Remember and honor our country’s leaders, and have fun doing it with these seven ideas
This Presidents Day in Park City you can have M.A.G.A in your life – More Alpine Games and Activities. Remember and honor our country’s leaders, and have fun doing it with these seven ideas:
President Dwight David Eisenhower – “Ike” – served as the 34th president from 1953 to 1961. He was a five-star general and enjoyed skeet shooting, so much so that he installed a skeet shooting range at Camp David to practice his marksmanship. While we don’t know if he ever tried the sport of biathlon himself, we’re pretty certain he would enjoy the 2019 BMW Biathlon World Cup at Soldier Hollow Nordic Center, and so would you. Held February 14 – 17, this exciting international event features over 180 athletes from 28 nations. Arguably the most popular winter sport in Europe, biathlon combines cross country skiing and shooting skills. Spectator crowds are typically animated, sometimes costumed, sometimes raucous. Soldier Hollow, the 2002 Olympic Winter Games Nordic venue, is rising to the occasion, hosting the Legacy Winter Fest – Free admission (and hot chocolate!) to enjoy activities such as tubing, live ice sculpting, a mechanical bull and a petting zoo, food trucks, beer garden, vendor and sponsor village and live music. Come on out and party like Ike!
Gerald R. Ford is the only person to have served as both vice president and president without being elected to either office. Known for his athleticism, having been a standout center, linebacker and long snapper for the University of Michigan, he was also an avid skier, spending a lot of time with his family in Vail, Colorado. We know he really would have appreciated the Ski Utah Interconnect Tour. Designed for expert to advanced skiers, the tour “is not designed for the timid”. Two professional guides go with every tour and groups are limited to 12 or fewer people, so you can be confident and safe as you experience Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort, Solitude, Brighton, Alta, Snowbird and the backcountry terrain between these resorts. This tour covers an average of 25 miles, requires good physical condition and the ability to ski variable conditions.
Presidents have to eat, and everyone has their favorite foods. Park City offers a wide variety of options where you can “eat like a president”. While we can’t point you in the direction of restaurants serving Martin Van Buren’s favorite boar’s head, or James Garfield’s beloved squirrel soup, William McKinley just might be able to find his special hot lobster salad at Deer Valley’s Seafood Buffet. William Howard Taft reportedly favored steak, and more steak – he’d be a happy camper at Grub Steak. Bill Clinton and Harry Truman could split and share variations of their fave chicken enchiladas and fried chicken at Chimayo. George W. Bush also had a fondness for Mexican food, specifically huevos rancheros – if that sounds good to you, too, head on over to Squatters. Known for “carousing”, our seventh president, Andrew Jackson a.k.a. Old Hickory, would enjoy the spirits and the food at High West Distillery. Somebody get that man a drink!
Some presidents are very artistic – drawing, writing poetry, painting. President Jimmy Carter, a painter, established the Carter Center at Emory University, which regularly hosts auctions to benefit the foundation advancing human rights. One of Mr. Carter’s paintings brought in $250,000. We’re certain he would enjoy the film Leaning into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy showing at Park City Film Series. Creating community through film, Park City Film Series is “art house cinema”, screening thought-provoking and engaging films that you might not find at your local Cineplex. Leaning into the Wind profiles artist Andy Goldsworthy’s distinctive life and medium.
Theodore Roosevelt was well known for his appreciation for animals, and his vast collection of pets including lizards, ponies, dogs, rabbits, an owl and a one-legged rooster. Surely he’d be fascinated with the Nature’s Ninjas exhibit at Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter. The exhibit includes live animal shows with some of nature’s most misunderstood animals including geckos, porcupines and others known for their wild defensive adaptations. The exhibit runs from February 1 – April 28, 2019.
Speaking of animals, it’s a well-known fact that Ronald Reagan really loved horses and enjoyed spending time on his ranch in California. Those who knew him well disclosed that he always rode English until he (or his campaign manager…) decided that his image needed to be more “rugged cowboy”, so he switched to western. Regardless, his famous quote, “I’ve often said there’s nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse” leads us to believe he’d really love Park City Horse Experience. Park City Horse Experience guides you through partnering with a horse to explore self-awareness and gain new perspectives on life.
Presidents don’t really shop, since they have other people to do their shopping for them. Did you know the White House operates like a luxury hotel in this regard? They get the bills sent to them at the end of each month for their food and incidental expenses, like clothing. But if they did shop like the rest of us, chances are they’d really love Tanger Outlets at Park City. While winter isn’t nearly over, the shops at Tanger Outlets will be clearing the racks for spring and summer merchandise, so you can take advantage of fantastic sales.
Park City golf courses are some of the best in the country and provide you with the amazing places to hit the links. There are seven 18-hole golf courses in Park City within a 21-mile radius. That gives you many chances to play a round at these scenic courses. This summer, play a round at one of these Park City golf courses!
Upon booking a reservation with Park City Lodging, let us know you’re interested in golfing and we will check on available offers and advance registrations that become available. Read about the different places to go and then head to the links and play at one of the Park City Golf Coures.
This William Neff Signature Golf Course offers 18-holes with gorgeous views! Park City Golf Club’s elevation of 6700 feet can actually add distance to your shots while you play on a course that is typically 10 to 15 degrees cooler than most courses in the area, a definite bonus during the hot summer months. Park City Golf Course has an 18-station driving range, two practice greens, and a putting green. Park City Lodging, Inc. has properties located within walking distance to the golf course. There is a seven-day advance reservations window. Call 435-615-5800 or click here for more information.
Our newest addition to our golf circuit is situated at the base of Canyons Resort. Canyons Golf features over 550 feet of elevation change and spectacular views of two mountain ranges, the Wasatch and Uinta mountains. Sporting a 6,256-yard, par-70 course designed by renowned course architects Gene Bates and Casey Bates, this course offers 18 holes of challenging and memorable golf characterized by amazing views. It is scheduled to open May 29, 2015.
Soldier Hollow is one of the newest Utah golf destinations. Offering a championship, 36-hole complex built on the mountainside above Midway, this course is only 21 miles from Park City. A part of Wasatch Mountain State Park, Soldier Hollow was a major venue during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Additionally, it played host to the USGA Nationals in 2012. Two 18- hole Park City golf courses – named the Gold and Silver courses – offer challenging play and amazing views of the Heber Valley.
Crater Springs Golf Course is a par-72 course measuring 7,040 yards from the back tees and plays 5,091 yards from the forward tees. Crater Springs Golf Course rating is 73.0 from the back tees and 68.2 from the forward. Putting green, chipping green, driving range, and club rentals are available. For more information about this course call (435) 657-3848.
The well known Mountain and Lake Golf Courses at Wasatch Mountain State Park are consistently ranked among the most popular and scenic in Utah. Nationally, Golf Digest rated the courses 4.5 out of 5 stars in their “Best Places to Play” review. At an elevation of 6,000 feet, golfers enjoy cooler temperatures during the summer months, and spectacular fall colors in the autumn. Mountain Course was named “Best Place to Play” by Golf Digest in 2004. For more information call 435-654-0532.
The Outlaw Golf Club offers a unique golf experience on the Challenge Course, a collection of par threes and fours that will appeal to both the established and the golfing newcomer. The Challenge Course is the perfect place to get in a little golf when time is in short supply or you want to refine the elements of your game. For more information call (435) 901-4227.
This private golf course may extend public privileges based upon availability. This Pete Dye Canyon Golf Course has received numerous accolades, including Golf Inc. magazine’s “Golf Development of the Year.” Open course with limited play. Only four groups of 18-hole play are allowed per day. For more information call (888) 458-6600.
There are many great Park City golf courses and let Park City Lodging help you find the best one for you. Book your stay and ask for available deals and then head out and play round at a Park City Golf Course!
With summer just around the corner, Park City trades its famous snow for warm sunshine and there’s no better way to enjoy the beautiful surroundings than by spending a day on the links. As you plan your visit, here’s some information on the Park City golf courses you’ll want to include on your agenda.
Park City Golf Club
The most popular of all the Park City golf courses, the Park City Golf Club is the most played course in the state of Utah every year. Located in the heart of Park City, backing up to Park City Mountain Resort, this 6,800-yard public course will challenge golfers of all levels.
Greens fees are $50, with discounts for residents. All golfers pay the resident rates after 3 p.m. Click here for more detailed information. To reserve a tee time at the best of the public Park City golf courses, call (435) 615-5800 or make your own reservation online.
Soldier Hollow Golf Course
Located less than a half hour from Park City, this site of the cross-country skiing and biathlon competitions of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games boasts two 18-hole courses appropriately named the Gold and Silver Courses.
The Gold Course is a challenging mountains course that features dramatic changes in elevation, offering breathtaking views of the Heber Valley below. The Silver Course is a bit flatter and features vistas of Mount Timpanogos. Greens fees are $33, with discounts for seniors, juniors and children. Visit the Soldier Hollow website to book your tee time in this place of Olympic history
Voted one of the “Best Places to Play” by Golf Digest, Wasatch Mountain State Park has two 18-hole courses that provide very different experiences.
The Mountain Course takes golfers two miles up into the mountain before turning them around and sending them back down. Enjoy beautiful views and the opportunity to see wildlife. The Lake Course has something for all players with flatter terrain meandering through eight lakes and ponds. Greens fees for both courses start at $33 with discounts for seniors and juniors.
As you plan to enjoy the fantastic Park City golf courses, use Park City Lodging to find a perfect place to stay during your trip. We offer properties within walking distance to the Park City Golf Club as well as at all three resorts. We look forward to helping you put together a great vacation!
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