Bonneville Golf Course
Bonneville Golf Course, renowned for its hilly terrain and challenging greens, is one of the most popular 18-hole golf courses in Utah. Situated on the East Bench of Salt Lake City, just five minutes away from the heart of downtown, the golf course offers awe-inspiring sunsets and views of both the surrounding mountains and the entire Salt Lake Valley.
Located in the foothills, Bonneville follows the natural contours of the land with several holes that crisscross a deep ravine. Its length and the wooded areas around many fairways make the course very challenging.
The most difficult hole is the fifth. The 457-yard monster goes uphill and requires nearly a 300-yard drive for a clear shot at the green. The signature hole, and next most difficult, is the ninth, a 470-yard par 4. A tee shot to a downhill landing area is followed by a second shot, usually from a downhill lie, that requires a carry across a wide ravine to the green.
Bonneville Golf Course, designed by William P. Bell and opened in 1929, measures 6,824 yards from the blue tees. Par is 72 for men and 74 for women.
|Blue (W)||74||6469 yards||75.0||131|
|White (W)||74||5906 yards||75.0||131|
|Gold (W)||74||4696 yards||64.5||105|
|Black M: 71.0/125 W: 77.1/143||440||387||411||450||528||186||365||390||191||3348||410||327||530||425||456||237||511||162||465||3523||6871|
|Blue M: 69.7/124 W: 75.5/139||408||372||394||425||518||175||353||361||175||3181||398||317||495||413||432||208||490||147||445||3345||6526|
|White M: 67.8/117 W: 73.0/134||372||342||378||400||502||140||334||330||135||2933||270||288||462||400||412||162||460||127||432||3013||5946|
|White/Yellow M: 66.5/115 W: 71.7/130||372||342||350||293||502||140||334||330||135||2798||270||288||462||298||412||162||460||119||432||2903||5701|
|Yellow M: 61.7/106 W: 66.1/115||358||262||350||293||412||90||247||250||135||2397||226||212||346||298||322||155||377||119||320||2375||4772|
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Time to bring some sanity to the rating for this course
Time to bring some sanity to the rating for this course. It is not a 2.3. It is a championship quality, historic old course in Salt Lake City. My friend was looking.for a place to play and asked several people for a recommendation, they all said Bonneville. They just played the City Am here in June. So don't listen to the reviewers who complain about pace of play. I would rate it a solid 4.3-4.4, maybe higher. More detail below if interested.
The course isn't real long, but plays up and down the hills. We walked 18 and were pretty beat by the end. The conditions were ok for a late Oct, a little dried out in spots but overall pretty good for so late in the year. Pro shop guys were helpful, wasn't very expensive, my friend and I played 18 at Mon noon for less than $100 for both of us including range balls and a couple logo Titleists.
The course is never boring. It doesn't play real long even from the tips, but each hole is unique with enough challenges to punish wayward shots. Tree lined fairways with large very mature trees. The real strength of this course are the greens. They are very hard to read with deceptive slope, deceptive speed, and enough tiers and contours to challenge anyone. Our short games were definitely challenged. My friend at one point.muttered something.about spending hours and hours on his short game and still getting eaten up here.
Make sure you bring a water bottle as the only water is at the closed snack shack that you pass four or five times as the course winds around. Miss it and you will have hydration issues. Even the clubhouse had no waters.
Weather was great, pace of play was great,greens were menacing but very playable, just an overall solid golf experience. I will play Bonneville anytime
It's a Muni
Definitely your typical city Muni. Pace of play was one of the worst I have ever seen. We were trending on a 5.5 hr round before two of the foursome ahead of us left at the turn. Three groups waiting on one par three tee box behind them (9). Finished at 445hrs I believe. Brutal. We were a threesome. Course was in decent conditions for the play and greens were in good shape as well. Greens are hard as heck to read speeds. Always try to see if you are down grain or not. Reminded me of Florida greens which I hate. The pro shop was super nice and had great attitudes. The rental clubs were pretty average srixons and didn't come with balls. So by the time I bought rental clubs and balls it was WAY too much for what I got. Wouldn't go back due to the traffic if the course and layout.
Great COVID-19 round; not a preferred walking course
We were grateful for the opportunity to play golf during the Coronavirus pandemic, but I would not recommend walking this course normally because of the rises and drops in terrain; the course was in good shape but the greens were inconsistent because they were recovering from aeration; the staff was very friendly although it was a skeleton crew due to the health situation; I expect to return once the pandemic passes.
Pretty straight forward, if challenging, course
Walked 18, slow start with a slow 4-some in front but eventually passed them and played the entire round in about 3.5 hrs. Playing against a 2-3 club wind and greens were like concrete, plus adjusting for altitude, it was a tough round. Long on most greens is death, with steep runoffs if you go over.
1 dogleg and a couple blind shots, but otherwise it's a very straight course. Walking was fine but there are several holes where you're walking quite a bit green to tee and not well marked in spots as to which direction to go.
A must play
As one of the oldest courses in slc this place is a must play. It has a good mix of holes where you can bomb away and ones where u need to sling a draw or work a fade to a tight location. The greens are smooth and fast and everything breaks towards the valley. It can get quite busy here because at the 40 bucks for 18 and a cart it's a total steal. Most years this course is used as one of the qualifiers for our state amateur. Everyone talks about this course with a certain reverence, it's awesome you will love it here. 18 is one of the best finishing holes in the state.
Pace of play is always an issue. No course marshal, no discounts for locals.
looking at the green fees here I find it pretty petty that you'd rate a course poorly because they didn't give you a discount because you are a local. the fees here seem very reasonable! now i am moving to salt lake in a few months and would really like to know
did you finish in 4-4.5 hours?
where the greens in bad condition?
what happened to make the staff rating so low?
what amenities were not offered to warrant a poor rating?
i am not trying to say your review is not accurate bur a little more of a description would help