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Links of Green Spring Golf Course in Washington City, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Green Spring Golf Course, St. George News

CONTRIBUTED CONTENT — The holy grail of golf shots, the hole-in-one is a rare feat that eludes most amateur golfers, whether they play sporadically or every Saturday morning for years and years.

View from the 15th tee of the Green Spring Golf Course in Washington City, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Green Spring Golf Course, St. George News

of the city of washington Green spring golf course offers a $2,000 salary to the top five golfers with enough skill and luck to hit a hole-in-one on the scenic 15th hole. Are you up to the challenge?

Just 151 yards long from the white tees, “Bird of Paradise” is a par 3 with beautiful mountain views and a tranquil lake. But short does not mean easy. Holes in one don’t happen very often, and tee shots hit without confidence are bound to end up in the drink.

“Forget there’s water ahead,” advised course manager Kevin Soderquist. “If you can block out the fact that there is water, it becomes a lot easier.”

For the second consecutive year, Wi-Fi cameras were placed along hole 15 to record player attempts. Men must use the blue, white or gold tees, and women can play from any tee box.

If you hit a hole-in-one, go to the pro shop after your round and let the staff know. The lucky player will receive their check once the footage has been reviewed and verified.

Links of Green Spring Golf Course in Washington City, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Green Spring Golf Course, St. George News

Green Spring will award a maximum of $10,000 for five holes-in-one in total through the end of June 2023. Soderquist said the first hole-in-one of last year’s challenge was scored quickly, but the fifth n only took place in March.

With the longest hours and lowest rates of the year, summer is the perfect time to play Green Spring and aim for glory. Green fees are $35 per person for 18 holes with a cart until August 31.

As a municipal course owned by the City of Washington, Green Spring offers a premier golf experience while maintaining affordable rates and remains a fan favorite among locals and visitors alike. Many holes offer stunning backdrops thanks to the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve and the Pine Valley Mountains.

Green Spring was designed by award-winning architect Gene Bates and opened in 1989. It was named one of the top five new public golf courses in the country by Golf Digest in its first year and has gone on to receive awards from Golf Digest and Golfweek as one of the best courses in Utah.

View from the 15th tee of the Green Spring Golf Course in Washington City, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Green Spring Golf Course, St. George News

With plenty of water hazards and steep ravines to navigate along the way, Green Spring is often considered the most challenging golf course in southern Utah. The iconic holes #5 and #6, dubbed “Bottomless Pit” and “Devil’s Gulch”, challenge golfers to shoot through gaping red rock canyons that are sure to make your heart pound. “Devil’s Gulch” was rated Utah’s toughest hole for many years by a Salt Lake Tribune poll and is currently on their updated list of the 18 toughest holes in the state.

“It’s definitely one of the toughest golf courses here in the area,” Soderquist said. “People see a canyon or a lake, and the holes get harder.”

Book a tee time on line or by calling the pro shop at 435-673-7888. Be sure to bring extra balls and lots of courage.

Written by ALEXA MORGAN for St. George News.

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