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The greens scene

Adia Waldburger , of the Park Record staff

It’s the best of both worlds – some snow left in the mountains to ski on and golf beginning on the greens.

Summit County is home to a top-rated public course and a five of the state’s top private courses. And just a few miles away in Wasatch and Salt Lake counties, there are some of the best public courses in the area including Soldier Hollow, the home of the Utah State Amateur Championship.

Each course offers challenging golf, along with beautiful vistas and unique settings.

Public courses:

Summit County:

Park City Golf Club

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-A public municipal course located at Lower Park Ave. – Course offers lessons, tournaments and league play. There is a men’s league, women’s nine- 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 costs vary by instructor. Basic rates are $46 for 18 holes for Park City residents with a cart or $32 walking. For non-residents, it is $57 with a cart or $43 walking. Nine holes are $16 for residents and $21.50 for nonresidents. A season pass is $990.

– Course opening date depends on weather conditions. The first scheduled event is the Men’s Tournament on April 26.

– Summer season: May 24-Sept. 29

– (801) 521-2135 or 615-5800, http://www.ParkCityGolfClub.org .

Salt Lake County:

Mountain Dell Golf Course

– Located at 4616 South Fortuna Way in Parleys Canyon (at the East Canyon exit off I-80)

– 2 18-hole courses, a mountain view, and water tapped from a natural spring. Open until early November. All ages welcome. Fee is $27 for 18 holes on both the Mountain Dell Canyon and Lake courses. Fee is $15 for nine holes on the Mountain Dell Lake Course.

– Head pro is Mike Brimley; Superintendent: Brent Fornelius. (801) 582-3812, http://www.slcgov.com/publicservices/golf/about.htm for more information.

– Course opened for the spring season on April 13.

Wasatch County:

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 total 36 holes. The courses are par 72 and nestled in the Wasatch Mountains. The cost for 18 holes for an adult is $42 with cart or $29 without a cart. Seniors, 62 and above, pay $37 for 18 holes with a cart Monday through Friday. Seniors pay $24 to walk the course. Juniors 17 and under with a valid driver’s license pay $35 for a cart or $22 walking. Golf carts are mandatory on the Mountain Course.

– Head pro is Craig McKay

– Nine hole rates are half of the 18-hole fees.

– Course opened for the spring season on April 10.

– (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 .

– Home of the Utah State Amateur

– An affordable public course that offers stunning views and a top-rated challenge. There are two courses, each 18-holes and par 72, named Gold and Silver to reflect their Olympic heritage. The cost for 18 holes for an adult is $42 with cart or $29 without a cart. Seniors, 62 and above, pay $37 for 18 holes with a cart Monday through Friday. Seniors pay $24 to walk the course. Juniors 17 and under with a valid driver’s license pay $35 for a cart or $22 walking. Golf carts are mandatory on the Gold course. Punch passes and driving range are also available.

– Head pro is Chris Newson.

– Course opened for the spring season on April 10.

– (435)-654-7442

Private courses:

Summit County:

Park Meadows Country Club

– Located at 2000 Meadows Drive, Park City.

– An 18-hole, par-72 private course.

– Offerings include three levels of membership — the equity golf membership, equity option membership, social membership and junior membership.

– Opening day dependent on weather.

– Head pro is Clint Whitehill.

– 649-2460, http://www.parkmeadowscc.com/

Jeremy Ranch Golf and Country Club

– Located at 8770 North Jeremy Road.

– An 18-hole, par-72 private course.

– (801) 531-9000.

Glenwild Golf Club and Spa

– Located at 7600 Glenwild Drive.

– This private course is part of a gated community. Glenwild is a 7,541-yard, par-71 course. Recognized by Golf Digest as the best course in Utah .

– Director of golf is Ken Weyant.

– 615-9988, http://www.glenwild.com .

Promontory- The Ranch Club

– Located at 8526 North Ranch Club Trail.

– A private club featuring two 18-hole, par-72 courses. The Dye Canyon Course was desined by Pete Dye and the Painted Valley Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus.

– Although the course is part of a private community, memberships may be made available in the future without buying a lot.

– Tommy Chipman is head pro of the Dye Canyon Course. Ryan Kartchner is head pro over the Jack Nicklaus Painted Valley Course.

– Dye Course set to open May 1, weather dependent. Nicklaus Course may open later than May 1 if weather issues occur.

– (435) 333-4010,

http://www.promontoryclub.com .

Wasatch County:

The Tuhaye Golf Club

– Located off of U.S. 40.

– The 18-hole course is private and located within a private community.

– Head pro is Eric Hastings.

– (435) 333-3636.

The Homestead Resort

Located at 700 North Homestead Drive in Midway.

– The Homestead Resort course open to all golfers. This PGA Senior Tour Professional Bruce Summerhays-designed course 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 course is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with special deals and discounts.

– The course is offering 20th anniversary rates all season this year. Nine holes with a cart is $20 all day every day and 18 holes with a cart is $40. Ladies pay $30 every Monday, excluding holidays, and seniors may golf for $25 Monday through Thursday after noon. There are also punch cards, private lessons, advance reservations and tournament hosting option available.

– Head pro is Chris Briscoe.

– Course opened April 6.

http://www.homesteadresort.com/golf/golf.cfm. or call (435) 654-5588.