Plan on Park City

Looking for the perfect summer getaway? This mountain community should fit the bill for fun on and off the course

Published in the January 2015 Issue Published online: Jan 18, 2015 Courses

If you’re looking to mix up your late spring/early summer golf getaways this year, put the Park City area at the top of your list.

Park City is well known throughout the Mountain West for its summers filled with festivals and concerts, moderate dry climate, brilliant blue skies and laid-back atmosphere. With all that at your fingertips, it's hard to imagine a better setting for a game of pasture pool. For a sampling of what’s readily available to the visiting player, consider the following:

 

Park City Golf Club

?435-615-5800?

www.parkcitygolfclub.org

Consistently ranked as one of the premier public golf courses in the intermountain region, Park City Golf Club offers a challenging game at one of the state's most enviable locations. ?First built in 1963 as a nine-hole course, this William Neff, signature golf course was redesigned to its current 18-holes in 1976. In 2003 the course opened with the #18 redesigned by William Neff Jr., is one of the best classic finishing holes in Utah.  In addition to providing professionally designed and well kept greens, Park City Golf Club's elevation of 6700 feet can actually add distance to your shots while you play on a course that is typically 10 to 15 degrees cooler than most courses in the area-a definite bonus during the hot summer months.

 

Wasatch Mountain Golf?

435-654-0532?

www.stateparks.utah.gov

Spectacular Wasatch Mountain State Park boasts a challenging 18-hole Mountain Course, carved from natural mountain contours. In a golf cart (mandatory), there will be occasional sightings of roaming deer, elk, wild turkeys, moose and other wildlife. You'll reach vantage points overlooking the beautiful Heber Valley below.

Also at Wasatch Mountain State Park, on gentler terrain, where surrounding mountains slope away to the valley floor, lays the 18-hole Lake Course. Its season-long pastoral beauty, with tree lined fairways and eight lakes and ponds, offers just the right setting to make the Lake Course a favorite for high, low and "no" handicappers.

 

Soldier Hollow Golf Course?

435-654-7742?

www.soldierhollow.com

Soldier Hollow's two mountain golf courses are the newest addition to the Wasatch Mountain State Park. The championship, 36-hole facility completes the year-round recreation programs at the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games venue. Two 18-hole courses; appropriately named the Gold and Silver courses; offer challenging play for golfers of all abilities and amazing views of the Heber Valley and majestic Mount Timpanogos. Golfers and non-golfers alike will enjoy the beauty of the facilities, the new clubhouse with floor-to-ceiling windows and the onsite restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. ?Gene Bates Golf Design provided the unique design, which boasts native Utah vegetation, one of the longest courses in the state and the originality of being the only golf course built on an Olympic venue. Along with other Bates' projects; from Florida's wetlands to the coastal regions of California and the rocky desert of southern Utah to the Green Mountains of Vermont; Soldier Hollow's 36-hole complex is sure to become a favorite Utah golf destination.

Homestead Resort Golf Club

?888-327-7220 ?

www.homesteadresort.com

The Homestead golf course, located only 20 minutes from Park City, is a par 72 course measuring 7,017 yards from the back tees and plays 5,091 yards from the forward tees. Our course rating is 73.0 from the back tees and 68.2 from the forward. Weather permitting; the course is open April 1st through October 31st.?The course also offers practice putting green, chipping green, driving range and club rentals. Golfers will find the greens are bent grass and the fairways are bluegrass.