Golf St George Utah
Golfing in St. George Utah means enjoying breathtaking scenery … year-round sunshine … just a few hours from a couple of major American cities … and a short drive from some of the most spectacular national parks in the country.
St. George is an oasis in the desert of southern Utah. And it offers fantastic golf courses on 12 different golf courses … St. George’s Red Rock Golf Trail … within a 15 minute drive of each other.
Whether you’re driving or flying into St. George, the first time you take in the surrounding scenery, you’ll see an area that is probably unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Red rock … along with black lava rock … amazing cloudless blue sky … broken by white walled gorges.
The first time I saw the area was many years ago. I was a freshman on the University of Utah JV football team. We left Salt Lake City on a bus and headed south.
I don’t remember the month. Maybe October or November. It was a long drive at a time when the speed limit was capped at 55 mph. A nefarious and meaningless government mandate of that time.
As we headed down the hill from Cedar City to St. George, we could see the landscape change dramatically. And when we got off the bus, we were greeted by pleasantly warm temperatures.
We played a game against Dixie JC on a “field” in the middle of the city’s rodeo fields. I remember looking down when I got into position and saw … among several scattered patches of grass … dried manure. What’s left of the rodeo from the previous summer. Great for a garden but not for a soccer field. Oh, how the area has changed.
My lovely girlfriend and I even spent a few days there on our honeymoon. Before continuing to Las Vegas, of course. But for the past decade, the St. George area has been one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country.
It is a great place to spend a vacation, as you can play four or five very diverse golf courses without draining your bank account.
The golf courses in the St. George area are:
Bloomington Country Club
Entrance into Snow Canyon
Dixie Red Hills
Southgate Golf Club
St. George Golf Club
Sunbrook Golf Club
SunRiver Golf Club
The ledges of Utah