Golf isn’t just a game; it’s a lifestyle. Few places on earth embrace the world of golf like Utah. Not only does Utah know how to roll out comfort and luxury, but the environment is also jaw-dropping beautiful. From river valleys to sandstone cliffs, from desert grounds to lush greens, waterfalls to ancient lava flows, Utah’s stunningly picturesque backdrop is unmatched. Whether you’re looking for a single day of play at a public course, a golf vacation in upscale villas, or seeking membership as a resident in an exclusive club, Utah is waiting. Furthermore, the mild climate in St. George provides year-round play, making St. George Utah’s premier golf destination.

In addition to world-class golf courses, many of the private clubs offer additional activities for members of your household that don’t love the game as much as you do. These amenities may include swimming pools, ball courts, fitness centers, and social activities to keep your loved ones happy while you take it to the greens.

Not only are courses different from one another, but not all games are created equal, either. Sometimes, your goal is to stretch your skill level. Other times, you may be testing the skill levels of your companions. There are some games that are strictly and fiercely competitive while yet other games are focused on relationship building over a relaxing day on the greens.

Red Rock Golf Trail

The St. George Tourism Office welcomes you to tee off at a number of courses nested into Utah’s scenic landscape with a complimentary golf trip planner featuring ten courses within a 40-mile radius as part of the Red Rock Golf Trail. The planner will help you locate a course and accommodations and give you a total golf package rate including green fees and hotel prices.

Ledges Golf Club

Snow Canyon State Park’s sandstone cliffs wrap around an 18-hole championship course at The Ledges Golf Club. Situated just five miles north of St. George, the club also features The 19th Hole lounge, and a full-service restaurant, The Fish Rock Grille. Matt Dye designed the 7200-yard world-class course tucked into an exquisite landscape. The club features golf instruction, driving range, men’s club and women’s club leagues, tournaments, and a golf pro shop. The Ledges Golf Club is located at 1585 W. Ledges Parkway in St. George, Utah 84770 and can be reached by phone at 435-634-4640.

Coral Canyon Golf Course

Keith Foster, a golf course architect, designed the luxurious Coral Canyon Golf Course. The 7,029-yard, par-72 course is set amidst spectacular views of Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. Players must respect the course dress code. The Coral Canyon Golf Course is located at 1925 N. Canyon Greens Circle in Washington, Utah 84780 and can be reached by phone at 435-688-1700.

Sand Hollow Golf Course

Sand Hollow Golf Course, designed by John Fought, is a cliff-side course with reflected sunset views from the Virgin River. The course, rated #1 in Utah, top ten in the nation, was voted one of the country’s best courses according to 2016 Golf Week’s esteemed course raters. The 18-hole, par-72 course spans 7,000 yards and features a clubhouse, practice facilities, prop shop, and the Sand Hollow Grill. Sand Hollow Golf Course is located at 5625 W. Clubhouse Drive in Hurricane, Utah 84737 and can be reached by phone at 435-656-4653.

Sunbrook Golf Club

Natural and man-made beauty converge in a serene environment designed for both fun and relaxation at Sunbrook Golf Club. Crème and sienna colored sandstone cliffs overlook the lush greens featuring 27 championship holes: The Point Nine, The Woodridge Nine, and the Black Rock Nine, each named for impressive features found on those portions of the course. The Sunbrook Golf Club is located at 2366 Sunbrook Drive in St. George, Utah 84770 and can be reached by phone at 435-627-4400.

Dixie Red Hills Golf Club

Dixie Red Hills Golf Club is a mature course ideal for recreational play in a relaxed yet inspiring atmosphere with breathtaking views of Utah’s colorful landscape. Dixie Red Hills Gold Club is located at 645 W. 1250 North in St. George, Utah 84770 and can be reached by phone at 435-627-4444.

Southgate Golf Club

Southgate Golf Club is a par-71 layout for golfers of all skill levels who are less about pushing the limits and keeping score than they are focused on the fun aspects of the game. There’s also a game improvement center for golfers seeking to improve their game with instruction by PGA professionals and programs. Southgate Golf Club is located at 1975 Tonaquint Drive in St. George Utah, 84770 and can be reached by phone at 435-627-4440.

The Green Springs Municipal Golf Course

The Green Springs Municipal Golf Course, designed by Gene Bates, opened in 1989. The par-71, 18-hole course spanning 6,562 yards is enjoyed by residents and visitors alike, with excellent reviews. The Green Springs Golf Course is located at 588 North Green Spring Drive in Washington, Utah, 84780 and can be reached by phone at 435-673-7888.

Sky Mountain Golf Course

Sky Mountain Golf Course is an 18-hole, par-72 course that sprawls across 6,450-yards in some of Utah’s most beautiful scenery. The course, opened to the public, is owned and operated by the city of Hurricane. The facility offers a driving range, practice green golf shop, rental clubs, and loyalty rewards with punch card. Sky Mountain Golf Course is located at 1030 N. 2600 W in Hurricane, Utah 84737 and can be reached by phone at 435-635-7888.

St. George Golf Club

St. George Golf Club, maintained by the city of St. George, has been a local favorite for more than 30 years. The municipal 73-par course has a traditional feel, a relaxed atmosphere, and is appreciated by golfers of every skill level. The St. George Golf Club is located at 2190 S. 1400 E in St. George, Utah 84790 and can be reached by phone at 435-627-4404.

Falcon Ridge Golf Course

Falcon Ridge Golf Course is just 40 minutes from St. George, Utah in Mesquite, Nevada and is hailed as one of the finest courses Nevada has to offer. The desert oasis features mountain views, water features, and a 6550-yeard, par-71 course designed by Kelby Hughes and Cresent Hardy. Falcon Ridge Golf Coure is located at 1024 Normandy Lane in Mesquite, Nevada 89027 and can be reached by phone at 702-346-6363.

Conestoga Golf Club

Also in Mesquite is the exquisite Conestoga Golf Club, conceived by famed designer Gary Panks. The 18-hole championship course flirts with the characteristics of the environment including rugged rock, majestic canyons, and sparling water elements meandering through immaculately manicured greens situated amidst desert floors. The club also features the 1880 Grille and other amenities. The Conestoga Golf Club is located at 1499 Falcon Ridge Parkway in Mesquite, Nevada 89034 and can be reached by phone at 702-346-4292.

But not all of Washington County’s golfing options are in the Red Rock Golf Trail. In fact, there are several private and prestigious golf courses and clubs to choose from when membership is what you’re pursuing.

Entrada at Snow Canyon

Entrada at Snow Canyon is an affluent private equity country club featuring a Johnny Miller signature design championship golf course that spans 1,085-yards for an 18-hole game. The course is set against a stunning backdrop of ancient lava flows and winding streams. Dress code is enforced. The club features a golf shop, driving range, and other member privileges such as a spa, fitness center with aerobics classes, swimming pools, ball courts, a magnificent award-winning clubhouse with ballroom, and elegant dining. Entrada at Snow Canyon is located at 2537 West Entrada Trail in St. George, Utah 84770. For additional information, call 435-986-2200.

Sun River Golf Club

Sun River Golf Club is situated in the valley of the Virgin River in a backdrop of vivid desert landscaping. The course features desert play, fairways, and authentic greens that present challenge alongside tranquility. The club also features Golf Boards, the next generation of golf carts. The golf boards are environmentally friendly electric boards that allow golfers to “surf the earth” as they make their way across the course. The club also features golf lessons, and Hank’s Riverwalk Grill. Sun River Golf Club is located at 4210 S. Blue Grass Way in St. George, Utah 84790 and can be reached by phone at 435-986-0001.

Bloomington Country Club

Bloomington Country Club has been fostering relationships on the golf course for more than 40 years and is touted as southern Utah’s first country club. The club has built its foundations on a comfortable sense of belonging, a walkable course, weekly events, year-round accessibility, and the allure of exclusive membership to an immaculately landscaped 18-hole championship golf course. The club also features golf lessons, pro shop, Olympic sized pool, tennis courts, dining, and a bar and lounge. The Bloomington Country Club is located at 3174 Bloomington Drive E. in St. George, Utah 84790 and can be reached by phone at 435-673-4687.

Cedar Ridge Golf Course

Cedar Ridge Golf Course is home to the men’s and women’s golf teams from Southern Utah University. Canyon View High School and Cedar High students also make themselves at home on the greens of Cedar Ridge Golf Course. The 18-hole, par-73 course in Cedar City also offers a practice facility and pro shop. The Cedar Ridge Golf Course is located at 200 E. 900 N in Cedar City, Utah 84721 and can be reached by phone at 435-586-2970.

There aren’t many locations more awe-inspiring and enticing than Utah when it comes to the realm of golf. From municipal, city-operated courses to member-owned private clubs, the game of golf has been both a favored pastime and challenging sport in Washington County, Utah for many moons. From day-play to a vacation get away, there’s a course for you to challenge and entertain yourself and your companions.

Another advantage to playing the courses in St. George and surrounding areas is the proximity to other major attractions such as state parks, national parks, and national monuments such as Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Snow Canyon, and other area attractions.

Not surprisingly, several professional golfers were either born and raised in St. George, Utah or surrounding areas, or have since chosen the area for their home. For example, Jay Don Blake is an American pro-golfer who learned to play the game on Dixie Red Hills public golf course. He then joined the golf team of Utah State University before playing on the PGA Tour and National Tour. Blake now plays for the PGA Tour Champions.

The Utah Golf Association informally organized at the turn of the 20th century, and later officially incorporated in 1966 to conduct the Utah State Amateur. The Utah Golf Foundation established in 1989 for the purpose of serving as a non-profit affiliate to the UGA. Today, as an entity of its own, the foundation contributes to programs and organizations that help grow the game of golf.

The remarkable play of the game isn’t limited to courses and clubs in St. George and other areas within Washington County, Utah. In fact, the entire state encompasses the game on every level with courses for beginners through world-class championship courses. Although St. George is considered Utah’s golf capital, other highly-sought-after golf destinations in Utah include Moab, Salt Lake City, Provo, Davis County, Herber Valley, and Park City.

You don’t have to be an award-winning pro-golfer to enjoy the golf lifestyle in Utah. There are public and private instructions, ample practice greens, and a plentiful supply of golf shops throughout the state. You don’t have to have top-notch golf clubs to play, either. Many facilities rent out clubs and other necessities. It also doesn’t matter what your gender, age, background, or skill levels may be – there’s a place for you on a course in Utah.

Play the game in some of the most stunning landscape the country has to offer. While you’re walking the course, “surfing the earth” on a new golf board, or cruising along in a traditional golf cart with a cold one, you have the opportunity to gaze out upon ancient lava flows, colorful sandstone cliffs, desert brush, breathtaking sunsets, and meticulously landscaped greens where mother nature’s artwork and man-made luxuries converge to create a world of comfort and prestige.

And for those who know that golf is more of a lifestyle than a game, many of the golf clubs in St. George and surrounding areas are crafted as part of a master-planned golf course community filled with neighbors who love the game and the Utah atmosphere as much as you do.

Your real estate agent is the best source of information about the local community and real estate topics. Give the Jackie Ruden Realty Team a call today at 435-272-7710 to learn more about local areas, discuss selling a house, or tour available homes for sale.

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