The Takeaway: Grade C
Designer: Gene Bates in 2004
Cost: $26.00 - $31.00 plus $14 for a cart Click for current rates
Phone Number: (801) 407-3030
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Talons Cove Golf Course's official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - 2220 S. Talons Cove Dr., Saratoga Springs, Utah 84043
Accolades: As authentic of a links experience as Utah can offer.
What to Expect: Talons Cove is a links layout found on the northwest coast of Utah Lake. Gene Bates is famous for designing courses with long par 3s and Talons Cove is no exception (220, 225, 255), but the greens are large enough to handle long approaches. The setting is quite stunning with the beautiful light blue lake hugging the property and the towering Mount Timpanogos in the distance. Conditions are generally good with firmer fairways to promote the bump-and-run game that links golf is famous for. The two consecutive years after it opened, Talons Cove hosted the Utah Open and was very well received by the participants.
By the Numbers
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 6th Hole – 255 Yard Par 3
Best Par 3: 6th Hole – 255 Yards
Best Par 4: 10th Hole – 478 Yards
Best Par 5: 9th Hole – 550 Yards
Birdie Time: 16th Hole – 310 Yard Par 4
Bogey Beware: 6th Hole – 255 Yard Par 4