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4.7
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 6981 yards
Slope 131
Rating 72.7

Gladstan Golf Course is located in Payson which is about about 1 hour and 15 minutes south of Salt Lake City. It is built in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountain and offers a great taste of Utah mountain golfing.

Since the course is just over an hour away from Salt Lake City, it is not as busy as other mountain courses in Northern Utah. This keeps Gladstan one of the best kept secrets in the state. But, as more people play find out about it and the metropolitan area expands Gladstan is becoming more and more popular.

The opening holes numbers 1 to 6 on the front nine and the closing holes numbers 16 to 18 on the back are more traditional in design as they were built on terrain that is fairly flat. The main hazards on these holes are two large ponds and out of bounds areas.

In contrast, the stretch of holes from number 7 to 15 are cut out of the natural vegetation and uneven land. These holes cross hillsides, wander through canyons, shoot down steep slopes and cut through forests. Elevated tees, ravines and waste areas all come into play.

Numbers 7 and 8 are short target-style holes that require accuracy. Number 7 is a very short 329 yard par 4 that can easily produce a bogie or worse. A tee shot that is too far left or long will be lost or unplayable. Even a bad second shot to the elevated green is dangerous because of the surrounding vegetation.

A precise tee shot is also required on the short par 3 number 8 as the small green literally has thick waste areas guarding every side. Landing short of the green and rolling on is the only way to be safe.

Don't get too relaxed at the turn as hole number 10 requires a forced carry down a steep hillside and over a strand of tall trees. Course knowledge, course maintenance and shot execution are all required to setup a good approach shot to the green.

Because of the its intimidating tee shot, the signature hole is number 12. At less than 300 yards the par 4 would never get an ounce of respect if it wasn't for the deep ravine between the tee box and the fairway. The carry is only about 150 yards from the back tee but when it's your turn to hit it looks like 300 yards.
Because of the distance between green and tee on several holes, a cart is recommended for all but the best in shape. The forced carries required on the back make the front nine better for beginning golfers. The course is in Utah County which is dry on Sundays so bring your own beer.

Gladstan is very interesting and fun to play and offers challenges that can be overcome with accuracy and bravery. For the price Gladstan is an exceptional value for your golfing dollar.

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Course Details

Year Built 1988
Golf Season Year round. High Season: March - November
Architect William Howard Neff (1988) Gene Bates

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed Soft spikes only
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Collared shirts are recommended. Denim jeans are allowed. Shorts must be bermuda-length.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Accolades

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4.7
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Terrific Place to Play

The golf course was in great shape! The variety of holes and the vistas were outstanding. Many of the greens are smaller in size with some slope which makes one's approach shots to the greens more challenging. We loved the beauty of the golf course setting and the variety. The front side and the back side nines are different. Terrific course and a fun place to play golf in UTAH. Note, the front nine is walkable but the back nine is best played using a golf cart! Nice electric carts!

Conditions Excellent
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Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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5.0
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Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
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Friendliness Excellent
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Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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4.0
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Very low on golf carts and ended up charging us $18 more so that my wife could sit in the cart and watch me golf. They were accommodating but this was the first time they ever charged us for her to just be in the cart.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mountain Canyon Golf at its best

First time here and this was a blast to find course open just a couple of weeks after the snow they've had here. Actually joke as we drove the course that snow tires may be needed.
Wonderful views. Played with a couple of locals which helped a lot. Course knowledge is a big deal especially on back nine. Cannot wait to play again when its dry and fast :-)

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course

One of my favorite courses. Such a beautiful course and setting. You can at least enjoy the views when play is slow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 167
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Another wonderful round

Gladstan GC is always a great experience even when it is busy; the layout alone brings challenges that bring you back, but the variety in holes with risk-reward make it worth the trip; as always, the staff was friendly and welcoming and let us out early; i enjoy every trip to the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 167
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Utah Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played

Another exceptional round

Gladstan GC has become a favorite of mine despite the fact that there are several holes that I cannot seem to defeat; the layout is awesome and provides challenges in a risk-reward outcome; obviously the fall weather affected the attendance which is normally quite high, but unfortunately we were able to get held up from hole #8 through #18; that wasn’t a big issue because I was playing with a friend whom I was introducing him to the course for the first time, so we were content with the slow play, but it did catch up to us on the back nine when we dropped back into the cool shadows on #16 through #18 which brought colder temperatures that affected not only our comfort but also the flight of the ball; however, the round was still quite enjoyable with fantastic greens and fairways and a friendly welcome in the clubhouse; I hope to get out at least one more time before winter at Gladstan because I hope to conquer a few of those that challenge my game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Gladstan

Prefect Fall day for Golf at Galdstan Golf Course. First time playing this course. An interesting layout with more than a few dogleg holes and with scenic mountain views. Only complaint was pace of play 5 hrs for the round and no improvement even after a another group said they mentioned it to a marshal on the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tale of Two Sides

We were first timers at Gladsyan. The front nine is nice. But, unremarkable. The back nine is awesome good with many great holes. Anyone who has played the course knows this.

One suggestion. Put up signs at the clubhouse that point to Hole #1 and Hole #10. Seems kind of basic. Not everyone is there for their 50th round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course

If you can only do nine be sure to do the back up into the canyon. Such a fun course, it’s in great condition and we flew through our round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good shape

For being as dry as it has been, the course is still in good condition!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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