Hit the Links
Salt Lake City is one of the very few places on the continent where you can "ski and tee"—cruise the slopes in the morning and smack a drive down the fairway in the afternoon.
Salt Lake City is a golfer's dream vacation. Utah's golf courses are justifiably famous for their scenery and availability, and there are more than 50 publicly accessible golf courses less than an hour's drive from its largest city. Twenty-five of those courses (several of championship caliber) are within 30-minute drive of the Grand America Hotel.
This means that golfers of every skill level, ability, and style can find a Salt Lake City golf course to suit them. Plus, one of the best things about golfing in Salt Lake is that it rarely rains here, so it's possible to find perfect golfing weather almost every day of the year. (Yes, even in winter!)
Close to downtown, Eaglewood Golf Course is nestled in the hills of the Wasatch Front, with views of the Great Salt Lake and the Oquirrh Mountains from every tee. Designed by Keith Foster, Eaglewood measures to 6,811 yards from the back tees and plays to a par 71. The course terrain ranges from high hill tops and deep valleys to cool spring filled mountain ponds and creeks.
Also popular is the Thanksgiving Point Golf Course, 18 holes of spectacular Johnny Miller layout, and home to the annual Sorensen's Champions Challenge. Or have a go at Stonebridge, a Scottish links style course designed by Johnny Miller. Flight delayed? Play a few holes on Wingpointe, an Arthur Hills designed course right by the Salt Lake City airport.
The golf courses of Park City, which provide an excellent summer escape for golf outings, are just a short drive away. For a challenge, try the Nicklaus designed 18-hole course at the Park Meadows Country Club. It's 7,390 yards of driving heaven from the longest tees for a par of 72. Or enjoy the beautiful scenery of Mountain Dell, just a quick half-hour up the canyon.
For more information on these and other courses, contact our concierge at 801-258-6703.