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Sadly, an Arthur Hills “links” style course here in Salt Lake looks to be closing at the end of this season.  I could go into the politics of why this is happening, and talk about mismanagement and all that, but I’ll just say that we have a lot of new bike trails in town now.

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View of Salt Lake City from Wingpointe’s 4th tee – click to see more

I played Wingpointe a few days ago and the greens were as good as ever.  Unfortunately the fairways are not that great and the only good lie a player is guaranteed is on the tee.  But that’s the nature of the beast when you are on soil full of salt from the Great Salt Lake.

Wingpointe Golf Course

Wingpointe Golf Course

That round a few days ago might be my last there.  As much as I love the design and the greens, the whole experience is tainted by the poor fairways.

I have many great memories at Wingpointe, like the time I shot 31-41 for a very irritating 72.  Won a tournament there too a couple of years ago.

Sad to see this course closing.  It won’t be the last golf course closure here in Salt Lake I’m afraid.

Bye wingy.

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