Sand Hollow

Sand Hollow Resort
Hurricane, UT

Sand Hollow is ranked the top course to play in Utah according to my friends over at the Golf Course Gurus and it did not disappoint. I would need a few more rounds to give it fully my top spot for the state but I can comfortably put it in a 1A/1B situation with the Gold Course at Solider Hollow.   We played from the black tees, which can stretch the course to over 7300 yards, but the course was playing closer to 7000 for second 18 of our 36 hole day (we played Coral Canyon first). Distance isn't the toughest part of the course, rather it's the big undulating greens and well placed bunkers. It seemed like the real grit of the course was found between holes 3-7 (a 200 yard par 3, two par 4's that are close to 500 yards and a par 5 that is near 600 yards) and how you played there could make or break the rest of your round. The back nine is along the edge of the canyon and provides some of the best views I've seen on the golf course. The in-cart GPS that gives you an accurate reading to the flag is always a nice bonus and should improve your scoring, if you trust it. We took advantage the twilight rate ($80/person) and teed off around 2:30 pm. The course was fairly empty for the great conditions and we finished with plenty of daylight. This is definitely a course I'm looking forward to playing again.