Olympia Fields Country Club (North)

Olympia Fields, Illinois

Canyons Golf (Park City, Utah)

Canyons Golf logo Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

The Takeaway:  The Canyons is a classic case of trying to do too much with too little. The extreme terrain, and not enough of it, creates some silly holes that struggle to reach par 70. There are a couple of good holes, but the course is built better for a scramble format than stroke play.  Grade D+

Quick Facts

Designer:  Gene Bates in 2015

Cost:  $60 - $100 Click for current rates

Phone Number:  435-615-4728

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Canyons Golf's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 4000 Canyons Resort Drive, Park City, Utah  84098 – UNITED STATES

Photos:  See additional photos of Canyons Golf

What to Expect:  The Canyons is the most unique, and newest, course in the Park City area. Unfortunately, being the newest also means there isn't as much property to work with which is exactly what The Canyons deals with. The Gene Bates design uses just over 6000 yards to create a par 70 layout when the amount of land, and the extreme terrain, lends itself much better to an executive par three course. Players are taken on a wild ride up and down the Utah mountains at nearly 7000 feet elevation where the ball carries longer but unfortunately the fairways are designed too tight for the elevated tees and extra carry that is common. Greens are often perched on the side of hills where missing on the wrong side can quickly result in a penalty and/or a lost ball. The views are plentiful and the drama virtually unlimited, but if you are trying to score well you can plan on leaving your driver in the cart and just keep hitting irons into the fairways. Ultimately, The Canyons is a fun course to play a scramble in where there is little repercussion for hitting high risk shots, but if I had to play it as my home course I'd probably pick up a different hobby.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 70 6035 69.0 141
Blue 70 5522 66.3 134
Green 70 4873 63.5 126
Red (Women) 70 4149 63.2 126

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  4th Hole – 405 Yard Par 4 –

4th Hole at Canyons Golf (405 Yard Par 4)
4th Hole at Canyons Golf (405 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 3:  16th Hole – 170 Yards –

16th Hole at Canyons Golf (170 Yard Par 3)
16th Hole at Canyons Golf (170 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  5th Hole – 327 Yards –

5th Hole at Canyons Golf (327 Yard Par 4)
5th Hole at Canyons Golf (327 Yard Par 4)

5th Hole at Canyons Golf (327 Yard Par 4)
5th Hole at Canyons Golf (327 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  3rd Hole – 500 Yards –

3rd Hole at Canyons Golf (500 Yard Par 5)
3rd Hole at Canyons Golf (500 Yard Par 5)

3rd Hole at Canyons Golf (500 Yard Par 5)
3rd Hole at Canyons Golf (500 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  10th Hole – 503 Yard Par 5 –

10th Hole at Canyons Golf (503 Yard Par 5)
10th Hole at Canyons Golf (503 Yard Par 5)

10th Hole at Canyons Golf (503 Yard Par 5)
10th Hole at Canyons Golf (503 Yard Par 5)

Bogey Beware:  7th Hole – 594 Yard Par 5 –

7th Hole at Canyons Golf (594 Yard Par 5)
7th Hole at Canyons Golf (594 Yard Par 5)

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