Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club’s championship golf course and Sand Hollow Resort’s new course in Hurricane, Utah, are now open for play. Both of these new courses by John Fought have been honored for their playability and design by separate publications.
Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club
Located just 30 minutes south of Fresno, in Central California and surrounded by a spectacular mountain backdrop, orchards and vineyards, Dinuba has added a brand new attraction to its already overstuffed bag. The brand new, a heathland par 72, 7,482-yard championship golf course created by noted golf course designer, John Fought opened for play on July 13th. An 18-hole public premium municipal golf course, Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club features a couple of attractions all its own: one of the longest par five holes in the state of California - the 15th, aptly named “Tragedy”, (it plays a massive 653 yards) and the largest driving range west of the Rockies (more than 25 acres). Add a full service restaurant, Three Finger Jack’s, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and you have a full service, municipal golf course that can compete with any in California. Fought’s Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club in California has been selected by Golf Inc. as the runner-up in the magazine’s annual “Development of the Year” contest.
Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club, 30 miles south of Fresno in California’s Central Valley, is the area’s first 18-hole championship course. The course takes advantage of the scenic –Central Valley mountain ranges, wildlife and native vegetation, while incorporating native grasses and bunkers reminiscent of the classic heathland courses of England.
Sand Hollow Resort
The second new John Fought course is at Sand Hollow in southwest Utah. Sand Hollow Resort’s Championship Course in Hurricane has been named by GOLF Magazine as one of the “Top 10 New Public Courses You Can Play” for 2008. According to GOLF Magazine, “John Fought has taken southwest Utah by storm with this superb layout.” It further notes the course’s back nine is “a home run, with a four-hole stretch (holes 12 to 15) that rank among the most memorable in the West.”
Fought, a former All-American golfer at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, says the Sand Hollow site “is like very few others in the world – it is the most natural site for a golf built in many years.”
At an elevation of 3,248 feet, the Championship Course shows off stunning views of red-rock cliff formations, while the 7,319-yard layout follows the land’s natural contours, integrating ridgelines, canyons and elevation variations that are both challenging and entertaining.
Located near St. George and 25 minutes from Zion National Park, the new course is part of the Sand Hollow Golf Club, where Fought also has designed an accompanying nine-hole course, the St. Andrews Nine.
For more information on John Fought Design, you can visit the website or call (480) 991-9858.