last season's course consulting visit. These types of tees go by a variety of names: family tees, beginner tees, irons only tees, short course, etc. While I am not crazy about any of these names, I love that the primary goal here is to increase the variety the golf course has to offer for a variety of player ability levels by laying out a course with an overall distance around 4,200 yards.
Whether you have played the game for years but the swing is starting to slow down, or have a child in the junior golf program whose swing is just starting to speed up, or are somewhere in between. We think this teeing option will be a lot of fun for a lot of players.
Potential new "forward" tee location on the 18th hole.
Tee it forward and have some fun playing Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club from a new angle.