6091
Utah
Learn to Play the Best Golf of Your Life at Four Courses in Red Rock Country
Improve your golf game with expert instruction from PGA and LPGA teaching professionals on four top-rated courses. Plus, explore the natural history and national parks of Utah!
Rating (4.95)
Program No. 6091RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
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7 days
6 nights
17 meals
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DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Welcome Dinner, Orientation
St. George, UT
D
College Inn

Activity note: College Inn check-in 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Afternoon: Program Registration. After you have your room assignment, come to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, other important information, and to confirm when and where the Orientation session will take place. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet when you check in.

Dinner: We will transfer to Dixie State University for a delicious buffet dinner with coffee, iced tea, water included.

Evening: Orientation. Returning to the College Inn, the Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. You may bring your own clubs or rent for a cost of $50. Golf carts are included in the program price. The Group Leader will golf with us in the afternoons. Travel will be by motorcoach unless noted otherwise. Periods in the daily schedule designated as “Free time” and “At leisure” offer opportunities to do what you like and make your experience even more meaningful and memorable according to your personal preferences. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change due to local circumstances/conditions. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding. Continue getting to know your fellow Road Scholars, settle in, and get a good night’s rest for the day ahead.

DAY
2
Golf Instruction, Nine Holes at Dixie Red Hills Golf Course
St. George, UT
B,L,D
College Inn

Activity note: Golf lessons for 2 hours in the morning; play 9 holes of golf with golf cart in the afternoon.

Breakfast: At the College Inn, the breakfast buffet includes hard boiled eggs, oatmeal, cereal, fruit, yogurt, pastries, toast, milk, juice, coffee, tea and water.

Morning: We’ll depart by motorcoach to Southgate Golf Club that will be the location for all golf instruction during the week. Red Rock Golf Instruction at the Southgate Golf Club is one of the best practice facilities in the area operated by the City of St. George. It has an outdoor practice facility with natural grass teeing areas as well as all-weather artificial turf for year-round usage. There are two practice putting greens, a chipping/pitching green, greenside bunker, full-length practice range, and 18 holes designed for all skill levels. Most importantly, the staff are all PGA teaching professionals. After an overview by the golf pros, we’ll have two sessions of group instruction in small groups, walking from one station to another. During the first session, Group A will go to Station 1 and focus on irons and hybrids (75-175 yards); Group B will go to Station 2 to work on tee shots and fairway metals; Group C to will go to Station 3 for putting; and Group D will go to Station 4 and work on chipping. Switching, Group A will go to Station 4, chipping; Group B to Station 3, putting; Group C to Station 2, tee shots and fairway metals; Group D to Station 1, irons and hybrids (75-175 yards). At the end of our morning of instruction, we’ll transfer by motorcoach to lunch.

Lunch: At a local restaurant, we’ll have a plated lunch with soft drinks, tea, coffee and water included.

Afternoon: We’ll put what we learned this morning into practice and play nine holes with a cart at Dixie Red Hills Golf Course, the first developed by the city of St. George in the 1960s. It is notable for the beautiful red rock setting and playability for different levels. The par 34 layout weaves around sandstone cliffs through cottonwoods, pines, and mesquite. Each hole is distinctive. The Group Leader will play with us.

Dinner: At a local restaurant, enjoy a buffet offering fresh salads, soups, a variety of hot food choices, side dishes, bakery items, desserts, coffee, soda, tea and water.

Evening: Returning to the College Inn, we’ll gather in the lobby classroom for a presentation by a expert on local area history.

DAY
3
Golf Instruction, Nine Holes at Southgate Golf Course
St. George, UT
B,L,D
College Inn

Activity note: Golf lessons for 2 hours in the morning; play 9 holes of golf with golf cart in the afternoon.

Breakfast: College Inn buffet.

Morning: We’ll head out to Southgate Golf Club and divide into our small groups for two sessions of golf instruction. In the first session, Group A will go to Station 3 for putting; Group B to Station 4 for chipping; Group C to Station 1 for irons and hybrids (75-175 yards); Group D to Station 2 for tee shots and fairway metals. When we switch, Group A will go to Station 3 for tee shots and fairway metals; Group B to Station 4 for irons and hybrids (75-175 yards); Group C to Station 1 for chipping; and Group D to Station 2 for putting.

Lunch: At Southgate Golf Club, we’ll have box lunches of sandwich, chips, fruit and cookie, with a beverage; other beverages available for purchase.

Afternoon: We’ll play nine holes with a cart at Southgate Golf Club, considered one of the most player-friendly in the area. The greens of its par 70 layout feature wide fairways on the front nine where eight holes have water features along the Santa Clara River. The back nine has narrower fairways and hills that will test even the most accurate golfers. This course will entice you to attempt a number of risk and reward shots.

Dinner: At a local restaurant, we’ll have a plated dinner with soft drinks, coffee, tea, water included; other beverages available for purchase.

DAY
4
Golf Instruction, Nine Holes at Sunbrook Golf Club
St. George, UT
B,L,D
College Inn

Activity note: Golf lessons for 2 hours in the morning; play 9 holes of golf with golf cart in the afternoon.

Breakfast: College Inn buffet.

Morning: We’ll transfer by motorcoach to Southgate Golf Club and divide into our small groups with four sessions of golf instruction this morning. In the first session, Group A will go to Station 5 for individual swing help and full swings; Group B will go to Station 6 for pitch shots and shorter swings (10-75 yards); Group C will go to Station 7 for long putting; Group D will go to Station 8 and focus on bunkers. In the second session, Group A will go to Station 6 for pitch shots and shorter swings (10-75 yards); Group B to Station 7 for long putting; Group C to Station 8 for bunkers; Group D to Station 5 for individual swing help and full swings. Next, Group A will go to Station 7 for long putting; Group B to Station 8 for bunkers; Group C to Station 5 for individual swing help and full swings; Group D to Station 6 for pitch shots and shorter swings (10-75 yards). In the last session of the morning, Group A will go to Station 8 for bunkers; Group B to Station 5 for individual swing help and full swings; Group C to Station 6 for pitch shots and shorter swings (10-75 yards); and Group D to Station 7 for long putting We’ll then transfer by motorcoach to Sunbrook Golf Course.

Lunch: At Sunbrook Golf Course, we’ll have box lunches that include a sandwich, chips, cookie and fruit.

Afternoon: We’ll play nine holes with a cart at Sunbrook Golf Course. Twice, “Golf Digest” has rated it as the best in Utah and it now features 27 championship holes. There are three distinctly different nines, each with its own challenges and rewards such as water hazards, an island green, and holes carved out of lava fields.

Dinner: At a local steakhouse, we’ll have a plated dinner with soft drinks, coffee, tea, water included; other beverages available for purchase.

Evening: At leisure. You might like to attend a performance or other event from current local offerings, visit a museum, take a sightseeing stroll, or just relax. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.

DAY
5
Zion National Park
St. George, UT
B,L,D
College Inn

Activity note: Hiking 2 miles; mostly paved trails, some uneven and slippery terrain depending on which hike is chosen with a maximum elevation change of 200 ft. Elevation of Zion is approximately 4000 feet. Driving distance from St. George to Zion is 45 miles and will take about 1 hour.

Breakfast: College Inn buffet.

Morning: We’ll set out via motorcoach for a full-day field trip to Zion National Park. At Zion Lodge, we will board a park shuttle and continue up canyon to the Temple of Sinawava where we’ll find the Riverside Walk Trailhead. From here, we will walk on a fairly level, paved trail that follows the course of the Virgin River deep into the heart of Zion Canyon, past lush hanging gardens and soaring weeping walls. Our instructor will provide information about the Virgin River and Zion Canyon’s geology and plant habitat along the way.

Lunch: At the Zion National Park lodge, we’ll have a buffet lunch with coffee, tea, soda, lemonade and water included.

Afternoon: Our field trip continues with our instructor leading the exploration.

Dinner: At a local restaurant, we’ll have a buffet dinner with coffee, tea, soda and water included.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
6
Play 18 Holes at Sky Mountain Golf Course
St. George, UT
B,L,D
College Inn

Activity note: Play 18 holes of golf with a cart.

Breakfast: College Inn buffet.

Morning: We'll transfer by motorcoach to Sky Mountain Golf Course, to play 18 holes with a cart. Tee times begin at 8:00 a.m. (course played may vary depending on availability of tee times). Sky Mountain Golf Course is one of the most scenic you’ll ever see, framed by the Pine Valley Mountains and Zion National Park. The par 72 course is 6,383 yards, with rolling fairways and tabletop greens surrounded by red sand and desert lava. The many elevated tees add significantly to the level of challenge.

Lunch: At Sky Mountain Golf Course, we’ll have box lunches with soft drinks included; other beverages available for purchase.

Afternoon: We’ll continue play and return to College Inn as a group at the end of the afternoon.

Dinner: At a local restaurant, we’ll have a plated dinner with soft drinks, coffee, tea, water included; other beverages available for purchase. Share favorite experiences with new Road Scholar friends during our farewell dinner.

Evening: Returning to Inn, the remainder of the evening is at leisure. Prepare for check-out and departure in the morning.

DAY
7
Program Concludes
St. George, UT
B

Activity note: Hotel check-out by 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast: College Inn buffet. This concludes our program.

Morning: We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys!






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