It wasn’t a bad shot, as the wind carried the tiny ball further down the stretch of one of the longest yards for any tee hole, measuring 8,098 from the back tee box. The Painted Valley private golf course, a Jack Nicklaus signature course at Promontory in Park City, Utah, is one tough course with yards as long as you could remember. Undaunted, Promontory Members continue to play as they improve their game and engage with friends on this award-winning course.
The course name is quite fitting with an array of colorful wildflowers that paint alongside the perfectly manicured course with grass the color of emerald green. Challenging bunkers and pristine lakes complement the course’s valleys and canyons, providing a private sanctuary for the fortunate golfer. The snow-capped mountains of Deer Valley Ski Resort’s Bald Mountain set for the perfect backdrop to remind golfers of the four-season adventures for the outdoor enthusiast.
It is in the peaceful, surreal outdoors where nature lends itself to striking business deals and new friendships emerge. People from all facets of life lay down their accolades and suddenly become your “average Joe” who simply loves a game of golf.
The guys are out here for fun, laying back with a beer or cognac and leaving their cares behind on the first hole. During the next 17 holes, each patron learns a little more golf and a little more about each other. Guys can be guys, and the girls can be girls.
Why do we love golf? Because it is so much more than just hitting a ball around with a stick. Golf provides the freedom to be yourself. It is a moment to breathe and take in your surroundings. It is a time of laughter and competition, but everyone wins because everyone has fun. It is about challenging yourself with a new skill or developing what you already have. It is about letting loose. There is no perfect swing or perfect drive. That ball will get to the hole eventually. It’s not the number that counts, but rather the laughter and memories that are made. And if you won a bet…well then that is the icing on the cake.
It’s time you take golf to the next level… at Promontory.