Your Dream Lifestyle Awaits
By Ann Wycoff
Emerald fairways, wildﬂower-blanketed landscapes, lingering wildlife, and breathtaking vistas of rolling green hills, horse-speckled farmlands and craggy snowy peaks. Park City and its surrounding environs are rich with gorgeous golf courses that celebrate the topography of the land, along with beautiful mountain home neighborhoods tucked into these serene landscapes. Master-planned golf communities are booming across the country and Park City is no exception. But here, the relationship between golf and real estate has many incarnations, as some properties appeal as aﬀordable second homes near public courses, while others represent the pinnacle of homeowner success in private club-oriented communities with every accoutrement and amenity imaginable, from master chefs and sybaritic spas to nature guides and equestrian centers. But in every scenario, the intangible and immaterial prove equally important as these communities also provide owners with a lifestyle, a sense of security and identity, the gift of open space, and an idyllic ambiance to create family legacies and memories. In the realm of golf living, Park City triumphs, as there’s something for every family and dream.
VICTORY RANCH This world-class family destination and exclusive mountain community sits along a private picturesque stretch of the Upper Provo River. An outdoor living Mecca, Victory Ranch spans across 6,700 acres including 3,500 of pristine backcountry. It feels like secluded paradise, yet it’s only 18 miles to Park City and 11 miles to a private airport in Heber. Living opportunities range from 2,400-square-foot luxe cabins to 11,000-square-foot mountain palaces. The average lot size for the custom ranch-style homes is a spacious two acres. The newest additions will be luxury golf cabins that boast mountain contemporary design and panoramic views to the river corridor and snowy peaks of Deer Valley. Their renowned Rees Jones golf course is a challenging 18 holes with hypnotic views. At the Freestone Lodge, members can enjoy gourmet cuisine and craft cocktails on the ﬂagstone deck adjacent to the lulling river. Chef Adam Price, formerly of Robert Redford’s Zoom, also prepares gourmet picnics and presides over private dinners.
Victory Ranch is also a recreational paradise with a full-service outﬁtter and ﬂy shop for adventures on and oﬀ property. Four miles of the Provo River snake through the ranch, rife with wild trophy-size trout. There’s upland bird hunting and a ﬁve-stand platform for backcountry clay pigeon shooting, surrounded by quaking Aspens. Two tricked-out yurts call for glamping and enjoying the wilderness in style. The entire river corridor area is in a conservation easement for future generations to enjoy, reﬂecting Victory Ranch’s environmental consciousness and commitment to the land. victoryranchutah.com
PROMONTORY Set on 11 square miles with epic views of Park City Basin, the Wasatch Mountains and the Uinta Range, Promontory is an expansive noble property with two stunning golf courses and endless amenities. From its inception, Promontory’s philosophy has been to create a spectacular second- home and seasonal community for multigenerational families with a wealth of activities that appeal to all. Landscape-inspired architecture and mountain ranch-style or contemporary modern homes dot the property, where families have myriad choices from owning a luxury turnkey Trapper’s Cabin ($1 million) to building a multimillion dollar custom estate. Along with an outﬁtter’s cabin, equestrian center, kid’s clubhouse, tennis facilities, spa, ﬁtness center and pools, the Shed Clubhouse (a 16,000-square-foot modern entertainment and activity center) hosts a movie theater, bowling alley, billiards and game arcade, art classes, 500-seat amphitheater, basketball arena and casual family eatery, replete with a retro soda fountain. Talented Chef Kevin Donovan oversees The Hearth Grille, where members enjoy ﬁne dining and a seasonal menu in the Pete Dye Clubhouse. Donovan will also helm a new haute-cuisine restaurant once the Jack Nicklaus Clubhouse is completed in 2015.
With topnotch Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus golf courses in Promontory owners’ backyards, members have access to stellar Rocky Mountain golf, with six sets of tees to please the entire family. Promontory living celebrates the great outdoors, the gatherings of families and the legacy passed from one generation to the next. promontoryclub.com
FAIRWAY SPRINGS This stunning 43- unit townhome development sits regally over two fairways of the brand new Canyons Golf Course. The modern mountain homes are both ski-in/ski-out and golf-in/golf-out properties with top-draw amenities, breathtaking views and a spectacular location. Set next to the Waldorf Astoria, Fairway Springs oﬀers owners access to the resort’s world-class spa, gourmet dining, lounges, entertainment and more. Beyond the beauty and high quality of these turnkey townhomes, leading ski resort operator Vail Resorts recently purchased Canyons Resort and intends to invest millions into the area, which the governor of Utah has declared to be the second biggest transaction to happen in the state of Utah since the 2002 Olympics. The Canyons Golf Course, a meandering beauty by award-winning designer Gene Bates, boasts 1,000 feet of elevation change, dramatic views of the Unita and Wasatch Mountains and the occasional moose in the scrub oak along the course. A brief 26-minute drive to the Salt Lake International Airport, Fairway Springs oﬀers tremendous ease of access to a spectacular mountain community with townhomes starting at $990,000. fairwayspringsvillas.com
JUNIPER LANDING This collection of luxury townhomes adds further panache to the Canyons and welcomes families and mountain-living fans to enjoy the best of what Park City has to oﬀer as one of the country’s greatest recreational playgrounds. At present, three buildings host 20 stylish units with a plan for an additional 37. Half of the project fronts the new Gene Bates- designed Canyons Golf Course and homeowners receive priority tee times on this public course. The sweeping mountain and Snyderville Basin views are arresting from each of the high-design townhomes that boast soaring ceilings, stacked stone ﬁreplaces, Viking appliances, a private hot tub, and two-car garages. The spacious two-, three-, and four-bedroom condos, which feel more like private homes, range from 1,300 to 2,600-square feet and cost from
$799,000 to over $1 million.
Juniper Landing also sits next to the posh Waldorf Astoria Resort where owners can enjoy the Waldorf Astoria Spa or experience sophisticated dining. Also just steps from Juniper, the Waldorf Gondola whisks outdoor enthusiasts up the mountain to 4,000 acres of wilderness adventure, whether carving turns in winter or hiking and mountain-biking in summer and fall.
ENCLAVE AT SUN CANYON Just a short ﬁve-minute drive from the Canyons Golf Course, Enclave oﬀers distinct dwellings in a tranquil majestic
setting. Tasteful townhouses and a sprinkle of custom homes are nestled into the mountainside and wooded canyon adjacent to 67 acres of pristine land that is protected from development. Organic contemporary architecture shines here with the intention to blend and integrate with nature. Think tree house with mesmeric views. The 32 artistic free-standing duplexes feature ﬂoor-to-ceiling windows, cathedral ceilings, ambient lighting, stone ﬁreplaces, custom cabinetry, and metal and grass roofs, along with every modern amenity. The absence of cookie cutter design makes these contemporary townhomes feel more like private homes, ideal for entertaining.
A private Enclave Trail meanders through the dedicated nature conservancy, graced with pines and aspen groves, and connects with the Park City Mid- Mountain Trail, a portal to 200 miles of breathtaking terrain for hiking and mountain biking. When ready to explore the town, dinners and evenings of entertainment in historic Park City are a mere 10 minutes away. Townhomes start at $1.7 million, custom homes at $2.5 million.
PARK MEADOWS For those looking to buy in the Park Meadows neighborhood or who already live nearby, Park Meadows Country Club is another exceptional gateway into the golf living lifestyle. Established in 1997, this compelling private club oﬀers three types of membership: golf, social and dining. In 1983, golf legend Jack Nicklaus nestled a links-style course into the rolling hills, replete with wooden bridges, a lacework of waterways, and 105 sand bunkers. In 2008, a $7.5 million renovation refurbished and enriched the course, along with expanding the practice facilities, thus drawing more devoted fans. The impressive Park Meadows Ladies group is 100-women strong and the club oﬀers weekly clinics for both women and kids and golf schools during summer. Their state-of-the-art Full Swing Golf Simulator is another popular perk that’s transforming members’ golf games.
Beyond great golf, Park Meadows is home to an elegant rustic mountain-style clubhouse where Chef Chris Sheehan’s notable culinary program features Regional American cuisine to be enjoyed in tandem with the panoramic mountain views. This is not your typical country club fare as Sheehan, who’s won the Best of State, “Best Chef” award twice, is also a four-time recipient of the AAA Four Diamond. Members also enjoy a ﬁrst-rate ﬁtness center, swimming pool complex, exciting social events and a sense of community. parkmeadowscc.com
RED LEDGES A gem in Heber Valley, Red Ledges is a four-season, family-oriented community with great appeal. Golf is at the heart of this master planned community, as Jack Nicklaus’ superlative course celebrates the unique topography and natural elements.
Gorgeous green fairways are juxtaposed against the ﬁery red-rock formations that ﬁll this unique landscape. The surrounding mountain homes, from state-of-the-art turnkey club cabins and cottages to magniﬁcent custom estates, oﬀer soul-stirring views of the pastoral valley and towering Mount Timpanogos in the distance. Here, families experience the best of what Utah has to oﬀer—open space, tranquility, recreation and unspoiled nature. For horseback riders, both advanced and novice, the on-site equestrian program oﬀers trail rides, horsemanship, riding lessons, wagon rides with the resident Clydesdales, and Camp Roundup for kids. Endless trailways lead to a 400-acre parcel of preserved land, rich with deer, elk, fox, moose and eagles. The “adventure concierges” can rustle up guided ﬂy-ﬁshing trips to the trout-rich Provo River, ski boat rentals on the reservoir, and hiking excursions.
For those interested in improving their athletic prowess, Red Ledges has the world-renowned Cliﬀ Drysdale Tennis School. Its Jim McLean Golf School does wonders for one’s swing and short game. A heated year-round pool, impressive ﬁtness center with Pilates and yoga classes, relaxing spa and ﬁne dining add to the luxury quotient. Lots start at $195,000; home prices range from $550,000 to over $1 million. redledges.com
TUHAYE Named after the Ute Indian word for “the good land,” this stellar mountain golf community extends over 2,000 acres of pristine land rich with wildlife, winding streams and breathtaking views of Mount Timpanogos, the Uinta National Forest and the sparkling Jordanelle Reservoir. Reﬂecting the grandeur of the landscape, thoughtfully designed homes dot the hillsides, many perched above the stunning Mark O’Meara-designed, championship 18- hole golf course with its bent-grass fairways, perfectly manicured greens and soft rolling hills. Homesites range from under an acre to ﬁve acres and Tuhaye’s development and building teams oﬀer many green construction options, believing that luxury should “live in true harmony with nature.”
Ownership at Tuhaye means a membership to Talisker Club, which is an idyllic world unto itself where recreational experiences abound. Experience epic mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding from the Talisker Outpost high up on Empire Pass or spend the day with a private mountain-adventure guide on a ﬁshing trip into the backcountry—hooking blue ribbon trout, an angler’s dream fulﬁlled. Club members also have access to a sleek 24-foot Mastercraft boat for fun-ﬁlled afternoons of waterskiing, wakeboarding, wakesurﬁng or tubing on the Jordanelle.
Back on property at Tuhaye, Talisker Club Park features a waterslide and glistening pool, a stunning spa with Moroccan design elements, tennis courts and exceptional dining. Up high on Empire Pass in Deer Valley, there’s more spa-ing, ﬁne dining, swimming and hiking to be had based out of the private Talisker Tower Club whose stunning colorful interior design, ﬁre pit patio, kid’s club, attentive service and gourmet cuisine further elevate the overall reﬁned elegant experience that owners enjoy. talisker.com
GLENWILD Glenwild prides itself on the intimate experience its members receive from the minute they arrive at the gate. With 199 homesites set over 950 acres, Glenwild is a stunning smaller community with vast open space that feels more like a club with a tight social fabric than a resort. Spacious lots range from $400,000 to $1.3 million for a 40-acre parcel. The striking mountain homes, which range from 4,000- to 15,000-square feet, vary from mountain rustic to modern contemporary with stone work, wood sidings and natural elements tying the architectural styles together. Overall, casual elegance is the theme here which reﬂects the Park City experience. Chef Alex Woodside presents world-class cuisine in the main dining room, and gourmet fare in outlets such as the grill, patio or pool. Glenwild is also home to a boutique spa, myriad ﬁtness classes, tennis, year-round swimming and kids’ summer camps, along with ponds and streams stocked with trout for ﬂy ﬁshing. For more mountain recreation, the Glenwild Loop circumnavigates the property for spectacular single track mountain biking or alpine hiking. The expansive property is also a refuge for a herd of 240 elk and other wildlife such as foxes, moose and osprey.
In the realm of golf, a Tom Fazio course awaits with golf membership capped at 325. Golf Digest has designated it “Best Course in Utah” since it opened in 2002. With ﬁve sets of tees, members and their guests can play what they choose. The course is playable for all. Glenwild’s golf is also known for its extensive caddy program. After 18 holes, members can relax at the 39,000-square foot clubhouse which aﬀords arresting views of the pristine wilderness at hand. glenwild.com