Sanctuaries in the Snow

The Ben Hogan ("Hogan's Alley") Shrine (Snowmass)



This Shrine no longer exists.  In April of 2021 the Snowmass Ski Patrol tore out this Shrine, along with 9 more Shrines.  Here are the names of the 10 Shrines that they tore out:  Ben Hogan Shrine, Bob Beattie Shrine, Bobby Jones Shrine, Chicago Blackhawks Shrine, Golf Shrine, Hunter S. Thompson Shrine, Kitty Cat Shrine, Minnesota Shrine, Spider Sabich Shrine, Stein Eriksen Shrine.       

See this Aspen Times article:



This is the page for the Ben Hogan ("Hogan's Alley") Shrine, in memory of the great golfer Ben Hogan. 

The "Hogan's Alley" reference has three origins:  Both the Riviera Country Club in California and the Colonial Country Club in Texas are known as "Hogan's Alley," due his success at each of those courses.  Also, a part of the 6th hole at Carnoustie in Scotland (where Hogan won the 1953 Open Championship) is known as "Hogan's Alley," as explained in a May 1999 article by Nick Seitz that appeared in Golf Digest Magazine:  "At Carnoustie, Hogan's Alley is a narrow strip of land in the drive zone of the 585-yard sixth, between an electric out-of-bounds fence and two fairway bunkers of dungeon-like depth....Hogan in 1953 chose the risky and theretofore unattempted alternative of driving through the gap between O.B. and bunkers, which appears from the tee as the eye of a needle. He was rewarded by reaching the green in two and making four birdies, and Hogan's Alley became famous."  Also, see this page:

Photos of it are below.  For even more photos of this Shrine, see this Facebook photo album (you do not need to have a Facebook account in order to view the album): 

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This shrine is covered in the book, "Sanctuaries in the Snow--The Shrines and Memorials of Aspen/Snowmass."  The book may be purchased on this page on this site:


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