Sand Hollow - Championship golf course - no. 15
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Sand Hollow - Championship golf course - no. 15
The views on the Sand Hollow Championship Course in Hurricane, Utah near St. George never seem to end. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
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Sand Hollow - Championship golf course - no. 1
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Sand Hollow - Championship golf course - no. 1
The greenside bunker on the first hole of the Championship Course at Sand Hollow is one of the largest on the course. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Sand Hollow - Championship golf course - no. 2
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Sand Hollow - Championship golf course - no. 2
Here's the view from the tee of the par-5 second hole on the Sand Hollow Championship Course. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Sand Hollow - Championship golf course - 2nd
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Sand Hollow - Championship golf course - 2nd
Right of the second green are sandstone rock formations common throughout Sand Hollow's golf courses. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Sand Hollow - Championship golf course - 8th
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Sand Hollow - Championship golf course - 8th
The par-3 eighth is relatively short (162 from the tips) and a good birdie opportunity at Sand Hollow in Hurricane, Utah. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Sand Hollow - Championship golf course - no. 9
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Sand Hollow - Championship golf course - no. 9
The par-4 ninth on the Championship Course at Sand Hollow plays uphill toward the clubhouse. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Sand Hollow - Championship golf course - 10th
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Sand Hollow - Championship golf course - 10th
As scenic as the front nine at Sand Hollow is, the back nine doubles your pleasure, starting with the par-5 10th. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Sand Hollow Championship Course - no. 11
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Sand Hollow Championship Course - no. 11
The par-3 11th at Sand Hill plays slightly downhill. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Sand Hollow - Championship golf course - 12th
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Sand Hollow - Championship golf course - 12th
Check out the tee shot on the par-4 12th at Sand Hollow's Championship Course. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Sand Hollow - Championship golf course - 13th
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Sand Hollow - Championship golf course - 13th
The 13th at Sand Hollow is a drivable par 4 with plenty of risk, especially down the left side. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Sand Hollow - Championship golf course - 15th
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Sand Hollow - Championship golf course - 15th
The par-3 15th is arguably the signature hole on the Sand Hollow Championship Course in Hurricane, Utah. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Sand Hollow - Championship golf course - 18th
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Sand Hollow - Championship golf course - 18th
The finishing hole on the Championship Course at Sand Hollow is framed nicely by red sandstone rocks and the facility's expansive clubhouse. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Sand Hollow - Links Course - no. 3
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Sand Hollow - Links Course - no. 3
Sand Hollow Resort actually has 36 holes, including the nine-hole Links Course, shown here. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor
Sand Hollow - Wee Course
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Sand Hollow - Wee Course
Perfect for juniors and adults alike, the Wee Course at Sand Hollow Resort features short holes in championship condition. Mike Bailey/Golf Advisor

Sand Hollow Resort in Hurricane, Utah: A big golf course on an even bigger canvas

HURRICANE, Utah -- Designed by John Fought, Sand Hollow's Championship Course is a big, memorable golf course that's a feast for the eyes as well as a joy to play. With large, red-sand bunkers framing holes that lead up to elevated greens, each hole is unique and flanked by the backdrop of spectacular mountains that border nearby Zion Park.

The golf course, in fact, looks like it's in one of Utah's National Park's, especially Arches to the east, where the rock formations are nothing short of mesmerizing. Fortunately, Sand Hollow, which tips out to more than 7,300 yards, more than lives up to its environment. Simply put, there are no boring holes on this golf course -- not one. And with wide fairways and opportunities to run shots up to greens, it's playable by all levels of golfers.

There's more than the Championship Course, though. The nine-hole Links Course at Sand Hollow, nearly 3,700 yards long, is also available and a favorite for visitors. And the Wee Course, a terrific pitch and putt with outstanding greens, is the perfect warm-up or practice area for those looking to sharpen their short game.

Spacious practice facilities also complement the award-winning courses.

Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in Houston. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America with an occasional trip to Europe and beyond, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 25 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeBaileyGA and Instagram at @MikeStefanBailey.
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