Situated high in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, the Alta Ski Area is simply awe-inspiring in any season! As the snow melts, powder hounds trade their skis for hiking boots and mountain bikes to venture out on the trails, plan fly fishing trips along the rivers, mountain climb the jagged peaks, and enjoy world-class golf on some of the most scenic high-elevation golf courses in the nation. 

Whether you’re a golfing family with young kids, a novice player, or a seasoned golf pro on the fairways, there are a variety of golf courses to play during your stay in Alta! In fact, there are 40+ public golf courses within driving distance of Salt Lake City, the Alta Ski Area, and Snowbird Resort – open from April through October. You may even get to start your day skiing or snowboarding at Snowbird Resort and golfing in the afternoon! 

Here’s our guide to the top golf courses in and around the Alta Ski Area to include in your vacation to Alta this summer. 

Old Mill Golf Course

Distance from Alta Ski Area: 13.8 miles

6080 South Wasatch Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT

Phone: (385) 468-1440 

Situated at the intersection of the I-215 and Little Cottonwood Canyon Road to Alta, the Old Mill Golf Course is consistently ranked one of the best courses in the Salt Lake Valley. This challenging 18-hole, Par-71, 6,576-yard championship golf course sits up on the east bench with ponds, streams, and forests coming into play and breathtaking scenery of the Salt Lake Valley. A beautiful clubhouse overlooks the course with a fully stocked pro shop and a first-rate restaurant with a patio overlooking the golf course, open for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks.   

Pebblebrook Golf Course

Distance from Alta Ski Area: 13 miles

8968 South 1300 East, Sandy, UT

Phone: (801) 566-2181 

Located a few miles south in Sandy Utah, is the 9-hole Pebblebrook Golf Course, a family-owned golf course four generations strong, designed by Ernie, Brett, and Jon Schneiter. Ranked one of the best 9-hole courses in Salt Lake, this short executive course features lush quick greens, tight tree-lined fairways, a clubhouse and pro shop, and a lighted driving area with lots of practice area to up your skills. Pebblebrook Golf Course is a fun and challenging course for the whole family. 

Wasatch Mountain Golf Course

Distance from Alta Ski Area: 35 miles

975 Golf Course Drive, Midway, UT

Phone: (435) 654-0532 

A scenic drive over Guardsman Pass and through the Heber Valley takes you to Wasatch Mountain State Park, home to two iconic 36-hole golf complexes – Wasatch Mountain and Soldier Hollow. Situated at an elevation of 6,000 feet beneath Mount Timpanogos, the popular Mountain Course and Lake Course at Wasatch Mountain Golf Course are one of the earlier designs by William Howard Neff with spectacular views of the Heber Valley. Ranked among “Utah’s Best Places to Play Golf” by Golf Digest, you’ll find friendly staff, a fully-stocked pro shop, excellent practice facilities, and the Wasatch Park Café for snacks and an ice-cold brew.   

Soldier Hollow Golf Course

Distance from Alta Ski Area: 34 miles 

1370 Soldier Hollow Drive, Midway, UT

Phone: (435) 654-7442 

Soldier Hollow is a Utah Olympic Legacy Site nestled mountainside in Wasatch Mountain State Park above the quaint town of Midway. Host of several events during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Soldier Hollow features a Nordic Center for winter activities, and the Silver Course and championship Gold Course offering 36-holes of top-notch golf in the summer months. Designed by renowned golf architect Gene Bates, the Silver Course is easier with short, wide fairways and the Gold Course offers a fun challenge with trickier sloping greens, dramatic elevation changes, and narrow fairways. 

Homestead Resort & Golf Club

Distance from Alta Ski Area: 35 miles

700 Homestead Drive, Midway, UT

Phone: (435) 654-5588 

Designed by local PGA Tour player and golf architect Bruce Summerhays, the Homestead Golf Club in Midway is a scenic 18-hole, Par 71 course measuring 6,669 yards from the back tees and playing 4,778 yards from the forward tees with championship green conditions. The perfect course for every skill level! Warm up at the practice facility with a putting green, chipping green, and driving range, shop at the award-winning pro shop (high-end club rentals available!), and refuel at the new golf grill (featuring a golf course drive-thru!). Homestead Resort is also home to the amazing Midway Ice Castles in winter and Homestead Crater, a unique experience, and the only warm scuba diving destination in the continental US! 

Park City Golf Club

Distance from Alta Ski Area: 41 miles

1541 Thaynes Canyon Drive, Park City, UT

Phone: (435) 615-5800 

From Guardsman Pass, take a scenic drive through Deer Valley Resort to Park City, a bucket-list golf destination in the summer season! Situated at an elevation of 6,700 feet adjacent to the base area of Park City Mountain Resort, the Park City Golf Club is an affordable public golf course with a relaxed atmosphere and friendly layout. Designed by William Howard Neff, this 18-hole, Par-72, 7,000-yard course features streams and lakes for water hazards, tree-lined fairways, and incredible valley views.   

Canyons Golf Course

Distance from Alta Ski Area: 41 miles

3636 Willow Draw Road, Park City, UT

Phone: (435) 615-4728 

Located at the base area of Canyons Village at Park City Mountain Resort, the Canyons Golf Course is an 18-hole, Par-70, 6,000-yard course with a classic mountain layout and over 550 feet of elevation change. You’re literally golfing on the slopes of Park City Ski Resort! Designed by golf architects Gene and Casey Bates, the Canyons Course runs through the resort area with steep slopes, streams, cart paths serving as bunkers, and dramatic views of the Park City ski area and snowclad Wasatch and Uinta mountain peaks. 

Outlaw Golf Club

Distance from Alta Ski Area: 50 miles

10860 N Hideout Trail, Hideout, UT

Phone: (435) 901-4227 

Nestled in the eastern foothills of Jordanelle State Park and Reservoir is the Outlaw Golf Club at Hideout Canyon, a scenic 9-hole executive course with unmatched views and a layout that accommodates all levels of play. Designed by William Neff Jr., the course is built in thick foliage featuring 2,247 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 30. The course is uncrowded and “the views are always spectacular, even when your game is not!” 

Stay with Alta Chalets 

A memorable Utah golf getaway begins with Alta Chalets! We have been locally owned and locally operated for more than 30 years, representing some of the most exclusive rentals in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon and creating exceptional experiences for our guests. To book your stay with us, start by browsing our collection of Alta & Snowbird vacation rentals ranging from 1 bedroom luxury slopeside condos to 8 bedroom majestic ski chalets for large group getaways or family reunions. Have questions? Our local team offers exceptional guest services and we are simply a phone call away to match you with the perfect Alta vacation rental and help plan your golf escape to Alta.