Opened in 2002, Hideout Golf Course occupies the site of a decommissioned uranium mine. Clean up funding allowed the reclaimed land to be vegetated and protected from erosion before the course was constructed.
Midway in Utah was one of the 2002 Winter Olympic venues and it’s also home to a 36-hole facility at Soldier Hollow where the longer and hillier Gold layout is the tougher of the two golf courses.
Gene Bates laid out the TalonsCove Golf Course in 2004 on the 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.
The Ledges of St George golf course is the focal point of a residential development in the south west corner of Utah. Opened in 2005, it was one of the last designs from Matt Dye, who sadly passed away three years later, aged 48.
The Coral Canyon golf course stretches to just over 7,000 yards from the tournament tees. It’s a spectacular Keith Foster design where the emerald fairways contrast sharply against the red rock of the surrounding desert landscape.
Starting in 1993, Park Meadows Country Club hosted ten PGA Champions Tour events over the following decade, establishing its tournament credentials. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the Scottish links-themed layout was re-opened in 2009 after a comprehensive upgrade.
Renovated in 2005, two years before the 50th anniversary of its formation, the course at Willow Creek Country Club lies on a 166-acre site in Sandy, Salt Lake County, close to the towering Wasatch Mountain range.
The Wasatch Mountain Golf Course facility lies immediately to the north west of Midway, where two 18-hole layouts are open for public play. The Lake course opened in 1967 but the out and back Mountain course took a further three decades before debuting.
One of four municipal golf facilities operated by the City of St George Golf Division, Sunbrook Golf Club extends to twenty-seven holes, comprised of three returning nines. The Pointe and Woodbridge loops form the longest 18-layout.
With views of the nearby Red Cliffs National Conservation Area to the north, the Green Spring Golf Course features arguably two of the best holes – the par three 5th and par four 6th – in Utah, requiring shots across a deep red-rock canyon.