The Takeaway: The best public course and value in Northern Utah, Valley View is a gem that locals know how good it is but few others do. The natural movement in the terrain, mountain views, and variety in hole designs is exceptional for a municipal course and a must play if you are in the Salt Lake City area. Grade C+
Designer: William Hull in 1974
Cost: $28.00 plus $13.00 for a cart Click for current rates
Phone Number: (801) 546-1630
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Valley View Golf Course's official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - 2501 E. Gentile St., Layton, Utah 84041
Accolades: Rated 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest's Best Places to Play publication. Host of the 2009 Utah State Amateur.
What to Expect: Valley View is widely regarded as the best value, fairest challenge, and most aesthetically pleasing public course in Utah. The terrain is hilly and offers a challenging, but not overbearing, walk. The course lacks any homes on site and features a few water hazards and several bunkers. The fairways are lined with a variety of species of trees and the conditioning for a municipal course is very good. The opening tee shot is a dramatic downhill par four where the player can cut the corner over the water if they are willing to risk the result. With four sets of tees, great greens, variety within the layout, and a good location, Valley View is a must-play for any golfer and the affordable green fees will keep you coming back.
By the Numbers
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 15th Hole – 449 Yard Par 4
Best Par 3: 4th Hole – 170 Yards
Best Par 4: 1st Hole – 462 Yards
Best Par 5: 17th Hole – 535 Yards
Birdie Time: 6th Hole – 350 Yard Par 4
Bogey Beware: 3rd Hole – 437 Yard Par 4