Sand Hollow Golf Club
Many golfers put Sand Hollow Golf Club at the top of their list of public courses in the St. George area (technically, it’s located in Hurricane, just 25 minutes from downtown St. George). It’s no surprise considering its something-for-everyone offerings: a Championship Course (ranked as a Golfweek favorite), a Links Course (play with hickory clubs like Scottish golfers did in the 1900s) and a Wee Course (Southern Utah’s only par-3 course). Tee times are open to both members and the public.
SunRiver Golf Club
The Virgin River Valley plays host to the SunRiver Golf Club and the SunRiver neighborhood, a 55-and-over residential community. Tee times are open to both residents and the public. The 18-hole course flaunts smooth greens and the only bent-grass tees in Southern Utah. Fuel up before or after your round at Chef Hog’s Oyster Bar & Grill, located just on the edge of the golf course.
Dixie Red Hills Golf Course
The founders of Dixie Red Hills Golf Course had the right idea when they opened in the mid-1960s. They laid claim to the first golf course in St. George, thus transforming the sleepy gas-station stop into the tourist destination that it is today. This nine-hole course — touted by Forbes as one of “Eight Immensely Enjoyable Golf Courses for the Casual Golfer” — is affordable and fun, all the while owning the same exquisite red-rock views as the luxury resorts.
St. George Golf Club
The St. George Golf Club is steeped in city history. For 30 years, this municipal course has satisfied golfers with its traditional layout and challenging par-73 course, yet even the average player can feel like a pro on the course’s straightforward greens and putts. Like walking? This course is just for you, as it’s easily traversed while enjoying the desert landscape. The club offers golf carts along with a full-service golf shop.
Sunbrook Golf Course
Similar to the St. George Golf Club, the
Sunbrook Golf Course
is a gem among the public courses.
Its three nine-hole courses feel like a local secret, boasting elevation changes, small lava flows, water features and views of red-rock cliffs for golfers at every skill level. Player reviews highlight well-groomed fairways and greens at an affordable price point.