So I’m sitting here in the office, dreaming about that last beautiful 115 yard shot with my 7-iron for birdie, and I can’t help but surf the web for a great last minute golf vacation. But it’s got to be fast, easy, and exciting. Then I remember St. George, Utah and the Red Rock Golf Trail.
I’ve done St. George before and know how it’s easy to access, away from the crowds and has some really impressive golf, so here’s how to get it done.
Convenient Travel Options
First, getting there! A lot of groups like to fly into Las Vegas because of cheap flights, and it’s only a short 90-minute drive north on I-15 from there. But I know better. I fly right into SGU. Yeah, it costs $50-100 more in airfare, but it saves me 4 hours of travel each way, and once you’ve gone through SGU you’ll agree there’s no better way to go. No TSA lines, curbside drop, and only 1 terminal. I guess you have to ask yourself, what’s 4 hours of your time worth?
Easy to Navigate
I love how everything in St. George is only 15 minutes away. All the courses like Sand Hollow are only 15 minutes drive from the hotels. If you’re playing Coral Canyon and you want to get on Sunbrook in the afternoon, it’s just a 15-minute drive. That means a whole lot more time driving golf balls and not driving in traffic.
Every good golf trip has to have good food on the itinerary, and boy does St. George have you covered there. If you haven’t tried the Anasazi steak house yet, you’ll be blown away. They bring you your choice fillet with a volcanic Hot Stone for you to cook to perfection, right at your table. That way every last bite is as warm and perfectly cooked as the first. Combine that with their chocolate or cheese fondue and you can’t go wrong.
All in, airfare included, I’m looking at about $790 for a 4 nights, 4 rounds stay and play package in St. George. And right now, the views of the Red Rock Golf Trail are looking a lot better than the view in my office. It’s golf time!