Spotlight turns to the links landscape
For many Parkites, with the coming of warm weather, so too comes a shift from the ski hill to the golf course. Local links offer challenging courses and beautiful vistas for golfers of all ages and abilities. The area offers six courses in Summit County, one in Parley’s Canyon and three more in nearby Wasatch County. These courses don’t lack in interest and allure — among them are award-winning courses, pro-designed courses, two courses that sit in a state park and one housed at an Olympic venue.
The Park City Golf Course
-A public municipal course located at Lower Park Ave. – Offers lessons, tournaments and league play. There is a men’s league, women’s 9- and 18-hole leagues and a junior league that compete in tournament play throughout the summer. Golf lessons may be arranged through the course, and cost vary by instructor. Basic rates are $32 for 18 holes for residents 46 w cart 23 walk 37 with cart, and $43 for non-residents. Nine holes are $16 for residents and $21.50 for non-residents. Season pass is $990. Must be grandfathered in from last year to buy a season pass.
– Opened April 27, Off-season: until May 27, Summer season: May 28-Sept. 24
– Manager and director of golf: Craig Sanchez. For more information call (801) 521-2135 or 615-5800 or log onto http://www.ParkCityGolfClub.org .
Salt Lake County:
Mountain Dell Golf Course
– Located at 4616 South, Fortuna Way in Parleys Canyon
– 2 18-hole courses?, a mountain view and water tapped from a natural spring. Open March 1 to Nov. All ages welcome. Fees vary from $13 to $25 for 18 holes.
– Head pro: Mike Brimley, Superintendent: Mark Ruff. Call for 582-3812 or log onto http://www.slcgov.com/publicservices/golf/about.htm for more information.
The Homestead Resort
– Located at 700 North Homestead Drive in Midway.
– This course is affiliated with the Homestead Resort and is open to all golfers. The course was designed by PGA Senior Tour Professional Bruce Summerhays and is an 18-hole, par 72 course that measures 5,091 yards from the forward tees and 7,017 yards from the back. The Homestead has completed a refurbish of holes No. 2, No. 4, and No. 6 under the direction of Summerhays. The scope of work on these three holes includes all new tees, modification of the green on No. 2, additional fairway bunkers, and mounding on No. 4 and No.6. The general design and character of these three holes remains the same. Hole No.1 will be redone in May.
– Nine-hole fees vary from $22- $30 on weekdays and $27- $35 on weekends. Eighteen holes vary from $30-$50 on weekdays and $40-$60 on the weekends. Ladies pay $35 every Monday and seniors may golf for $35 Monday through Thursday after noon. There are also, punch cards, private lessons and tournament hosting option available.
– Currently in off-season- April, May and October
– Rick Rockwood is the head pro, Chris Briscoe is the director of golf and Lynn Bonner is the superintendent. For more information, call 1-800-327-7220 or log onto http://www.homesteadresort.com/golf .
Wasatch Mountain State Park
– Located at 1281 Warm Springs Road in Midway.
– The park features the Mountain course and the Lake course, public courses that combine for 36 holes. The courses are par 72 and nestled in the Wasatch Mountains. Wasatch Mountain is very affordable. On weekdays, 18 holes are $25, $37 with cart and nine holes are $12.50. On weekend the fees go up to $27 for 18-holes, $39 with cart, and $13.50 for nine. Seniors and juniors rates are $22 for 18 holes and $11 for nine holes. Golf carts are mandatory on the Mountain course.
– The head pro is Craig MacKay and the superintendent is Lance Larson. For more information call (435) 654-0532.
Soldier Hollow Golf Course
– Located at 1370 West Soldier Hollow Lane in Midway at the cross-country skiing venue for the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games .
– It offers two public courses, each 18-holes and par 72. They are named Gold and Silver to reflect their Olympic heritage. On weekdays, 18 holes are $24, and nine holes are $12. On weekends, the fees go up to $26 for 18-holes and $13 for nine. Seniors and juniors rates are $22 for 18 holes and $11 for nine holes. Punch passes and a driving range are also available.
– Chris Newson is the head pro and Steve Moulton is the superintendent. Call (435)-654-7442 for more information.
Park Meadows Country Club
– Located at 2000 Meadows Drive.
– An 18-hole, par 72 private course designed by Jack Nicklaus. The course is designed in the Scottish links tradition and has 105 sand bunkers and water on 12 holes.
Offerings: There are three levels of membership including, the equity golf membership, social membership and junior membership.
– Director of Golf: Jay Haffner. For more information call 649-2460 or visit http://www.parkmeadowscc.com/ .
Jeremy Ranch Golf and Country Club
– Located at 8770 North Jeremy Road.
– An 18-hole, par 72 private course. Site of the 2004 Utah State Amateur.
– For more information, contact head pro Tom Costello at (801) 531-9000.
Glenwild Golf Club and Spa
– Located at 7600 Glenwild Drive.
– This private course is part of a gated community. Last year, Golf Digest named the Tom Fazio-designed course "Best Course in Utah." Glenwild is a 7,541-yard, par-71 course.
– Contact head pro Matt Stottern at 615-9988 or visit Glenwild on the web at http://www.glenwild.com .
Promontory- The Ranch Club
– Located at 8526 North Ranch Club Trail.
– Features private,18-hole, par 72 course. Nine holes of a Jack Nicklaus designed will open this summer, course exclusive to members only.
– Although the course is part of a private community, memberships are available without buying a lot. Cost is $170 for 18 holes for adults, $30 for juniors.
– Head pro: Tommy Chipman, director of golf: Micheal Marion, superintendent: Chuck O’Nan. For more information, call 333-4010 or log onto
The Tuhaye Golf Club
– Located off of U.S. 40.
-The 18-hole course is private and located within a private community.
For more information, contact head pro Mark Chitwood at 615-8395.
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