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Stonebridge Golf Club
“Our service sets us apart from all the municipal and other public courses.”
So say the operators of Stonebridge Golf Club, which is owned and operated by Evergreen Alliance Golf Limited (EAGL). Dallas-based EAGL is the fourth-largest golf management firm in the U.S.
Stonebridge Golf Club is a Johnny Miller signature design. The 27-hole Scottish links-style layout lies in the Lake Park Corporate Center on Bangerter Highway and 2400 South. The location is terrific, just five minutes from the Salt Lake International Airport and 10 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City.
Stonebridge Golf Club opened in May of 1999 and quickly established itself as the premier site for corporate tournaments. Competitive rates, coupled with outstanding value and service, have made Stonebridge Golf Club a local favorite with the daily-fee golfer as well. Stonebridge Golf Club features a beautiful, 10,000 square-foot clubhouse with a fully stocked PGA golf shop, unique café-style restaurant, business center and banquet room. The all-grass driving range is one of the largest in the state.
The three nine-hole courses are named Creekside, Sunrise and Sagebrush, and each layout is comparable in look and playability. Set on relatively flat terrain, the course has more water and sand than any golf facility in Utah; water enters play on 20 of the 27 holes.
With each nine measuring nearly 3,600 yards from the championship tees, Stonebridge is also one of Utah’s longer courses. With several tees per hole, it is also playable for average golfers. The forward tees on each nine average 2,600 yards.
The golf course features the Kirby Marking System used at many of the top courses around the country. While most golf courses have disks in mid-fairway designating 200, 150 and 100 yards to the pin, Stonebridge Golf Club has markers on each side of the fairway every 25 yards from 250 down to 75 yards. In addition, black and white directional posts designate the middle of the fairways, which aid first-time players.
The course is named after the four stone bridges players walk or drive through during a round. The first stone bridge is behind the first green on Sunrise. If there is a signature hole on the course, this may be it because of the spectacular eastward view, with the bridge behind the green and the Wasatch Mountains in the background.
The No. 2 hole on Sunrise is a long par-5, followed by a short par-3 and a fairly short par-4 with water hugging the green. The 6th hole on Sunrise and 4th on Creekside are par-3s requiring tee shots over water. The long par-4 8th on Sunrise features one of the largest waste bunkers you’ll ever see, running more than 200 yards along the right side of the fairway. Get in this bunker and you may never get out!
The best stretch of holes at Stonebridge may be the finishing holes on Creekside. Numbers 5 and 6 are long par 4s (457 and 445 yards, respectively) with water running bordering each hole. The 7th is a par-3 over water, while the 8th is a horrifying par-4 measuring 480 yards from the championship tees. The 9th is a 531-yard par-5 that involves a drive and approach shot over water.
The Sagebrush nine lies west of the other 18 holes and follows a pattern similar to the other nines, with parallel holes adding up the number 10. The one without a partner is No. 5, a par-3 tucked into the southwest corner of Lake Park property. Like Creekside’s 9th, the 6th at Sagebrush requires shots over water on both the drive and approach to the green. The 9th hole is a dogleg-right with water running the entire length of the hole.
For more information on Stonebridge, go online to www.golfstonebridgeutah.com. For a tee time, call 801/908-7888.