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#HVSummerStory Chapter 1: Golf

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Jun 13, 2017
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Summer is here. It’s getting nice and warm out here, perfect weather for summer adventures. One of the great things about summer are the stories and memories we create with family and friends. These are stories and memories that fill our lives with treasures that we can take with us through life and beyond.

Over the next few months follow the Heber Valley on our blog, Facebook, and Instagram as we explore many of the unique experiences you can take to create your own Summer Story.

This week we start our #HVSummerStory off with Golf in the Heber Valley. 

 

Chapter One: Golf 

Heber Valley is home to 90 holes of public play golf among five different courses. Each course offers its own unique views, play, and experience. From the mountain style links course with Timpanogos towering over your shoulder at Soldier Hollow, to the best mountain golf in all of the state of Utah at Wasatch Mountain, to the challenging and rewarding play at Crater Springs, the golfing in the Heber Valley is story worth telling over and over.

Here’s what you need to know about our 5 different courses.

Soldier Hollow –  36 holes Golf and Silver Course

 

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Wide sweeping views, unobstructed fairways, a stunning club house, at Soldier Hollow Golf Course greet you every time. Soldier Hollow features the Gold and Silver Courses which have earned Golfweek’s recognition of “Best Courses You Can Play” in Utah. The Gold and Silver Courses features five tee boxes stretching to over 7,700 yards for big hitters down to just around 5,500 for those new to the sport. In fact, the Utah State Am is played at Soldier Hollow every other year for it’s challenging play.

From Provo – 36 minutes
Park City – 32 Minutes
Salt Lake – 56 Minutes

Wasatch Mountain – 36 holes Lake and Mountain Courses

 

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Probably the most popular courses in all of Utah are at Wasatch Mountain. Whether you’re enjoying the stunning scenery and wild animals that roam the Mountain Course or playing the walkable lake course, your time at Wasatch is always rewarding. Golfers from all over Utah love the secluded mountain feeling of Wasatch Mountain State Park. This year the course celebrates its 50th anniversary of operations. Since they opened it has been a favorite destination for Utah golfers.

From Provo - 42 minutes
Park City - 27 mintues
Salt Lake City - 51 minutes 

Crater Springs – 18 Hole course

Crater Springs Golf, nestled at the historic Homestead Resort, is Utah’s only true golf resort. Playing at Crater Springs has been known as the tale of two courses. The front nine is known for having wide fairways, and some tricky dog legged holes. On the back nine water features from the geothermal Crater on site come in play creating challenging lies and the need to be creative in your shot choice. Throughout the summer Crate Springs hosts a variety of charitable golf tournaments for residents, local community groups, and foundations. These tournaments are a great way to play a round for a good cause.

From Provo – 41
Park City - 30
Salt Lake City - 53

Tips to create your own summer golf story

  • Book your round early – Heber Valley Course can get busy, so book early. Book online 10 days in advance or book a stay and play package at a local hotel to book up to 60 days in advance.  
  • Play at least two courses – Only playing one course here is like going to an amusement park and only riding one ride. For the most fun play at least two courses. Try nine on one course and then another nine somewhere else. You’ll be glad you did.
  • Eat at the Club houses – All three locations offer great food at the club houses from the traditional hotdog to awesome breakfasts and dinner specials.
  • Bring some friends – Call up your buddies you haven’t seen in a while to catch up on some old times. Don’t even keep score, just laugh and swap stories.
  • Make it a weekend getaway – Bring your spouse, or make it a couple’s weekend. Heber Valley has plenty to do for golfers and nongolfers alike.
 

 

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Golf, Summer, Outdoors