Last weekend I was thrilled to make the road trip from northern Utah to Vegas to see my Utah Utes WIN the Pac-12 football championship, 38-10 over #10 Oregon. Since I always bring multiple drones with me when I travel, I made a stop by Coral Canyon to take a break from driving and catch a few drone photos.
Coral Canyon is a very fun course; desert target style with wide open landing areas.
There are many fun risk-reward scenarios and fun launching pads from the tops of dunes to fairways far below the tee box.
The downturn in the golf industry the past several years has taken a toll on Utah golf courses. We have been shrinking here. Fortunately there’s some good news on that front. A new course called Copper Rock opened this past February. Copper Rock is located in Hurricane, Utah. Hurricane is the home of one of Utah’s best golf courses, Sand Hollow. Also located in Hurricane is one of Utah’s best municipal courses, Sky Mountain.
I have yet to play Copper Rock. In fact I didn’t even know about it until I heard some discussion on my trip to Sand Hollow.
The course plays to a par of 72 (36/36) with a maximum yardage of 6,823 yards. Not long for a new golf course. The course rating is 72.9 with a slope of 134. Translation: it can be a challenge but won’t beat you to death.
The course architect is Dale Beddo.
It’s a Real Estate Play
I saw the master plan. This is a real estate play. There are dozens and dozens of lots for homes lining most of the holes. Play it now while it is still mostly a natural setting. In a few years that won’t be the case.
HOG World Tour Visit Soon, Hopefully
I hope to bring the HOG World Tour down there and check out Copper Rock Golf Course soon. A couple of buddies of mine have played it and said they liked it.