The Ranches Golf Club: A links golf experience just minutes from I-15 The Ranches Golf Club is a spectacular 18-hole championship facility nestled in the hillside valley between Lehi and Eagle Mountain. Featuring a Western theme, The Ranches Golf Club offers golfers a relaxing retreat with acres of elbowroom to enjoy. Carved from the native prairie, the course's 220 acres present golfers a true links-style experience. Designed by noted architect Ron Garl, the golf course was created to play a challenging 7,050 yards from the back tees, yet offering multiple tee boxes to cater to players of all skill levels.
While the shot quality and attractive layout will keep golfers focused and entertained, it will be difficult for even the most serious golfers to avoid being caught up in the surrounding vistas. To the South is Lake Mountain. To the East towers the Wasatch Front. To the West are the peaks of the Oquirrh Mountains, and Utah Lake is visible to the South.
Hole number 1 is a challenging par 5... Safe tee shots are played to left side of the fairway. A lay up to about 80 yards is ideal to avoid the front bunkers guarding the green.
Par 5 Black - 532 yards Gold - 492 Silver - 464 Copper - 454
Handicap - 13
Hole number 2 will require practice for this Par 4... No need to try and cut the corner on this harsh dogleg right. Any tee shot at the 150 yard marker is perfect. On your approach always take one more club than you think. Missing short is not an option; long on the approach is the miss.
Par 4 Black - 434 yards Gold - 384 Silver - 363 Copper - 238
Handicap - 3
Hole 3 - Bring your game for this Par 4... It's a short par 4, you decide to go for it or lay up. You can either bomb it at the green or play to the 150 yard marker. Either way the fairway slopes right to left, so aim at the right side of the fairway. A shot to the middle of this sloping green is ideal no matter where the pin is located.
Par 4 Black - 364 yards Gold - 339 Silver - 322 Copper - 296
Handicap - 17
Hole 4 will make you earn the Par 4... This is the hardest hole on the entire golf course. A safe tee shot is played at the 150 yard marker. Finding the fairway on this tough hole is a must. Again the miss into the green is long and left. Any shot in the middle of the green is perfect.
Par 4 Black - 435 yards Gold - 410 Silver - 349 Copper - 303
Handicap - 1
Hole 5 will test your skills with its Par 3... Avoid coming up short and right, the bunkers are unforgiving, and make it difficult to get up and down for par. The only accessible part of the green is the left side. Often times the wind is coming at you on this hole so make sure to club up.
Par 3 Black - 237 yards Gold - 222 Silver - 186 Copper - 114
Handicap - 9
Hole 6 will rock you with its Par 4... Long hitters can aim over the three bunkers on the right hand side of the fairway and easily cut quite a bit of the hole off. Shorter hitters follow the fairway off of the tee. The green sloopes down to the fairway and can be very quick, so be cautious not to come up short on your approach.
Par 4 Black - 393 yards Gold - 387 Silver - 359 Copper - 326
Handicap - 5
Hole 7 You'll want to practice your swing for this Par 5... From the tee box, the fairway starts out wide and then narrows up the farther your ball goes. Favor the right side of the fairway to get a better look at going at this green in two. The green is hidden behind a hill on the left side. If you are uncomfortable with a blind approach, lay up down the right side to get an opening into the green.
Par 5 Black - 505 yards Gold - 454 Silver - 432 Copper - 408
Handicap - 7
Hole 8 - Don't be fooled by this Par 3... If the pin is in the front or middle, feel free to fire right at it. If the pin is in the back left of the green, play to middle of the green for the best opportunity to make par.
Par 3 Black - 194 yards Gold - 180 Silver - 156 Copper - 133
Handicap - 8
Hole 9 - Practice your skills for this Par 4... This hole plays severly uphill and is lined with bunkers on both sides. Pick a club that you know you can find the fairway with. On your approach, make sure to club up because of how steep the hill is, and how much the green slopes back down to the fairway. Make sure you are below the hole on the approach so you have a chance to make the putt.
Par 4 Black - 378 yards Gold - 346 Silver - 286 Copper - 232
Handicap - 11
Hole 10 - Hope you feel warmed up for this Par 4... This hole is a dogleg left. A good tee shot would be to the right side of the fairway, so you can open up the green. The green has two tiers, so depending on pin location, try not to go long if the pin is in the front, and try not to come up short if the pin is in the back.
Par 4 Black - 438 yards Gold - 390 Silver - 370 Copper - 344
Handicap - 6
Hole 11 - Watch out, this boasts a wicked Par 5... Aim down the left of this fairway. Anything too far to the right is dead. A lay up just past the 150 yard marker and to the right side of the fairway is ideal to get a good look at the green and avoid the left greenside bunker. Make sure to read the putt from both sides. Some putts have a tendency to break up the hill rather than down it.
Par 5 Black - 627 yards Gold - 571 Silver - 543 Copper - 489
Handicap - 2
Hole 12 - Don't think we're giving you a break on this Par 3... This hole is a tough uphill par 3. Make sure you club up. Anything missed to the right is a very difficult up and down. A safe play is a tee shot into the middle of the green.
Par 3 Black - 238 yards Gold - 183 Silver - 157 Copper - 133
Handicap - 12
Hole 13 - Is 13 bad luck? No, but you better play your cards right for this Par 5... Short hitters aim down the fairway. Long hitters aim over the two bunkers on the right. For both the long hitter and short hitter, this is an easy birdie hole. The green is fairly flat, and most approach shots should hold the green anywhere from 250 yards and in.
Par 5 Black - 529 yards Gold - 510 Silver - 482 Copper - 426
Handicap - 8
Hole 14 - It's all in the hips with this Par 4... This hole is a dogleg left. It is better to aim at the 150 yard marker than cut the left edge, because out of bounds and tall native grass all line that side. On the green, make sure to read the putt from both sides of the cup, it may break uphill again rather than down it.
Par 4 Black - 402 yards Gold - 369 Silver - 346 Copper - 327
Handicap - 14
Hole 15 - No breaks when playing this Par 4... This is a straightway par 4. Make sure to hit the fairway. There is almost no room for error on this demanding tee shot. On your approach, short is better than long.
Par 4 Black - 444 yards Gold - 408 Silver - 374 Copper - 349
Handicap - 10
Hole 16 - It's all in the club you choose for this Par 3... This is a slightly downhill par 3. Your club selection could vary daily depending on wind and pin locations. Bunkers protect almost the entire green, so be sure to choose your club wisely.
Par 3 Black - 209 yards Gold - 186 Silver - 158 Copper - 133
Handicap - 16
Hole 17 - Don't let your arm get worn out before playing this tough Par 4... It will take two great shots to hit this green in two. From the tee box it is straight uphill, and plays much longer than the yardage on the scorecard will tell you. On your approach, the safe play is to the left side of the green, because bunkers guard the right side.
Par 4 Black - 439 yards Gold - 416 Silver - 388 Copper - 330
Handicap - 4
Hole 18 - Hope you brought your big guns for this Par 4... From the tee box, play to the left side of the fairway. This gives a much better angle into the green. The green is uphill again so make sure to club up. Being short on your approach is not an option. The green slopes back down to the fairway.
Par 4 Black - 292 yards Gold - 284 Silver - 263 Copper - 252
Handicap - 18
Directions The Ranches Golf Club is about 10 minutes from I-15 west of Redwood Road past Saratoga Springs. From Salt Lake County, take the 2100 North Exit to Redwood Rd. then south to Highway 73 and west. From Utah County, take Pioneer Crossing west to Redwood then north to Highway 73 and west.
Operations The Ranches Golf Club is privately owned managed by Vanguard Golf Management and open to the public. Large groups are encouraged to book the Course as a back-drop for events.
Black Gold M Silver W Silver Copper
126 121 115 126 121
73.3 70.6 67.5 72.8 68.7
7050 6500 5998 5998 5287
72 72 72 72 72
Year Built: Designer: Greens Grass Type: Fairways Grass Type: Sand Bunkers: Water Hazards: Yardage Markers:
2003 Steve McFarland of Ron Garl Design Group Bent Grass Bluegrass, Rye 128 No 225, 200, 150, 100 Yardage Markers and Sprinkler Heads Marked
Accepts Tee Times: Driving Range: Training Facilities: Dress Code:
Yes Yes Putting Green/ Chipping Area/ Teaching Pro Basic golf attire preferred. Will accept nice jeans, tee shirts, and hemmed shorts. WILL NOT ACCEPT CUT-OFF SHORTS, TANK TOPS OR SLEEVELESS TEE SHIRTS.
Metal Spikes Not Permitted Yes 80 Gas Carts Not Available Allowed Open for Lunch/ Beverage Cart on Weekends/Event only Light Beer available in Restaurant to take on Golf Course Dawn till Dusk Clubs, Apparel, Accessories, Balls, Shoes, Socks, and much more!