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Soldier Hollow Golf Course

Soldier Hollow Golf Course (Gold) in Midway, UT

Me and CJ

The Stats

Tee Time: October 1, 2011, 10:48, 82 F, Light wind

Designer: Gene Bates, 2004

Playing Partners: CJ Phelan

Tees: Blue, Par 72 (70.2 rating/128 slope/6,629 yards)

Course Handicap: 11 (9.3 index)

Stats: 80 (41-39); 34 putts; 7/14 fairways; 9/18 greens; 0 penalty strokes (finally!)

The Course

The Gold Course at Soldier Hollow in Midway, UT, slated to host the 2012 US Amateur Public Links Championship, is ranked Utah’s #1 municipal course by Golfweek and one of the top in state by Golf Digest. The Silver Course runs through the valley while the Gold Course presents a tougher challenge as it climbs in elevation with the round’s progression, also providing amazing views of the Heber Valley below. Finding a good course to play in Utah was difficult. Many top 100 rankings omit the state completely, there are many exclusively private courses and the highly regarded tracks are near the state’s southern border, closer to friendlier year-round weather. Luckily the state built this place, which opened in 2004, and many, including the USGA, have taken notice. Continue reading Soldier Hollow Golf Course