Thursday, October 25, 2018

7 Amazing Golf Courses in Utah Valley

As the leaves on the trees start changing color, the last remnants of summer fully begin to fade and start giving way to fall. When the temperature drops, many begin to pack their clubs away and trade a seat in a golf cart for a seat in front of the football game. And who can blame them? Still, if you’re one of those people who constantly have the itch to swing a club in rolling green hills, then make sure to take advantage of this time to knock some strokes off your game. Golf courses are less crowded this time of year and the temperature is perfect for a full, satisfying afternoon on the green. Plus, it’s the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of work and family life. Maybe you don’t need convincing. Maybe you’re ready to golf every single day, but just don’t know which course to choose! Either way, if you’re around Utah Valley, make sure to check out these seven amazing golf courses:

Cedar Hills Golf Club: Par 72   6,604 Yards   136 Slope (Black) 

Just north of Cedar Hills, at the mouth of American Fork Canyon, you’ll find Cedar Hills Golf Club, a private golf course. Having been designed by world-renowned golf course architects Graves & Pascuzzo, Cedar Hills boasts a unique look that blends the course with the natural landscape. With its lowest point at 750 feet below sea level, and its highest point at 5,253 feet above, the varied terrain of the course makes playing it not only challenging but breathtakingly beautiful as well. Also, the Club’s Vista Room is open for hosting everything from weddings to corporate events.

East Bay Golf Course: Par 72   7010 Yards   130 Slope (Black)

Located in south Provo, East Bay moves through the many acres of beautiful wetlands close to Utah Lake, all while having a marvelous view of the Wasatch Mountains. Known for having student deals, East Bay features a championship course, a par three, seven-hole executive course, a premier driving range, and an exclusive nine-hole Footgolf course, so players of any level or occasion can enjoy themselves here. Plus, Golf Digest recently featured this course as one of the “Top 100 Public Golf Courses.”

Fox Hollow Golf Club: Par 72   7,189 Yards   126 Slope (Black)

Just north of American Fork, you’ll find a course that boasts a spectacular view of the Rocky Mountains, even as it shows off its own stunning scenery. Fox Hollow features a championship course and a massive driving range that’s equipped with stadium lighting, so you can practice even after the sun goes down. In fact, Fox Hollow was voted as having the “#1 Driving Range in Utah Valley” back in 2014. Also, due to its beautiful backdrop, it comes as no surprise that Fox Hollow Golf Club has become renowned as a popular wedding and event venue in Utah County over the years.

Gladstan Golf Course: Par 72   6,981 Yards   131 Slope (Black)

If you’re looking for a golf course that’s more off the beaten path, make sure to visit Payson, where you’ll find the Gladstan Golf Course, built right into the Wasatch Mountain foothills. This Utah mountain championship golf course is truly one-of-a-kind, offering both stunning scenery and unique challenges at each of its eighteen holes. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, Gladstan is sure to offer a golfing experience you won’t soon forget.

Hobble Creek Golf Club: Par 71   6,406 Yards   123 Slope (Black)

Near Springville, huddled within Hobble Creek Canyon, is a magnificent golf course heavily favored by both locals and newcomers alike. With its incredibly maintained courses, affordable rates, and professional staff, it’s no surprise why Hobble Creek has consecutively won the “Best of Utah Valley” award for the past seven years. After spending time on the course, make sure to take advantage of the scenery, relax, and grab a bite at the newly remodeled Terrace Grill, located right at Hobble Creek.

Sleepy Ridge Golf Club: Par 72   6,969 Yards   123 Slope (Black)

If you’re near Orem, make sure to visit this classic links style golf course that sits beside the eastern shores of Utah Lake. Sleepy Ridge fashions itself as a course that helps the competitive golfer escape the hustle and bustle of crowds and city life. This premier eighteen-hole course is dotted with beautiful ponds and rolling greens. Along with its signature three-story clubhouse, Sleepy Ridge truly does feel like a getaway course that’s been designed to help you focus on stepping up your game.

TalonsCove Golf Course: Par 72   7,096 Yards   127 Slope (Black)

Just west of Utah Lake, in Saratoga Springs, sits TalonsCove Golf Club, a links-style championship golf course with a majestic view of Timpanogos Mountain. Besides stunning scenery, TalonsCove offers a challenging course to even the most experienced players, with intimidating bunkers in the back nine, and tricky fairways in the front. This golf course feels truly versatile. Whether it’s providing wedding venue services at its ballroom, or daily golf lessons at its practice facilities, TalonsCove offers professional service in a beautiful, rustic landscape.

With all these options available, you might have a hard time choosing the right one. Well, the best part is that a majority of these golf courses are only ten to fifteen miles apart from each other, so you don’t have to! No matter what kind of golf you’re in the mood for, make sure to take advantage of everything these courses have to offer. Practice at Fox Hollow’s driving range after work hours or escape to a more rugged golfing experience at Gladstan. Bring some friends to a game of Footgolf at East Bay or organize a company event at Cedar Hills. Even bring your family to enjoy the beautiful views that only Utah Valley can provide. Whether it’s for a daily golf outing or a special wedding, be sure to visit any one of these championship golf courses. Take advantage of the season and book a tee time today!