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Sand Hollow

Sand Hollow Resort (Championship Course) in St. George, UT

 

sand hollow championship golf resort
Me and CJ

The Stats

Tee Time: October 23, 2016, 8:06, 75 F, sunny

Designer: John Fought, 2008

Playing Partners: CJ Phelan

Tees: Blue, Par 72 (71.8 rating/126 slope/6,893 yards)

Course Handicap: 10 (8.6 index)

Stats:  85 (45-40); 31 putts; 4/14 fairways; 6/18 greens; 4 penalty strokes

The Course

To start off the ultimate golf day of 36 holes in two states and two time zones even(!), we had to wake up before dawn to tee off with the first light. It’s crazy to wake up at 7:15am and it’s still so dark out you’d swear it was 3:15am. But the best part of that situation was getting to watch the sun rise over the mountains to gradually reveal the gorgeous landscape of southern Utah and Sand Hollow Resort.

sand hollow championship golf resort sunrise
First we needed the sun to rise…

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Trophy Lake Golf and Casting Club

Trophy Lake Golf & Casting Club in Port Orchard, WA

trophy lake golf and casting club
The lodge

The Stats

Tee Time: September 24, 2013, 12:30, 61 F, intermittent rain

Designer: John Fought (1999)

Playing Partners: None

Tees: Blue, Par 72 (72.8 rating/131 slope/6,756 yards)

Course Handicap: 10 (9.0 index)

Stats: 84 (40-44); 32 putts; 10/14 fairways; 7/18 greens; 2 penalty strokes

The Course

That makes four awesome courses I’ve played in Washington this year. I’m starting to think there might not be any duds in The Evergreen State. Trophy Lake Golf & Casting Club in Port Orchard, about an hour’s drive from Seattle, is a nice, quiet spot to get in a challenging round of golf. Each hole feels different. The bunkers and rough are fait yet punishing, an honest test without any annoying gimmicks. Gorgeous forest surround the course, but luckily the trees are merely spectators. It takes a really wild shot to get trapped amongst the pines. Continue reading Trophy Lake Golf and Casting Club