The Red Rock Golf Trail Needs to Be on Your Course Bucket List

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The Red Rock Golf Trail Needs to Be on Your Course Bucket List

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From Saint Andrews to Cypress Point, many of the world’s most highly regarded and picturesque golf courses fall oceanside, contrasting brilliant greens with wild, deep blues. The allure is easy to see. But it’s not the only landscape worth traveling for. In Greater Zion, a region in southwest Utah, greens pop against a sea of red sandstone, black lava rock, snow-capped mountains, and a dynamic sky as blue as any. The sights are stunning and the courses immaculate—and abundant.  

Within a 40-mile radius of St. George, Utah—located just 90 minutes northeast of Las Vegas up I-15 and boasting more than 300 days of sunshine a year—you’ll find 12 professional golf courses, each with its own distinct layout, landscape, and premier accommodations (yes, that means plenty of luxe spa and custom concierge opportunities too). They call it the Red Rock Golf Trail, and it needs to be on your course bucket list. Better yet, make the trip this year, before the word gets out.

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Sand Hollow Golf Course 

Sitting atop Golfweek’s own list of Best Courses You Can Play in Utah—featuring six public courses in Greater Zion —is Sand Hollow Resort, a spectacular, otherworldly place to tee it up. Designed by John Fought, Sand Hollow is truly unique, incorporating steep ridgelines, deep canyons, rich red sandstone bluffs and expansive views of distant Pine Valley Mountains and nearby Red Cliffs National Conservation Area. Here you can play 18 holes of championship golf or walk a nine-hole links-style course designed to follow the early traditions of the game.

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Sunbrook Golf Course

The newest addition to Golfweek’s list of Best Courses You Can Play in Utah, Sunbrook Golf Course is the crown jewel of St. George’s city-owned courses with three distinct, expertly designed nines. You’ll navigate tricky water features, black lava rock, changing elevations and challenging red sand traps, all within view of surrounding hillsides and alpine mountains.

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The Ledges Golf Course

Though each of the 12 courses within Greater Zion is worthy of a visit, we’ll wind down our highlight reel with The Ledges Golf Course, a Matt Dye designed gem set along the rim of Snow Canyon State Park—a 4,700 acre park made up of petrified sand dunes, volcanic cinder cones, and lava fields known as mini-Zion.” Savored by golfers from intermediate to pro, the 18th-hole modern course of stunning tees and meticulous greens sits 900 feet above the city of St. George, delivering panoramic views as memorable as its greens.

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Cable Mountain Lodge

When the day is done and the final scores have been tallied, Greater Zion offers a number of spas and resorts that are destinations in their own right. Located steps from world-famous Zion National Park and just an hour’s drive from St. George and its numerous nearby courses, Cable Mountain Lodge is one of the region’s newest properties. The luxurious lodge offers suites and studios as well as an extensive menu of rejuvenating spa services, adventure offerings and exclusive access to Greater Zion’s most celebrated natural landscapes. Whether you’re visiting for a long weekend or an extended stay, it’s a tranquil spot to return to after exploring Greater Zion’s myriad of outdoor attractions as well as cultural highlights, like art galleries and the Tuacahn Amphitheatre—provided you can pull yourself away from the courses!

 

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