Plans Unveiled For New Southern Utah Golf Resort

The developers of Sand Hollow Resort in Hurricane, Utah, have unveiled plans for Southern Utah's newest destination golf resort.

Located 15 minutes from St. George in the state's southwestern corner, Sand Hollow Resort will feature more than 1,700 private residences, vacation villas, 27 holes of golf at Sand Hollow Golf Club, spa and fitness center, pools and water features. A water park, spanning 15 acres, will include a modified lazy river that winds through a series of pools stretching from the top of the park, through the villas, and to the resort entrance. Groundbreaking for the project is scheduled to take place later this year.

The resort was introduced at a news conference at Thanksgiving Point Golf Club, site of the Nokia Champions Challenge. Hosted by Johnny Miller, the two-day golf tournament features prominent PGA and LPGA Tour players, including Mike Weir and Annika Sorenstam. Sand Hollow Golf Club will be a "sister course" to Thanksgiving Point, as both golf courses will managed by Vanguard Golf Management Group.

"Today is a significant stepping stone in Sand Hollow Resort's shift from dream to reality," said Thomas R. Seneca, president of Sand Hollow Resort and one of the developers. "We are genuinely excited about what we're going to bring to the Southern Utah region, and invite people to come join us in what will be a wonderful resort experience."

The two golf courses will be designed by John Fought, a noted architect with a number of award-winning layouts on his resume. Fought, a collegiate golf star at Brigham Young University, will design 27 holes for Sand Hollow Golf Club. The club will include the 18-hole Championship Course and a nine-hole walking course (to be called Honourable Links). The layouts will incorporate ridgelines, canyons and various elevations to create a challenging golf experience.

The resort is located near Sand Hollow State Park and Zion National Park. The resort can be accessed via direct flights to St. George from Los Angeles or Salt Lake City, or a 90-minute drive from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

For more information about Sand Hollow Resort, call 435/656-0579 or visit