In 2002, Pete Dye’s Canyon course became the first of two 18-hole layouts to open for play at the Promontory Club. Another five years would pass before the Jack Nicklaus-designed Painted Valley layout completed the 36-hole complex.
Up to five 18-hole courses have been ear-marked for The Promontory Club property and there are firm plans in place for a third course – a Tom Weiskopf design – to make an appearance but that particular venture’s been on hold for a while.
The front nine holes on the Pete, Perry and Cynthia Dye-designed course are laid out on open terrain overlooking Park City and Deer Valley whilst the shorter back nine climbs into more undulating territory, with holes playing through a number of protected canyons."I have never worked on a property of this nature," said Dye, when the course first opened. "This is the highest elevation I have ever worked on, and it is a totally unique experience. And, the surroundings are so great, they're so big. It looks to me like the fairways are just flowing down these valleys."