TalonsCove At Saratoga Springs

4.6250000000 4.6 stars from 5 (20)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7096 yards
  • Slope: 127
  • Rating: 72.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire is required: Collared Shirts, No Denim Please.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7096 yards 72.5 127
Gold 72 6498 yards 69.0 119
Silver 72 5874 yards 66.3 111
White (W) 72 5128 yards 67.4 112

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 20 Reviews
5 stars:
9
4 stars:
10
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

18 out of 20 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers thick rough  

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Reviews


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"Great staff"


u00000694246's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun Course in Great Condition."


RettJ's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun Course with beautiful lake and mountain views"


RettJ's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great layout with challenging greens"


John9779916's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Conditions have detiorated year over year"


Terry6247156's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2015
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Excellent Course!"


None's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/28/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


Aaron8318052's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Toppdoc"


toppdoc's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoyed this course very much. Great condition. I would recommend that they pass out ball mark repair tools especially to tournament players.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


telrod11's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Atlanta Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wow, beautiful views. Great condition of fairways and greens. It is in a subdivision, but the houses are not in play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Nice course"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course... Right next to Provo lake so a lot of bugs. Bring bug spray.. Otherwise nice course if you can find a good deal online.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good


I recommend this course


"Great deal great day"


Cody1745812's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Conditions were soft and perfect, can't beat the price!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Lost a lot of balls"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Windy but still enjoyable"


John9779916's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun-Challanging-Mosquitos"


chivass12232's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Tourney right before us"


airchewy's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Sand traps"


BruceEHaines's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Lots of fun"


kenchugg10's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2014
Previously played Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Talons Cove is a very nice golf course to play. The views are second to none. Course is in great shape.<br/> I wish the greens rolled with a faster pace.<br/> I give Talons Cove a 4 Star rating.

KC


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great views of the lake!"


Danmeier's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was in great shape. The pace of play was excellent! The only down side is that it is an hours drive from where I live. I would recomend this course to any one who wants a change of pace from the average courses in the SaltLake Valley.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"My favorite course in Utah valley"


tucker2's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Extremely fun course. Has a variety of different type of holes which require different approaches to the hole. Course is in beautiful condition and has some of the best views around. Head to head I'd choose Talons Cove over Thanksgiving point any day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Links Course"


Erick8103856's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

Another course in the valley claims to be a links course however Talons truly meets the definition. Course is in good condition. I didn't feel the course was just packed with players but pace of play was appropriate.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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