Alpine Country Club, located approximately 30 miles south of Salt Lake City in Highland, Utah, recently began an enhancement project that includes renovation and modernization of golf course bunkers, new cart paths, and enlarging and improving the existing practice range and putting green. John Fought Design is overseeing the project while Duininck Golf is the primary contractor responsible for the construction of the project. Course enhancements began in mid-July and are expected to be completed this fall.
Alpine’s bunkers were last updated in 2006. As part of the current project, select bunkers will be repositioned, while all bunkers will be regraded, reshaped and rebuilt incorporating the Better Billy Bunker™ method, which provides a technically advanced drainage and liner system. The new bunkers are expected to last for well over a decade and offer superior consistency regardless of weather conditions. In addition to bunker renovations, new tee boxes will be added on holes 9, 12 and 14. New and improved concrete cart paths will also be added throughout the facility and strategically re-routed to better accommodate golfers.
During course renovations, the practice range tee area and practice putting green will be expanded to accommodate Alpine Country Club’s growing membership. The practice range tee area will be expanded to 22,000-square-feet (an increase of 37 percent), leveled and re-sodded. Plus, a new TurfHound artificial tee surface will be added to the back of the practice tee. In addition, a new 8,000-square-foot practice putting green will be 78 percent larger than the previous green.
“As one of the premier private clubs in the Mountain West, we consistently strive to improve and enhance our golf course and club amenities,” said Neil Maurer, general manager, Alpine Country Club. “By taking these steps to improve an already amazing golf course, we look to further elevate the club’s brand and reputation on a national level.”
About Alpine Country Club
Alpine Country Club sits at the base of American Fork Canyon and features beautiful views of the majestic Wasatch Mountains. The Club was organized and chartered in 1958. In 1959, the club’s 18-hole William Neff, Sr.-designed golf course opened for play. In recent years, the course has undergone numerous renovation and improvement projects to modernize and enhance the golf experience. The 7,031-yard, par-72 course is widely praised for its smooth, fast greens, superb conditioning, scenic beauty and quick pace of play. Over the club’s 59-year history, the course has hosted the prestigious Utah State Amateur tournament eight times, including most recently in 2016.
In addition to an award-winning golf course, Alpine Country Club also features a vibrant member social calendar as well as an 18,000 square-foot clubhouse with multiple dining options for members and guests. The club’s swimming complex includes an L-shaped six lane pool, three-meter springboard, a waterslide, an oval wading pool with frog slide, locker rooms and a bar and restaurant.
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