Sun Hills Golf Course

3.7058823529 3.7 stars from 5 (16)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6550 yards
  • Slope: 116
  • Rating: 70.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6550 yards 70.3 116
White 71 6012 yards 67.7 111
Red (W) 72 5485 yards 70.7 119

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 16 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
10
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

14 out of 16 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes  

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"Turning Around"


Talon6's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

I played this course when it first opened. It has completely changed and matured. Fun holes and enjoyable course for any golfer. Keep working on the course conditions and in a couple years this will be a course that you have to visit..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Time to go"


tfranchi's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Most reviews here are old. This place has turned over a new leaf. New carts. New mowers. Less rough. New grill. New ladies bathroom. Halfway hut open for snacks and drinks. New sand in traps. Grass on driving range, not dirt. Links style layout with interesting holes and great views. Fairways and greens have come back. Go play before it gets too busy. You won't be sorry.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 03/10/2017

This review is too good to be true. I have been going to Sun Hills for many years and I do not believe this review, as I have not experienced these enhancements. Yes, there is a new snack bar and sand in the bunkers, but everything else...?


"Potentially a Great Course"


trugollfrev's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2016
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Sun Hills is potentially one of the most interesting courses the area. It has an interesting layout, and although it plays a little short, there are some challenging holes and the ability to make it longer by changing several of the tee boxes. I have played there several times and each time I feel the greens keeper is holding this place back. I understand he does not play golf. This is a HUGE minus in actually taking care of a course for golfers. I'm sure from his experience he can do certain things well, but without a commitment to the game and the course, it will not get better. Greens keepers must work long hours as a labor of love, not a job where you have weekends off. Also, with the shorter season, it should not be a problem. Only if it was supported more by the investors. Let's hope it gets a new owner soon so we can all enjoy this potential gem!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"WOW!"


Golfmania41's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

I left the course feeling like somehow my round was taken from me. It looks nice from the clubhouse, and even the clubhouse was a pretty normal scene. I was a tad concerned about how empty the lot was however. But wrote that off to the hard to find location. Prices were pretty average for this area, and the staff seemed nice enough. They had a snack bar, range, practice greens (no practice bunker). Overall not bad, even if a tad smaller than most. Out on the course was a whole other issue. It had playability in the layout, but the conditions.....YIKES! The greens were hands down the worst. I would say 20% of almost every green looked to be molding, and was missing grass. This didn't seem to deter them from placing flags next to the bad areas either. Bunkers were full of cat litter type, hard sand. Mold in the fairways near the greens as well. Speaking of fairways, they were really narrow. Decent room in between the longer rough, but hard to really tell a difference between the normal rough and the fairways. They obviously had not cut in several days. Greens were also slower than I would say is normal. Tee boxes were really long. They tried to add some appeal to the fairways with this curvy layout, but it still struck me as odd that they were all super narrow, and all just straight lines. Never did spot any maint. crew through the round which wasn't a bad thing, but started to make sense. Spotted the Maint shed on like hole 6 I think, and looked pretty closed up and a fairly early time in the day. I'd say they either have a missing greens keeper and are in need of hiring one, meenwhile having only somewhat knowledgeable crew members, perhaps even small crew. Or they have a greens keeper that is older, maybe too old, or super Lazy and checked out for some other job or something. It felt like municipal course in like a small town far away form everything. I can say this for sure, with the course in that bad of shape, it was not worth the 40$ spent. Would not recommend until they have someone in there that actually knows to to manage a golf course, and can get their Conditions out on the actual course figured out. Who knows maybe they already have a Maint person, and was left with all the mess from their last one. IDK, but like I said, Wow that was hard to see a course in that bad of shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/10/2017

You hit the nail on the head! Could be a nice place, but ground maintenance is the worst I have seen! I have asked around and your assumption about the maintenance shed being closed early is correct. The greens keeper and the crew is usually gone by 2:00PM and they start at about 6:00AM. Weekends are worse, there are only one or two maintenance people around and the greens keeper is rarely there. Maybe he needs to get a job in a bank. I wonder what he writes in his W2 form for profession... Is sure is not Greens Keeper!!!


Commented on 03/10/2017

Yeah... the Greens Keeper has been there for over 12 years and he still can't get it right.


"Forgiving Links Course"


Ryan1277109's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed playing here this morning. The windy hills added a little extra challenge to this not-too-long course. The fairways are relatively wide and forgiving. The greens were deceptively fast. We played in the morning while everything felt spongy, but the greens were still quick. You play up and down a few of the foothills on about half the holes and I enjoyed the elevation changes. Most greens are well bunkered, but offer a decent risk/reward if you can avoid them. The multi-tiered greens also offer a nice challenge if you end up on the wrong side of the pin. I would recommend this course if you are looking for something not too difficult, but with some fair challenges. No opinion about the clubhouse or snack bar, I didn't spend much time there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Greens and general overall conditions"


whalfordjr's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2015
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes

Reviewed on

I have been playing Sun Hills since opening day in 1995. The greens are in the worst conditions that they have ever been. The superintendent of golf course in 1995 until he was replaced was doing a great job. He had a degree from Utah State and was very good at his job. In my opinion the only way to resolve the greens and overall condition of the course is to water more and get a superintend THAT KNOWS WHAT A SUPERTINENT'S JOB IS TO ENSURE THAT THE GOLF COURSE IS IN GOOD SHAPE AND FUN TO PLAY.!!!!!!!!!!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/10/2017

The greens keeper with the degree )associate) is the same one that has been there for over 12 years!!! That guy is the problem with the course. He doesn't even play golf!!!


"Surprisingly challenging!"


redlegbob's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Located right near Hill AFB, the staff was accommodating and friendly. Course has a good mix of open fairways, hazards, and blind shots. Greens were fast and well manicured. tee boxes were in decent shape. Course isn't the best for long hitters as it is relatively short. Great views of the surrounding mountains!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Sun Hills"


Mark7308356's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf course was in fair conditions. Greens were really ruff with a lot of marks. Course was really soft do to the rain but played good. Hit in ruff and you will pay the price if you can find your ball. There was no good available which was a downer. Driving range needs to be improved, just hitting ball in a field can't really judge distances do to rough terrain you hit into.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun for a good deal"


Cody1745812's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is a lot of fun for a mixed skills group. I felt the par 4s were a little bland and it seemed like they were all the same length. But the par 3s as 5s are fun and the course is in great shape. I was not dissapointed!<br/> P.s. Please get a real snack bar! We would have dropped another. $40 easily on food,, any 18 hole course NEEDS a grill!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Sun Hills great location"


jim1879s's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2014
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Had a great time, speed of play, variety of holes, condition of greens were all in great shape, made for an overall great experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Elevated Tee Box Heaven"


bristow369's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you are looking for something that you can "tee it high and let it fly" this is the course. Lots of fun but slightly difficult.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great Condition"


MarkEAnderson's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2014
First time playing Used cart Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a fun round of golf with my son-in-law, who hasn't golfed much. I shot one of my best rounds ever and he had fun because it was fairly open with small trees, therefore he could find his ball when he hit in the rough.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice track"


nanacbj's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has a a lot of different elevations and some challenge to know where to hit the ball. Beautiful views of the mountains and the Great Salt Lake, and you will definitely be distracted by the Air Force jets buzzing over your head as you play; (next to Hill Air Force Base), however I found them to be a spectacular distraction.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


tmyang's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course and booked a hot deal at 11:54a. Surprisingly enough, the course was in great condition and although it was opened, we had 15-20 mph winds which gave some great challenges as well as helped on the nice long drives.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Windy day"


Ronald2440775's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition. Pace of play was slow.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"fun golf course with good views of area"


u00000565435's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf course with several elevation changes. Several dog legs where you are not sure where the green is. greens were a little slow and could have rolled better but was ok. plays about 6300 yards.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course



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