Course of the week: Nibley Park

first_imgLocation: 2780 S. 700 East, Salt Lake CityDirections: Go one block south of 2700 South on 700 EastHead pro: Mack ChristensenSuperintendent: Brett ForneliusCourse designer: Harold LambYear opened: 1922Cost: $10, seniors $8, juniors $7. Carts $6.50 per person. Range $4, $7 per bucket.Reservations: 801-484-5418, one week in advanceEasiest time to get on: Noon to 3 p.m. weekday afternoonsCourse record: Eric Hogg 28 (comp); Joe Cornwall 26 (reg) Course description: It’s flat with mostly straight holes. A stream that runs across the course can affect approach shots on 2, 3, 5 and 7. The greens are fairly large and flat and full-grown trees line the fairways. Fun fact: The land on which Nibley Park sits was originally an open-air amusement park. Called Calder’s Park resort, it was built in 1864, just 17 years after the first pioneers came to the Salt Lake Valley. It attracted people for swimming, fishing, boating, bicycling and horse racing. Holes to remember: The par-3 No. 3 hole from the back tees is most difficult from 210 yards over a stream with out of bounds behind the green. The par-3 9th is a fun finishing hole, an all-carry shot over a large lake to a green with bunkers left, right and back.last_img

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