Forest Dale Golf Course

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3126 yards
  • Slope: 116
  • Rating: 34.7
  • Layout


Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


Driving range: No
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes


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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 36 3126 yards 34.7 116
White 36 2621 yards 32.1 110
White (W) 36 2621 yards 32.1 119
Gold 36 2277 yards 32.1 107
Gold (W) 36 2277 yards 32.1 107

Forest Dale Golf Course, originally built in 1905 as the Salt Lake Country Club, holds the distinction of being the oldest golf course in Utah. Forest Dale has undergone several phases of renovation since the city acquired the course in 1935.

Today, Forest Dale is a challenging golf course with several small, original tabletop greens that place a premium on accuracy. A major redesign in 1986-87 maintained the tradition while transforming the course into a contemporary test of golf.

The nine-hole layout features three par 3s, three par 4s and three par 5s, with a large lake coming into play on the closing three holes. The par-4, 449-yard ninth is renowned as one of the most challenging finishing holes in Utah.

Forest Dale Golf Course measures 3,126 yards from the golf tees. Par is 36 for men and 37 for women.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 2.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"A great Salt Lake municipal course"

Jonathan9642795's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

My son, friends and I play here every couple of weeks in the summer. It was the original back nine for the salt lake country club built in the early 1900's. Unlike other city courses, the holes have great variation making it fun to play. Great staff and are always paired with friendly and fun locals. If you get out before around 10:30, this course can easily be played in 90 minutes making it a great "before work" option in the heart of the city.

I recommend this course

"Great Course!"

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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I loved playing Forest Dale! It was beautiful and green with fun holes to play. I loved the variation in each hole as well. Pace of play was pretty slow--there's even a sign saying 'not responsible for slow place of play' at the clubhouse.<br/> As long as you don't get behind an inconsiderate person though, you're good! Will definitely go again.

Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate

I recommend this course

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