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Golf course of the week: Eagle Lake

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COURSE OF THE WEEK (for June 16)

Difficulty,

Layout, Scenery, Enjoyability)

EAGLE LAKE

Location: 2855 West 5200 South, Roy

Directions: Exit I-15 at Roy exit, go west on 5600 South to 2700 West, go north to 5200 South, turn left, go approximately 1 block, course is on left.

Head Professional: Eric Bumstead

Superintendent: Michael Scilley

Year Opened: 1972 (remodeled 2003)

Cost: $8.50, Srs. $7, Jrs. $6, cart $4 per seat

Reservations: 801-825-3467

Easiest time to get on: Weekday mornings

Course description: Formerly known as Royal Greens, this course was transformed last year into an executive course with superb practice facilities. A large driving range, which is lighted and open year round, sits in the middle of the property that also has two putting greens as well as a miniature golf course. The layout is flat and the two lakes on the course only affect one hole directly, No. 7, which requires a tee shot over water. Errant shots on No. 9 can find their way into the lake on the right and players hitting from the back tees at the par-3 No. 8 hole must hit over some water. The course is in excellent condition and the large greens

give the inexperienced player a good target to hit. The layout is easy to walk, but the only drawback is the long distance from the No. 9 green to the clubhouse, about the length of three holes. Eagle Lake is an excellent facility for beginning golfers or juniors.

Holes to remember: The par-4 No. 5 hole, one of the few original holes on the course, is a dogleg left with a fairway bunker situated at the corner, waiting to gobble up shots that fade off the tee. The par-3 No. 8 hole is a toughie from the back tees at 223 yards over water. Several holes will be lengthened later this summer, allowing golfers to hit from different distances if they play the same hole twice for an 18-hole round. No. 9 will have back tees that make it a par 5.

Difficulty: OO

Layout: OOO

Scenery: OO

Enjoyability: OOO

Hole Par Yards*

1 4 310

2 3 116

3 3 143

4 3 95

5 4 396

6 3 100

7 3 150

8 3 191

9 4 391

TOTAL 30 1892

*Middle tees

—Mike Sorensen