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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7068 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

East Bay is in Provo about 1 hour south of Salt Lake City. The course is located on the Novell/Word Perfect campus which explains why there is an executive course in addition to the regular 18 hole course.
One word describes the hazards at East bay -- water. Water comes into play on almost every hole and there are several forced carries. This can be one of the most challenging (and frustrating) courses in the area if you're not hitting the ball straight. It's possible to empty your ball bag on this course on a bad day.

Past experience has shown that the course's cleaning plan follows the following schedule: in the spring the course is cleaned up and put into shape for the annual Novell Provo Open. This is a big deal in Provo and for the past several years this event has included a 9 hole skins game featuring 4 Utah PGA tour pros - Mike Reid, Jay Don Blake, Dan Forsman and Keith Clearwater. Once the Open is over at the end of May the course is let go and A LOT of trash accumulates in the numerous ponds and marshes.

Favorite holes are number 4 and number 10 (now some other number because the back nine was reordered during 1997). Number 4 is a par 4 which requires a blind tee shot over a marsh. Too short or left and you're dead in the marsh, too far right and you're either wet or are faced with a long second shot. Number 10 (maybe 12 now) is a par five that offers several ways to attack, all of them dangerous. If you go for the green in 2 you have to carry the entire length of a pond. To lay up you have to hit a narrow fairway and risk going too far through and out of bounds.

They don't sell beer so bring your own -- from another county if it's Sunday. Because of the local religious influence this is a good course to walk onto without a tee time on Sunday, at least once the Open is over.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7068 yards
Blue 72 6523 yards
White 72 5934 yards
Yellow (W) 72 5041 yards
Scorecard for Championship
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 71.8/130 527 423 183 480 442 434 205 452 578 3724 418 181 507 541 206 414 517 139 441 3364 7088
Blue M: 69.0/121 502 410 160 417 351 381 167 416 524 3328 398 163 488 520 193 389 500 123 421 3195 6523
White M: 67.4/117 W: 72.4/127 450 372 138 352 328 362 145 391 498 3036 366 140 446 471 168 364 468 105 370 2898 5934
Gold M: 63.1/103 W: 67.0/110 407 331 105 305 294 312 116 346 442 2658 267 105 398 363 156 317 391 90 296 2383 5041
Handicap 9 13 15 3 11 5 17 1 7 2 16 12 6 10 14 8 18 4
Par 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 36 4 3 5 5 3 4 5 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1991
Golf Season Open: 1/28 Closed: 10/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Denim is allowed

Reviews

3.2
4 Reviews (4)
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3.0
First Time Playing

Not for Beginners

Lots of water. I’m somewhat of a beginner. Though I’m not terrible, I lost 6 balls on 9 holes simply due to the amount of water on this course. If your shots aren’t right on line it’s common for a one hop out of bounds. Tough for beginner golfers.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Good weather

Great for practice with friends

If you're looking for a serious course to master your skills, this one isn't quite that. I like to call it the sandlot version of the Championship course. You can't beat the price but still, for a few dollars more, you can go and play holes that will lead you to the next hole instead of being lost in a field of grass scratching your head about where to go next.
Great to take little kids to get some practice but this isn't your place if you want a more organized tee shot with distance markers.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather

Water on left and right

only thing wrong with this course is it needs a new club house bad!! On the plus side they have been reintroducing new sand all over the course greens are smooth and quick best grounds crew in the valley use caution on tee shots as a hook or a slice will lead you in the water there are 14 of the 18 holes that have water running typically down one side or the other of the fairway bring a few extra balls if your not the straightest shot a few risk reward holes and almost all Par 5's are reachable in 2 with a solid tee shot fairly flat so easy to walk

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great greens

A true golfers golf course. Love the wildlife. Clubhouse could use a renovation. Staff is extremely helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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