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.
Talons Cove was a better layout before the invasion of housing simply overwhelmed the golf experience. The layout by Gene Bates is quite good -- plenty of movements, good hole diversity and above average shotmaking challenges.
The usage of a double-green at the par-4 9th and the concluding long par-4 18th works very well and I wish more courses would do include this element when the situations arise.
The penultimate long par-3 17th is an eyeful with Utah Lake to the immediate right.
Talons Cove has its moments but the claustrophobic involvement of the housing causes an intrusion that takes away from the overall experience. If one is seeking a bit more on the golf side of the aisle head to nearby Thanksgiving Point in Lehi.
M. James Ward
Fun course to play. Definitely a top course in the state. Bunkers have always been hard, though. I've been playing the course for over 10 years and every time I've played, this has been the case. The views of Utah Lake on both the front and back 9 have gotten worse because of all the new homes being built. The back 9 especially. It used to have the best views in all of Utah County. Still, the course is fun and has some great links feel.
Played it for first time last week and it’s a terrific layout right on the lake. Has a nice links feel to it. We walked it for 35.00 and I will be back. Drove the 285 yard 16th only to 3 putt from the fringe. Another inexpensive, really good course in Utah