TalonsCove At Saratoga Springs
|Silver (W)||72||5874 yards||71.0||123|
|White (W)||72||5128 yards||67.5||116|
|Black M: 72.5/127||565||427||375||172||426||262||584||228||550||3589||465||389||387||536||163||591||313||223||440||3507||7096|
|Gold M: 69.0/119||535||374||349||145||379||223||549||202||515||3271||425||354||353||502||143||553||288||188||420||3226||6497|
|Silver M: 66.3/111 W: 71.0/123||489||343||306||124||337||187||511||144||485||2926||392||307||320||473||141||506||256||157||396||2948||5874|
|White M: 67.5/116 W: 67.5/116||393||306||271||106||301||158||475||121||459||2590||350||252||268||398||112||435||229||125||369||2538||5128|
Food & BeverageSnacks, Cafe
Available FacilitiesConference Facilities, Banquet Facilities
Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Utah
The fairways and greens were in great shape. If you managed to find the rough you had to put a good shot together. Some of the bunkers could use some maintenance.
Fun Course with Beautiful Views of Lake and Mountains
I have played Talons Cove a few times and each time I travel to Utah and I am able to play Talons Cove, I always have a great experience and a great time golfing.
Talons Cove is a links style course with lots of humps, bumps and undulations all around the course. There are not trees at all on the course and the winds are always blowing.
The greens are relatively large with lots of undulations and subtle slopes. The bunkers are very challenging as some have light fluffy sand and others are had and mostly packed dirt.
One of the best features of the course and the many views of Utah Lake and beautiful mountains. Always a pleasure to play in the morning when the sun is coming up over the mountains. The course is worth every penny (great value) and no two holes feel the same.
This course is a links style course with relatively large undulating fairways and strategically placed bunkers. This course also has a good amount of elevation change and inspiring views of Utah Lake. The course is quite long from the back tees and can be very challenging when the wind is up, which it often is. This course is worth every penny and no two holes feel alike.
The staff here are very friendly and accommodating.
The course is in great shape for spring. The greens are tough to read but putt smooth. The layout has great views of the mountains and lake.
Fun Course in Great Condition.
This is the second time I have played this course and this course was in excellent condition (minus a few tings). The greens were in excellent condition and were smooth and fast.
The fairways were terrific with thick, smooth grass.
The rough was thick and lush.
The bad thins were the bunkers. The bunkers were awful with no sand at all. I was in a couple fairway bunkers and a couple greenside bunkers and every single bunker I hit out of there was no sand and the bunkers were like hitting off the cart path they were so hard and just plain dirt.
Overall, I really like the course and the conditions (other than the awful bunkers) were great. The staff in the pro shop was very friendly and accommodating.
The course offers spectacular views of Utah lake as well as the surrounding mountains. The scenery is awesome.
Fun Course with beautiful lake and mountain views
The course was great. The greens were fast and very smooth (very few non-repaired ball marks on the greens). The fairways were lush and beautiful. The rough was very thick and challenging to get out of because the grass is so lush and strong. I love the fairways, rough and greens at the course. Probably the thing I love most about the course is the beautiful views you have of the mountains and of Utah Lake. There are several holes the overlook the lake with great views. I would definitely play the course again and again because the course is in great shape with beautiful views. The worst thing about the course are the bunkers. The bunkers were VERY had with hardly any sand at all in them. I was in several bunkers during the day and they were all either hard as rock on just dirt or very muddy from sprinkler water. Fix the bunkers a little and this will be one the best courses in Utah.
Great layout with challenging greens
Played on a beautiful day with a light breeze and had a great time. Eventually learned that most putts break towards Utah Lake even when it looks like they will break the other way. Lots of unrepaired ball marks on the greens. Some traps had dirt instead of sand and some were muddy due to the sprinklers. Still - lots of fun.
Conditions have detiorated year over year
I used to love playing this course, but the conditions have gotten worse each year. Early in the season, the greens looked like no one who played the course owned a divot tool. They were so pockmarked with divots it just was like playing Plinko. We went back this weekend to give it another shot and while things were better, they greens were still among the worst for ballmarks I have seen.
We played on Sunday, after almost ten straight days of rain, and the greens were so hard and cut so short you could not land a ball on them and expect it to hold. One course worker said it was because they bought a new $30,000 mower and cut them very short, but that doesn't explain them being so dry. The staff is always friendly and thanks me for coming out, but its no fun playing when you have no chance of scoring.
The course has three par 3s, par 4s, and par 5 on the front nine. One par 3 plays at 200+ yards depending on tee box which can make it a real challenge. The latter two par fives on the front dogleg to the left in similar manner, but play differently due to bunkering down the side of one at the corner. The back nine has some short par fours that require accuracy off the tee. The two par 5s both bend ot the left, but play differently, except for the bunkers right where your tee shot is expected to land.
All in all, its an OK course, but not what is was and not worth full price in my opinion.
My husband and I played this course twice over the weekend, the first 9 holes and were caught in a downpour of rain on the 9th hole; the staff was amazing and helpful as we came in soaked! Sunday, we played 18 holes. This is a beautifully maintained course; challenging yet forgiving. Every hole is fun, and the it's all very well laid out.
They recently rolled the greens which made putting very challenging, but they did warn us before coming in case that would have made a difference for us, which was appreciated. Even with the rolled greens, we had no complaints.
I don't have a review of the food/beverages but only because we didn't eat or drink anything. I love this course and have nothing but good things to say.
I wish we discovered this course earlier in the year!
Great course! I have golfed this course several times and it's always in great shape. The staff is friend and the facilities are well kept. I would recommend this course for any skill level.
We enjoyed this course very much. Great condition. I would recommend that they pass out ball mark repair tools especially to tournament players.
Wow, beautiful views. Great condition of fairways and greens. It is in a subdivision, but the houses are not in play.
Lost a lot of balls
This was a very good course. From the start is kept getting more interesting and challenging. I really enjoyed the openness of the greens and the flow of the play. Stay as close to the center and you can find your golf balls most of the time.
Windy but still enjoyable
Have wanted to play this course for several years and finally did so. Course is in very good condition with beautiful views of the mountains east of Utah Lake. It was quite windy the day we played and I understand it's frequently windy at this course. Wind made it very challenging but it was still lots of fun. Would like to play it again someday.
Course is very fun with challenging holes. Plenty of tee box options to make the course fit your level of play. Very long from the tips, but the gold and silver tees can make the round very enjoyable with some birdie opportunities. Greens and fairways were in good condition. Greens have subtle breaks many of which break towards the lake. Lots of bunkers that don't have sand...just hard dirt...very bad. I understand its hard to fill that may bunkers but at least put some sand in the green side bunkers please. Stay out of the brush unless you want to donate blood to the mosquito bank. Thousands of them! Finally, it was 95 degrees and the snack-bar was closed...and there were people inside. I was hungry & thirsty and they said "sorry we're closed"...poor service that day!
Tourney right before us
Our tee time got pushed back because the tourney hadn't finished yet. They ran outta food when we made the turn so wasn't able to get any food at "dinner" time, so had to settle for a powerbar and live for the back 9. The course was pretty tough. tight fairways, hazards in typical landing zones. but weather was amazing and staff was pretty nice.
Course is beautiful with lots of bunkers but the bunkers need a lot more sand. I enjoyed the course and will play again. All other course features are excellent.
Lots of fun
Talons Cove is a very nice golf course to play. The views are second to none. Course is in great shape.
I wish the greens rolled with a faster pace.
I give Talons Cove a 4 Star rating.