Golfing in St. George, Utah: Come to Play and Stay!

A.A. Milne, an author best known for creating the Winnie the Pooh stories, once explained, Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad. Whether you are
only just beginning to swing a nine iron, a retired pro or just a person puttering around somewhere in between, in St. George, Utah, you are certain to find plenty of golf courses to practice and play on.

Long hailed as a stunning golf community, residents of Washington County, Utah, can enjoy the game of golf year round, all set against one of the most beautiful red rock backdrops in the world. The temperate climate and the abundance of space have quickly made St. George home to some of the best courses in the southwestern United States. For example, Golf Digest recently ranked The Ledges Golf Course at number 5 for best new public golf courses with green fees of $75 and above. Of course, you can also book a tee-time at many courses for under thirty dollars.

St. George boasts more than 12 picturesque courses, most ranging between 18 and 27 holes. Each course is unique and sure to provide hours of entertainment and challenge for players. Some newer courses offer contemporary challenges, while older courses provide traditional greens and fairways. For example, Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club features the Johnny Miller Signature Design 18-hole golf course. Dixie Red Hills Golf Course is well known for the challenge its #1, #3 and #6 holes offer. 

At the heart and history of St. George's golf community is the St. George Golf Course.  This municipal course is owned and operated by the city, and has been a part of town scenery and community for more than thirty years. Fairway Magazine describes the course saying:

St. George Golf Club is a unique design that winds its way through the Ft. Pearce Wash. The course is one of the better layouts in the area and is perfect for those golfers who like to walk and wish to mix a little exercise with their round.  The most prevalent features on the golf course are the challenging par-3s over water and the peninsula that hosts both the par-5 9th green and the par-4 18th
green. Even though most golfers will have a short iron approach into these two greens, accuracy and distance control are at a premium.

Not only are there plenty of courses to play on, but a strong social community thrives amongst golfers in St. George, Utah as well.  There are plenty of clubs and organizations that center around the game and arrange tournaments.

Not only that, but homes for sale along the city's many gold course layouts offer some of the most beautiful views around.  Whether you are looking for a home directly facing the course, or simply one in a near-by area, you are certain to enjoy sharing your living space with views of the always-green grasses and well maintained trees, ponds, and rock formations.

An experienced real estate agent will be able to show you many St. George, Utah, homes that are for sale. Like most areas across the country, this community has been affected by the fluctuating housing market prices.  However, the silver lining of this recent trend is certainly shining down on buyers, as there are many stunning and beautiful homes for sale now at incredibly affordable rates.

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