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Sun River Golf Course Review
St. George is a mecca for golf enthusiasts. Sun River Golf Course is one of the most popular golf courses in Southern Utah. Sun River is also a well known, well planned, adult community with many beautiful homes with fabulous views of the golf course.
Located in the southern most part of St. George, the Sun River Golf Course is surrounded by some of the most beautiful desert landscape in the country. Views of the red rock cliffs and the mountains that surround the Virgin River gorge provide the perfect setting to enjoy a premier golf experience. Designed by Bill Neff, this 18 hole, 6,878 yard course was originally built in 2002, then, significantly remodeled in 2005, after severe damage from a major flood. The new, rerouted design is even better than the original, promising an enjoyable game for all players.
Sun River is an intermediate course that is playable at any skill level, with few forced carries. However, the variety of short and long fairways, and numerous white sand bunkers allow more advanced golfers to test the accuracy of their swings. Hole number 9 hits over a beautiful lake, where migratory birds can be seen resting upon the water.
The course is open to the public and sustains a number of members, many of which are part of the Sun River active adult community. Tee times can be reserved up to 21 days in advance, with green fees that average between $52-$62, for 18 holes with a cart. Twilight fees, punch passes, and annual memberships are available at discounted rates. Carts rentals are optional.
Additional features at Sun River include a well appointed 5,500 square foot club house, and the highly reviewed Riverwalk Grill, an enjoyable place for a sandwich at lunch, or fine dining in the evening. Plus, Sun River offers a Stay and Play package, where guests can rent a fully furnished private home , and take advantage of the events, classes, and fitness activities, as well as the championship golf course, within the planned, adult community.