The Country Club, home of the Utah golf team, is located near the mouth of Parley’s Canyon and is one of Salt Lake’s most exclusive clubs. The 18-hole championship par-72 golf course sits on 175 acres with commanding views of the Wasatch Mountains and city.
Founded in 1899, The Country Club is one of the oldest clubs in the western United States and has a rich history of excellence. The Country Club opened at its current site on May 21, 1921.
In 2002, The Country Club underwent a 9.2 million dollar renovation, bringing back the look of the original 1924 clubhouse. An 18-month golf course renovation got underway in 2006. The project encompassed new bunkers, teeing grounds, and greens. John Harbottle, the golf course architect, made other design changes that updated the course, created new challenges, but also preserved the history of the golf course design.
Notable players that have played golf at The Country Club include two U.S. Presidents, Warren Harding and William Howard Taft, as well as Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Tommy Armour, Babe Ruth, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Mark O' Meara, Tom Kite, Mike Weir, Mike Reid, Peter Jacobsen, Nancy Lopez and Johnny Miller.
The Country Club has hosted many prestigious golf tournaments during its 100-plus years of operation including the 1947 Western Open. The Country Club has hosted the Utah State Amateur Championship 39 times. The course hosted the 2016 Pac-12 Men's Golf Championships.