The Ledges of St George golf course is the focal point of a residential development set just outside St George, in the south west corner of Utah. Opened in 2005, it was one of the last designs from architect Matt Dye, who sadly passed away three years later, aged only 48.
The rise of golf options clearly aided St. George's profile in golf circles, Being nearby to Mesquite in neighboring Nevada also helped build the joint reputation of the two communities with various golf packages.
The Ledges of St. George is a functional layout but it's hardly more than standard fare golf. Part of a residential development that abuts the course and you encounter a routing plan meant to maximize as many housing lots adjacent to the course as one can.
Fortunately, the best part of the course comes with the final four holes which are relatively free of invasive clutter. The 15th is a drivable par-4 but one that gives little unless the execution is carried out. The long par-5 16th is quite good featuring a tapered landing area in the drive zone. The final two par-4s conclude the round well.
Sadly, architect Matt Dye passed away at age 48 and it would have been interesting to see how his design career would have progressed.
Ledges of St. George is conveniently located nearby to Snow Canyon State Park and those seeking a combination of golf and non-golf options will enjoy the time there.
M. James Ward