DAVID MCLAY KIDD SELECTED TO LEAD ENTRADA AT SNOW CANYON GOLF COURSE RENOVATION
St. George, Utah (November 14, 2019) – Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club’s award-winning golf course in St. George, Utah will undergo a $7 million dollar renovation project led by golf course designer David McLay Kidd. On-course work is expected to begin in November 2020 and be completed by September 2021. During the 10-month project, the golf course is expected to be fully closed to member and guest play for approximately five months.
McLay Kidd, whose course designs include Bandon Dunes in Bandon, Ore., Gamble Sands in Brewster, Wash., Mammoth Dunes at Sand Valley Golf Resort in Nekoosa, Wisc., and the Castle Course at St. Andrews, Scotland will be assisted on the Entranda project by Troon’s Design, Development and Agronomy team. Renovation enhancements will include: replacement of the course’s irrigation and drainage systems and renovation of the irrigation lakes and the club’s practice facility. In addition, all greens will be redesigned and resurfaced with state-of-the-art Bentgrass; fairways will be re-contoured; tees will be relocated and/or renovated; and every bunker on the golf course will be replaced. The entire golf course, including tees, fairways and roughs, will be re-grassed with improved cultivars of Perennial Ryegrass and Kentucky Bluegrass.
“In the twenty-five years since the opening of the golf course our membership has enjoyed playing the pristine-conditioned course set against the dramatic red sandstone and black lava rock surroundings that define Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club,” said David Hall, General Manager, Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club. “Entrada is now excited to set our path into the future by investing millions into the golf course. We are thrilled to have landed one of the most sought-after golf course architects in the world in David McLay Kidd, to renovate and modernize our golf course.”
Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club was founded in 1996. The Club’s Johnny Miller and Fred Bliss-designed golf course has been consistently rated as one of the best courses in Utah by Golf Digest, GOLF and Golfweek. The golf course currently plays to a par of 71 and measures 7.062 yards from the tips.
“When a golf hole offers options on how to play it, the game becomes so much more interesting,” said McLay Kidd of the Entrada renovation. “We want to increase those options at Entrada, allowing players to use their imagination, creativity and skills to play holes and attempt to score. Options might manifest themselves with a strong player trying to hit a high approach with backspin, while another player might use guile to read a slope and play a running shot into the same green. Neither approach is better or worse if the result is the same, but it sure is more fun to have the option.”
“Mr. Kidd’s vision for Entrada is spot on; to increase the fun factor and excitement of playing our course by injecting more strategy, shot options and recoverability when you hit a poor shot,” adds Hall. “Kidd’s design will touch every aspect of the course and the end result will be a totally new golf course that is fun, fun, fun!”
For more information on Entrada at Snow Canyon, visit www.golfentrada.com or call 435.986.2200.
About Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club
Located in St. George, Utah, Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club features an impressive 22,000-square foot clubhouse which won “Clubhouse of the Year” by Golf, Inc.. Entrada covers 710 acres of beautiful southern Utah desert. The golf course winds through large arroyos, lava beds and rolling dunes at the foot of the jagged Navajo and Kayenta sandstone cliffs marking the ancient history of this Navajo landscape.
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