A trio of 18-hole golf courses in Tooele Valley, and a new nine-hole pitch-and-putt course at Deseret Peak Complex, offer excellent golfing opportunities in Tooele County. For players who like a little gambling with their links, an 18-hole desert course is available just outside the county in Wendover, Nev.
Oquirrh Hills Golf Course in Tooele City recently added nine new holes that provide stunning views of the Great Salt Lake and Middle Canyon. This popular course is ideal for both accomplished golfers and families. The clubhouse has an excellent pro shop and delicious food, too. For more information, call (435) 882-4220 or go on line to www.tooelecity.org.
The Links at Overlake in Tooele is dotted with 17 lakes that create challenges for golfers. There are four tee boxes to accommodate various levels of golfing abilities. The 18-hole course is the longest in the county, measuring 7,248 yards from the championship tees. The course also offers leagues for men, women and seniors, and sponsors clinics for junior golfers during the summer. For more information, call (435) 882-8802 or go online to www.overlakegolf.com.
Stansbury Park Golf Course, with its ponds and fairway challenges, may require a bag full of balls for the lesser-skilled golfer. Stansbury is the type of course that has big open greens, which enables less-adept golfers a better chance of hitting them, while still offering a challenge for more experienced golfers with all the ponds and tight fairways. A new pavilion to the northeast of the clubhouse gives tournament organizers a place to give awards and players a place to socialize. For more information, call (435) 882-4162 or go online to www.stansburypark.org.
For golfers who are just learning the sport, or want to sharpen their short game, the new pitch-and-putt course at Deseret Peak Complex delivers. The course features nine holes all less than 100 yards long. For more information, call (435) 843-4000 or go online to www.deseretpeakcomplex.com.
Wendover’s Toana Vista Golf Course snakes through rugged terrain with mounded and well-bunkered greens. The generous desert wind and strategically placed water hazards can be a score destroyer. For more information, call (800) 852-4330 or go online to www.rockiesgolf.com/utah/toana/.