The capital of Utah, Salt Lake City, is home to the Mormon Church and the majestic Temple Square. Outside of the capital Utah is a great state to enjoy the outdoors, with stunning landscapes epitomized by the many diverse National Parks across the state. One park, Zion National Park in southwest Utah, is a nature reserve with stunning scenery distinguished by the parks steep red cliffs, waterfalls and hanging gardens. Canyonlands National Park is carved into four districts by the famed Colorado River and its tributaries: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, and the rivers themselves. Each district is unique in and of itself and offers great hiking trails to spend the day taking in the incredible views. About 45 minutes away from the Salt Lake City airport is Park City, Utah, which is known for its skiing. Home to the U.S. Ski Team, three sprawling ski resorts, and Utah’s feathery, desert-dry powder, Park City has established itself as one of the premier ski towns in America. We at All Square like to think the best way to take in Utah’s diverse landscape is by playing one of its 119 courses.
Located on the Arizona –Utah border, St. Georges is characterized by its unique vivid red rock landscape and its world class golf courses, courses plural. Sand Hollow Golf Resort offers one of the best and most unique desert golf experiences in the world. Southern Utah’s incredible views and vistas surround the front nine’s red rock outcroppings, natural vegetation, indigenous sand bunkers and rolling fairways. A majority of golfers replace clubs with a camera for their first shot on the back nine which features dramatic elevation changes extending across a towering ridge line. Another championship course in St. George is Entrada at Snow Canyon. The terrain covers 710 acres of beautiful southern Utah desert, and the golf course winds through large arroyos, lava beds and rolling dunes at the foot of the jagged Navajo and Kayenta sandstone cliffs marking the ancient history of this Navajo landscape. The Ledges Golf Course and Coral Canyon both offer great desert courses with stunning red rock backdrops to round off our list of must play courses in St. Georges.
Quality courses exist in Utah outside of St. Georges and capitalize on the unique landscape of Utah; Hideout Golf Course in Monticello is a great example of this. Other gems are scattered throughout the state such as Soldier Hollow and Thanksgiving Point all you have to do is just uncover them and plan your golf trip to Utah!!