– Distance from Strip: 110-120 Min.
– Course Type: Desert
– Designer: John Fought
– Opened: 2008
– Number of Holes: 27
– GPS On Carts: No
– Elevation Changes: Severe
– Metal Spikes Allowed: No
– Pro On-site: Yes
Pro Shop • Clubhouse • Driving range
Practice Chipping Green • Putting Green
Lessons • Snack Bar
Sand Hollow Golf Course: Green Fee and Cart Fee
A new spectacular addition to the St. George area is Sand Hollow Golf Resort. 2008 Golf Magazine’s #6 best new course utilizes the natural desert topography of sandstone ledges, dramatic elevation changes, and beautiful views of Utah’s “Color County”. Sand Hollow Golf Resort offers much more than just an 18 hole golf course. They also have a 9 hole par-36 Links course and an 18 hole putting course both modeled after St. Andrews, and the county’s largest all grass driving range designed to give the golfer practice with a more natural golf course setting.
The Championship Course, A John Fought’s design playing over 7,300 yards has one major philosophy, “easy bogie, difficult birdie.” Don’t let that scare you away though, as The Championship Course has four sets of tee to make it playable for everyone. The course lays on tightly mowed fairways surrounded by vibrant red sand hazards and the green sizes range from 4,000 to 15,000 square feet making some greens more difficult to hit than others. The larger greens are comprised of swales and ridges making a two put quite difficult.
The Links course at Sand Hollow Golf Resort is no executive course. Even though it is only 9 holes it plays to 3500 yards; this nine was built with the anticipation of a 2nd nine being built down the road giving the facility a true 36 holes. Emulating that of St. Andrews and Scotland Golf, it has similar characteristics like double greens and long thin rough. The course is a challenge, but extremely fun to play if you want to get out for only nine holes or play more golf after the first 18 on the Championship Course. The course has sheep walls on multiple holes that you can hit over with undulations similar to that of golf across the pond making this course very fun for everyone. Something they like to say is “it is a close to Scotland as you can get without a plane ticket.”
If you want to improve your putting and have a great time with the family then the Himalayan-style putting course is for you. Or if you are there with some friends, it is also a great place to settle a bet or just put around after your 18 hole round. This multi-acre putting course is a skill test for the best of putters and provides a lot of comic relief for everyone. The greens run fast on the stemp meter and the undulations are as profound as they are on the course making this a great ending to your day at Sand Hollow.
Clothing that is not appropriate includes: denim shorts, denim jeans, t-shirts, swimming attire, gym shorts, halter-tops, tank tops, cut-offs and other dress that is deemed inappropriate. The Club reserves the right to refuse service to anyone who is dressed inappropriately. Non-metal spikes must be worn while on the course.