12 of the Best Golf Courses in Utah County
Aside from its incredible scenery, Utah County is home to the country’s most beautiful and challenging golf courses. If you’re moving to the area and are looking to reside nearby one of these courses, then you’ll want to check out our list below of some of the best golfing experiences the county has to offer. Time to tee off, fore!
Fox Hollow Golf Club (Public)
Situated in American Fork, this pristine public course offers gorgeous views of the gigantic mountains nearby. One of the unique aspects of this course is that only a select number of holes require you to bust out the big stick to put the ball in the fairway. Other than those, you can easily overpower them. Good news for those who hate sand traps and water hazards, there are not that many of them here!
Cedar Hills Golf Club (Public)
This course was designed by Graves & Pascuzzo, one of the world’s top golf course architects. You’ll start your round with a bang as the first tee shot drops almost 200 feet to the fairway. It’s a short course, but Cedar Hills does provide a challenging yet fun experience for golfers of all abilities. And, of course, if you’re looking for picturesque views of mother nature’s incredible work, you’ll get that here in spades.
Thanksgiving Point Golf Club (Public)
No turkey or bad football teams at this absolute gem of a golf course. This championship-caliber course is the largest in the entire state of Utah, with it being 7,714 yards long and covering over 200 acres! This course is so excellent that it was once ranked by Golf Digest as one of the top ten new courses in the United States. It was also recently awarded the top public golf club in Utah by Golf Digest and one of the United States’ “hidden gems” by Links Magazine.
The Ranches Golf Club (Public)
The Ranches Golf Club is situated in the hillside valley between Lehi and Eagle Mountain. This Western-themed course will make you want to say “giddy up partner” with its beautiful scenery that can be gazed at from every point. It also boasts world-class practice facilities for golfers to enjoy as well.
The Links at Sleepy Ridge (Public)
This links-style course is like a trip to Scotland. This place is built on over 80 acres of wetlands and is relatively easy for players. Watch out for the swamp, bunkers and water, and you’ll be fine playing at this Scottish links-style course.
Hobble Creek Golf Course (Public)
Hobble Creek is one of the most popular courses in the county, and for a good reason. It’s nestled in the canyon, and while the front nine is easy, the back nine is where you can get into a lot of trouble with its narrow fairways. You should invest in a big bucket of balls because you will lose many if you’re not careful with your shots.
The Oaks at Spanish Fork (Public)
Located at the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon, this is a hybrid course as it has the characteristics of both a mountain and traditional style. The course is short at only 6,564 yards from the blue tees, so you won’t need to whip out your driver for this one too often.
Gladstan Golf Course (Public)
This course is an excellent value as it offers high-quality rolling fairways, bunkers and water for a reasonable price. Described as one of the best-kept secrets in Utah, it is built in the foothills of Wasatch Mountain and will provide you with some of the best mountain golfing money can buy.
Talons Cove Golf Course (Public)
This place comes to us from Saratoga Springs. An incredible blue lake caresses this gorgeous links-style course with the mighty Mount Timpanogos overlooking the land. Firm fairways are a significant feature of this course, so if you’re a bump-and-run king or queen, this place is for you!
Timpanogos Golf Club (Public)
This unique club offers three different courses to select from. These options include the Championship 18, the Pasture and the Horseshoe. Each course offers its own set of challenges. But what makes this place truly unique aren’t the courses themselves. Timpanogos is sustained 100% by greywater from the Provo City Treatment Plant, so in the case of a drought, the grass is watered solely with recycled water.
Riverside Country Club (Private)
One of the few private courses on our list comes to us from Provo and was designed by William F. Bell, a course architect whose courses have hosted PGA, LPGA and other major championship tournaments. If you’re looking for a big challenge, this place will surely give that to you, as each of the narrow fairways is lined with trees, bunkers and water hazards.
Alpine Country Club (Private)
The final entry on this list is a 7,031-yard, par 72 course suitable for golfers of all skill levels. Fast and high-quality greens are the hallmark of this course. You’ll see water comes on at least eight holes, and the course is pretty flat, with only a few elevation changes coming into play.
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This post was written by Paige Giles