Nibley Park Golf Course

3.0000000000 3.0 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 34
  • Length: 2895 yards
  • Slope: 120
  • Rating: 33.6
  • Layout


Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes


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


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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 34 2895 yards 33.6 120
White (W) 36 2682 yards 33.9 110
White 34 2682 yards 32.0 112
Gold (W) 36 2341 yards 32.3 109

Nibley Park Golf Course, which opened in May 1922, is the oldest public golf course in Utah. Its central location has made it a popular destination for city dwellers and tourists, offering breathtaking views of the Wasatch Mountains to the East and the Oquirrh Mountains to the West.

Although a nine-hole layout, Nibley Park has been called Winged Foot West in reference to its variety of holes and tabletop greens. Fairways and greens are well guarded by trees, many of which were planted before the early pioneers arrived in Salt Lake City. A large stream, several small brooks and a large lake on the ninth hole make the golf course unusually challenging and enjoyable.

Nibley Park, designed by Harold Lamb, is one of the few courses in the United States that concludes with consecutive par 3s. The 167-yard ninth is a gem, requiring an accurate tee shot over a large lake to a well-bunkered, undulating green. Golfers can expect to see ducks, Canadian geese, and a variety of birds on the lake fronting the ninth green.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"Great for beginners"

Kristopher3935308's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This course is really short and really easy. Layout is nice and very playable. If you are looking for a quick round or you are new to golf then this is the course. Only 9 holes and really close to the city. If you are visiting Salt Lake and looking for plush, nice, scenic courses, this ISN'T it!!

Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy

I don't recommend this course

"Great Little Course in the Middle of SLC!"

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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Fair weather

Reviewed on

Of all the Muni courses in SLC, this is our go-to course. The pros are friendly and we can often show up and get right on the course. Pace of play is much better than other courses in the area (ie Forest Dale).

Big trees line the course so that's pretty nice to have in case of errant shots. This course mostly consists of par 4's so you can bring out the driver and let it rip.

The rain this season has really helped out the conditions and the greens were pretty nice. A lot of beginners like to come here and play for fun so leave your etiquette at home and don't expect much.

The 9th hole is a par 3 that you have to hit over the pond - always fun! It's a great little ending to a satisfying round of golf.

Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy

I recommend this course

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