13th hole at Sand Hollow. Click to zoom.
Most regular HookedOnGolfBlog.com readers have likely read my reviews of the Sand Hollow Championship Course and Sand Hollow Links Course. If you haven’t yet, be sure to check them out and look at the photos of this fantastic golf resort which is located 300 miles south of HOG World Headquarters in Hurricane, Utah. Hurricane is about a 15 minute drive northeast of St. George. And you guessed it, I don’t recommend booking any times for a course in a place named “Hurricane” if the forecast is for wind. Trust me.
Sand Hollow is a special place, like no other golf course I’ve ever seen. The scenery of the area along with the deep red colored sand is only topped by the fantastic design/layout of the 27 golf holes. I’m not the only one who holds this course in such high regard either. Recently Sand Hollow was ranked #1 golf course in Utah by Golf Magazine AND Golf Digest.
One problem Sand Hollow had for years was the lack of facilities. The “clubhouse” was a trailer. The cart barn a temporary shelter. Restaurant/food facilities had no seating, no view and nothing much more than hotdogs.
Pro shop’s view of the brilliant surroundings. Click to zoom.
Recently the new clubhouse at Sand Hollow was completed, filling in the final puzzle piece to a world class golf experience. The new clubhouse not gaudy big and not too small. The outer walls which face the course are all glass, providing nearly 180 degrees of spectacular views. The pro shop is fantastic, showcasing great gear, logo items and a view like no other. What an office for the staff to work in. The food, which I heartily enjoyed last week, is finally beyond hotdog level. There’s a real kitchen now, with a real menu.
Dining area. Click to zoom.
View from the dining area.
View from behind pro shop counter. Click to expand.