Canyon at Mountain Dell Golf Course

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (3)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6787 yards
  • Slope: 126
  • Rating: 71.3
  • Layout


Carts: Yes - $16 - $32
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes


Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6787 yards 71.3 126
Blue 72 6416 yards 70.2 120
White 72 6016 yards 68.0 116
White (W) 73 6016 yards 72.6 128
Gold 73 5447 yards 69.2 121

The Canyon at Mountain Dell Golf Course features 13 of the original 18 holes at Mountain Dell and five new holes rolling up the eastern canyon, carved out of the natural oak brush and rose thickets.

Considered by many to be the most beautiful public golf course in Salt Lake City, Mountain Dell is nestled in Parley's Canyon. It offers two challenging 18-hole courses, the Lake Course and the Canyon Course, both of which traverse mountainous terrain.

Players on the Canyon Course with early-morning or early-evening tee times may see deer, elk, moose, eagles, hawks, badgers, squirrels, and an occasional cougar. The Canyon course stretches up the eastern mountain from the clubhouse about four miles before looping back, so motorized golf cars are recommended.

Canyon, designed by William Bell Jr. and opened in 1962, measures 6.787 yards from the black tees. Par is 72 for men and 73 for women.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 3 Reviews
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recommend this course

3 out of 3 reviews



Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Great Muni with views and challenge for all level players"

ToxDoc's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

the Lake course at Mt Dell provides great scenery, on well maintained fairways and greens on the rolling hills of Parleys Canyon. Great signature holes over lakes and gulches, elevated tee boxes, make this a fun course to play. Nice compliment to the tighter Canyon course.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

I recommend this course

"Bring A LOT Of Golf Balls With You!"

JSimmz's avatar
Salt Lake City Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2015
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This course was tough from the start - the first hole is headed downhill and there are huge bushes and trees lining the sides. If you mishit, your ball is good as gone on quite a few holes.

Lots of downhill play which means you have to rethink your clubs A LOT. It was definitely challenging - I haven't gone running back to play Mountain Dell because this course whipped me. I definitely need to brush up on some of my skills.

The views are stunning and it's fun to be up in the mountains playing golf, though.

If you're lucky, you might even catch a moose or two walking around in the distance.

I'd say definitely worth playing if you want to golf the mountains and don't want to pay too much!

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I recommend this course

"Course Review"

dmconway's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2013
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

It's too bad they won't fix this course up. The cart paths are in need of repair, the clubhouse looks like it's going to fall over. It could be a great course if they'd take care of it better

Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

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