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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Utah Called Heaven for Golfers

"We are at the zenith of golf in Utah," said Joe Watts, executive director of the 30,000-member strong Utah Golf Association. "I look at it from the player's point of view, because that is who [the UGA] serves. And from the player's point of view, we've got it good - very, very good."

That quote comes from this Salt Lake Tribune article, which takes an in-depth look at the state of golf in Utah. Here are more excerpts:

Green fees at public courses are relatively low (compared with the national averages), the courses are maintained as well or better than anywhere in the country, and the availability of even the most desired tee times is as good as it has ever been, they say.

"Almost all the population [of Utah] has a choice of 25 golf courses within a half-hour [drive] of their home. It is just amazing, how much opportunity there is to play, and they are all good golf courses."

"We had an explosion of golf facilities for about five years there," Whittaker said. "So supply was outpacing demand, and still is, currently. That is a great benefit to the player - it keeps fees low and it keeps golf facilities hungry.

Read the entire article.


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