Utah

The Beehive state of Utah is located in the West of the United States and three quarters of its population of almost three million people live in the long narrow Wasatch Front region between Brigham City in the north and Nephi in the south. Renowned for the quality of the light, fluffy snow that falls within the state, Utah’s ski facilities are ranked amongst the best in the country.

On the golfing front, the Utah Golf Association was officially incorporated in 1966 and it currently acts as the state governing body for around 120 clubs. There are corresponding associations affiliated to the USGA for junior, senior and women golfers. The Utah Section of the PGA was founded in 1986, the last of the professional association’s 41 districts to be formed.

The course at Salt Lake Country Club is one of Utah’s few Golden Age layouts, created by Willie Watson in 1921 and it’s well worth seeking out an invitation to play at this private club. The best 36-hole facility in the state is found at The Promontory in Park City where Pete Dye’s Canyon course and Jack Nicklaus’s Painted Valley course are well-regarded new millennium layouts. Best in state accolade is reserved for the 18 holes at Tom Fazio’s Glenwild Golf Club which debuted in 2001.

Our Utah Best In State Rankings were last updated in April 2016. Click the link to read the story.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Utah

Glenwild

1st Utah - Best in Area

Tom Fazio crafted the course at Glenwild Golf Club and Spa in 2001 and it culminates in a testing par five 18th that doglegs left around a shimmering lake on the way to the home green.

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Sand Hollow (Championship)

2nd Utah - Best in Area

The Championship course at the Sand Hollow Resort golf complex is a John Fought design that's complemented by the 9-hole Links layout at an engaging 27-hole facility.

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Victory Ranch

3rd Utah - Best in Area

Crafted by Rees Jones, the bent grass fairways of the Victory Ranch & Conservancy golf course undergo a 400-foot elevation change during the round.

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Salt Lake Country Club

4th Utah - Best in Area

One of the rare Golden Age designs in Utah, Salt Lake Country Club was pegged out by Willie Watson (of Olympic Club and Interlachen fame) and Harold Lamb back in 1920.

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Promontory Club (Canyon)

5th Utah - Best in Area

In 2002, Pete Dye’s Canyon course was the first of two 18-hole layouts to open for play at the Promontory Club. The front nine holes are laid out in open terrain whilst the shorter back nine climbs into more hilly territory.

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Tuhaye

6th Utah - Best in Area

The Tuhaye golf course sits within the massive 10,000-acre Talisker Club residential development close to the Jordanelle Reservoir. This Mark O’Meara design extends to an incredible 7,800 yards from the tips.

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Promontory Club (Painted Valley)

7th Utah - Best in Area

The Jack Nicklaus-designed Painted Valley course at the Promontory Club debuted in 2007. It measures a mammoth 8,000 yards in length which, at altitude, is the equivalent of around 7,300 yards.

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Red Ledges

8th Utah - Best in Area

The 18-hole layout at Red Ledges became the 200th Nicklaus Design golf course to open in the United States when first unveiled in 2009.

Entrada at Snow Canyon

9th Utah - Best in Area

Surrounded by red sandstone cliffs, the Entrada course at Snow Canyon Country Club was unveiled in the mid 1990s. It’s an exciting layout that weaves around a desert landscape with fairways skirting black lava beds and rugged arroyos.

TalonsCove

10th Utah - Best in Area

Gene Bates designed the TalonsCove Golf Course with golfers first teeing up here in 2004. Set out on the northwest shore of Utah Lake, with the towering peak of Mount Timpanogos in the background, it’s a fine setting for a firm and fast game on the links-like fairways.