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Learn to Play the Best Golf of Your Life at Four Top-Rated Courses in Red Rock Country

Program Number: 6091RJ
Start and End Dates:
3/4/2013 - 3/10/2013; 10/20/2014 - 10/26/2014; 11/3/2014 - 11/9/2014; 3/23/2015 - 3/29/2015; 4/6/2015 - 4/12/2015; 4/19/2015 - 4/25/2015; 10/19/2015 - 10/25/2015; 11/2/2015 - 11/8/2015;
Duration: 6 nights
Location: St. George, Utah
Price starting at: $978.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Golf Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 17; 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

In beautiful Red Rock country, begin playing better golf with the help of our staff of PGA and LPGA teaching professionals. Lessons cover all aspects of the game, with an emphasis on “scoring shots” inside 100 yards. All skill levels are encouraged.




Highlights

• Learn, practice and develop skills to play better golf and find those areas to continue to work on.
• Golf instruction is for all levels, and the program includes greens fees for four remarkable courses, cart and free rental clubs.
• Explore southwestern Utah’s natural history on field trips to Snow Canyon State Park and Zion National Park.



Activity Particulars

Easy-to-moderate walks on groomed trails in the parks.



Student to teacher ratio is 6 to 1 or better. Guests may bring clubs, but clubs are provided by the Golf Center.




Date Specific Information

3-4-2013, 10-20-2014, 11-3-2014, 3-23-2015, 4-6-2015, 4-19-2015, 10-19-2015, 11-2-2015

Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



Coordinated by Dixie State University.




St. George

The largest city in south-central Utah is at the center of the region's arches, mesas, pinnacles and buttes, in close proximity to Zion, Bryce, and Grand Canyon national parks, as well as Lake Powell and prehistoric archaeological sites.



Accommodations
Inn with beautiful swimming pool and hot tub.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Rod Griffin

Rod Griffin holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geology and geography from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He continued with his doctorate work at the University of Nebraska. Rod retired in 1997 but it was short lived — his work ended on a Friday and he began teaching for Road Scholar the following Monday. In addition to teaching physics, geography, geology and meteorology, Rod has worked as a television meteorologist.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   College Inn
  St. George, UT 6 nights
 College Inn
Type: Inn
  Description: The College Inn is located in the heart of the historic district in St. George, six blocks from Dixie State College campus. The historic district offers restored pioneer homes and buildings. This facility is used specifically for Road Scholar and other educational groups it is not used as housing for college students. St. George has beautiful red rock cliff and lava rock mesa as back drop with larger mountains and rock formations that can be seen in the distance. A lounge area with couches, DirecTV, a refrigerator, soda pop machine, guest laundry and microwave are available for your use. We also have a beautiful heated pool and hot tub for your enjoyment. The rooms do not have phones or televisions, but a public phone is available at the front desk.
  Contact info: 123 East 100 South
St. George, UT 84770 USA
phone: 435-634-2050
web: www.dixie.edu/roadscholar/Location.html
  Room amenities: Each room has two full size beds, private bath, free WiFi wireless Internet, hairdryer, soap & shampoo and individual heating and air-conditioning unit.
  Facility amenities: A lounge area with couches, DirecTV in lounge, free WiFi wireless Internet, a refrigerator, soda pop machine, guest laundry and microwave are available for your use. We also have a beautiful heated pool and hot tub for your enjoyment.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights prior: $35 If you want to arrive early or stay over following the program you can arrange to stay with us for $35 per room per night. Please call (435) 634-2050 at least one week in advance during regular business hours to make a reservation.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $35 If you want to arrive early or stay over following the program you can arrange to stay with us for $35 per room per night. Please call (435) 634-2050 at least one week in advance during regular business hours to make a reservation.
  Check out time: 11:30 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check in at 3 p.m. You will be staying at College Inn that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after breakfast at 8:00AM. You will be staying at College Inn the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. None
  Parking availability:
No Charge.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  St. George, UT
  Nearest city or town:  St. George, Utah
  Nearest highway: Intersate 15 comes right to St. George
  Nearest airport:  St. George for two airlines United Express and Skywest a Delta Connection from Salt Lake City. All airlines to Las Vegas, McCarron Airport.
  From End of Program
  Location: St. George, UT
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Las Vegas, NV

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
St. George Shuttle
phone: 800-933-8320 xor4356288320
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$35.00 one-way, $60.00 round trip (Subject to change)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

120 miles

   

When making reservations with St. George Shuttle (www.stgshuttle.com) inform them you are with Road Scholar and they will bring you right to our front door at the College Inn. There are 11 shuttles per day, seven days a week. At Las Vegas Airport meet shuttle on Zero Level.

 

Las Vegas, NV

 

To Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
St. George Shuttle
phone: 800-933-8320 xor4356288320
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$35.00 one-way, $60.00 round trip (Subject to change)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

120 miles

   

When making reservations with St. George Shuttle (www.stgshuttle.com) inform them you are with Road Scholar and they will pick you up right at our front door at the College Inn. Departures from the College Inn will pick up 20 minutes prior to published departure time.

 

St. George, UT

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Dixie College Road Scholar
phone: 435-634-2050
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$15.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

20 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

17.5 miles

   

Please make reservation at least one week in advance.

 

St. George, UT

 

To Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Dixie College Road Scholar
phone: 435-634-2050
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$15.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

20 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

17.5 miles

   

Please make reservation at least one week in advance.

 
Driving Directions
  Helpful information as you plan! ~~~Apprx. Air Travel Times to St. George from: Salt Lake City (Delta Connection-Skywest) 1 hour, Los Angeles (United Express) 1 1/2 hours
  Las Vegas From Las Vegas travel north on I-15 approximately 120 miles (two hours) to St. George, Utah. Take the St. George exit number 6, Bluff Street. At the exit stop light turn left and travel northwest on Bluff Street for about 2 miles to 100 South Street, turn right. The College Inn is 123 East 100 South. Enter the parking lot on the east side of the building.
  Salt Lake City Travel South on I-15 about 300 miles to St. George. Exit at St. George Blvd. exit number 8. Turn right onto St. George Blvd. Travel west 9 blocks to 200 East Street. Turn left and travel two blocks. At 100 South turn right. Travel 1/2 block to College Inn. The address is 123 East 100 South. Enter the parking lot on the east side of the building.
Elevation Note: The highest elevation is about 5,500 feet. We will walk various trails and go to view points.

Equipment Requirements: We suggest you bring your own golf clubs but you can rent clubs at each course. Prices range from $10 to $20 and the quality of clubs will vary from course to course. Clubs will be provided at no charge during lessons. Walking shoes with good tread may be helpful for field study in Zion.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Welcome and Introductions/Orientation
(Monday, March 4)
   
 Arrive To: 3:00 pm Mountain Standard Time. Arrive at the College Inn for check in. The College Inn is located at 123 East 100 South in St. George, Utah. It is about 6 blocks from the Dixie State College Campus.
 Afternoon: Welcome and introductions in the College Inn Meeting Room
 Dinner: Dinner
 Evening: Following dinner have a brief orientation about daily activities and the itinerary.
   
Accommodations: College Inn
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Lessons at St. George Golf Center. After lessons, tee it up for a fun round of golf!/Snow Canyon State Park field trip!
(Tuesday, March 5)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast
 Morning: Depart from the College Inn. Travel to St. George Golf Center for golf instruction. All golf instruction sessions will be conducted at the St George Golf Center. Located at the Southgate Golf Course, the Golf Center features an indoor classroom with video analysis, a full-length driving range (with multiple target greens), short game area, putting green and practice bunker. Most importantly, the teaching staff are PGA professionals trained in the curriculum and philosophy developed by the Golden Bear himself, Jack Nicklaus. They provide an incredible instruction program! Following instruction, apply your skills and tee off for a round of golf!
 Lunch: Lunch at the Golf Course
 Afternoon: After you finish golfing, (field trip time may vary depending on availability of tee times) we go on a mid- afternoon field trip and take in the natural beauty of Snow Canyon State Park. This beautiful state park provides incredible scenery of red rock cliffs, rolling mounds of petrified sand dunes and lava (basalt) rock formations. Return to the College Inn and prepare for dinner.
 Dinner: Dinner
   
Accommodations: College Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Golf Instruction/Enjoy another round of golf. This course has red rock cliff backdrop. Enjoy the scenery and golf!
(Wednesday, March 6)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 Breakfast
 Morning: Golf Instruction at the St. George Golf Center.
 Lunch: Lunch
 Afternoon: After lunch travel to the golf course and prepare to play 9 Holes with a cart at Dixie Red Hills Golf Course. (course you play may vary depending on availability of tee times) Dixie Red Hills Golf Course meanders around the sandstone cliffs of "Utah's Dixie." Each hole is quite distinct and will leave you with wonderful lasting memories! Enjoy a little free time until dinner
 Dinner: Dinner
 Evening: Enjoy a special area history lecture. Learn about our nick name "Utah's Dixie" and more.
   
Accommodations: College Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Golf instruction and play another gorgeous course!/Geology class-prep for Zion field trip.
(Thursday, March 7)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast
 Morning: Golf Instruction at St. George Golf Center. Travel to Sunbrook play 9 Holes with a cart at Sunbrook Golf Course. Tee Times begin at 11:00 am (courses may vary depending on availability of tee times) Sunbrook features 27 holes. Golf Digest twice rated Sunbrook as the best golf course in Utah. This rating is a result of a number of elements including scenery, challenge, quality, and service. Sunbrook is the only golf club in southwestern Utah to feature 27 championship holes. Sunbrook features three distinct nines. The Pointe nine meanders through the foothills of the west side of St. George, offering tremendous views of the surrounding landscape. The Wood Bridge nine features two of the most recognizable golf holes in southern Utah. The 4th hole is a par 3 with an elevated tee shot to an island green. The island green is generous in size but still test the nerves of golfers. And if an island green isn't enough, the par-4 5th hole has more in store for you. From the tee the famous wood bridge is visible just beyond the landing area. Black Rock nine has three holes carved from lava fields and puts a premium on accuracy. Black Rock has improved the overall playing experience at Sunbrook resulting in an unmatchable variety of championship golf holes.
 Lunch: Lunch at the golf course
 Afternoon: Geology Class in the College Inn meeting room. Preparation for field trip to Zion National Park! (The time of the class may vary depending on the time available for tee times.)
 Dinner: Dinner
 Evening: Enjoy a free evening. Take a stroll, rest, relax, shop site see or attend a performance or activity within the community.
   
Accommodations: College Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Go on a beautiful full-day field trip to Zion National Park!/Continue exploring Zion National Park's incredible formations!
(Friday, March 8)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast
 Morning: Enjoy a fabulous field trip to Zion National Park. Scenic travel on board a coach bus. Instructor led walks and trailside talks makes the incredible scenery seem even more amazing as you learn about it.
 Lunch: Lunch
 Afternoon: Continue exploring Zion National Park with instructor.
 Dinner: Dinner
 Evening: Free Time
   
Accommodations: College Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Play 18 holes with a cart on another beautiful course!/Scenic field trip to Kolob Canyon, the west portion of Zion National Park.
(Saturday, March 9)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast
 Morning: 18 Holes with a cart at Sky Mountain Golf Course. Tee Times Begin at 8:00 a.m. (course played may vary depending on availability of tee times) Sky Mountain is one of the most scenic courses anywhere in the world. The golf course is very unique with its rolling fairways and tabletop greens framed by red sand and lava-filled desert surrounds. The incredible panoramic view from the many elevated tees makes focusing on the shot at hand challenging. This is especially true on the 1st, 5th, 17th, and 18th holes as you marvel at the striking beauty of the twisted red rock landscape that gives Sky Mountain its name.
 Lunch: Lunch at the golf course
 Afternoon: Travel to Kolob Canyon the west portion of Zion National Park.
 Dinner: Enjoy a spectacular Closing Dinner at Anasazi Steakhouse & Gallery. You are surrounded by photographic art by William Carr, unique metal designs by Darrick Phallon of Elevado Metalworks and cut metal art by Reflections in Metal. Other works by skilled artisans are also showcased. Anasazi's signature specialty is our Hot Volcanic Rock. Premium entrees are delivered to your table seared and sizzling on our Hot Volcanic Rocks. Diners bask in the aroma as their entrees cook right before their eyes. Every bite is hot, juicy and incredibly delicious, ready to be enjoyed as is or dipped in a variety of our specially-created dipping sauces. It's a most unique and fun dining experience.
 Evening: Return to the College Inn.
   
Accommodations: College Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Independent departures
(Sunday, March 10)
   
 Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 am Breakfast
 Morning: Independent departures following breakfast.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  St. George, UT General Information
**Please note: The amount of free time varies with each program. The free time options noted here may require spending additional time on your own to experience them. Check your program schedule to determine what is possible in the time available. ~~Art Galleries, ~~Golf, ~~Hiking, ~~Historic Sites, restored pioneer buildings and homes, ~~Museums ~~Music Performances ~~Shopping ~~Spa ~~Tennis ~~Theater For more information you can access the websites noted here. ~~~www.utahsdixie.com/navgolf.html ~~~www.stgeorgechamber.com For additional information, visit www.stgeorgechamber.com
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


Books about History


Author: See list below


Description: Books about History A Roadside History of Utah, Cynthia L. Bennett. 1999. Compelling stories of Utah’s exceptional people. $18.00 Utah’s History, Richard D. Poll. 1989. A more in-depth and statewide focus on history. Soft bound text heavy. Hole-in-the-Rock, David E. Miller. 1966. If you want to learn more about one of the epic pioneer journeys in American History this is the book. It is area related and is a good read for those interested in history. $16.00 Outlaw Tales of Utah, Michael Rutter. True stores of Utah’s most famous robbers, rustlers and bandits. $10.95



Geology


Author: See list below


Description: Geology – a Golden Guide, by Frank H.T. Rhodes, 1991, St. Martin’s Press, N.Y., ISBN 1-58238-143-7. $6.95 Geology of Utah’s Parks and Monuments, Sprinkel et. al. Utah Geological Association , 2000. Contains geology papers on 25 parks and monuments of Utah (644 pages). Written for a geologist. Softbound $34.99 Utah‘s Spectacular Geology, Lehi Hintze, 2005 The geologic story of Utah’s landscapes and how they came to be. $29.95 The Colorado Plateau, Don Baars A comprehensive guide to the Colorado Plateau. $19.95 The Practical Geologist, Dougal Dixon, Raymond Bernor, 1992 This book is a great introductory guide to the basics of geology. Great diagrams, pictures and is well written. $16.00 Geology Underfoot in Southern Utah, R. Orndorff, R. Wieder, D. Futey, 2006 A hands on book about getting out among the rocks. Explores 33 sites in Southern Utah. Tells of ancient eruptions, deserts, seas, swamps and movements of massive rock units over eons. $18.00 Beyond the Visible Landscape, W. Kenneth Hamblin, 2004. A unique book that consists of a series of panoramic photographs taken from the air. Focuses on the fundamental features of the landscape. Contains excellent diagrams & descriptions of the geology in the photographs. Hardbound $65.00





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