Ivins, Utah (May 18, 2023) – Black Desert Resort Golf Course in Ivins, Utah near St. George, will officially open 18 holes to daily-fee play on May 27, 2023. The last design of Tom Weiskopf’s incredible course architecture career, Black Desert’s emerald fairways are carved amid ancient black lava fields and are surrounded by Southern Utah’s red rock mountains. Tee times can be made at

In November 2022, Black Desert Resort opened nine holes to limited preview play, allowing the remaining nine holes to grow-in and mature. An additional 19th hole, an 85-yard par 3 set lakeside and terraced into the black lava, will open later this year. Weiskopf and his design partner, architect Phil Smith, designed the par-72 course with playability in mind, with most fairways 70 to 100 yards wide. The course features two drivable par 4s – the 5th hole and 14th hole – a Weiskopf hallmark, bringing both strategy and risk/reward elements into play. The property’s distinct black lava rock, called basalt, originated as lava that intermittently flowed from ancient volcanoes.

As a Troon Golf-managed facility, the golf experience and service at Black Desert Resort will be on par with the awe-inspiring natural surroundings and incredible Weiskopf design. Amenities include a creative snack bar specializing in unconventional finger foods that cure mid-round cravings, a text service for on-course, on-demand food and drink delivery, as well as high-tech carts with GPS and well-stocked coolers.

Arial View of Black Desert Golf CoursePrior to Weiskopf passing in August of 2022 from pancreatic cancer, he narrated a hole-by-hole flyover tour of the course in which he shares the vision behind the design. The tour is available on the Black Desert Resort website and on the club’s YouTube channel.

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About Black Desert Resort
Reef Capital Partners is developing Black Desert Resort. Black Desert Resort, upon buildout, will offer 150 hotel rooms; 1,050 residences; miles of on-property trails; a wellness spa; and 80,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. The property will also feature 75 single-family estate lots and approximately 214,000 square feet of commercial space, with the amenities of the resort center available for full-time residents.

In addition to the 18-hole, Weiskopf-designed golf course, guests of Black Desert will enjoy a 36-hole illuminated putting course for day or night play. The resort’s 19th-Hole, an amphitheater-style lakeside-gathering place terraced into the black lava, will be the ultimate venue for winding down after a day of golf.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 765-plus locations, including 760-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 600-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf and ICON Management. For additional news and information, visit, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, The Turn Podcast or subscribe to Troon Magazine.

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