In 1993, prominent rancher J. John Johnson passed away and left his large acreage to the City of Arrowhead for "the purposes of putting into good public usage while completely preserving the untouched vegetation and wildlife of the land; or preserving the nature while in some fashion manipulating the land in order to stimulate the economy of the City of Arrowhead in the form of a public or private venue." Upon his passing, city leaders envisioned the land as Arrowhead's would-be largest park, giving residents on the east side of Arrowhead and Marsdon County an alternative to Welcome Park on the city's west side.
However, some on the city council were opposed to the idea, calling it too early to decide the reuse of Triple J Ranch. A decade long stalemate ensued among council members, and it wasn't until 2003 that the council finally agreed on something: a world-class golf resort. Satisfying the second clause of the reusage restrictions in J. John Johnson's will, the city marketed the idea to the PGA and several luxury hotel brands, and in late 2003 a deal was struck between the city, the PGA, and Ritz-Carlton to develop a TPC golf course and resort on the site of the former Triple J Ranch, tucked away in picturesque Hombre's Cove on the banks of the Shoshone River.
In 2006, construction was completed, and the city celebrated what they called a milestone ten years in the making: TPC Arrowhead & The Ritz-Carlton Hombre's Cove Resort & Spa. Since then, several tournaments have been held at the course, along with the annual Wells Fargo TPC Pro Invitational. In fact, rumor has it that the TPC Arrowhead/Ritz-Carlton venue is the only venue Tiger Woods hasn't had sex at. Maybe it's because the surrounding views were beautiful enough.
Combined with Hombre's Overlook, a scenic platform near the top of Hombre's Peak that provides the best view in the entire city of the Shoshone Lagoon, this area is the crown jewel of scenic Arrowhead.