Golf Paradise

The Park City area is home to 144 holes of fantastic mountain golf. Wonderful views, great conditions, classic layouts and the best weather in the country for golf.  Highs in the mid-70s to 80s throughout the summer with low humidity and almost no rain. The staffs at all of these courses are extremely helpful and inviting, as friendly as any pro shop, anywhere. What more can you ask?

 

Soldier Hollow - 

The Gold Course Best Holes - 9 is a great finish to the front nine, solid drive to the top of the hill, then a mid to short iron down to the well bunkered and elevated green. 11 and 16 are excellent par 5s. Beautiful and fun. 

The Gold played host to the prestigious 2012 USGA National Publink Championship. This links-style course runs along the side of the mountain with large multi-tiered greens, excellent bunkering and wonderful views. This is my choice as the best course in the area, particularly early and late in the day.

 The Silver Course Best Holes -  1 is a great start, room off the tee and a large undulating green two solid shots and your round is off. 15 is a difficult and fun par 3, guarded short and right by a pond, the tee shot requires enough club and a solid shot. Once on the green there is more slope than it appears. 18 is a wonderful finishing par 5, there is a creek crossing the fairway where long hitters can reach, keep your second left and take plenty of club to reach this elevated and mostly blind green.

The Silver is flatter but well bunkered with large undulating greens. Silver is walkable.

While there don't miss the beautiful clubhouse, be sure to have a post-round drink and snack. Good food and ice-cold beer with great views of both courses and the Heber Valley below. 25 minutes from Park City.

 

Wasatch Mountain Golf Club - 

The Lakes Course Best Holes - 14 is one of my favorite par 5s anywhere, cut off as much as you date on this dogleg right, if you don't carry far enough you will need to punch out to the corner, the second is a long hybrid or work or a layup, lots of options. 17 is another fun par 5, a bottleneck forces you to favor the left side off the tee if you want a chance to reach in two. 

The Lake is a very enjoyable course at the base of the Wasatch Mountains. Well designed holes and a good variety keep your interest. The Lake is very walkable and great fun. 

 The Mountain Course Best Holes - 8 is the first of the fun downhill drives, nice par 5 sweeping to the right. Two well struck shots can get you home, but the green is still tough to read, it slopes front to back more than it appears. 12 is the next great drive down the mountain, hit is high and watch it hang there forever. Don't cheat to the right as the heavy rough comes into play. 18 is a great finish, don't try to force your tee shot into the bottleneck, it gets very tight much sooner than you think, leave it 150 or more out and trust your iron. Greed off the tee has ruined many rounds here.

The Mountain is one of the more unique and fun courses you will ever play. The front nine climbs over 2000 feet in elevation, take plenty of club and watch out for wildlife, deer, turkey, eagles and hawks are everywhere. Holes 12 - 18 take you back down the mountain to the clubhouse, swing smooth and let it fly. FUN, FUN, FUN!

While there plan on enjoying one of the best breakfasts in the area is a beautiful setting. A cold beer with lunch or dinner on the patio makes you want to stay here for life.

 

Mountain Dell - Both courses are wonderful, 20 minutes from Park City toward Salt Lake, they run through the canyon and around a beautiful mountain lake frequented by moose and deer. The Canyon course has a nice but relatively ordinary front nine, but the back nine is special, climbing up and back down the canyon. Some of the most fun holes you will find anywhere. Play well on holes 11 - 15 and you should score on the day. GREAT holes. The Lake course is excellent throughout, excellent design elements and fun to play. You will not be disappointed with either of these courses.

 

Park City Municipal Golf Course - Located in the heart of Park City this is the most convenient course in the area. The course went through a major renovation a few years ago and it has made quite a difference. Conditioning is very good, the clubhouse and pro shop are wonderful. The course is very nice, running along the base of the mountain. The greens are smallish with bunkering and/or water coming into play on several of the holes. A very nice course in the heart of Park City.

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