Exploring the Best Golf Courses in Park City: Public and Private Gems

Exploring the Best Golf Courses in Park City: Public and Private Gems

Hooray! Golf season is here!!  Park City is known for its beautiful mountains and skiing, but it also boasts an impressive golf scene. The golf season in Park City typically runs from May through October, offering plenty of time for avid golfers to enjoy the stunning scenery while hitting the links. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, there are a variety of public and private golf courses in Park City to suit every level of play.

Public Courses:

  1. Park City Golf Course - Located in the heart of Park City, this 18-hole course offers stunning views of the Wasatch Mountains and is perfect for golfers of all skill levels. The course has been recently renovated, adding new tee boxes and bunkers to enhance the golfing experience.  With Park City Mountain Resort as the backdrop, this course is particularly stunning in the fall when the temps are still warm but the leaves are starting to turn.

  2. Canyons Golf Course - Located at the base of Canyons Resort, this 18-hole, par-70 course is designed by renowned golf course architects Gene Bates and Casey Bates and features 7 par-3 holes.
  3. Wasatch Mountain State Park - Located just a short drive from Park City in Midway, this state park offers two 18-hole courses: the Mountain Course and the Lake Course. Both courses offer challenging terrain and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

  4. Soldier Hollow Golf Course - Located in Midway, Utah, just a short drive from Park City, this 36-hole course features two championship courses: the Gold Course and the Silver Course to reflect the Olympic Heritage of the site. The Silver is the tamer of the two, slightly shorter with wider fairways. The Gold is the Championship course with narrower, more undulating fairways, tee shots requiring longer carry, and trickier greens.

  5. Mountain Dell Golf Course - Located just a short drive from Park City along Parley's Canyon, this 36-hole course offers two courses: the Lake Course and the Canyon Course. The Canyon Course stretches up the eastern mountain from the clubhouse approximately four miles before looping back and offers great opportunities to see wildlife along the way.

  6. Homestead Resort Golf Course - Located in Midway, Utah, this 18-hole, par-71 course offers stunning views of the Wasatch Mountains and features challenging terrain and unique holes.  The Homestead Golf Club is part of the Callaway Premier Rental Program, and therefore offer the latest in high-end rental clubs from Callaway Golf - perfect for a spur of the moment round if you left your clubs at home! 

Private Courses:

  1. Promontory Club - This exclusive private golf club features two championship courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye. Golf Digest magazine actually ranked the Dye and Nicklaus courses #2 and #3 in Utah, respectively. There is also a third course underway - The Hills - which will be an 18-hole course of all par-3 holes, perfect for practicing and for golfers of all skill levels.

  2. Glenwild Golf Club and Spa - This private golf club features a Tom Fazio-designed course.  In fact, Fazio was given first dibs of the land and the homesites were allowed to be designated once the course was planned.  Recognized by Golf Digest as the Best Course in Utah, Glenwild's 7,541-yard, par-71 masterpiece presents golfers of all skill levels with both a challenge and reward in every round.

  3. Jeremy Ranch Golf Course - Located in Upper East Canyon of the Wasatch Mountains near Park City, Jeremy Ranch Golf Course is a private, 18-hole course that was designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay. Some of the best players in history (Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Ben Crenshaw and Dave Stockton) have played this course, and for good reason! This stunning course is sure to provide a great time, punctuated by a cocktail at the clubhouse post-round.

  4. Red Ledges Golf Club - This private golf club features a Jack Nicklaus Signature course and offers stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and Park City region. In December of 2009, GOLF Magazine rated the course as the “#1 Best New Private Course in America.” In 2011 and 2023 Red Ledges was named one of Golfweek’s “Top 200 Residential Courses” and won “Utah Best of State” award for fourteen consecutive years; 2010-2023. This challenging course is sure to help you get acquainted with every club in your bag!

  5. Victory Ranch - Located just a short drive from Park City, this private golf club features a Rees Jones-designed course and offers dramatic views of the Jordanelle Reservoir and the Uinta and Wasatch Mountains. Of all the vistas on the course, the outlook from the championship tee box on the 17th hole is the real jewel. From here, a 360-degree panoramic view takes your breath away, leaving no doubt that you are in a very special place.

  6. Tuhaye Golf Club - This private golf club features a Mark O'Meara-designed course.  A good mix of challenge vs. fun is had a Tuyahe, all the way from the 480 yard uphill beast at 7, to the gotta-make-birdie downhill 90 yarder 8th. The golf course continues its stellar beauty on the back nine and keeps your interest level up with more great risk-reward shots.

The golf season in Park City is a must for any golf enthusiast. With a variety of public and private courses, there is something for every skill level and budget. The stunning mountain views and high-quality courses make for a truly unforgettable golfing experience. So, whether you're a local or just passing through, be sure to add a round of golf in Park City to your itinerary.


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