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4.4
109 Reviews (109)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
94.7%
Recommend this course
105 out of 109 reviews
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4.2
11 Reviews (11)
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.1
90.9%
Recommend this course
10 out of 11 reviews
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4.2
12 Reviews (12)
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.1
91.7%
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11 out of 12 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7040 yards
Slope 135
Rating 73.0

Formerly named The Homestead, Crater Springs Golf Course is located in Midway, a secluded valley between Heber and the wasatch Mountains. It was designed by Senior PGA Tour player Bruce Summerhays who lives in the area. With countryside property overlooked by 10,000 foot mountains he had a very scenic canvas to build upon. The finished course winds past red barns and meadows, up and down hills and across streams and gullies.

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Course Details

Year Built 1990
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season April 1 to October 31
Architect Bruce Summerhays

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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Reviews

4.4
109 Reviews (109)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 9
Drinks 7
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 15
Bunkers 14
Forced Carries 13
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 18
A Weekend Splurge 13
Entertaining Clients 11
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 21
At a Resort 13
Near Local Attractions 7

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful course and scenery.

This was my first time playing this course, and it took about an hour to get there from my home. It was worth the drive. The only negative comment I have is that it was difficult to know where to go once we got there. There are lots of signs but it's hard to distinguish between the golf course and "The Crater" on where to go. Minor issue.
The greens were extremely quick, but rolled true. The fairways were well groomed and green. This is a well maintained course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Excellent course and experience

Crater Springs is an excellent course that is challenging, fun, and has beautiful views; this is a course I try to play a few times every year due to the reasons I already stated; it is an excellent mountain course that provides various hole layouts and requires strategic play; the staff is friendly and provides a quality experience; I recommend this course to intermediate and low handicap golfers; I don’t believe this is a good course for beginner golfers.;

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course That Makes You Work

Short story, it was a beautiful day on a great course with good friends. But if you don't concentrate and manage you game, the course can eat you up. The greens are generally large, but they have a lot of slope and contour...add in a hot day and becomes 3-putt central. Control of the driver is definitely key to working through this course.

The locatjon in Midway is very serene and the course covers a lot of ground. You'll see deer and birds and the occassional fox.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The greens are very very fast. Takes all fun out of the game when you have to putt at least 4 times per hole.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Natural Terrain - Fun to play

At this quaint resort, a fun course awaits. Not overly manicured, the wildflowers, creeks, and trees line the course for a lovely natural feel. Good greens and traps, closely mown fairways. Great value, and bring your scuba card to take a dive into the 60 foot deep crater spring after the round. Yes, this place is a bit odd and I loved it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

Unbelievable views, a well planned and maintained course provides an incredible experience. The greens were in great shape and a challenge to read. Had a great time, thanks to a couple of locals that completed our foursome. We will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Georgia Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Layout - Not so Great Conditions

I have played Crater Springs several times in the past and I always love playing the course because you always see lots of wildlife, you have spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and streams and the course is USUALLY in great shape.

This time I played the course conditions were less than average. There were lots of bare dirt areas, the greens were very firm and hard, and overall it is not as in good as condition as it has been in prior years.

I played Soldier Hollow (both the Gold and Silver) several weeks ago and the conditions at Soldier Hollow were MUCH better than today at Crater Springs.

I always like Crater Springs, but today the conditions were just average at best.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Harsh-winter hangover?

I LOVE this course. The layout is a lot of fun and challenging, and the scenery is special. The ball will definitely carry a little extra due to the altitude compared to the SLC Valley (a lot of you’re from lower altitudes), so club selection is tricky to get right. I played several times last year (2018) with my first round over Memorial Day weekend and the course was in impeccable shape, but having just played it the once this year, it was definitely in rougher shape than normal, especially the greens that were a little longer than usual and not as consistent. We got a lot more snow, and have a much longer winter this year in Utah, so I’m assuming this is a result of not having the requisite time or ability to get the course in top form just yet.

If you’re willing to drive out to Wasatch or Soldier Hollow, then this is also a course you need to check off the list. It very much gets lost with all the noise and attention those other two courses get, but it’s no lesser of a track. I guess because of that, pace of play is fantastic because it doesn’t get as much traffic.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great top notch course!

Great course layout, beautiful course, lot of wildlife to seen.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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Great course. Needs more drinkable water on the course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Texas Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best of Class in Golf Resorts in Utah!

We played in nearly perfect morning conditions from the Blue tees at 6,524 yards 71.1/133.

Crater Springs Golf Course is the resort course for the venerable Homestead Resort. It is the perfect amenity in this mountain side location. The resort is manager by one of the all time greats of resort management, Paul Christensen, who made our round happen at last minute.

Crater Springs is named due to the thermal springs in a crated located on property. The course is routed up the mountainside then down through a flat land that used to be marshes.

The course is the perfect resort course in that the there is a tee for everyone. The fairways are wide and the greens hold. Bunkering is not ridiculously hard. The course conditions were fantastic. The course gets a lot of rounds played and the team maintains excellent form.

I recommended a couple of nights stay at the Homestead. Play the resort course and maybe one or two of the local state park course close by (Wasatch Mountain and Soldier Hollow). Easily the top resort choice in the State of Utah!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course in a great location

Today was the 3rd time in the past 6 years we have played the course. We are vacationing in the area.
The course has a nice layout and is in good condition especially the greens. High recommend playing this course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Scheduled a Tee Time the weekend before the Fourth of July. The resort was crowded however Tee Times were on schedule. Course was great and staff was friendly. The Pro Shop has great golf attire.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging

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