It’s the middle of winter. You’re playing eighteen holes wearing a light jacket. Sunshine and blue skies overhead intensify the deep green of the manicured fairways and greens.
Is this paradise?
Close. It’s golf in southern Utah. Thanks to mild winter weather, St. George is a golf sanctuary while northern courses are blanketed in snow and ice. If your clubs are calling out to you from their winter resting place, here is a lineup of ten world-class courses in and around St. George.
SunRiver is home to one of southern Utah’s greatest championship golf courses. The course is nestled in the Virgin River Valley surrounded by colorful desert landscape. Fairway Magazine wrote:
“SunRiver offers a refreshing combination of challenging desert golf with generous fairways and true greens. With a player-friendly design, friendly atmosphere and competitive green fees. The SunRiver Golf Club is the focal point of a master-planned active adult residential community and the golf course reflects that right-at-home feel and ambiance.”
Here is a map to the SunRiver golf course located at 4210 S. Blue Grass Way, St. George, UT. Contact the SunRiver course at (435) 986-0001 for information and tee times.
Bloomington Country Club – Southern Utah’s first eighteen-hole golf course is tucked into a bend of the Virgin River by the vivid red cliffs of Bloomington Hills. This walkable course has been described as one of the most alluring golf courses in the country. The course boasts immaculately maintained fairways and flawless greens, in addition to a large practice putting green, a chipping green with a challenging sand trap, and a full-size driving range.
Here is a map to the Bloomington golf club located at 3174 S Bloomington Dr., St George, UT. Contact the Bloomington Country Club at (435) 673-4687
Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club – Towering red and white sandstone cliffs of Snow Canyon State Park provide the backdrop for Entrada. The closing holes aptly named “The Devil’s Cauldron” will grab your full attention.
Here is a map to the Entrada course at 2537 West Entrada Trail St. George Utah. Contact them at (435)986-2207
Sky Mountain Golf Course is as scenic as it is challenging. Sky Mountain boasts rolling fairways and tabletop greens framed by red sand, twisted red rock landscape and lava-filled desert.
Here is a map to the Sky Mountain Course at 1030 N. 2600 W. Hurricane, UT. Contact them at (435) 635-7888.
Coral Canyon Golf Course This Keith Foster designed course fits into the environment, weaves around native land formations and offers generously wide fairways and greens designed to allow you to run the ball all the way to the hole.
Here is a map to the Coral Canyon Course at 1925 Canyon Greens Dr., Washington, UT. Schedule tee times at their website or by calling (435) 688-1700.
Sand Hollow Golf Course incorporates steep ridgelines, deep canyons, red rock outcroppings and expansive elevations to create an incredible golf experience. Sand Hollow includes 18 holes of championship golf and a walkable nine-hole links style course designed after the early traditions of the game.
Here is a map to the Sand Hollow Course at 5625 W. Clubhouse Dr., Hurricane, UT. Contact them at (435) 656-4653.
The Ledges Golf Course , a Matt Dye designed course sits breathtakingly close to the rim of Snow Canyon State Park, 900 feet above the St. George Utah valley. It provides challenging play past the rough red rock terrain that surrounds this course.
Here is a map to the Ledges Course at 1585 Ledges Pkwy, St George, UT, 84770. Contact them at (435) 634-4640.
Green Spring Golf Course There are many water hazards to negotiate, and it offers an excellent test of golf. Holes 5 and 6, possibly two of the best holes in Utah, have you shooting across red rock ravines.
Here is a map to the Green Spring Course at 588 W Green Springs Drive, Washington, UT. Contact them at (435) 673-7888.
Sunbrook Golf Club – Three of the holes on this course are carved out of the native lava rock. Two of the best-known and most challenging holes of this course are:
- The Point Nine- veer to the left and your ball will end up 100 feet down on the second hole.
- The Black Rock Nine- surrounded by lava rock with a water hazard just to the right of the green.
Here is a map to the Sunbrook Course at 2366 W Sunbrook Dr., St George, UT. Contact them at (435) 627-4400.
Dixie Red Hills – Located in the heart of St. George. It is set beneath breathtaking red cliffs, tucked among mature cottonwoods, mesquite and Mondale Pines. Dixie is walkable with a relaxed and friendly feel.
Here is a map to the Dixie Red Hills Course at 645 W. 1250 N., St George, UT. Contact them at (435) 627-4444.
Southgate Golf Club – Described as ‘a golf course with multiple personalities.’ It weaves around the Santa Clara River and hillsides of St. George. It will test even the most accurate golfers, enticing you to attempt some risk and reward shots. It’s an enjoyable round of golf rather than a brutal test of skills.
Here is a map to the Southgate Course at 1975 Tonaquint Dr., St George. Contact them at (435) 627-4440.
St. George Golf Club – Described as a walkable course that winds its way through the Ft. Pearce Wash with unique golf character and favorable greens. The open layout, and areas around large manicured greens are forgiving for players with less than perfect shots. An older course, the greens are not too tricky, and longer putts are easier to sink even for the average player.
Here is a map to the St. George Course at 2190 S. 1400 E., St George, UT 84790. Contact them at (435) 627-4404.
Written By: Jon Thompson