Salt Lake City maintains nine full-service golf courses. They are some of the best maintained, highest rated, and most affordable public golf courses in the country.
Wingpointe has been voted one of the the Top 5 golf courses in Utah by Golf Magazine for two different year. It was also named one of the state’s top two public-access courses by Golf Digest. There’s a distinct Scottish flavor to this course, so grab a club for a unique golfing experience!
This is one of the more challenging Salt Lake courses. Bonneville is located on the East Bench, and is known for the hilly terrain, and has some wooded area around the fairway. This course is only five mintues away from Downtown.
Nestled in the Northwest corner of the Salt Lake Valley, just minutes from downtown and the Salt Lake International airport, Rose Park is well-known for some of the finest bent grass greens in Utah. A variety of pine and willow trees frame most fairways, requiring accuracy off the tee. With subtle dogles and well-manicured fairways, Rose Park is a delightful course to walk. Rose Park is rated as one of Golf Digest’s Best Places To Play.
The Mountain Dell courses, situated 16 miles east of downtown Salt Lake City and at an altitude of 6,000 feet above sea level, offer 36 holes of breathtaking views and frequent glimpses of wildlife. The higher elevation provides ideal summer golfing conditions. The Canyon Course stretches up the eastern mountain from the clubhouse approximately four miles before looping back. The Lake Course features narrow, rolling fairways and dramatic tee shots over deep ravines and water.
Combined with exceptional views of the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains, Glendale creates the ideal golfing experience. The course offers large wonderfully maintained greens with lake and wetland lined fairways that attract an abundance of waterfowl. There is a great view of the Salt Lake City skyline and the state capitol building from the 9th green.
Forest Dale was built in 1906 as the Salt Lake Country Club and holds the distinction of being the oldest golf course in Utah. Forest Dale has undergone several phases of renovation since the City acquired the course in 1935. A major redesign in 1986 maintained the tradition while transporting the course into a contemporary test of golf. Today, it’s a challenging course with several small, original table-top greens that place a premium on accuracy.
Nibley Park, which opened in May 1922 after the Nibley family donated the land to Salt Lake City, is the oldest public golf course in Utah. Its central location has made it a popular destination for city dwellers and tourists, offering breathtaking views of the Wasatch Mountains. Fairways and greens are guarded by mature trees, many of which were planted before the early pioneers arrived in Salt Lake City.
The Jordan River Par-3 is a challenging executive par 3 course that measures 1,212 yards from the back tees. Plenty of established trees shape the course giving each hole its own unique personality. This is a pleasant walking course that winds along the banks of the Jordan River.
Check out Salt Lake City’s golf website for more information.