KOKOPELLI GOLF CLUB - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Apple Valley (near St George) Utah
Las Vegas/Utah Golf Course Review
Kokopelli Golf Club in Apple Valley - SE of Hurricane in the St George Utah region, is the latest addition to what twoguyswhogolf.com considers to be the most incredible golf
destination in the US - Mesquite/St George. Though off the beaten path, this course provides golfers with exceptional beauty and outstanding value - with special rates in 2010/11
at around $58 including cart (and at times - lunch!) It is worth the 30 minute or so drive from St George.
Named after a legendary Anasazi god, Kokopelli is designed over a diverse terrain with deep volcanic gorges, streams and landscaped waterfalls transversing the property. The
clubhouse is one of the most quaint around, with a dining area featuring garden enclosed seating and some wonderful gourmet style food. There is a pro shop on property and
players can warm up using a hitting net and the adjacent practice green.
As the photos in this review indicate, the views surrounding this area are spectacular. Golfers will encounter a huge variety of shot selections, with the landscape changing
consistently along the 18 holes. There are 103 soft sand bunkers situated near the landing zones or greenside, and water hazards come into play on 3 holes. The green
complexes are varied in size and slope/undulation, but most are slightly raised with swales and collection areas creating tricky up and down situations. Golfers will have to
negotiate numerous desert washes and gorges approach and tee shots.
This is a long course, with 5 sets of tee boxes play to distances and slope measuring 7612 yards/141 slope, 7176 yards/140 slope, 6659 yards/133 slope, 6237 yards/127 slope
and 5602 yards with a slope of 127 for ladies hitting from the forward sets. Stakes on the fairways indicate the 100, 150, 200 and 250 (on par fives) yard markers, and color coded
flags provide info on the day's front, middle or back hole locations.
We visited the course shortly after opening and the playing surfaces - especially the putting greens, were in great shape. The fairways are still filling in but when they do, this
facility will boast one of the top layouts in the region. The topography is very undulating and hole designs are quite interesting - a good test for top notch players and beautiful
enough that even high scoring novices can enjoy a round here. There are some truly gorgeous golf holes, with lava rock and gorgeous desert mountain scenery forming an
enticing back drop. We highly recommend a round here, to anyone visiting the area - a great bang for the buck! For more info, visit our page for the course with direct link to their
website by clicking here.