Victory Ranch - Kamas, UT
Located just outside of Park City, UT, lies one of the finest golf courses that I have had the privilege to play. Without a doubt this was the most well manicured course that I had ever set foot on. The tee boxes were blemish free, the fairways appeared to be divot free, and the greens were so pure and true that it could inspire a man to cry tears of joy.
Victory Ranch plays 7,599 yards from the back tees, we went for the 7,153 version. Designed by Rees Jones and opening in 2009, Victory Ranch is challenging, unique, and fair. With about 400 feet in elevation changes, the course winds back and forth a mountain side offering spectacular views of the Jordanelle Reservoir.
While every hole offered a variety of shot requirements and challenges, several holes stood out to me. The 16th hole is easily one of the coolest par 5's that I have ever played. It plays along the mountain side at about 555 yards and allows the longer hitter a chance at hitting the unique green in 2. Secondly, the par 3 17th hole offers one of the best views in Utah, bring your camera. One of the more unique features is the large amount of tee boxes available on each hole. I counted 12 different tee boxes on 17.
Our foursome enjoyed every hole on this golf course as much as any group of 4 golfers is capable of. A big thanks to Greg Stephens, the Director of Golf, for having us out for a fantastic golfing experience.