CONTRIBUTED CONTENT — The holy grail of golf shots, a hole-in-one is a rare feat that eludes most amateur golfers, whether they play sporadically or every Saturday morning for years and years.
Washington City’s Green Spring Golf Course is offering a $2,000 payday to the first five golfers with enough skill and luck to shoot a hole-in-one on the scenic 15th hole. Are you up for the challenge?
Just 151 yards long from the white tees, “Bird of Paradise” is a par-3 with gorgeous mountain views and a tranquil lake. But short doesn’t mean easy. Holes-in-one don’t happen very often, and tee shots struck without confidence are bound to end up in the drink.
“Forget there’s water in front of it,” course manager Kevin Soderquist advised. “If you can block out the fact that there’s water, it gets a lot easier.”
For the second year in a row, WiFi-enabled cameras have been placed along Hole No. 15 to record players’ attempts. Men must use the blue, white or gold tees, and women can play from any of the tee boxes.
If you sink a hole-in-one, come into the pro shop after your round and let the staff know. The lucky player will receive their check once the footage has been reviewed and verified.
Green Spring will award a maximum of $10,000 for five total holes-in-one through the end of June 2023. Soderquist said the first hole-in-one of last year’s challenge was scored quickly, but the fifth didn’t happen until March.
With the longest hours and lowest rates of the year, summer is the perfect time to play Green Spring and shoot for glory. Green fees are $35 per person for 18 holes with a cart through Aug. 31.
As a municipal course owned by Washington City, Green Spring offers a premier golfing experience while keeping rates affordable and remains a fan favorite among locals and visitors alike. Many of the holes offer stunning backdrops courtesy of the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve and Pine Valley Mountains.
Green Spring was designed by award-winning architect Gene Bates and opened in 1989. It was named one of the five best new public golf courses in the country by Golf Digest in its debut year and has continued to receive awards from Golf Digest and Golfweek as one of the top courses in Utah.
With numerous water hazards and rugged ravines to navigate along the way, Green Spring is often considered to be the most challenging golf course in Southern Utah. Signature holes No. 5 and No. 6, nicknamed “Bottomless Pit” and “Devil’s Gulch,” dare golfers to shoot across gaping red rock canyons that are sure to get pulses racing. “Devil’s Gulch” was ranked as the most difficult hole in Utah for many years by a Salt Lake Tribune poll and currently resides on their updated list of the state’s 18 hardest holes.
“It’s definitely one of the toughest golf courses here in the area,” Soderquist said. “People see a canyon or a lake, and the holes get tougher.”
Book a tee time online or by calling the pro shop at 435-673-7888. Be sure to bring extra balls and plenty of courage.
Written by ALEXA MORGAN for St. George News.
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