A golfer’s paradise
Originally published in Mountain Express Magazine
The Park City area is home to several world-class golf courses. Many are comfortably couched in elegant country club settings or gated communities. Some are open to the public. All feature stunning vistas and challenging terrain. Ranging in elevation from 5,000 to 8,000 feet, most of the courses covered here are well over 7,000 yards in length. Fortunately for area golfers, the ball flies a long way in Park City’s thin air. Here are snapshots of several outstanding area courses.
Nestled in beautiful Heber Valley, this striking club course is yet another Jack Nicklaus designed signature course. Wide fairways meander through brilliant red rock, sage, and juniper trees overlooking the picturesque valley. Abundant elevated tees drop sharply to well-bunkered greens. “With the dramatic natural topography and stunning views, the course we designed at Red Ledges is among the finest in the West,” says Nicklaus. “The course is not only beautiful, it’s fun to play,” says PGA pro and Director of Golf Jon Paupore. “Each hole is very unique and very memorable. The first time you play it can be very visually intimidating, but the more you play it the more you know where to place your shots. It’s a golf course that I never get tired of after 12 years.” When Nicklaus was asked to choose his signature hole, he slyly responded, there are 18 signature holes. Paupore says his favorite hole is the 14th. “It’s a risk/reward, par five overlooking the valley. If you hit a good tee shot you can go for the green in two. There’s some trouble around the green, but if you hit it you can go for an eagle.”
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